Half Year Result 2015

Half Year Result 2015

Melbourne, Australia — 11/02/2015

CSL delivers solid first half
Strong investments for future growth

CSL Limited (ASX:CSL; USOTC:CSLLY) today announced a net profit after tax (NPAT) of US$692 million for the six months ended 31 December 2014, up US$47 million or 7% on a reported basis when compared to the prior comparable period (PCP). Earnings per share (EPS) grew 10%. 

Financial Highlights
  • Sales US$2,744 million, up 7% on PCP
        - Up 8% at constant currency1 
  • EBIT2 US$878 million, up 7% on PCP 
        - Up 9% at constant currency
  • NPAT2 US$692 million, up 7% on PCP 
        - Up 9% at constant currency
  • Earnings per share US$1.46, up 10% on PCP
        - Up 12% at constant currency
  • Cashflow from operations US$656 million, up 28% on PCP
        - Research and development investment increased to US$233 million
  • Interim dividend3 increased 9% to US$0.58 per share, unfranked for Australian tax purposes, payable on 10 April 2015 
        - Converted to Australian currency, the interim dividend increased to approximately A$0.74 per share, 
          up 25% on PCP.

Download this release: 
PDF icon CSL Half Year Results Announcement for 2014/15 (0.30Mb)

Additional resources:
Details about CSL's results are included in the company's 4E statement, investor presentation slides and webcast. More ...

For further information, please contact:

  Mark Dehring
  Head of Investor Relations
  CSL Limited
  Phone: +613 9389 2818
  Email: mark.dehring@csl.com.au
  Sharon McHale
  Senior Director Public Affairs
  CSL Limited
  Phone: +613 9389 1506
  Mobile: +614 0997 8314
  Email: sharon.mchale@csl.com.au

1 Constant currency removes removes the impact of exchange rate movements to facilitate comparability. See end note
(#) in the PDF for further detail.
2 Prior period result includes a one-off US antitrust class action settlement of US$64m or US$39m after tax
3 For shareholders with an Australian registered address, dividends will be paid in A$ at an amount of
A$0.743850 per share (at an exchange rate of A$1.2825/US$1.00), and for shareholders with a New Zealand
registered address, dividends will be paid in NZD at an amount of NZ$0.783754 per share (at an exchange rate
of NZ$1.3513/US$1.00). The exchange rates used are fixed at the date of dividend determination. All other
shareholders will be paid in US$.

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