BRIEF-BYD's 2016 net profit up 78.9 pct, sees Q1 profit falling

March 28 (Reuters) - BYD Co Ltd

* Says 2016 net profit up 78.9 percent y/y

* Says it expects Q1 net profit to fall 23.6-35.4 percent

y/y to 550-650 million yuan ($94.42 million)

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($1 = 6.8840 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)