Assura enjoys 17% profit boost

Healthcare group Assura has posted a 17% profit increase following a year of rental growth. In its latest annual financial results, the group posted an 18.7% net rental income increase to £95.2m, from £80.2m the previous financial year. Net asset value per share increased marginally by 1.7%, to 53.3p from 52.4p in 2018. Assura also announced today it had acquired primary care developer GPI, which boosted its development pipeline by an initial £92m. Its portfolio has grown over 12 months, with 57 property acquisitions. This has enabled a rent roll growth of 13% to £102.7m, and rental income growth up