Couche-Tard profit jumps as U.S. fuel margins improve

Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:05am EST
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(Reuters) - Canadian convenience store and gasoline station operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc (ATDb.TO: Quote) reported a 25 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by higher fuel margins in the United States.

The company's net income rose to $286.4 million, or 50 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Oct. 12, from $229.8 million, or 40 cents per share, a year earlier.

Couche-Tard, whose outlets include Mac's and Circle K, also operates in Europe.

(Reporting By Tanvi Mehta in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

Pedestrians walk past a Couche-Tard convenience store in Montreal, April 18, 2012.   REUTERS/Christinne Muschi