UDG Healthcare plc said Tuesday that its first-half profit before tax was $30.3 million, compared to prior year's $1.7 million. Earnings per share were 9.27 US cents, up from 0.44 US cents a year ago.
The healthcare services provider's adjusted profit before tax was $64.5 million, compared to $63.2 million last year.
Adjusted earnings per share were 21.21 cents, up from 20.19 cents last year.
Adjusted net operating margin increased to 12.5 percent from 11.8 percent last year.
Revenue for the first half dropped 3 percent to $656.6 million from prior year's $675.3 million. Total net revenue declined 4 percent on a reported basis and 1 percent on constant currency basis.
Net underlying revenue growth was 6 percent.
Further, the company announced that interim dividend per share increased 5 percent to 4.46 US cents per share.
Separately, UDG Healthcare announced two acquisitions in its Ashfield Communications and Advisory business for a combined consideration of up to $106 million.
The company acquired Putnam Associates, a US-based strategic management healthcare consultancy, for up to $88.6 million, and Incisive Health, a UK-based healthcare policy and communications consultancy, for up to 13.6 million pounds or $17.7 million.
Reflecting the acquisitions and continued trading performance in line with expectations, the company has increased its full year guidance for adjusted earnings per share growth, under IAS 18, to between 5 percent and 7 percent.
The company previously expected adjusted earnings per share to grow between 4 percent to 6 percent from last year's 45.9 U.S. cents.
In London, UDG Healthcare shares were trading at 677 pence, up 3.28 percent.
UDG Healthcare PLC 周二表示，该公司上半年税前利润为3030万美元，上年为170万美元。每股收益为9.27美分，高于一年前的0.44美分。
此外， UDG Healthcare 宣布对其 Ashfield 通信和咨询业务进行两次收购，合并对价最高达1.06亿美元。
该公司以高达8860万美元的价格收购了总部位于美国的战略管理医疗咨询公司 Putnam Associates ，以及总部位于英国的医疗政策和通信咨询公司 Incisive Health ，价格高达1360万英镑或1770万美元。
在伦敦， UDG 医疗公司的股价为677便士，上涨了3.28%。