April 23, 2018 / 11:55 PM / 3 months ago

BRIEF-Blackmores Posts Nine-Months Net Profit After Tax Of $52 Mln, Up 19.3 Pct

April 24 (Reuters) - Blackmores Ltd:

* NINE-MONTH NET PROFIT AFTER TAX OF $52 MILLION, UP 19.3 PERCENT

* NINE-MONTHS NET SALES OF $434 MILLION, UP 8.5 PERCENT

* “BOARD EXPECTS OUR CURRENT GROWTH TRAJECTORY WILL CONTINUE AND THAT WE WILL DELIVER GOOD PROFIT GROWTH FOR FULL YEAR”

* ACQUIRED CATALENT AUSTRALIA TABLET AND SOFT-GEL CAPSULE MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN VICTORIA FOR $43.2 MILLION

* ACQUISITION TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE OCT 31, 2019 AND IS EXPECTED TO BE FULLY DEBT-FUNDED Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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