SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter operating profit rose 180 percent from a year earlier in its largest quarterly profit ever, due to a pickup in panel prices.

The world's biggest liquid crystal display maker said October-December operating profit was 904.3 billion won ($778.33 million), beating a Thomson Reuters StarMine SmartEstimate of 845 billion won drawn from a survey of 27 analysts.

Revenue for the quarter rose 18 percent from a year earlier to 7.9 trillion won, LG said.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Chris Reese)


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