Sales: $425 million for skin care products. Corporate sales: $4.4 billion. Net income: for the year ended Sept. 30, 2014.
Key Personnel: Ward M. Klein, chief executive officer, Energizer Holdings Inc.; David P. Hatfield, president and chief executive officer, Energizer Personal Care; Daniel J. Sescleifer, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Energizer Holdings, Inc.; Peter J. Conrad, vice president, human resources, Energizer Holdings, Inc.; Mark S. Lavigne, vice president and general counsel, Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Major Products: Hawaiian Tropic and Banana Boat sun care products; Edge, Schick, Skintimate and Wilkinson Sword shaving products; Wet Ones and Playtex Sport Wipes.
New Products: Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport, New & Improved Banana Boat Sport Performance, Banana Boat Dry Oil Clear Ultramist with Argan Oil.
Comments: This is the last year that the Energizer name will appear in The Top 50. This month, Energizer’s personal care business will become Edgewell Personal Care when the firm’s battery and personal care units part ways. The move was made to allow each business to pursue its own strategic focus and unlock the full value of each business for shareholders, according to company executives.
David Hatfield will serve as CEO of Edgewell Personal Care.
In fiscal 2014, Energizer’s skin care sales, including sun and wet shave preps, fell 1%. Corporate sales were up 6.7% due to the acquisition of feminine care brands, the firm said. Energizer said US sun care sales were down due to cool and wet weather during much of the US summer season. But that was offset by growth in the company’s international sun care business.
For the first half of fiscal 2015, Energizer’s personal care sales fell 4% to $1.1 billion. The company said lower volumes across the wet shave and infant and feminine care businesses were partially offset by improved price/mix in wet shave and skin care.