* Q3 results to be released Oct.29 before market opens * Net profit seen falling by 55% y/y to 566 mln zlotys WARSAW, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Poland's biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen is expected to report a 55% fall in its third-quarter net profit due to falling demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. State-run PKN is seen posting a net profit of 566 million zlotys ($146.09 million), the survey among seven banks and brokerages showed. That would put PKN's net profit for the first three quarters of the year at 2.29 billion zlotys. The following table summarises forecasts for PKN Orlen (figures in millions of zlotys unless stated otherwise): THIRD QUARTER OF 2020 Net profit EBITDA LIFO EBITDA Sales Average 566 1,810 2,036 23,822 Median 535 1,749 2,002 24,167 Lowest 491 1,724 1,800 21,470 Highest 821 2,056 2,344 25,154 No. of 7 6 8 5 forecasts Q3 2019 1,266 3,167 2,700 29,229 Q2 2020 3,970 5,693 5,227 17,010 Forecasts provided by: Santander BM, Trigon DM, DM mBank, Pekao IB, Ipopema Securities, Bank of America, Erste Securities. ($1 = 3.8743 zlotys) (Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
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