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Hyundai Motor’s Q4 profit misses estimates

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co reported a nearly 50% drop in quarterly profit, hurt by rising raw material costs and a one-off expense associated with employees’ bonuses.

Hyundai Motor, which together with affiliate Kia Corp is among the world’s top 10 automakers by sales, reported a net profit of 547 billion won ($456.32 million) for October-December, versus 1.1 trillion won a year earlier.

That compared with an average analyst forecast of 1.5 trillion won compiled by Refinitiv SmartEstimate.

($1 = 1,198.7100 won)

(Reporting by Heekyong Yang and Joyce Lee; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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