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SoftBank posts Q3 profit gain of 20 times, beating estimates

TOKYO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp on Monday reported that third quarter net profit ballooned more than 20 times, beating estimates, driven by recovery at its Vision Fund unit.

October-December net profit was 1.17 trillion yen ($11.09 billion). That compared with an estimate of 171 billion yen from four analysts polled by Refinitiv SmartEstimate.

$1 = 105.5000 yen Reporting by Sam Nussey; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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