Energizer Holdings profit rises 8 percent

Wed May 1, 2013 7:54am EDT

May 1 (Reuters) - Energizer Holdings Inc, maker of Energizer batteries and Wilkinson Sword and Schick razor blades, posted an 8 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by cost cuts.

Net earnings rose to $84.9 million, or $1.35 per share, in the second quarter from $77.9 million, or $1.17 per share, a year earlier. Sales fell marginally to $1.1 billion.

Selling, general and administrative expenses fell 9 percent to $209.9 million.