Mexico's Kimber reports higher first-qtr profit

MEXICO CITY, April 18 Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:29pm EDT

MEXICO CITY, April 18 (Reuters) - Kimberly-Clark de Mexico, Mexico's leading paper products company, said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 26 percent to 1.17 billion pesos ($94.9 million).

Kimber, a unit of U.S.-based Kimberly-Clark Corp , said quarterly revenue increased 6 percent to 7.56 billion pesos.

Shares in Kimber, which sells Huggies diapers and Kleenex tissues in Mexico, closed up 4.51 at 43.76 pesos on Thursday.

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