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Barloworld boosts profit, dividend

Nov 14 2011 07:56 Reuters

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BARLOWORLD LIMITED [JSE:BAW]

Last traded 90
Change -1
% Change -1
Cumulative volume 337881
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 27-03-2015 at 04:18. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

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Johannesburg - Industrial group Barloworld reported a 120% rise in full-year profit on Monday, lifted by booming demand for heavy duty equipment in the mining industry.

Barloworld, which leases and sells autos and earth-moving equipments, said headline earnings per share from continuing operations totalled 465 cents in the year to end-September compared with 212c a year earlier.

The company has been squeezed as construction boom from the 2010 Soccer World Cup ended, but a recovery in new auto sales and an upswing in spending by miners have helped it mount a recovery.

Sales were up 22% to R49.8bn, helping it boost annual dividend by 107% to 155c per share.

Shares in the company are up about 4% so far this year, compared with a flat JSE All Share [JSE:J203] index.

 
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