Note 35. Earnings / (loss) per share
2010 2009
cents cents
(a) Basic earnings / (loss) per share
Profit / (loss) per share attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the Company 17.66 (15.34)
(b) Diluted earnings / (loss) per share
Profit / (loss) per share attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the Company 17.66 (15.34)
2010 2009
$’000 $’000
(c) Reconciliations of earnings used in calculating earnings per share
Basic earnings/ (loss) per share
Profit / (loss) from continuing operations 73,556 (54,490)
(Profit) from continuing operations attributable to non-controlling interests (511) (520)
Profit / (loss) attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the Company used
in calculating basic earnings per share 73,045 (55,010)
Diluted earnings / (loss) per share
Profit / (loss) attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the Company used in
calculating basic and diluted earnings per share 73,045 (55,010)
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(d) W eighted average number of shares used as the denominator
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used as the denominator
in calculating basic earnings / (loss) per share 413,716,575 358,623,714
Adjustments for calculation of diluted earnings / (loss) per share:
Options and Performance Awards* - -
Weighted average number of ordinary shares and potential ordinary shares used
as the denominator in calculating diluted earnings / (loss) per share 413,716,575 358,623,714
* Only Options and Performance Awards which have vested but remain unexercised are used in the calculation of diluted earnings per share. The Group’s current policy is to
acquire vested Options and Performance Awards on-market rather than by issuing new shares.