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Croda International Plc FY13 Profit Advances

02/25/14

LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Croda International plc (CRDA.L), a chemicals company, Tuesday reported a rise in profit for the full year ended December 31, 2013 supported by sales growth.

The company also announced a final divided of 35.5 pence per share.

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Annual profit before tax rose to 250.1 million pounds from 238.3 million pounds in 2012.

Profit after tax advanced to 177.9 million pounds from 151 million pounds last year. Earnings per share from continuing operations rose to 130.1 pence from 120.3 pence in 2012.

For the full-year 2013, sales from continuing operations were 1.077 billion pounds , compared with 1.052 billion pounds last year.

For the fourth quarter of 2013, profit before tax increased to 59 million pounds from 57.5 million pounds a year earlier.

Sales from continuing operations for the 3-month period were 246.4 million pounds, a rise from 240.1 million pounds a year earlier.

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