HELSINKI Feb 7 Finnish telecom operator Elisa
reported a slight rise in quarterly profit as cost
cuts helped to offset the impact of tough price competition.
Elisa's quarterly earnings before interest, tax,
depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA), excluding one-off items,
rose to 134 million euros ($182 million) from 124 million a year
earlier. That was in line with the average forecast in a Reuters
The company said it expected full-year 2014 EBITDA,
excluding items, to be at the same level or higher than in 2013.
($1 = 0.7353 euros)
(Reporting by Ritsuko Ando, editing by Elizabeth Piper)