Sales: $41.3 billion
Sales: $41.3 billion for household, beauty and oral care products. Corporate sales: $66.8 billion.
Key Personnel: David S. Taylor, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Laura Becker, president, global business services; Steven D. Bishop, group president, global health care; Gary Coombe, president, global grooming; Philip J. Duncan, global design officer; Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh, group president, global family care and P&G Ventures; Thomas M. Finn, president, global personal health care; Kathleen B. Fish, chief research, development and innovation officer; Fama Francisco, president, global baby care and baby and feminine care; William P. Gipson, president, end-to-end packaging transformation and chief diversity officer; Tracey Grabowski, chief human resources officer; Shailesh G. Jejurikar, president, global fabric care, home care and P&G Professional, and fabric and home care sector; executive sponsor, global sustainability; Henry Karamanoukian, president, go-to-market, China and hair care, greater China; R. Alexandra Keith, president, global hair care and beauty sector; Deborah P. Majoras, chief legal officer and secretary executive sponsor, GABLE; Shelly McNamara, chief diversity and inclusion officer; Jon R. Moeller, vice chairman and chief financial officer; Julio Nemeth, global product supply officer; Javier Polit, chief information officer; Juan Fernando Posada, president, Latin America selling and marketing operations; Matthew S. Price, president, greater China, selling and market operations; Marc S. Pritchard, chief brand officer; Jeffrey K. Schomburger, global sales officer; Valarie Sheppard, controller and treasurer, and executive vice president, company transition leader; Kirti Singh, chief analytics and insights officer; Yannis Skoufalos, global product supply officer; Markus Strobel, president, global skin and personal care; Magesvaran Suranan, president, Asia Pacific selling & marketing operations Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa selling & market operations; Loic Tassel, president, Europe selling and market operations; Carolyn Tastad, group president, North America, global sales officer executive sponsor, gender equality; George Tsourapas, president, global home care and P&G Professional; Monica Turner, senior vice president, sales, North America.
Major Products: Fabric care—Tide, Ariel, Bounce, Cheer, Downy, Dreft, Era, Gain, Ace, Rindex; Hair Care—Head & Shoulders, Aussie, Herbal Essences, Pantene; Home Care—Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Gain, Joy, Mr. Clean, Swiffer, Salvo, Ambi Pur, Comet; Grooming—Gillette, Venus, Art of Shaving; Oral care—Crest, Fixodent, Oral-B, Scope; Skin & personal care—Gillette, Ivory, Olay, Old Spice, Safeguard, Secret, Native, Snowberry, SK-II.
New Products: Fabric care—Ariel Active Pods, Gain Botanical Based; Hair care—Pantene Rose Water Collection, Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots; Home care—Febreze One, Febreze Small Spaces, Mr. Clean Clean Freak; Oral care—Fixodent Ultra; Skin and Personal care—Safeguard Pure White with Germshield+, Gillette Pure shave cream and gel.
Comments: After no growth in organic sales in FY 2018, and just 1% gains in FY 2016 and FY 2017, results are improving for Procter & Gamble, the No. 1 ranked company in the Top 50 year in and year out. For the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, sales rose 1% to $16.5 billion, and organic sales were up 5%. Beauty segment organic sales increased 9%, led by skin and personal care organic sales which increased mid-teens driven by premium innovation, positive product mix from the disproportionate growth of super-premium SK-II brand and increased pricing. Hair care organic sales increased mid-single digits with strong growth in developed and developing regions and increased pricing. Fabric and home care segment organic sales increased 7% for the quarter. Fabric care organic sales increased mid-single digits, driven by innovation, increased pricing and positive mix due to the disproportionate growth of premium products. Home care organic sales increased high single digits, driven by innovation, positive mix due to the disproportionate growth of premium products and increased pricing.
Through the first half of FY 2019, the company noted that eight of 10 categories were growing, with organic sales up 14% in skin and personal care; a 6% gain in fabric care and a 5% increase in home care. Organic sales grew in P&G top 15 markets, led by a 9% gain in China and a 20% increase in e-commerce sales. It was a similar story for market share, as 34 of P&G’s top 50 category/country combinations grew or held their value share and 8 of 10 global categories grew or held value share.
In Q3, the company posted a 1% increase in sales. For fiscal 2019, P&G estimates all-in sales growth of 1%, despite a 3-4% negative impact from foreign exchange. The company increased its guidance for organic sales growth from a range of 2-4% to a solid 4% for fiscal 2019.
Earlier this year, P&G took part in the Consumer Analyst Group New York (CAGNY) conference, a high-profile meeting of investors and analysts who follow consumer goods companies, where it shared a short recap of company results, reminding investors that the first half of FY 2019 was a very strong start to the year, with top line, bottom line, cash, volume and share growth.
In fiscal 2018, fabric and home care accounted for 32% of sales, followed by baby, feminine and family care, 27%; beauty, 19%; health care, 12% and grooming, 10%. By region, North America represented 44% of sales, followed by Europe, 24%; Asia Pacific and China, 9% each; and Latin America and India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA), each with 7%.
Beauty sales increased 9% on a 2% increase in unit sales. The gains were led by sales of super-premium SK-II and premium Olay skin care. Hair care sales rose low single digits, as fierce competition in developed regions led to sales declines that were offset by gains in developing regions, according to P&G.
Grooming sales fell 1%, but unit volume was unchanged. P&G blamed the decline, in part, on unfavorable product mix. To get growing again, Gillette earlier this year, rolled out eight new grooming products for men and women. These include Razor Maker customized razor handles, a heated razor and SkinGuard, which is designed to reduce irritation.
Oral care volume increased in the low single digits, but P&G acknowledged its global market share declined slightly.
Fabric and home care sales rose 3% on a 3% increase in unit volume. Fabric care volume increased low single digits. Home care volume also increased low single digits.
Baby, feminine and family care sales fell 1% on a 1% decline in unit volume.
Last year, P&G agreed to acquire the OTC healthcare business of Merck KGaA for $3.9 billion. The unit sells OTC consumer healthcare products primarily in Europe, Latin America and Asia. The business grew 6% in 2016 and 2017 and provides a broad range of OTC product remedies to relieve muscle, joint and back pain, colds and headaches as well as products for supporting physical activity and mobility. Top brands include Neurobion, Dolo-Neurobion, Femibion, Nasivin, Bion3, Seven Seas and Kytta.
At the end of FY 2018, P&G had 92,000 employees—down from 121,000 in 2013.