Nigeria's Guinness says H1 pretax profit falls 15.7 pct

LAGOS Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:14pm GMT



LAGOS Feb 11 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Guinness, a unit of Diageo, said on Monday its first-half pre-tax profit to December 2012 declined by 15.71 percent to 9.44 billion naira ($60.03 million), compared with 11.20 billion naira a year ago, the company said.

Guinness gross earnings however, rose to 65.68 billion naira from 62.08 billion, the same period a year ago.