Danish brewery Albani Bryggerierne has recorded a net profit after minority interests of 20m Danish crowns (US$2.4m) for the year, up from a break-even result in 2000.

The company's pre-tax profit for 2001 totalled 25m crowns versus a pre-tax loss of 4.7 mln crowns for 2000.

But turnover for the period fell to 495.7 mln crowns from 657.4 mln crowns.

The brewer said it expects to report a pre-tax profit of between 5.0m crowns and 15 crowns for 2002.