By  on August 8, 2013

BERLIN — Consumer goods giant Henkel registered a rise in sales and earnings for its second quarter, boosted by the strong performance of emerging markets.   

Net income rose 6.7 percent to 432 million euros, or $564 million. Sales were up 1.9 percent to 4.29 billion euros, or $5.6 billion, an increase of 4 percent in organic terms.   

The firm’s adjusted operating results (EBIT) came in at 660 million euros, or $861.7 million, a gain of 8.2 percent.  New markets and currency effects contributed positively, the company said.

"While all regions reported growth, once again our emerging markets made an important contribution. The share of sales in emerging markets rose substantially, reaching 45 percent for the first time," Henkel chief executive officer Kasper Rorsted said in a statement.


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