Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever reported a 5.5 percent fall in first-half revenue on Thursday citing continued weakness in emerging markets.
Revenue for the first six months of the year came in at 24.1 billion euros ($32.4 billion), which failed to meet analysts' expectations. Operating profit managed to hit 4.4 billion euros, showing rise of 13 percent and net profit was up 12 percent in the same period to 3 billion euros.
The company said it was focused on achieving another year of profitable volume growth and announced a quarterly dividend of 28.5 cents.
Unilever is a consumer goods brand that has over 200 global brands including Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Paul Polman, the chief executive officer at the company called the results "fairly good" but said that emerging markets, which take up nearly 60 percent of the business, remained a drag to revenues.