(Corrects 3rd paragraph to add words "in 2012")
Feb 7 Shoppers Drug Mart Corp reported a
flat fourth-quarter profit, despite a rise in pharmacy sales.
The company's profit was C$175 million, or 85 Canadian cents
per share, in the fourth quarter, almost unchanged from C$176
million, or 82 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.
Sales rose 4 percent to C$2.72 billion. On an adjusted
basis, the company earned C$2.94 per share in 2012.
Same-store sales for the quarter, a key measure for
retailers, rose 2.7 percent. Fourth-quarter pharmacy sales rose
3.7 percent to C$1.22 billion.
(Reporting by Shounak Dasgupta in Bangalore)