(Reuters) – Swiss elevator and escalator manufacturer Schindler <SCHP.S> said on Thursday its third-quarter net profit rose 6.1% from previous year to 244 million Swiss francs ($246 million), citing strong growth in the Asia-Pacific region, supported by positive business development in China.
Sales during the July to September period were 2.82 billion francs, which is 5.2% more than 2.68 billion francs reported in the previous year.
The company reiterated its 2019 guidance of revenue growth of between 4% and 6% in local currencies, and net profit reaching the range of 900 million francs to 940 million francs.
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(Reporting by Bartosz Dabrowski; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)