May 14 (Reuters) - Canadian miner B2Gold Corp posted a 28 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher gold prices.
First-quarter net income rose to $14.6 million, or 4 cents per share, from $11.4 million, or 3 cents per share, a year earlier.
On an adjusted basis, the company earned 5 cents per share.
Gold production in the quarter was 34,602 ounces, marginally down from 34,733 ounces it produced last year. Gold prices rose 22 percent to average $1,690 per ounce during the first quarter from the year-ago period.
Gold revenue rose 19 percent to $63.9 million.
B2Gold shares closed at C$3.19 on Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.