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UMS United Medical Systems International AG: UMS AG confirms preliminary figures for 2013
- Earnings should be between 50 and 55 cents per share in 2014
- Management Board and Supervisory Board propose unchanged dividend of 55 cents per share for 2013
UMS United Medical Systems International AG (UMS/ISIN DE0005493654) is confirming the preliminary 2013 figures published on February 20, 2014. The Company, which offers transportable service concepts in selected fields of medicine, achieved adjusted earnings per share of 52 cents in fiscal 2013. Consolidated sales under IFRS were EUR 39.8 million.
Overall, UMS AG expects constant macroeconomic conditions in the U.S. and a decreasing uncertainty with respect to the country's healthcare reform in 2014. However, given the long, harsh winter in the nation's north, the Company anticipates a slow first half of the year. The Company projects sales and earnings on prior years level - provided exchange rates remain on current level (1,38 Euro) - and earnings per share of between 50 and 55 cents in fiscal 2014.
The Management Board and Supervisory Board of UMS AG will propose a dividend for 2013 of 55 cents per share at the Annual General Meeting to be held in Hamburg on June 4, 2014. This amount is unchanged from a year earlier. The distribution will be paid out of the contribution account for tax purposes, and no taxes will be withheld.
The annual report of UMS AG is due to be published in both German and English on April 15, 2014. Once published, it will be available for download at www.umsag.com.
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