6.3.10Earnings / (Loss) per share

The basic earnings per share for the year amounts to US$ 0.14 (2014: US$ 2.75); the fully diluted earnings per share amounts to US$ 0.14 (2014: US$ 2.75).

Basic earnings / (loss) per share amounts are calculated by dividing net profit / (loss) for the year attributable to shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the year.

Diluted earnings / (loss) per share amounts are calculated by dividing the net profit / loss attributable to shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the year plus the weighted average number of shares that would be issued on the conversion of all the dilutive potential shares into ordinary shares.

The following reflects the share data used in the basic and diluted earnings per share computations:

Earnings per share

2015

2014

Earnings attributable to shareholders (in thousands of US$)

29,313

575,401

Number of shares outstanding at 1 January

209,695,094

208,747,188

Average number of new shares issued

1,155,957

495,239

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

210,851,051

209,242,427

Potential dilutive shares from stock option scheme and other share-based payments

150,332

176,313

Weighted average number of shares (diluted)

211,001,383

209,418,740

Basic earnings per share

US$ 0.14

US$ 2.75

Fully diluted earnings per share

US$ 0.14

US$ 2.75

There have been no other transactions involving ordinary shares or potential ordinary shares between the reporting date and the date of completion of these financial statements, except for issue of matching shares to the Management Board and other senior management.