Church & Dwight revenue misses estimates

Tue Aug 7, 2012 12:11pm EDT

(Reuters) - Consumer goods maker Church & Dwight Co Inc (CHD.N) reported quarterly revenue that missed market expectations on lower sales of its higher-margin personal care products in the United States, and forecast a third-quarter profit below estimates.

The company, known for its Arm & Hammer brands, expects to earn about 58 cents per share for the third quarter. Analysts on average were expecting 61 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

The maker of Trojan condoms and XTRA detergent said net income fell to $79.3 million, or 56 cents per share, for the second quarter from $82.6 million, or 57 cents per share, a year earlier.

Analysts had expected earnings of 55 cents per share for the second quarter.

Revenue rose 3.2 percent to $696.4 million, but fell short of estimates of $702.7 million.

Personal care products sales fell 5 percent to $160.3 million.

Shares of the Princeton, New Jersey-based company closed at $55.7 on Monday on the New York Stock Exchange.

(This story corrected to 'second quarter' from 'third quarter' in 4th paragraph)

(Reporting by Aditi Shrivastava in Bangalore; Editing by Don Sebastian)

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