RIYADH, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Saudi Hollandi Bank posted an 5.9 percent rise in its third-quarter net profit, beating analyst expectations, it said in a bourse statement on Wednesday.
The kingdom's eighth-largest lender, said that it made 317 million riyals ($85 million) compared with 299 million riyals in the three months ending September 30.
Six analysts surveyed by Reuters forecast the firm to post, on average, a net profit of 292 million riyals.
The bank attributed its performance to higher operating income.
Reporting By Angus McDowall