Operating Results

In 2017, the net profit of the Group amounted to RMB1,280,707,000, representing a decrease of RMB1,974,780,000 as compared with the previous year. During the year under review, clean energy business (hydropower, wind power and photovoltaic power) kept making significant profit contribution to the Group, while coal-fired power business reported an operating loss as a result of the substantial rise in fuel costs. In 2017, the net profits and losses from the principal business segments and their respective ratio of contribution to the total net profit were as follows: