rose 2.2 percent during 2009 to SAR230.2 million (USD61.4million) over the gure or 2008 o SAR225.1 million (USD60 million).
Earnings per Share
increased to SAR5.11 (USD1.36) in 2009 romSAR5.00 (USD1.33) a year earlier.
in 2009 totaled SAR924.9 million (USD246.6 million)as compared to SAR965.6 million (USD257.5 million) in 2008, adecrease o 4.2 percent.
or the twelve months wereSAR330.3 million (USD88.1 million) compared withSAR343.2 million (USD91.5 million) over the same period in 2008,a decline o 3.8 percent.
The increase in the overall results is a direct result o the improvedperormance o the company’s international investments as well as anoticeable reduction in operating and administrative expenditure in thelight o the implementation o prudent spending policies in 2009. Onthe other hand, the decline in Gross and Operating Prots is due mainlyto a decrease in sales o 7.6%.