Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported its third-quarter profit rose about 30% compared with a year ago.
The grocery and drugstore retailer says its net earnings available to common shareholders totalled $556 million or $1.69 per diluted share for the quarter ended Oct. 8. The result was up from $431 million or $1.27 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.
Revenue totalled $17.39 billion, up from $16.05 billion in its third quarter of 2021.
Food retail same-stores sales rose 6.9%, while drug store same-store sales added 7.7%.
On an adjusted basis, Loblaw says it earned $2.01 per diluted share, up from an adjusted profit of $1.59 per diluted share a year ago.
Analysts on average had expected a profit of $1.96 per share and $16.85 billion in revenue, according to estimates compiled by financial markets data firm Refinitiv.