Israeli confectionery company Elite Industries has announced a slight decline in first-quarter profits despite an 11.6% rise in revenue.

Elite, which also makes coffee products, reported a 7% fall in first-quarter net profit to NIS24.3m (US$5.5m), reported Globes.

Elite International, the company's overseas division, posted a 30% rise in first-quarter revenue to NIS257m and an operating loss of NIS8.7m, compared with a loss of NIS9.6m a year earlier.

Elite Israel, the company's domestic unit, reported a 1% rise in first-quarter revenue NIS361.9m and a 1.3% increase in operating profit to NIS61.9m.