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Nestle India Jan-March Net Profit Rises 7.8% To INR2.76 Billion

04/25/2012 | 09:45am US/Eastern

Nestle India Ltd. (500790.BY), a unit of Swiss food giant Nestle SA (NESN.VX), posted a 7.8% increase in net profit for the January-March quarter.

Net profit rose to INR2.76 billion from INR2.56 billion a year earlier, the company told the stock exchanges.

Sales climbed 13% to INR20.47 billion from INR18.10 billion.

Nestle India, which sells products such as Maggi noodles, Nestle yoghurt and dairy whitener, and Kit Kat and Munch chocolates, said local sales rose 14% to INR19.46 billion on the back of higher prices.

Exports increased 3.3% to INR1.01 billion.

However, financing costs for the period jumped to INR22.7 million from INR700,000, it said.

-By Rumman Ahmed, Dow Jones Newswires; 91-9845104173; rumman.ahmed@dowjones.com

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