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Yum China's quarterly profit jumps 39 pct on strong KFC sales

July 5 (Reuters) - Yum China Holdings Inc reported a 39 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by strong sales at its KFC restaurants.

Net income rose to $107 million, or 27 cents per share, in the second quarter ended May 31, from $77 million, or 21 cents per share, a year earlier.

Same-restaurant sales rose 3 percent.

Net sales edged up to $1.59 billion. (Reporting by Karina Dsouza in Bengaluru; Edited by Martina D'Couto)