(In US dollars unless noted)
March 1 (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc, the world’s third biggest commercial plane maker, reported a lower quarterly profit on reduced revenue from its commercial aircraft business.
The results reflect a change in the aerospace unit’s year end, to Dec. 31 from Jan. 31, which reduced the reporting period to two months. The transportation division already had a Dec. 31 year end.
Fourth-quarter net profit was $214 million, or 12 cents a share, compared with $295 million, or 16 cents a share, a year ago.
Revenue fell to $4.3 billion from $5.6 billion a year ago. (Reporting by Susan Taylor In Toronto and Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay in Bangalore)