Nippon Express said that its net profit rose 13.3 percent in the first half of fiscal 2012, which started on April 1, from a year earlier to USD141.44 million on a consolidated basis. The company’s group revenue edged down 0.4 percent in the April-September period from the same six-month period last year to USD9.98 billion. Its group operating profit grew 13.0 percent to USD196.79 million. Nippon Express posted the relatively big rise in net profit due largely to a sharply higher extraordinary profit from the sale of fixed assets. The company made a profit of USD39.99 million from the sale of fixed assets in the April-September period, compared with a profit of USD27.71 million on similar sales a year earlier. The company’s new full-year projections are: USD20.13 billion in group revenue, down 1.1 percent from fiscal 2011; USD412.50 million in group operating profit, down 12.0 percent from fiscal 2011; USD250.00 million in group net profit, down 25.8 percent from fiscal 2011.