Financial News

  • Business Slipping at P&G?

    March 4, 2015
    The Procter & Gamble Company reported that second quarter fiscal year 2015 net sales were $20.2 billion, a decrease of 4% versus the prior year, including a negative five point impact from foreign exchange. “The October-December 2014 qua…

  • Q1 Personal Care Sales Down At Energizer Holdings

    March 4, 2015
    Energizer Holdings’ first fiscal quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2014 showed that net sales fell 6.8% to $1.04 billion. “First quarter adjusted net earnings per diluted share were in-line with our expectations despite significant currency…

  • Strong Year for J&J

    March 4, 2015
    Johnson & Johnson sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 were almost flat at 0.6% down to $18.3 billion. Worldwide sales for the full-year rose 4.2% to $74.3 billion. “2014 was a strong year for Johnson & Johnson, as we delivered solid…

  • Mixed Results at K-C

    March 4, 2015
    Continued fluctuations in Venezuela’s currency exchange rate contributed to Q4 losses for Kimberly-Clark Corp. 
“While we expect significant currency headwinds, we remain optimistic about our future and our prospects to generate attract…

  • Challenges at Colgate for 2014

    March 4, 2015
    Colgate-Palmolive Company reported worldwide net sales fell 3% to $4.2 billion in the fourth quarter, even as unit volume grew 2.5%. The company noted that pricing increased 3.5% and foreign exchange was negative 9.0%. Organic sales grew 6.0%. Q4 net…

  • Sales Slip at Nu Skin for 2014

    March 4, 2015
    Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.’s fourth-quarter sales fell 4% to $609.6 million. The company reported full-year 2014 revenue decreased 19% to $2.57 billion. “Our business performed as we expected for the quarter, and we look forward to a so…

  • A Strong Holiday Season At Estée Lauder

    March 4, 2015
    The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. reported net sales for its second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014 increased 1% to $3.04 billion. President and CEO Fabrizio Freda said, “Our successful performance this quarter reflected solid global demand…

  • Coty Banks on Innovations for 2015

    March 4, 2015
    Coty Inc.’s net revenues fell 5% to $1.3 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2015. For the first six months, ended Dec. 31, 2014, net sales decreased 2% to $2.4 billion. Commenting on the company’s performance, chairman and interi…

  • SC Johnson Buys HomeBrands A.S.

    SC Johnson Buys HomeBrands A.S.

    March 3, 2015
    SC Johnson buys HomeBrands A.S. for an undisclosed amount.

  • Chemical M&A Activity Rises

    Chemical M&A Activity Rises

    March 3, 2015
    A new study by AT Kearney finds chemical industry M&A activity rose 13% last year.

  • Sales Fall, Losses Mount at CCA

    Sales Fall, Losses Mount at CCA

    March 3, 2015
    But company execs are optimistic

  • Herbalife CEO Sees Pay Slashed

    Herbalife CEO Sees Pay Slashed

    March 2, 2015
    Herbalife Ltd cut the pay of Chief Executive Michael Johnson 36% for 2014 after the nutrition and weight loss company failed to meet performance goals set for him and other top executives, according to a recent securities filing. Herbalife said J…

  • BASF Optimistic About 2015

    BASF Optimistic About 2015

    February 27, 2015
    Despite significant headwinds, the company expects 2015 to be better than 2014, primarily due to lower oil prices.

  • Falling Oil Hits Calumet

    Falling Oil Hits Calumet's Results

    February 27, 2015
    Calumet Specialty Products reports net losses in Q4 and for the full year.

  • Annual Sales Rise 3% at Herbalife

    Annual Sales Rise 3% at Herbalife

    February 27, 2015
    Company brings in $5 billion in business.