Financial News

  • Lonza’s Business Performance on Track

    July 10, 2013
    In the first quarter 2013, Lonza’s business performance was solid and in line with expectations, according to the company. While the specialty ingredients market segment showed a good performance, the pharma and biotech market segment had a slo…


  • Q1 Gains at Symrise

    July 10, 2013
    Symrise reported a 6% rise in first quarter sales to €92.8 million euros, or $122.6 million, with a 7% increase to €46 million, or $60.8 million, according to reports. The company said the gains were due to solid developments in emerging ma…


  • Avon To Sell
Jewelry Unit

    Avon To Sell Jewelry Unit

    July 3, 2013
    Silpada goes back to company founders


  • Q3 Sales Rise 5.3% at Zep

    Q3 Sales Rise 5.3% at Zep

    July 2, 2013
    Recent acquisitions help financial boost.


  • Perelman Agrees
To DOJ Fines

    Perelman Agrees To DOJ Fines

    June 21, 2013
    Settles Antitrust case.


  • SEC Fines Revlon
for Violations

    SEC Fines Revlon for Violations

    June 18, 2013
    Charges include misleading shareholders


  • What

    What's in a Name?

    June 18, 2013
    Borghese family takes on Revlon


  • A Rocky First Day for Coty

    A Rocky First Day for Coty's IPO

    June 14, 2013
    Shares fall—but hopes are high.


  • Q1 Successful at Ecolab

    June 6, 2013
    • Ecolab’s sales rose 2% to a record $2.9 billion in the first quarter of 2013. When adjusted for acquisitions and divestitures, first quarter 2013 fixed currency sales rose 3%. Global institutional segment sales rose 2% to $975 million, l…


  • WD-40 Posts Gains in Q2

    June 6, 2013
    • WD-40 Company’s second quarter sales rose 1% to $86.7 million. For the year, sales rose 6% to $182.0 million. Net income for the second quarter fell 1% to $10.5 million, while year-to-date net income was $21.4 million, an increase of 23…


  • Skin Care Sales Up at Energizer

    June 6, 2013
    • Energizer Holdings, Inc. said personal care sales for the quarter increased 0.2% to $652.6 million; for the six months, it remained flat at $1.206 billion. “Modest top line growth in personal care was offset by declines in household pro…


  • Q1 Shows Gain for Colgate

    June 6, 2013
    • Colgate-Palmolive’s first quarter sales rose 2.5% to $4.3 billion. Global unit volume grew 4.0%, pricing increased 1.5% and foreign exchange was negative 3.0%. Operating profit decreased 21% to $742 million in first quarter 2013. Colgate…


  • A Quarterly Turnaround At Avon Products

    June 6, 2013
    • After months—no years—of bad news, things may finally be turning around at Avon Products, Inc. The company reported a better-than-expected first-quarter results, helped by higher sales in key markets Brazil and Russia and cost cut…


  • Inter Parfums’ Sales Jump 29.3%

    June 6, 2013
    • Inter Parfums’ first quarter sales rose 29.3% to $213.8 million. During the quarter, the company launched Desire by bebe and US-based operations took over the manufacture and distribution of legacy Alfred Dunhill fragrances. Also, Inter…


  • Sales Up 2.1% at Revlon

    June 6, 2013
    • Revlon, Inc. first quarter sales rose 2.1% to $331.9 million. In the US, net sales rose 4% to $192.1 million. The increase was primarily driven by higher net sales of Revlon and SinfulColors color cosmetics and the inclusion of the net sales o…