JOHANNESBURG, Aug 28 (Reuters) - South African trading, services and distribution firm Bidvest Group reported a 5 percent increase in full-year earnings on Monday, supported by cost management, bolt-on acquisitions and strong focus on clients and solutions.
Bidvest said headline earnings per share for the full-year ended June increased to 11.08 rand ($0.85) from 10.54 rand in 2016.
Headline EPS, the most widely watched profit measure in South Africa, strips out certain one-off items.
The group declared a final dividend of 264 cents. ($1 = 13.0507 rand) (Reporting by Nqobile Dludla, editing by Luise Heavens)