logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

GlaxoSmithKline Q1 Net Profit Down, Core EPS Up - Quick Facts

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK.L,GSK: Quote) reported a drop in first-quarter profit attributable to shareholders to 1.325 billion pounds from 1.525 billion pounds last year, with earnings per share falling to 26.3 pence from 29.6 pence a year ago.

However, core earnings per share for the recent quarter were 27.3 pence, higher than the prior-year quarter's 25.9 pence, up 7% in CER terms and 5% in sterling terms reflecting the strengthening of Sterling against the Euro and higher exchange losses on settled inter-company transactions, partly offset by the weakness of Sterling against the US Dollar and Japanese Yen.

Group turnover for the quarter went up 2% to 6.64 billion pounds from 6.585 billion pounds in the comparable period. In addition, the board has declared a first interim dividend of 17 pence per share. The company's 2012 outlook for sales growth and gradual expansion of core margin remained unchanged.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Gas explosion in Fresno in California injured 11 people on Friday afternoon. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) said workers who are not affiliated with the company have struck a 12-inch natural gas transmission pipeline and the gas leaked was ignited due to the dig-in. Verizon Communications' FiOS TV service has modified its programming bundles and will now offer new packages so that users can subscribe only for channels they prefer to watch. Instagram, the photo sharing app owned by Facebook, has updated its community guidelines to disallow nudity and harassment in uploaded photos and pictures, as well as cyber bullying.
comments powered by Disqus
RELATED NEWS
Trade GSK now with 
Follow RTT