WELLINGTON Aug 27 New Zealand medical supplies
and pet care company Ebos Group Ltd's full year profit
tripled as it booked a full year's gains from its acquisition of
an Australian company, the company said on Wednesday.
The company said net profit after tax for the 12 months to
June 30 was NZ$92.1 million ($76.69 million) compared with
NZ$29.5 million the previous year.
Analysts surveyed by Reuters forecast on average a net
profit of NZ$94.3 million.
Ebos declared a dividend of 20.5 cents a share compared with
last year's 15 cents a share.
It said it expected to continue strong growth into next
(1 US dollar = 1.2009 New Zealand dollar)
(Reporting by Gyles Beckford; Editing by Alison Williams)