Finance Finance News Leighton Holdings’ profit is up 13%

Leighton Holdings’ profit is up 13%

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Construction and engineering group Leighton Holdings has lifted full year net profit by 13 per cent to $509 million.

A 30 per cent jump in underlying net profit – excluding one-off charges – to $584 million was within the guidance range.

The company has forecast 2014 net profit to be $540 million to $620 million.

Leighton has declared a final dividend of 60 cents a share, 50 per cent franked, which is unchanged from last year.