Hershey's quarterly sales miss expectations

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Feb 1 (Reuters) - Hershey Co on Thursday reported quarterly revenue that missed analysts' estimates, hurt partly by the timing of shipments in North America and weak demand in international markets.

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Sales fell 1.5 percent to $1.94 billion, missing analysts' estimate of $1.95 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

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However, net income rose to $181.1 million, or 85 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $116.9 million, 55 cents per share, a year earlier.

(Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Martina D'Couto)

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