Procter & Gamble Co. (PG)
The company is one of the world’s market leaders in consumer products, and one of the leading companies in the US by volume of profits and market capitalization. At the same time, P & G is the largest advertiser in the world: the cost of advertising exceeds $ 8 billion Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA).. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange since 1970 and are taken when calculating the industrial index Dow Jones. The company was founded in 1837. During the Civil War in the US P & G received significant contracts for the supply of candles and soap Union Army. P & G is considered the founder of the company, brand management system. Currently it owns 23 brand with global sales exceeding $ 1 billion. Dollars, and another 20 brands with sales above $ 500 million. These 43 brand companies are the engine of growth and provide an annual sales growth of 10%. To date, the total number of employees of the company – about 130 thousand employees in 80 countries.. 47% of the annual turnover of the company falls on the category of products for the home and family, which includes household chemicals, diapers, food and animal feed. About 28% comes from the direction of beauty (cosmetics, deodorants, perfumes, hair products, skin care, shaving system). In 2003, P & G purchased the German company to Wella, which manufactures products for hair care, hair dye. In January 2005, Procter & Gamble announced the acquisition of Gillette: the cost of the transaction amounted to $ 56 billion As a result of this purchase P & G has become the largest company in the world for the production of consumer goods..
P & G said it now expects the effects of currency sales in 2016 of 7 percentage points. Previously, the interest rate was 5-6 punktov.Chistaya income rose to $ 3.21 billion, or $ 1.12 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2015, from $ 2.37 billion, or 82 cents per share, a year earlier.