• Net profit slides 13.4%
  • Operating profit falls 17.8%
  • Net sales climb 1.2%
Yakult Honsha Co. said foreign exchange hit profits

Yakult Honsha Co. said foreign exchange hit profits

Japan's Yakult Honsha Co. said foreign exchange hit profits in the second quarter of its fiscal year.

In the three months to the end of September, net profit slid 13.4% to JPY5.9bn (US$74.3m). Operating profit fell 17.8% to JPY9.3bn.

Net sales, however, climbed 1.2% to reach JPY160.3bn.

Reports have claimed Yakult is in talks with Danone that could see the French group increase its stake in the probiotic drinks group.

Yakult, meanwhile, is busy expanding its presence in emerging markets and this week confirmed it will build a fourth plant in China.