DUBAI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Qatar's Medicare Group reported a 85 percent drop in third-quarter net profit on Wednesday, according to Reuters calculations.
* Net profit of 4.8 million riyals ($1.32 million) in the three months to Sept. 30, down from 32.8 million riyals in the year-earlier period.
* Reuters calculated based on financial statements in lieu of a quarterly breakdown.
* Nine-month net profit was 35.5 million riyals, the company said in a bourse statement, compared with 128.8 million riyals in the year earlier period. ($1 = 3.6408 Qatar riyals) (Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh; Editing by David French)