April 23, 2018 / 11:39 AM / 7 months ago

Kimberly-Clark sales surpass estimates

April 23 (Reuters) - Kimberly-Clark Corp, the maker of Huggies diapers and Kleenex tissues, reported better-than-expected first-quarter sales, helped by its personal care business.

Net income attributable to shareholders fell to $93 million, or 26 cents per share, from $563 million, or $1.57 per share. Results in the latest quarter included $577 million in restructuring charges.

Sales rose 5 percent to $4.73 billion in the quarter ended March 31, beating analysts' average estimate of $4.60 billion. (Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru and Richa Naidu in Chicago; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)

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