NZ's Ebos Group H1 profit triples
WELLINGTON Feb 19 (Reuters) - New Zealand medical supplies and pet care company Ebos Group Ltd said on Wednesday it had more than tripled its half-year profit as it bedded down its major expansion.
The company said net profit after tax for the six months to Dec 31 was NZ$49.4 million ($41.03 million) just above guidance of NZ$48.7 million, and last year's NZ$15 million.
The improved result reflected the company's increased size after acquiring Australian pharmaceutical wholesaler Symbion in May last year.
Ebos declared a dividend of 20.5 cents a share compared with last year's 17.5 cents a share.
($1 = 1.2041 New Zealand dollars) (Gyles Beckford, editing by David Evans)
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