Fabric makers Nien Hsing Textile Co Ltd and Honmyue Enterprise Co Ltd ranked second and third, respectively, in terms of their half-year earnings per share of all textile manufacturers listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Nien Hsing EPS were NT$2.04 and Honmyue NT$1.44 for the first half of this year.

Revenues at Nien Hsing were NT$913 million in June, the highest monthly level since September last year. Pre-tax profit grew 16.10 per cent to NT$197 million in the month. First-half pre-tax profit jumped 39.73 per cent on the same period last year.

Honmyue's June pre-tax profit was NT$11.82 million, up 34.32 per cent from the NT$8.8 million recorded a year earlier. Half-year pre-tax profit was NT$105 million, a gain of 37.83 per cent on the NT$76.18 million registered in January-June 2001.