During the Period, the revenue of the Group surged 20.3% to HK$1,332.7 million, and operating profit rose 19.2% to HK$354.8 million. The profit attributable to owners of the Company increased by 0.5% to HK$310.6 million with basic earnings per share at 27.9 HK cents (1H 2015: 27.9 HK cents). Revenue from international markets increased by HK$182.9 million to HK$738.3 million, representing a gain of 32.9%. The Board of Directors of the Company resolved to declare an interim dividend of HK$0.04 per ordinary share, which surged 100% (1H 2015: HK$0.02 per ordinary share). Revenue from the People's Republic of China ("PRC") excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan ("China Market") increased by 7.6% year-on-year or HK$42.2 million to HK$594.4 million. Gross profit margin for the period was 43.6%, representing a rise of 2.1 percentage points as compared to 41.5% for the six months ended 30 June 2015. This was mainly due to an increase of contribution from international sales and successful cost reduction. In addition, PAX Computer Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of PAX, was recognized as a High and New Technology Enterprise under the Corporate Income Tax Law of PRC and is eligible to enjoy a preferential tax rate of 15% for 3 years from 2015 to 2017.