JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Exxaro Resources Ltd (EXXJ.J) said on Thursday half-year profit rose 8 percent boosted by a strong performance in its core coal business.
Diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) rose to 953 cents for the six-month period ended 30 June 2018, from 882 cents in the same period last year.
HEPS is the main profit gauge in South Africa and strips out certain one-off items.
Exxaro said net operating profit at its coal segment rose 12 percent to 3.387 billion rand ($234.85 million).
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Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by Joe Brock