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Procter & Gamble

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Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble has been trying to reignite its business by shedding brands. Last year the company sold off Duracell to Berkshire Hathaway and 41 of its beauty labels including Clairol and CoverGirl to Coty. Instead it’s focusing on 10 core areas and 65 brands including fabric care (e.g. Tide), baby care (Pampers), and grooming (Gillette). Sales dropped 9% last year as foreign exchange impacts hit the company hard. CEO David Taylor us cost cutting in areas like supply chain and marketing. But pressure on the company is mounting. In February reports surfaced that activist investor Trian had taken a $3.5 billion stake in the company.

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CEO

David S. Taylor

CEO Title

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Household Products

Industry

Household and Personal Products

HQ Location

Cincinnati, OH

Website

Years on Fortune 500 List

23

Employees

105,000

Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.Includes revenues from discontinued operations. Profile provided by S&P Global.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$71,726-8.9%
Profits ($M)$10,508.049.3%
Assets ($M)$127,136
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$57,341
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$229,700
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues14.7%
Profits as % of Assets8.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity18.3%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)3.69
EPS % Change (from 2015)51.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-1.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)3.4%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)9.3%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)8.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)5.8%
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