1.5 Core EPS

1.5 Core EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actual

Variance

€ million

2019

2018

Actual rates

CER

Profit

817

823

−1%

15%

Attributable to UCB shareholders

792

800

−1%

15%

Attributable to non-controlling interests

25

23

8%

2%

Profit attributable to UCB shareholders

792

800

−1%

15%

Total impairment, restructuring and other income (−)/expenses

50

−4

>−100%

>−100%

Income tax on impairment, restructuring and other expenses (−)/credit

−1

7

>−100%

>−100%

Profit (−)/loss from discontinued operations

−2

−8

−71%

−73%

Amortization of intangibles linked to sales

154

134

14%

13%

Income tax on amortization of intangibles linked to sales

−17

−28

−39%

−39%

Core profit attributable to UCB shareholders

974

901

8%

23%

Weighted average number of shares (million)

187

188

−1%

 

Core EPS attributable to UCB shareholders (€)

5.20

4.78

9%

24%

 

 

 

 

 

The profit attributable to UCB shareholders, adjusted for the after-tax impact of to be adjusted items, the financial one-offs, the after-tax contribution from discontinued operations and the net amortization of intangibles linked to sales, amounted to core profit attributable to the UCB shareholders of € 974 million (8%), leading to a core earnings per share (EPS) of € 5.20 compared to € 4.78 in 2018, per non-dilutive weighted average number of shares of 187 million (−1%).