HELSINKI, July 25 Finnish crane maker Konecranes
reported a bigger-than-expected rise in second
quarter operating profit, citing strong sales and a more
moderate rise in fixed costs.
April-June operating profit, excluding restructuring costs,
rose 38 percent to 34.7 million euros ($41.9 million) compared
to the market's average forecast for 32.3 million. Forecasts
ranged from 29.3 to 36.4 million euros in a Reuters poll.
The company said its order intake was strong and repeated
its full-year forecast for sales and operating profit to improve
($1 = 0.8275 euros)
(Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom)