May 5, 2008 / 12:44 PM / 9 years ago

Goldcorp profit jumps on gold price surge

(In U.S. dollars unless noted)

MONTREAL, May 5 (Reuters) - Goldcorp (G.TO), Canada’s No. 2 gold miner, said on Monday its quarterly profit rose 84 percent, as revenue swelled amid soaring gold prices.

The company, which has operations in Canada and throughout Latin America, earned $229.5 million, or 32 cents a share, in the first quarter ended March 31. That was up from a profit of $124.9 million, or 18 cents a share, a year earlier. ($1=$1.02 Canadian) (Reporting by Robert Melnbardis; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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