SOUTH KOREA: Hypermarket earnings boost Lotte FY profits
South Korean retailer Lotte Shopping has booked an increase in full-year profits, driven by "strong" earnings from its department stores and hypermarkets.
Profits for the 2010 fiscal year climbed 41.1% to KRW1.01bn (US$905m), while operating profit increased 30.8% to KRW1.15bn.
Gross sales amounted to KRW14.1tr, a 17.3% increase on 2009.
In the fourth quarter, profits rose 110.5% to KRW376m, while operating profits increased 22% to KRW315m. Sales climbed 18.1% to KRW4tr.
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South Korean retailer Lotte Shopping has booked a 13% jump in first-quarter profits, boosted by a strong sales and operating performance....
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