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Saputo's quarterly profits down 3.4% on lower volumes, fluctuating loonie


Cheese and dairy processor Saputo's profits for its latest quarter swung to a $6.6 million loss.

The Montreal-based company says its earnings were $185.2 million or 48 cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30 compared to $191.8 million or 49 cents per share a year ago.

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The dairy processor says its diluted earnings per share were 47 cents in the quarter compared to 48 cents per share a year ago.

Revenues in the quarter amounted to $2.88 billion, up 1.4% from $2.84 billion.

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Saputo says its revenues were negatively impacted by lower sales volumes and an unfavourable product mix.

The company says fluctuation of the Canadian dollar in the quarter also played a role.

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