(Reuters) - Avon Products Inc's <AVP.N> reported a narrower first-quarter net profit as the cosmetics company again sold fewer items and the number of active sales representatives fell 2 percent.

The cosmetics direct-seller reported a net profit of $26.5 million on revenue of $2.58 billion in the quarter that ended March 31, compared with net income of $143.6 million on revenue of $2.63 billion a year earlier.

(Reporting By Phil Wahba; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)


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