April 17, 2019 / 6:17 AM / 3 months ago

Strong health and beauty sales lift S.Africa's Clicks HY earnings

JOHANNESBURG, April 17 (Reuters) - South African pharmacy and healthcare retailer Clicks Group reported a 13.2 percent increase in half-year earnings on Wednesday, driven by strong sales of beauty and health products.

Diluted headline earnings per share for the six-months ended February rose to 300.1 cents from 265.2 cents in the comparable prior period.

The group increased its interim dividend by 15.1 percent to 118 cents per share. (Reporting by Nqobile Dludla, editing by Louise Heavens)

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