July 17 (Reuters) - JSE Ltd ::HY HEPS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 30% AND 40% HIGHER THAN 2017.EXPECTED INCREASE IN HY HEPS PRINCIPALLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO COST CONTROL, ONCE-OFF TAXATION CREDIT OF R31 MILLION AS WELL AS GROWTH IN REVENUE.
JSE Ltd : H1 group earnings after tax increased by 19 pct to 513 mln rand (H1 2015: 430 mln rand) . H1 group earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) are up by 17 pct to 567 mln rand (H1 2015: 484 mln rand) . H1 EPS increased by 19 pct to 599.7 cents (H1 2015: 503.9 cents) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) increased by 19 pct to 585.1 cents (H1 2015: 490.3 cents) . Says H1 expenses grew 12 pct (H1 2015: 12 pct) to 636 mln rand . Board makes no projections regarding group's financial performance in 2016 . H1 operating revenue growing by 17 pct (H1 2015: 16 pct) to 1.2 bln rand .Group cash balance is strong at 1.8 bln rand after paying a dividend of 534 mln rand during period (H1 2015: 417 mln rand).