Argentina's YPF reports higher than expected net profit

jueves 7 de mayo de 2015 16:43 GYT

BUENOS AIRES May 7 (Reuters) - Argentina's state-controlled energy company YPF posted a first-quarter net profit of 2.109 billion pesos ($239 million) on Thursday, beating market expectations.

The consensus forecast in a Reuters poll of economists was for profit of 1.5 billion pesos in the January to March period.

($1=8.8225 Argentine pesos at the end of March) (Reporting by Sarah Marsh and Eliana Raszewski; Editing by Peter Galloway)