(Reuters) - Cable and media company Quebecor Inc’s QBRa.TO (QBRb.TO) first-quarter net profit more than doubled on strong growth at its telecommunications segment.
Net income attributable to shareholders rose to C$72.9 million, or C$1.14 per share, from C$34.3 million, or 52 Canadian cents per share, a year ago.
Adjusted income from continuing operations rose to C$39.3 million, or 62 Canadian cents per basic share, from C$35.9 million, or 56 Canadian cents per basic share, in the year-ago period.
Revenue rose more than 7 percent to C$1.06 billion.
Reporting by Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay in Bangalore; Editing by Sreejiraj Eluvangal