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Church & Dwight Co Inc. Q1 Earnings Rise

Church & Dwight Co Inc. (CHD) released a profit for its first quarter that rose from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $175.7 million, or $0.70 per share. This compares with $157.8 million, or $0.63 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.66 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 3.0% to $1.04 billion from $1.01 billion last year.

Church & Dwight Co Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $175.7 Mln. vs. $157.8 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $0.70 vs. $0.63 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.66
-Revenue (Q1): $1.04 Bln vs. $1.01 Bln last year.

Full year EPS guidance: $2.43 - $2.47

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