FRANKFURT Nov 11 German media group Bertelsmann
[BERT.UL] nine-month operating profit more than doubled thanks
to an overall economic upturn combined with a recovery in
Earnings before interest and taxes were 1.02 billion euros
($1.4 billion) in the first nine months of the year versus 424
million a year earlier, the company said in a statement on
Sales rose 3.5 percent to 11 billion euros.
The group, which owns broadcaster RTL Group AUDK.LU and
publishers Random House and Gruner+Jahr, reiterated its 2010
outlook of an increase in sales and operating profit.
It expects to achieve a group result of more than 500
(Reporting by Nicola Leske)