WELLINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - New Zealand healthcare equipment supplier EBOS Group Limited (EBO.NZ) reported a 18 percent increase in full year profit on Thursday, due to growth in sales and lower costs.
The company posted a record net profit after tax of NZ$19.5 million ($13.2 million) for the year to June 30, compared with NZ$16.7 million last year.
It declared a dividend of 14.5 cents per share, compared with 13.5 cents last year.
The company, which supplies healthcare equipment to hospitals in New Zealand and Australia, said it was optimistic about the future and was well positioned to continue growth.
EBOS's shares last traded at NZ$5.60, having risen around 30 percent so far this year, compared with a 13 percent gain in the benchmark NZSX-50 index .NZ50. ($1=NZ$1.48) (Reporting by Michael Dickison)