Ricoh Co. said Wednesday its group net profit in the October-December term rose 19.5 percent over the previous year to 17.8 billion yen on strong sales of network basic input/output system (NetBIOS) devices.

In a consolidated earnings report compiled under U.S. accounting standards, the office equipment maker said its pretax profit in the three-month period jumped 15.9 percent to 29.99 billion yen on sales of 420.74 billion yen, up 4.8 percent.

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