* Q4 adj EPS $0.22 vs est of 0.19
* Q4 sales $112.9 mln vs est $113.6 mln
* Keeps 2010 view
March 10 Fragrance maker Inter Parfums Inc
(IPAR.O) posted an adjusted fourth-quarter profit that topped
Wall Street expectations, helped by new product launches and
higher sales at its European-based operations, and kept its
Inter Parfums, whose brands include Van Cleef & Arpels,
Burberry and Christian Lacroix, posted net income attributable
to the company of $5.5 million, or 18 cents a share, compared
with $5.1 million, or 17 cents a share, a year ago.
Excluding a goodwill impairment charge, the company earned
22 cents a share according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue rose 13 percent to $112.9 million.
Analysts on average were looking for a profit of 19 cents a
share, before items, on revenue of $446.4 million, according to
Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
New York-based New Inter Parfums kept its full-year profit
forecast of 78 cents a share, on sales of $440.0 million.
Earlier this year, the company said its Paris-based unit
and Montblanc, part of luxury goods group Richemont CFR.VX,
signed a perfume-making deal for 10-and-a-half years
Inter Parfums shares closed at $13.56 Wednesday on Nasdaq.
(Reporting by Vidya Lakshmi in Bangalore; Editing by Jarshad