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08/08/2013 04:28 pm ET Updated Oct 08, 2013

Monster Energy Drinks Maker Reports Lower Profit Due To Legal Costs

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Aug 8 (Reuters) - Energy drinks maker Monster Beverage Corp reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by a stronger dollar and legal costs related to its Monster Energy drinks.

Shares of the company fell 9 percent in post-market trading.

The company, formerly known as Hansen Natural, said profit fell to $106.8 million, or 62 cents per share, from $109.8 million, or 59 cents per share, a year earlier.

Analysts on average were expecting a profit of 64 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

The company, which started off selling fresh non-pasteurized juices in Los Angeles in the 1930s, said revenue rose 6.6 percent to $723.9 million. (Reporting by Aditi Shrivastava in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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