May 14, 2018 / 10:36 AM / 7 days ago

Hindustan Unilever fourth-quarter profit rises 14 percent

(Reuters) - Diversified consumer goods maker Hindustan Unilever Ltd reported an about 14 percent increase in profit on Monday, helped by higher sales in its home care business.

A pedestrian walks past the Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) headquarters in Mumbai January 19, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Profit for the period ended March 31 came in at 13.51 billion rupees ($200.10 million) compared with 11.83 billion rupees a year ago, the company said. bit.ly/2wzBlfc

Revenue from company’s home care segment, which includes brands such as Surf Excel and Vim, rose 3.26 percent to 31.02 billion rupees.

($1 = 67.5150 Indian rupees)

Reporting By Arnab Paul in Bengaluru; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath

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