Unilever NV said its normalized net income for the first half amounted to 75 euro cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 89 cents per share.
EPS climbed 20.2% year over year from 63 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was €2.15 billion, a gain of 17.9% from €1.83 billion in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue climbed 12.0% on an annual basis to €26.99 billion from €24.10 billion, and total operating expenses grew 11.4% year over year to €23.15 billion from €20.78 billion.
Reported net income declined 12.0% from the prior-year period to €2.48 billion, or 87 cents per share, from €2.82 billion, or 97 cents per share.