FRANKFURT, April 11 Daimler AG's
operating profit jumped a better-than-expected 87 percent in the
first quarter, the German luxury carmaker said in an unscheduled
release late on Tuesday.
The maker of Mercedes-Benz cars said group earnings before
interest and tax (EBIT) jumped to 4.01 billion euros ($4.25
billion), up from 2.15 billion euros a year ago.
EBIT at its Mercedes-Benz Cars unit rose to 2.23 billion
from 1.40 billion a year earlier.
($1 = 0.9430 euros)
(Reporting by Ludwig Burger, editing by Larry King)