COPENHAGEN May 7 Danish brewer Carlsberg
kept its 2013 outlook unchanged after first-quarter
operating profits and revenue rose more than forecast, partly
aided by strong Asia sales.
The brewer reiterated a forecast for operating earnings this
year of around 10 billion Danish crowns ($1.75 billion) from 9.8
billion in 2012.
First-quarter operating profit before one-off items was 661
billion crowns, exceeding analysts' average forecast for 626
billion. Sales rose 3 percent, also above forecasts.
($1 = 5.7083 Danish crowns)
(Reporting by Copenhagen Newsroom; editing by Miral Fahmy)