PARIS — Likening high-flying leather goods maker Louis Vuitton to a “luxury Microsoft,” Bernard Arnault credited the unit for helping LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s net profit jump 23.8 percent to $297 million in the first half, versus $239.8 million a year ago.

Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current exchange as LVMH reported net income of 265 million euros versus year-ago profits of 214 million euros.

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