Saudi's Alhokair sees Q3 profit up 21pc
Riyadh, January 17, 2014
Saudi Arabian retailer Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Company said its third-quarter net profit rose 20.7 per cent on the back of higher like-for-like sales and revenue from new store openings.
Alhokair represents international brands such as Zara chain owned by Spain's Inditex and Marks and Spencer.
The firm posted a net profit for the three months to December 31 of SR133.3 million ($35.5 million), versus SR110.5 million for the corresponding period of the previous financial year, it said in a bourse filing on Thursday. Alhokair's financial year runs from April 1.
The earnings beat the average forecast of three analysts polled by Reuters, who expected a net profit for the quarter of SR126.3 million .
Alhokair's profit for the first nine months of its financial year rose 20 per cent to SR580.6 million.-Reuters