Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) on Tuesday said operating profit rose 8.8 percent in the just-ended business year, a tad short of analyst estimates, pushed up by robust domestic operations and cost cuts at U.S. subsidiary Sprint Corp (S.N).

Softbank is the 73% owner of Supercell, the developer of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale.

Masayoshi Son, SoftBank's chairman and chief executive officer, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo
Masayoshi Son, SoftBank’s chairman and chief executive officer, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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