May 24, 2016 / 2:37 PM / a year ago

BRIEF-Royal Canadian Mint says on track to achieve financial goals for current fiscal yr

May 24 (Reuters) - Royal Canadian Mint :

* On track to achieve financial goals for current fiscal year

* Says revenues of $780.9 million in 13 weeks ended April 2, 2016

* Says consolidated profit before taxes of $13.2 million in 13 weeks ended April 2, 2016

* “Overall strong demand for bullion products has significantly increased revenues in Q1 of 2016”

* Number of ounces of gold and silver bullion coins sold in quarter are both up nearly 20 pct compared to last year’s opening quarter

* Mint also declared and paid a higher than expected dividend of $31 million to Government of Canada Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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