PG Winning Strategy : P&G’s shares rose more than 2% after outperforming expectations. P&G outperformed Wall Street in their last report. The large retailer did well in the fourth quarter. Profit was $3.38 billion, or $1.37 per share. Last year had fewer people than this year. Last year, $3.05 billion and $1.21 per share.
The corporation made more money and sold more things. They made $20.55 billion, up $5 billion. P&G made more money in the quarter without factoring in foreign currency, acquisitions, or sales. 8% more income!
Despite doing well, P&G’s fiscal 2024 predictions predict slower growth. The company expects 3%–4% sales growth. Wall Street forecasts 4.5%. P&G expects 6%–9% profit per share growth. Experts predict 8.8%.
The company’s money manager, Andre Schulten, said next year may be more up and down and that the corporation faces many difficult issues.
Due to falling product prices, the company made $400 million after taxes. Even though currency exchange rates have worsened things.
P&G has been raising prices for two years due to rising material costs. People are buying cheaper store brands instead, lowering the company’s sales for five quarters. P&G revenues fell 1% last quarter. Despite a 1% to 1.5% price increase, the business expects sales to rise in fiscal year 2024.
PG biggest market, the US, had 3% growth. This happened despite more people buying cheaper store brands. Europe and Asia-Pacific were uninterested.
P&G’s health-care unit, which includes Oral-B and Pepto-Bismol, had 3% lower worldwide sales. The business lost North American customers due to excessive prices. It happened in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Because China bought less Downy detergent, Tide and Febreze sales fell 2%.
PG grooming division, which sells Gillette and Venus razors, lost 1% in the past three months. Baby, women’s, family care, and beauty sales were the same during the quarter. Despite issues, P&G is a major player in the consumer goods market. Its latest revenue report shows it is performing well and has the opportunity to grow.