Textile manufacturer Linificio e Canapifico Nazionale enjoyed a EUR2.58 million net profit for the period from January to September 2003, up from a net loss of EUR408,000 recorded in the same period last year.

The linen-spinning company, part of the Marzotto group, also reported an operating profit of EUR5.1m for the period, against an operating loss of EUR1.7m in 2002.

The company's net worth stood at EUR36.3m at the end of September.