Agrium profit rises nearly 9 pct on lower costs

Thu Nov 5, 2015 7:36am EST
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Nov 5 (Reuters) - Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc reported a nearly 9 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower costs.

The company's net earnings from continuing operations rose to $99 million, or 72 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $91, or 63 cents per share, a year earlier.

Sales fell 13.6 percent to $2.52 billion. (Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba)