China Silver Group Ltd. (00815.HK) expects its online-to-offline (O2O) business to be its largest revenue contributor.
The segment already accounts for 39 percent of revenue after sales surged more than twofold to 214 million yuan (US$33.49 million) in the first half, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports, citing chief financial officer Matthew Moy.
That compares with a 9 percent revenue contribution from the segment last year.
Meanwhile, its core silver manufacturing business posted an income of 341 million yuan, down 45.6 percent from a year ago, mainly due to a 20 percent fall in the spot price of silver.
Net profit plunged 89.7 percent to 13.72 million yuan on non-recurring items, non-cash expenses and increased operating costs for the O2O business.
The company will continue to open new stores in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and other countries in the region while adding 50 outlets in mainland China.
The expansion will boost its mainland retail network to 150 stores across 14 provinces and cities.
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