February 7, 2017 / 8:11 AM / 10 months ago

BRIEF-UDS Healthcare says has made a good start to financial year

Feb 7 (Reuters) - UDG Healthcare Plc :

* 1St quarter trading update

* Good start to year and full year guidance issued

* Group has made a good start to financial year with operating profits for quarter to 31 december 2016 well ahead of same quarter last year

* Performance has been driven by continued good underlying growth and impact of acquisitions

* As a result of fall in value of sterling, reported profit growth was moderated by translation of our sterling profits into us dollars.

* Expects constant currency adjusted diluted eps 1 for year to 30 sept 2017 to be between 13% and 16% ahead of last year’s continuing group eps of us$ 31.8c (euro: 28.6c). Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 80 6749 1136)

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