MILAN, March 6 Italian medical diagnostics group
Diasorin said on Thursday its net profit last year
fell 11.4 percent to 81.8 million euros as exchange rate
fluctuations and costs to support its molecular business took
their toll on margins.
In a statement the company said it would pay a dividend on
the year of 0.55 euros per share.
Core earnings are expected to grow around 3 percent this
year compared to the 163.1 million euros ($224.09 million)
posted last year, it said.
Revenues should grow by 3-5 percent this year compared to
2013, it said.
($1 = 0.7278 euros)
(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes)