Qatar utility profit up 49pc
Doha, April 22, 2014
Qatar Electricity and Water Co (QEWC) reported a 49 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday.
The state-run utility made a profit of 299 million riyals ($82.1 million) in the three months to March 31, up from 201 million riyals in the prior-year period, according to a statement to Doha's bourse.
Two analysts polled by Reuters forecast QEWC would make a quarterly profit of 238.4 million and 286.7 million riyals respectively. - Reuters