1.5 Core EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actual

Variance

€ million

2018

2017

Actual rates

CER

Profit

823

771

7%

10%

Attributable to UCB shareholders

800

753

6%

10%

Attributable to non-controlling interests

23

18

26%

32%

Profit attributable to UCB shareholders

800

753

6%

10%

Total non-recurring income (-)/expenses

-4

43

>-100%

>-100%

Income tax on non-recurring expenses (-)/credit

7

12

-43%

-43%

Financial one-off income (-)/expenses

0

0

N/A

N/A

Income tax on financial one-off income/expenses (-)

0

0

N/A

N/A

Profit (-)/loss from discontinued operations

-8

-1

>100%

>100%

Amortization of intangibles linked to sales

134

125

8%

9%

Income tax on amortization of intangibles linked to sales

-28

-25

11%

11%

Core profit attributable to UCB shareholders

901

907

-1%

3%

Weighted average number of shares (million)

188

188

0%

 

Core EPS attributable to UCB shareholders (€)

4.78

4.82

-1%

3%

 

 

 

 

 

The profit attributable to UCB shareholders, adjusted for the after-tax impact of non-recurring items, the financial one-offs, the after-tax contribution from discontinued operations and the net amortization of intangibles linked to sales, reached € 901 million (-1%), leading to a core earnings per share (EPS) of € 4.78, compared to € 4.82 in 2017, per non-dilutive weighted average number of shares of 188 million. The slight decrease is mainly related to non-recurring income in 2018 and non-recurring expenses in 2017.