Amplats H1 earnings jump on higher PGM prices
JOHANNESBURG, July 22 (Reuters) - South Africa's Anglo
American Platinum (Amplats) half-year earnings more
than doubled after higher metals prices and a stock count
adjustment lifted profit, the company said on Monday.
Amplats said headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six
months to June 30 rose to 28.15 rand ($2.02)per share, an
increase of 120%, compared with 12.82 rand a year earlier.
The precious metals producer declared an interim dividend of
11 rand per share, compared with 3.74 rand during the same
period a year ago.
($1 = 13.9313 rand)
(Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg, editing by Louise Heavens)
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