Brazil's Petrobras reports second-quarter profit of 4.96 bln reais

viernes 8 de agosto de 2014 18:02 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Aug 8 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA reported net income of 4.96 billion reais ($2.18 billion) on Friday according to a statement sent to the country's securities regulator.

Net sales, or total sales minus sales taxes, was 82.3 billion reais, in the three months ending June 30. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, a measure of a company's ability to generate cash from operations, was 16.2 billion reais.

($1 = 2.28 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Jeb Blount; Editing by Chris Reese)