Unilever's full-year 2011 net profit rises 1%, sales up 5%

02 February 2012 08:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Unilever’s full-year 2011 net profit grew 1% to 4.62bn ($6.08bn) on the back of a 5% increase in sales, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company said on Thursday.

The company’s sales for the full year totalled €46.5bn, while its fourth quarter revenue reached €11.6bn, the company said in a statement.

“Our overall performance was driven by outstanding growth in emerging markets and the home care and personal care categories,” said Paul Polman, the CEO of the Unilever.

“We expect the external macroeconomic environment to remain difficult in 2012 and input cost headwinds will persist, although to a lesser extent than in 2011,” he said.

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By: Samuel Wong

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