Mexico's Alfa profit more than triples in 3rd-qtr

martes 20 de octubre de 2015 16:23 GYT

MEXICO CITY Oct 20 (Reuters) - Mexican conglomerate Alfa on Tuesday reported a more than threefold increase in third-quarter profit.

Alfa, which controls petrochemical, car parts, and refrigerated food businesses, posted a net profit of 2.675 billion pesos ($158 million) compared to 721 million pesos in the year-earlier period.

($1 = 16.933 pesos at end of September.) (Reporting by Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein)