WELLINGTON Aug 21 New Zealand online trading
company Trade Me Ltd reported on Wednesday a 4 percent
rise in full-year profit due to climbing trading revenues.
The company reported a profit of NZ$78.6 million ($62.68
million) in the year to June 30, compared with NZ$75.6 million a
year earlier. It declared a dividend of 8.3 cents per share
against last year's 7.8 cents.
Trade Me is New Zealand's most visited web site, with around
2.5 million members in a population of 4.4 million. It offers
online auctions and specialist advertising sections for jobs,
property, holiday accommodation, and cars.
It said it expected a slower growth in revenues and profit
in the coming year as it invested in operations.
($1 = 1.2540 New Zealand dollars)