October 23, 2017 / 5:12 AM / a month ago

Philips Q3 core profit rises 12 pct

AMSTERDAM, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Dutch health technology company Philips said on Monday its core profits in the third quarter rose 12 percent to 532 million euros ($626.11 million), as strong growth in China pushed sales up 4 percent.

Analysts polled for Reuters predicted adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation (EBITA) of 533 million euros, with a comparable sales growth of 4.5 percent. ($1 = 0.8497 euros) (Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)

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