FirstRand Namibia has reported a profit of nearly N$1.09 billion for the financial year ended 30 June 2019, an increase of N$25 million of 2.4% compared to its 2018 book-year.
Basic earnings per share (EPS) rose by 11.8c or nearly 3% to 409.9c. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 409.9c also grew by 3%. HEPS is the most widely watched profit gauge and strips out certain one-off items.
“For the year 2018/19, FirstRand Namibia reported satisfactory growth according to expectations and maintained its return profile in line with the group’s long-term targets - despite a very difficult economic market, exacerbated by the worst drought conditions in many years,” FirstRand Namibia CEO Sarel van Zyl says in the group’s latest integrated annual report.
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