PAK Fah Yeow International Ltd has reported a 13.05 per cent rise in profit attributable to shareholders to $9.11 million for the six months ended June 30, compared with a figure of $8.06 million in the previous corresponding period. Turnover rose 17.09 per cent to $32.05 million from $27.37 million. Earnings per share increased to 7.01 cents from 6.20 cents. Directors declared an interim dividend of four cents per share. Gan Wee Sean, chairman of Pak Fah Yeow, said the company expected a further rise in the group's sales in the second half of the year, bassed on the size of its purchase orders in hand. Research findings showed that some general consumers did not use medicated oil simply because of the strong medicated odour, he said. The company launched an oil called Fragrant White Flower Embrocation in early July to tap the market of non-users, Mr Gan said.