June 1, 2018 / 5:32 AM / 3 months ago

South Africa's Life Healthcare H1 profit more than doubles

JOHANNESBURG, June 1 (Reuters) - South African private hospital group Life Healthcare reported a more than two-fold jump in half-year profit on Friday, boosted by the inclusion a recently acquired business.

Headline EPS totalled 53.7 cents in the six months ended February, compared with 24.8 cents a year earlier, Life Healthcare said.

Headline EPS is the main profit measure in South Africa that strips out certain one-off items. (Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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