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INTERVIEW-Unilever CFO looking forward to spreads unit bids

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Unilever Plc :Interview-Unilever cfo says q3 sales shortfall due to europe, north america, while emerging markets were strong.Interview-Unilever cfo says saw double-digit volume declines in european ice cream in q3.Interview-Unilever cfo says issued info memorandum on spreads business 3 weeks ago.Interview-Unilever cfo says has 3 or 4 large consortia of private equity bidders for spreads business.Interview-Unilever cfo says interested to see what bids come in from strategics and around emerging market business.

Reckitt Benckiser CEO comments

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc :Reckitt benckiser ceo says seeing subdued growth in developed and developing markets.Reckitt benckiser ceo says health unit to have sales of around 7.5 billion pounds, with hygiene/home sales around 5 billion.Reckitt benckiser ceo says too early to discuss 2018 forecast.Reckitt benckiser ceo says both business units to have marketing directors and has announced executive line-up.

BWX Ltd updates on acquisition of nourished life business

Monday, 11 Sep 2017

Sept 11 (Reuters) - BWX Ltd ::To acquire nourished life business for initial consideration of $20 million plus a potential earn out.Net sales for nourished life for FY18 expected to exceed $25 million & pro- forma standalone EBITDA for FY18 expected to exceed $4 million.Sees EPS accretion exceeding 5% based on 9 months contribution from nourished life.Initial cash consideration of $16m been funded by direct placement of new shares in co to new, existing investors at price of $5.35/share.

Trilogy International says FY NPAT up 35 pct

Friday, 26 May 2017

May 26 (Reuters) - Trilogy International Ltd ::FY revenue of NZ$103.7 million, an increase of 25%.FY NPAT of NZ$12.7 million, an increase of 35%."Expects underlying revenue growth in FY18 to be consistent with FY17 for each segment of the business".Board has declared a fully imputed annual dividend of 4.5 NZ cents per share."We expect revenue and EBITDA to be skewed towards the second half".

Interview-Unilever CFO comments on strategy

Thursday, 6 Apr 2017

Unilever Plc : Interview-Unilever cfo says have spoken to top 50 shareholders ahead of our review . Interview-Unilever cfo says we are looking to produce more value in the short term . Interview-Unilever cfo says shareholders do not want our long term model to change . Interview-Unilever cfo says shareholders did not want spin off of food business . Interview-Unilever cfo says planned step up in margin will come from the food business . Interview-Unilever cfo says we get significant synergies from keeping the food business within the group . Interview-Unilever cfo says will return excess cash periodically in order to return to 2x leverage level . Interview-Unilever cfo says over time we will get to 2x leverage depending on m&a activity . Interview-Unilever cfo says expect to see heightened m&a activity . Interview-Unilever cfo says no change in our strategy for very large m&a deals . Interview-Unilever cfo says starting a process to sell the spreads business, seeing lots of interest .Interview-Unilever cfo says brexit will not have an impact on which listing we choose.

Unilever to sell spreads business, launch buy-back

Thursday, 6 Apr 2017

Unilever Plc : Combining foods and refreshment into one organisation, unlocking future growth and faster margin progression . Reconfirming our commitment to a proven long-term model of compounding growth and sustainable value creation . Establishing a net debt / ebitda target of 2x and launching a share buy-back of eur 5 billion this year . Accelerating connected 4 growth and targeting a 20% underlying operating margin, before restructuring, by 2020 . Raising dividend by 12%, reflecting increased confidence in outlook for profit growth and cash generation . Support our business with a higher level of leverage, while retaining benefits of a strong credit rating . This will enable us to enhance value for shareholders through increased capital returns, while maintaining operational and strategic flexibility . For 2017, we remain on track to deliver underlying sales growth ahead of our markets, in 3-5% range, and we expect an underlying operating margin improvement of at least 80bps . Target an overall underlying operating margin, which excludes restructuring, of 20% by 2020 . Future of spreads business now lies outside group . Will look to increase our strategic flexibility for further portfolio optimisation through a review of dual-headed legal structure, with a view to simplifying it.

Estee Lauder Companies Q4 earnings per share $0.25

Friday, 19 Aug 2016

Estee Lauder Companies Inc : FY earnings per share view $3.53 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . The estée lauder companies delivers strong fiscal year 2016 results . Q4 earnings per share $0.25 . Q4 sales $2.65 billion versus i/b/e/s view $2.66 billion . Q4 earnings per share view $0.40 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Sees FY 2017 earnings per share $3.38 to $3.44 excluding items . Sees FY 2017 earnings per share $3.20 to $3.30 . Sees Q1 2017 earnings per share $0.65 to $0.71 . Sees FY 2017 sales up 6 to 7 percent . Global prestige beauty is expected to grow approximately two percentage points ahead of industry for fiscal year . In fiscal 2017 Q1, expect especially strong external headwinds when compared with previous year . Expects to take charges associated with previously approved restructuring activities in fiscal 2017 of about $80 million - $100 million . Expects to take further charges in fiscal 2017 as additional initiatives under leading beauty forward are approved . Q1 net sales are forecasted to increase between 1% and 2% versus prior-year period .Expects to take charges associated with previously approved restructuring activities in fiscal 2017 q1 of about $35 million to $45 million.

Thai Ho Group to dissolve unit

Monday, 15 Aug 2016

Thai Ho Group <4136.TWO>:Says it will dissolve its 51 percent owned subsidiary La Beaute de France Investments HK Limited.

Kimberly-Clark Q2 adjusted earnings $1.53/share

Monday, 25 Jul 2016

Kimberly-Clark Corp : Clark announces second quarter 2016 results . Q2 adjusted earnings per share $1.53 . Q2 earnings per share view $1.48 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Q2 earnings per share $1.56 . Q2 sales $4.6 billion versus I/B/E/S view $4.56 billion . Clark corp says Q2 personal care segment sales of $2.3 billion decreased 1 percent . Clark Corp says Q2 consumer tissue segment sales of $1.5 billion were essentially even with prior year . Clark Corp - "Confirming our bottom-line earnings guidance for 2016" . Full-year 2016 earnings per share view $6.09 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Clark Corp - organic sales growth is anticipated to be at low end of previously assumed range of 3 to 5 percent for full-year . Sees full-year 2016 earnings per share $5.92 to $6.15 . Sees full-year 2016 adjusted earnings per share $5.95 to $6.15 .Clark - restructuring expected to complete by 2016 end, total costs anticipated to be toward high end of range of $130 to $160 million after tax.


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