Tyson Foods Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday, boosted by the performance of its beef, pork and prepared foods businesses.

The world's largest meat producer reported a net loss of $455 million, or $1.22 a share, in the fourth quarter ended on October 3, compared with a year-earlier profit of $48 million, or 13 cents a share.

Excluding a goodwill impairment charge, Tyson earned 28 cents a share, beating the analysts' average estimate of 26 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Revenue at the Springdale, Arkansas-based company rose slightly to $7.21 billion from $7.20 billion.

(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)