Procter and Gamble (P&G) – Company Information

Procter and Gamble (P&G) – Company Overview

Procter and Gamble logo
Company Procter and Gamble (P&G)
Headquarters One Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, USA
CEO A.G. Lafley
CFO Jon R. Moeller
Industry Consumer Products
Type Public
Founders William Procter and James Gamble
Founded 1837
NYSE stock symbol PG
Net Sales $76,279 million USD (2015)
Operating income $11,790 million USD (2015)
Net earnings $7,144 million USD (2015)
Employees 110,000 (2015)
IR contact number 1-781-575-4399
IR email address Contact form

Procter and Gamble (P&G) is a multinational consumer goods company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

P&G is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol ‘PG’.

It sells a wide range of consumer goods that are sold in more than 180 countries and territories around the world.

The company’s main customers are mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, high-frequency stores, distributors and e-commerce retailers.

During the fiscal year of 2013 sales to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and its affiliates represented approximately 14% of P&G’s total revenue.

In August 2014 Procter & Gamble stated that it would be shedding half its consumer brands, and focus on just 70 or 80 of them. The aim, according to Chief Executive Officer, A. G. Lafley, is to streamline the world’s largest consumer-brands product business and accelerate growth.

P&G has five reportable segments:

Beauty – beauty care, hair care and color, prestige, and salon Professional products. Major brands include Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, SK-II, and Wella.

Grooming – shave care, braun and appliances. Major brands include Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, and Prestobarba.

Health Care – feminine care, oral care, and personal health care. Major brands include Always, Crest, Oral-B, and Vicks.

Fabric Care and Home Care – fabric care, home care, personal power, pet care, and professional products. Major brands include Ace, Ariel, Dawn, Downy, Duracell, Febreze, Gain, Iams, and Tide.

Baby Care and Family Care – major brands in this segment are Bounty, Charmin, and Pampers.

The history of P&G goes back to the early 1800s, when two British men called William Procter and James Gamble emigrated to America. The two settled in Cincinnati and repsectively married Olivia and Elizabeth Norris. The father-in-law of the two men persuaded William and James to open their own business. Because of his suggestion in 1837 Procter & Gamble was created.

Procter and Gamble (P&G) – Financial Results

Key figures (in millions of USD) 2015* 2014*
Net sales $76,279 $80,510
Operating income $11,790 $14,740
Net earnings from continuing operations $8,930 $11,318
Net earnings $7,144 $11,643
Total assets $129,495 $144,266
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period $8,558 $5,947
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $6,845 $8,558

*For the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

Source: “Procter and Gamble (P&G) – 2015 Financial Statements”

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