November 14, 2012 / 1:12 PM / in 5 years

Loblaw boosts dividend as profit falls

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada’s biggest food retailer, raised its dividend on Wednesday even as it reported lower quarterly profit and same-store sales.

The company, majority owned by George Weston Ltd, said net earnings fell to C$222 million ($222 million), or 77 Canadian cents a share, from C$236 million, or 83 Canadian cents, a year earlier.

Revenue rose 1.0 percent to C$9.83 billion, and sales at established stores, a key measure for retailers, fell 0.2 percent.

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below