Hyosung Corp, one of South Korea's leading textile manufacturers, has swung back to a full year profit of KRW83.5bn (US$88.2m) in 2006.

This compares to a net loss of KRW60.2bn a year earlier, the company said in regulatory filing. Revenue dropped 1.5% to KRW478bn.

Profits were boosted by growth in its heavy industry unit and the sale of properties.