UNIWORLD Holdings yesterday reported a 394 per cent rise in profit to $190.88 million for the year to March 31, while subsidiary Chuang's Consortium International saw profit jump 763 per cent to $486.15 million. Uniworld's earnings per share rose 241 per cent to 1.5 cents from 0.44 cents previously. A final dividend of 0.15 cent per share was recommended. For Chuang's, earnings per share were 22.75 cents, compared with 3.83 cents previously. On a fully diluted basis, earnings were 20.49 cents per share. Chuang's will pay a final dividend of 4.5 cents per share. A bonus issue of one share for every four existing shares was proposed. Uniworld increased its stake in Chuang's to 60 per cent from 40 per cent during the year, which enabled it to consolidate the latter's financial results into its accounts for the first time. The group said its consolidated shareholders' funds increased by 120 per cent from $680 million to $1.47 billion as of March 31. The shareholders' funds further increased to $1.74 billion as of July 30. Uniworld expects a $140 million profit for the year to next March 31, from the disposal of properties. ''As ultimate holding company of Chuang's, Uniworld has generated substantially higher profits and returns for shareholders,'' group chairman Peter Chan Po-fun said.