Consumer domestic sales rose 18% in the fourth quarter to $477.7 million. The fourth quarter included sales from the recently acquired Coty businesses. Sales of Xtra liquid laundry detergent, Arm & Hammer liquid laundry detergent and powder laundry detergent were all significantly higher than recorded in last year’s report.
These increases were offset partially by lower sales of Kaboom and other household cleaners, the company said But consumer international fourth quarter sales fell 7% to $95.1 million. Fourth quarter operating income increased 40% to $80.1 million.