Kellogg International's full-year reported operating profit decreased by 14.2 percent and internal operating profit decreased by 16.4 percent. Kellogg International's fourth quarter reported operating profit declined by 4.7 percent and internal profit declined by 21.9 percent. Latin America's internal operating profit increased by 19.7 percent in the fourth quarter due to strong sales growth and a relatively easier comparison to the fourth quarter of last year; included in the growth was the impact of higher commodity costs. Europe's fourth-quarter internal operating profit decreased by 7.7 percent due to significant cost inflation and a continued difficult operating environment. Asia Pacific's internal operating profit decreased by 72.3 percent in the fourth quarter as the result of up-front costs associated with the closure of a plant in Australia, a double-digit increase in the rate of investment in brand building, and increased cost inflation.Interest and Tax
Kellogg Company Reports Earnings Per Share At The High End Of Guidance For 2012 And Reaffirms Guidance For 2013 Growth
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