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LG Electronics says Q1 operating profit likely up 66% vs yr ago

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 15:36

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South Korean tech firm LG Electronics Inc said on Monday its first-quarter operating profit likely rose 66 per cent from a year earlier, easily beating expectations and pointing to an earnings boost from healthy appliance sales and falling television panel prices.

[SEOUL] South Korean tech firm LG Electronics Inc said on Monday its first-quarter operating profit likely rose 66 per cent from a year earlier, easily beating expectations and pointing to an earnings boost from healthy appliance sales and falling television panel prices.

LG Electronics said in a regulatory filing it expects a January-March profit of 505 billion won (S$593.7 million), compared with 305 billion won a year earlier. That would be well above an average forecast for 408 billion won from a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S survey of 25 analysts.

But the firm estimated January-March revenue would be 13.4 trillion won, down 4.5 per cent from a year earlier.

LG Electronics gave no other details on the quarter's performance, set to be disclosed in full when it formally reports earnings in late April.

REUTERS

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