Imperial first-half earnings flat
Johannesburg - Logistics group Imperial Holdings [JSE:IPL]
on Wednesday reported flat first-half headline earnings and said it expects the
performance seen in the past six months to continue in the second half of its
"While the current economic environment will continue
to be challenging, Imperial's businesses should continue performing well in
most of their markets," the company said in a statement.
Imperial, which also operates car retail and rental
businesses, said headline earnings per share for the six months to the end of
December were at 727 cents, compared with 725c the previous year.
Revenue rose 22% to R38.39bn.
Imperial declared an interim dividend of 300 cents per
share, up 36% on the comparison period.
Shares in the company are up 8% so far this year, compared
with a 6.63% rise in the JSE All Share [JSE:J203] index.