November 3, 2016 / 11:17 AM / a year ago

Canada's BCE reports 1.8 pct jump in quarterly profit

Nov 3 (Reuters) - BCE Inc, Canada’s largest telecommunications company, reported a 1.8 percent jump in quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by an increase in net postpaid subscribers.

Net income attributable to the company’s shareholders rose to C$752 million ($562 million) in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from C$739 million a year earlier. Earnings per share remained unchanged at 87 Canadian cents.

Operating revenue rose 1.2 percent to C$5.41 billion.

$1 = C$1.34 Reporting by Ahmed Farhatha in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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