MILAN — Global retail and wholesale growth and gains in footwear and leather goods lifted Salvatore Ferragamo SpA’s net profit 30 percent in 2012 to 106 million euros, or $135.7 million, compared with 81 million euros, or $112.6 million, in the previous year. The Florence-based company also attributed the improvement to a 10 percent reduction in the minority interest last year compared with 2011, as a consequence of the buyback of the stakes in distribution companies in South Korea and Southeast Asia.
Including a minority interest profit of 20 million euros, or $25.6 million, profits rose more than 21 percent to 125 million euros, or $160 million, compared with 103 million euros, or $143.2 million, in 2011.
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