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Procter & Gamble Grows Bottom Line By 5% In Q1


Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE: PG) delivered 5 percent growth in the bottom line in the first quarter. While net sales remained flat, organic sales advanced 3 percent in the same period. The stock got a boost in Tuesday's pre-market session.

  • Reports 5 percent increase in EPS to $0.96. Core EPS is $1.03 and beat by $0.05.
  • Net sales of $16.5 billion are in line with the consensus.
  • Repurchased shares worth $1 billion in the first quarter.
  • Maintains core EPS growth outlook of mid-single digits for fiscal year 2017 compared to $3.67 achieved in fiscal year 2016.

Chairman, President and CEO David Taylor, commented, "We are now focusing all our efforts on 10 large, structurally attractive categories where P&G holds leading positions. We're pleased with the progress we're making, but there is still more work to do to get back to the levels of balanced top- and bottom-line growth and cash generation that will consistently put P&G shareholder value creation among the best in our industry."

The company's full press release:

The stock added 2.26 percent to $86.00 in pre-market trading on Tuesday.


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