Pernod Ricard confident on goals for top U.S. market
PARIS, Dec 6 Pernod Ricard is confident of hitting its goal for "mid-single digit" sales growth this financial year in its top U.S. market, which spurred sales growth in its first quarter.
BERLIN, March 5 Beiersdorf, the maker of Nivea face creams, said it expected to grow faster than the market in the 2013 as it reported a 14 percent rise in 2012 profit.
The German company had already in January reported a 4.7 percent rise in 2012 sales as markets like Russia and Brazil helped counter a weak climate in Europe.
The group, which also makes La Prairie luxury face creams and Labello lip balm, reported comparable earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of 735 million euros ($956 million), against analyst expectations for 749 million for the year as a whole.
It kept its dividend staeady at 0.70 euros, compared with expectations for 0.85 euros.
Local rival Henkel will report results on Wednesday. ($1 = 0.7687 euros) (Reporting by Victoria Bryan and Nadine Scimroszik)
* Expects FY 2017 Q1 deliveries of between 1,000 and 1,250 units with an average price of between $750,000 and $780,000
LONDON, Dec 6 The euro held firm on Tuesday, having seen a wild 3-cent swing in the wake of Italy's referendum, while the region's bond yields dipped in line with U.S. peers as oil saw its first fall for five days.