P&G Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:49 pm GMT


Today, we announced results for the second quarter of our 2015 fiscal year. You can read the full details in today’s news release and listen to the webcast of earnings results here.  

"The October - December 2014 quarter was a challenging one with unprecedented currency devaluations," said Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer A.G. Lafley. "Virtually every currency in the world devalued versus the U.S. dollar, with the Russian Ruble leading the way. While we continue to make steady progress on the strategic transformation of the company - which focuses P&G on about a dozen core categories and 70 to 80 brands, on leading brand growth, on accelerating meaningful product innovation and increasing productivity savings - the considerable business portfolio, product innovation, and productivity progress was not enough to overcome foreign exchange."

"The outlook for the year will remain challenging. Foreign exchange will reduce fiscal 2015 sales by 5% and net earnings by 12%, or at least $1.4 billion after tax. We have and will continue to offset as much of this currency impact as we can through productivity driven cost savings. And we will continue to invest in our businesses, brands and product innovation, because it is the right thing to do for the mid- and long-term, while we deliver another year of strong cash returns to shareowners. We are adjusting fiscal year earnings targets accordingly. We are mobilized to deliver another fiscal year of modest organic sales growth, and to continue to grow market share on more category-leading brands. We are working to deliver core earnings per share as close as possible to those of last fiscal year."

Read the press release and listen to the webcast replay here.

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