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ZTE Set to Report Profit Hike for 2015

SHENZHEN, China -- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, issued guidance for full-year profit to increase 43.5%, with projected record-breaking revenue.

Net profit attributable to shareholders of the listed company will be RMB 3.78 billion (USD 574 million) in 2015, compared with RMB 2.63 billion a year earlier, according to preliminary unaudited results published by ZTE today, based on accounting standards of the People’s Republic of China.

Full-year revenue is forecast to be RMB 100.8 billion, 23.8% higher than in 2014. This represented the first time the company’s annual revenue is poised to exceed RMB 100 billion.

ZTE recorded higher sales of 4G LTE network solutions internationally, in addition to China, reflecting the strength of the company’s innovations in telecommunications networks. The company also posted increased sales of optical network solutions as demand for broadband networks strengthens.

The growth in annual revenue was also driven by increased sales of high-end routers in overseas markets, while ZTE posted higher revenue from sales of Enterprise ICT solutions including Smart City and Data Center solutions to companies and government departments. In addition, ZTE also boosted sales of 4G smartphones outside China, as well as terminal products for homes.

At the end of 2015, ZTE’s gearing ratio improved to 63.9%, compared to 75.25% a year earlier, reflecting the stronger profitability of the company’s operations and better capital management. The company strengthened cash flow management, with cash received for the sales of goods and rendering of services exceeding RMB 105 billion, achieving substantial growth in cash inflows from operating activities and net cash flows from operating activities.

ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063; Hong Kong: 0763)

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