FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd on Monday reported 3.68% increase in standalone net profit at Rs. 1,056.85 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014-15.
It had posted net profit of Rs. 1,019.25 crore in the April -June quarter of 2013-14 on account of exceptional gain of Rs. 106.25 crore, the company said in a BSE filing.
HUL's net sales climbed to Rs. 7,570.78 crore in Q1, 2014-15, from Rs. 6687.49 crore a year ago, up 13.20%.
HUL chairman Harish Manwani said: "We continue to grow ahead of our markets and have delivered another quarter of strong top and bottom-line performance.
"While we are seeing headwinds on market growth, consumer spending and inflation, we remain focused on managing the business for long term competitive and profitable growth and implementing our strategy with even greater rigour."
Overall expenses in Q1 stood at Rs. 6,466.52 crore, as against Rs. 5,789.88 crore in the year-ago period.
The HUL scrip was trading at Rs. 682, up 3.02%, on the BSE.