March 29 (Reuters) - Canadian miner B2Gold Corp reported a 68 percent rise in fourth-quarter adjusted profit, helped by increased output and higher gold prices.
B2Gold, which has two mines in Nicaragua — La Libertad and Limon, posted adjusted net income of $23.3 million, or 7 cents per share, compared with $13.9 million, or 4 cents a share, last year.
Gold revenue for the fourth quarter rose 42 percent to $66.9 million. Gold production rose 5 percent to 38,808 ounces.
Vancouver, British Columbia-based B2Gold shares, which have gained more than 40 percent in the last three months, were up marginally at C$4.02 in early trade on Thursday morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange.