Discount retailer Don Quijote, currently under the spotlight over its hostile takeover bid for Origin Toshu Co., said Wednesday it posted a net profit of 4.85 billion yen from July to December 2005, up 13.2 percent from the same period the previous year.

Revenue rose 10 percent to 131.2 billion yen. During the period, the company opened eight new stores, bringing its total to 115.

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