Sorin puts 2012 earthquake behind with 92% Q2 profit growth
Sorin Group said its 2nd-quarter profits surged nearly 92% despite flat sales growth as it put the damage from an earthquake in Italy behind it.
Sorin Group  (BIT:SRN ) said it's finally put the impact of a devastating earthquake behind it, reporting surging profit growth and a return to normal operations for the Italian plant hit by the temblor.
The Italian medical device company posted profits of $18.8 million (€14.2 million) on sales of $248.9 million (€187.7 million) for the quarter, representing profit growth of 91.9% on a top-line slip of 0.3%. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items such as the earthquake, profits were down 13.4% from Q2 2012.
The temblors killed at least 27 people in May 2012 . The first, rated at 6.1 on the Richter scale, struck May 20, with a pair of 5.2-magnitude aftershocks following 1st an hour later and then 11 hours after the first quake. Another 5.8-magnitude temblor hit May 29, causing widespread damage, especially to infrastructure that was already crippled during the first quake. The death toll from the second quake reached 20 people.