Tokyo: Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp reported a 60 per cent rise in quarterly operating profit on Wednesday, buoyed by rising valuations of its technology investments.
SoftBank’s operating profit in the October-December quarter was 438.3 billion yen ( USD 3.99 billion) versus 274 billion yen a year earlier. The year-earlier figure used previous accounting standards.
The result compares with a 225 billion yen average estimate of three analysts polled by Refinitiv that gives a higher weighting to top-rated analysts.
The technology and telecoms conglomerate did not release a forecast for the current business year, saying there were too many uncertain factors....