BERLIN, March 6 Germany's Henkel,
the maker of washing powder and shampoos, said it expected
earnings to rise 10 percent in 2013 as it reported fourth
quarter results in line with expectations.
Adjusted earnings per preferred share, which the group is
increasingly using as a measure of profit, would rise 10 percent
in 2013, the group said on Wednesday, after growing 18 percent
to 3.70 euros ($4.82) in 2012.
The group reported fourth-quarter sales of 4 billion euros
and adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of 544
million euros, compared with forecasts for 4 billion and 549
million respectively in a Reuters poll.
It increased the dividend to a higher than expected 0.95
euros per preferred share.