Mexico's Bimbo first-quarter profit jumps 57.6 pct

martes 26 de abril de 2016 19:32 GYT

MEXICO CITY, April 26 (Reuters) - Mexico's Bimbo, among the world's largest bread makers, said on Tuesday its net profit rose 57.6 percent to 1.37 billion pesos ($79.35 billion) in the first quarter compared with the same period a year earlier.

In a statement, Bimbo said sales in the January through March period rose 13.2 percent to 56.64 billion pesos ($3.28 billion) due to growth in Mexico and other Latin American markets. ($1 = 17.29 pesos at the end of March) (Reporting by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Leslie Adler)