Leading Greek lingerie and intimate apparel producer Sex Form on Monday reported a 20 per cent jump in nine month pre-tax profit to $1.7 million from $1.4m in the year-ago period.

The firm said its turnover for the January-September period climbed more than 10 per cent to $24.4 million from $21.8m in 2001.

Parent company Sex Form Group, which includes its subsidiaries Prestige and Petit Elephant, revealed a consolidated pre-tax profit of $2.6m versus $2m last year, with turnover up 11 per cent to $35.2m.