Financial News

  • Record First Quarter Results At Inter Parfums, Inc.

    July 14, 2008
    Inter Parfums, Inc. announced first quarter sales rose 45% to $123.2 million; at comparable foreign currency exchange rates, net sales were up 35% for the period; European-based operations achieved sales of $110.6 million, a 46% increase; sales by U.…


  • First Quarter Jump At Natural Health Trends

    July 14, 2008
    Natural Health Trends Corp. posted a rise in its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008. According to the company, the quarter showed significant improvement over the previous periods. Net sales from December 2007 to March 2008 featu…


  • Is a Nano Nail Enamel On the Horizon?

    July 14, 2008
    NaturalNano, Inc., a Rochester, NY developer of advanced nanomaterials and extended release nanotechnologies, has entered into an exclusive development and testing agreement with global cosmetics supplier Fiabila, S.A. to explore the use of halloysit…


  • Unilever Taps Aon For Consulting Services

    July 14, 2008
    Aon Corporation, a provider of global risk management and consulting services, has formed a global partnership with Unilever to work with its business lines worldwide. According to a statement to the press, the agreement enables Unilever to appro…


  • Beauty Business Boosts First Quarter at Avon

    June 23, 2008
    Avon Products, Inc. posted its first-quarter 2008 results showing a 14% rise in total revenue to $2.5 billion. Sales of beauty products jumped 17% and included increases in all categories: fragrance grew 20%, color was up 15%, personal care rose 15%…


  • Elizabeth Arden Sales Fall In Third Quarter 2008

    June 23, 2008
    Global prestige beauty products company Elizabeth Arden, Inc. posted its financial results for the third fiscal quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2008. For the third quarter, net sales decreased 4% to $210.6 million. According to the company…


  • P&G’s Sales Rise 9% In Fiscal Third Quarter

    June 23, 2008
    The Procter & Gamble Company posted financial results for the first quarter 2008. Net sales increased 9% to $20.5 billion. Operating profit was up 13% to $4.1 billion. Based on the company’s January-March quarter, beauty net sales increased…


  • Colgate Posts Gain in 1Q

    June 23, 2008
    Colgate-Palmolive Company posted a jump in worldwide sales and unit volume growth together with higher than expected earnings growth for first quarter 2008. Worldwide sales grew 15.5% to $3.7 billion and unit volume grew 5%, as reported. First qu…


  • Revlon’s First Quarter Sales Drop

    June 23, 2008
    Revlon, Inc. announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008. Net sales decreased 2.5% to $320.4 million. For the second half of 2008, the company plans to introduce an extensive lineup of new Revlon and Almay color cosmetics.…


  • Alberto-Culver Reports Strong 2Q, First Half 2008

    June 23, 2008
    Alberto-Culver Company—manufacturer and marketer of personal care products including TreSemme, Alberto VO5, Nexxus and St. Ives—posted record sales and earnings from continuing operations for its second quarter and first half of fiscal ye…


  • Kimberly Clark Posts 1Q Gain

    June 23, 2008
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported that net sales in the first quarter of 2008 advanced 9.7% to $4.8 billion, a new quarterly record. According to the company, sales in developing and emerging markets climbed 22%, with particular strength in the per…


  • Bare Escentuals Still Going Strong in First Quarter 2008

    June 23, 2008
    Bare Escentuals, Inc. posted its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended March 30, 2008. Net sales were $140.4 million, an increase of approximately 21% from $115.6 million in the prior year. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 20…


  • First Quarter Sales

    June 23, 2008
    Inter Parfums, Inc.’s net sales for the first quarter were approximately $123.2 million—a gain of 45%. According to the company, at comparable foreign currency exchange rates, net sales for the first quarter were up 35% for 2008.…


  • Church & Dwight Buys Del Labs for $380 Million

    May 5, 2008
    Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will acquire the Del Pharmaceuticals, Inc. business for $380 million in cash from Coty Inc. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions, is expected to close in July. Del Ph…


  • Blyth Posts 4Q, Full Year Sales

    May 5, 2008
    Multi-channel marketer of home fragrance products Blyth, Inc. reported net sales for the fourth quarter that ended Jan. 31, 2008 declined approximately 2% to $373.8 million compared to the prior year period. Excluding the sales of Blyth HomeScents In…