Kellogg 2Q net income falls, revenue edges up

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rising costs and weakness in Europe pulled down Kellogg's second-quarter net income, but the breakfast giant's revenue rose thanks to sales of Pop-Tarts and strength in North America. For the three months ended June 30, the maker of Frosted Flakes cereal and other products earned $301 million, or 84 cents per share. That's down 12 percent from $343 million, or 94 cents per share, a year earlier. Analysts expected earnings of 85 cents per share. Revenue for the Battle Creek, Mich., company edged up 2 percent to $3.47 billion. That beat Wall Street's estimate of $3.38 billion. Kellogg Co. currently gets most of its revenue from North America. It reaffirmed its full-year earnings outlook of $3.18 to $3.30 per share. Analysts expect $3.34 per share. Their estimates usually exclude one-time items. Published: Fri, Aug 3, 2012