Feb 23 (Reuters) - Ramsay Health Care Ltd
* hy net profit $ 255.945 million versus $224.8 million a year ago
* Hy revenue and other income from continuing operations $ 4.32 billion versus $4.18 billion
* Interim dividend 53.0 c cents per share
* Ramsay upgrades guidance of core npat and core eps growth to 12% to 14% for full fy 2017 (previously 10% to 12%).
* "our global procurement strategy is beginning to deliver substantial savings in supply costs, benefit of which is expected to grow over forthcoming years"
* "fundamentals of industry remain strong for long term." Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: