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KT&G's Q3 net soars 23 pct on strong exports

2017/10/26 10:40

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SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Yonhap) -- KT&G Corp., South Korea's leading tobacco maker, said Thursday its third-quarter net profit rose 23.2 percent from a year ago on the back of brisk overseas sales.

Net profit came to 308 billion won (US$274 million) on a consolidated basis in the July-September period, compared with 250 billion won a year earlier, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Operating income edged down 1.1 percent on-year to 422 billion won, while sales grew 4.8 percent to 1.28 trillion won over the cited period, it said.

The number of cigarettes sold abroad jumped 11.7 percent on-year from 10 billion to 11.5 billion, and its overseas revenue rose 4.8 percent to 206 billion won during the cited months.

The numbers reflect the performances of KT&G and its subsidiaries, including the Korea Ginseng Corp.

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