REUTERS - Hindustan Unilever Ltd, maker of products ranging from Lakmé cosmetics to BRU coffee, reported a 6.2 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of its Pears and Dove products.
Net profit rose to 11.83 billion rupees ($184.57 million) in the quarter ended March 31, compared with 11.14 billion rupees a year earlier, the company said on Wednesday.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated a profit of 10.80 billion rupees on average.
Revenue from the company’s personal care segment, which houses brands such as Vaseline and Pond‘s, rose about 8 percent to 40.75 billion rupees.
($1 = 64.0950 rupees)
Reporting by Jessica Kuruthukulangara in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair