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Tyson's Profit Rises 75% in Quarter

IN BRIEF / EARNINGS

November 12, 2002|From Bloomberg News

Tyson Foods Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter profit jumped 75% as the meat processor benefited from the beef business acquired with its purchase last year of IBP Inc.

Net income rose to $84 million, or 24 cents a share, from $48 million, or 22 cents, a year earlier, Tyson said.

Per-share profit rose less than net income because the company issued more stock.

Tyson's revenue rose 15% to $5.76 billion.

Shares of Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson rose 33 cents to $11.21 on the New York Stock Exchange.

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