Roche Holdings (RHHBY.OB): 2012 net profit +2.4% to 9.77B francs ($10.6B). Core EPS +11% to...

|About: Roche Holding Ltd ADR (RHHBY)|By:, SA News Editor

Roche Holdings (RHHBY.OB): 2012 net profit +2.4% to 9.77B francs ($10.6B). Core EPS +11% to 13.62 vs consensus of 13.60. Sales +7% to 45.5B francs. Earnings boosted by breast cancer treatment Perjeta and the weakening of the Swiss franc vs the dollar and the yen. Declares dividend of 7.35 francs/share vs 6.80 francs a year ago. Expects revenue to grow in line with 2012 but core EPS to grow faster, and to again increase its dividend. (PR)