LISBON Nov 6 Portugal's largest company, EDP Energias de
Portugal, posted a 3.5 percent drop in 9-month net profit on Tuesday,
beating analysts' expectations but pressured by rising debt costs and lower
electricity use in recession-hit Portugal and Spain.
The company said net profit fell to 795 million euros, above an average
forecast of 775 million euros in a Reuters poll of analysts.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)
stood at 2.74 billion euros, above the market consensus, of 2.72 billion euros.
(Reporting by Sergio Goncalves)