MOSCOW, March 2 (Reuters) - Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, made 141.8 billion roubles ($2.4 billion) of net profit in the fourth quarter, the bank said on Thursday, more than analysts had forecast.
The fourth-quarter result helped Sberbank make an overall profit of 541.9 billion roubles last year.
“Sberbank emerged from the crisis stronger than before,” Sberbank CEO German Gref said in a statement.
Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast Sberbank would make 117 billion roubles of profit in the fourth quarter and 517 billion roubles of profit in 2016. ($1 = 58.4721 roubles) (Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Andrew Osborn)