MILAN Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) (FCHA.MI) on Tuesday reported a better-than-expected rise in first-quarter operating profit on strong North America performance and confirmed its full-year guidance, but higher debt disappointed, pushing shares lower.
The world's seventh-largest carmaker said adjusted operating profit for the January-March period rose to 1.38 billion euros ($1.56 billion) from 700 million the previous year and compared with an analyst consensus of 1.17 billion euros in a Thomson Reuters poll.
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