(Corrects to 'second quarter' from 'third quarter' in 4th
* Second-quarter earnings $0.56/share vs est $0.55
* Second-quarter rev $696.4 mln vs est $702.7 mln
* Sees third-quarter earnings $0.58/share vs est $0.61
Aug 7 Consumer goods maker Church & Dwight Co
Inc 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
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
Analysts had expected earnings of 55 cents per share for the
s econd 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
Shares of the Princeton, New Jersey-based company closed at
$55.7 on Monday on the New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Aditi Shrivastava in Bangalore; Editing by Don