Aug 27 (Reuters) - Australia's biggest supermarket operator
Woolworths Group Ltd reported an 8.4% fall in annual
profit on Thursday, as the closure of its hotels and pubs due to
COVID-19 restrictions offset a strong performance at its
Excluding one-time charges, the company's net profit after
tax attributable to shareholders from continuing operations came
in at A$1.60 billion ($1.16 billion), lower than the A$1.75
billion a year earlier.
Analysts on average had expected a profit of A$1.66 billion,
according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
($1 = 1.3820 Australian dollars)
(Reporting by Rashmi Ashok in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak