BURLINGAME International reported that its profit for the year ended March 31 edged up five per cent to $68.4 million but shareholders would not be paid a final dividend. The company cited the importance of maintaining adequate resources to pursue investment opportunities, in particular the six existing development projects in China, as the reason for not paying out a dividend. Involved mainly in property investment and development, restaurant operation and hotel management, Burlingame's earning per share fell 10 per cent from last year's 17.96 cents to 16.11 cents this year due to an enlarged share capital. As a result, total dividend for the year was three cents which was paid out after its interim result. Yet the company has forecasted a rosy future. It is anticipated that the pre-sale of its project in Beijing late this year and another in Zhong Shan early next year will bring in lucrative returns. Longer term projects will be realised when all six development projects in China will be completed between the end of this year and 1997. The company is expected to seek expansion into the restaurant and related businesses on West Coast in the US and possibly China. The company is confident that its restaurant operation and hotel management will provide a steady flow of funds and satisfactory returns within a short period of time.