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1. Business performance review

1.10 Core EPS

1.10 Core EPS

 

Actual

Variance

€ million

2020

2019

Actual rates

CER

Profit

761

817

-7%

-14%

Attributable to UCB shareholders

732

792

-7%

-15%

Attributable to non-controlling interests

29

25

16%

18%

Profit attributable to UCB shareholders

732

792

-7%

-15%

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

122

50

>100%

>100%

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

- 3

- 1

>100%

>100%

Profit (-)/loss from discontinued operations

0

-2

-94%

-94%

Amortization of intangibles linked to sales

179

154

16%

17%

Income tax on amortization of intangibles linked to sales

-15

- 17

-14%

-14%

Core profit attributable to UCB shareholders

1 015

974

4%

-3%

Weighted average number of shares (million)

189

187

1%

 

Core EPS attributable to UCB shareholders (€)

5

5

3%

-2%

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 € 1 015 million (4%), leading to a core earnings per share (EPS) of € 5.36 compared to € 5.20 in 2019, per non-dilutive weighted average number of shares of 189 million (+1%).