Famous Brands expects H1 Headline EPS to be 18-20 percent higher

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1 (Reuters) - South African industrial group Famous Brands on Monday said it expected its first half earnings to be as much as 20 percent higher.

The group expects to report headline earnings per share and earnings per share of between 147 cents per share and 152 cents per share.

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