BERLIN — Henkel AG & Co. posted fourth-quarter 2012 total net income of 357 million euros, or $459 million, a 68.4 percent on-year rise, driven by gains in all of its business categories — including beauty, adhesives, and laundry and home care. Adjusted for non-controlling interests, net profits were 343 million euros, or $441 million.
The Düsseldorf-based maker of Schwarzkopf, Dial and Loctite adhesives, said its adjusted operating profit rose 8.4 percent to 544 million euros, or $423.1 million. Group sales gained 4 percent to 4 billion euros, or $5.14 billion.
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