Bouygues 9-month sales up 4%, boosted by road-building business

PARIS, Nov 17 (Reuters) – French construction-to-telecoms conglomerate Bouygues said sales rose 4 percent in the first nine months of the year from a year earlier, driven by its road-building business.

Group sales rose to 29.7 billion euros in the same period from 27.5 billion euros a year earlier. That beat the median estimate of 29.3 billion euros compiled by the firm from nine analysts.

Core operating profit came in at 1.21 billion euros, broadly in line with market expectations.

Bouygues confirmed its goals, which include increasing sales and current operating profit.

Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain, Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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