- Private hospital operator NMC Health revealed higher than expected finance costs of $121.3m in the year to 31 December, prompting a miss in earnings per share forecasts.

The market focused on the miss instead of NMC's strong growth in sales and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) over the same period.

Sales at NMC rose 28.3% to approximately $2.1bn and adjusted EBITDA jumped 37.9% to $487.4m.

At 11:25am: [LON:NMC] NMC Health PLC share price was -262p at 2738p

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