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Revlon Loss Widens With Launch of Vital Radiance Line

September 8, 2006

Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc.’s second quarter loss widened, due to costs of the launch of its Vital Radiance line targeted at older consumers. Revlon lost $87.1 million for the three months ended June 30 versus a loss of $35.8 million, during the same period a year ago. Revenue edged up 1% to $321.1 million from $318.3 million last year.
Revlon said the launch of its Vital Radiance cosmetics line during the quarter cut into results by $40 million. The company affirmed guidance for 2006 earnings that are even with, or somewhat below, 2005 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $167 million. The 2006 forecast includes a $10 million restructuring charge related to Vital Radiance.

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