Australia's JB Hi-Fi drops nearly 8 pct after decline in tablet sales

SYDNEY Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:24pm EDT

SYDNEY Aug 11 (Reuters) - Shares in Australia's JB Hi-Fi Ltd fell as much as 8 percent on Monday after the electronics retailer reported a rise in full-year profit but warned that it expected sales in the first half of the current year to be impacted by poor tablet computer sales.

Shares in JB Hi-Fi were 7.6 percent lower at A$17.86 at 0020 GMT. (Reporting by Thuy Ong; Editing by Paul Tait)