April 27 (Reuters) - Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ.O) beat Wall Street estimates for first-quarter revenue on Tuesday, boosted by higher demand for its biscuits and chocolates in Asian and European markets.
Food and snack makers have experienced a surge in sales during the pandemic as consumers hunkered down at home sought comfort in familiar brands.
Net revenue from the North American segment grew 4.3% to $1.98 billion, while European market revenue grew 10.2% to $2.85 billion.
Revenue rose to $7.24 billion from $6.71 billion a year ago, beating analysts' average estimate of $7.02 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
Net earnings attributable to the company rose to $961 million, or 68 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $736 million, or 51 cents per share, a year earlier.
(This story corrects paragraph 3 to say North American revenue grew to $1.98 billion, not $7.24 billion.)
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