Growth Initiatives and Outlook for Consumer Goods Companies
In order to drive growth, Colgate-Palmolive and other companies reinvested savings. They targeted innovation, technology, digital engagement, and emerging markets.
How Has the Putnam Global Consumer Fund Performed?
The Putnam Global Consumer Fund (PGCOX) is an open-ended mutual fund that has performed really well over the years.
Archer Daniels Midland Announces New Expansion Plan
Archer Daniels Midland fell 0.65% to close at $44.46 per share on January 10. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -3.8%, -3.3%, and -2.6%.
Why PG, KMB, CL, CLX, and COTY Stock Fell in H1 2018
Stocks of household and personal care product manufacturers fell significantly in the first half of 2018.
P&G’s Higher Valuation Makes Sense Given Its Defensive Nature
Procter & Gamble is trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 20.6x forward earnings.
What Drove Coty’s Fiscal 3Q16 Revenue Rise?
In fiscal 3Q16, Coty missed Wall Street analysts’ consensus expectation for revenue after beating the expectation in the previous quarter.
How Does Coty’s Valuation Compare to Its Peers’?
Coty is trading at a higher valuation relative to the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Coty is trading at a forward PE multiple of 30.3x.
Estée Lauder’s Marketing Strategies to Reach New Consumers
Estée Lauder aims to partner with key brick-and-mortar retailers to strengthen their prestige beauty shopping e-commerce websites to better meet consumer online shopping preferences.
Analyzing Coty’s Valuation Multiple after Fiscal 2016 Results
Coty (COTY) and L’Oréal (LRLCY) are trading at higher valuation multiples relative to the S&P 500 Index (IVV)(SPY)(VOO) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA).
HNI Corporation Reported Mixed Results for 2Q16
HNI Corporation (HNI) has a market cap of $2.2 billion. It fell by 1.9% to close at $48.71 per share on July 21, 2016.
Crédit Agricole Upgrades Estée Lauder to a ‘Buy’
Estée Lauder (EL) has a market cap of $34.0 billion. It fell by 0.28% to close at $91.29 per share on June 13, 2016.
Why Coty’s Capital Expenditure Could Rise
Coty Inc.’s capital expenditure decreased 15.2% to $0.17 billion in fiscal 2015, compared to $0.20 billion in fiscal 2014.
Estée Lauder’s Growth Initiative: Leading Beauty Forward
With increasing competition from L’Oréal, Shiseido, and Coty, Estée Lauder continues to expand its position in Western Europe and emerging markets.
Procter & Gamble Divestitures: Is 43-Brand Coty Deal the Last?
Brand divestitures, numbering ~93 out of a possible 100, according to last year’s announcement, will enable Procter & Gamble to focus on its core portfolio where it’s more market dominant.
Estée Lauder’s Strategies to Improve Supply Chain Performance
To improve its supply chain efficiency, Estée Lauder aims to utilize a network of third-party manufacturers on a global basis, including in the Asia Pacific region.
How Does Edgewell Personal Care Compare to Its Peers?
Let’s compare Edgewell Personal Care to peers. The PS ratios of Edgewell, Kimberly-Clark , Estée Lauder, and Coty are 1.1x, 2.4x, 2.8x, and 2.3x, respectively.
Business Overview of Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder’s sales growth was ranked third-highest globally among leading cosmetic companies between the years 2012 to 2015, with net revenue of $11 billion in fiscal year 2014.
GS and MS Agree with Bridgewater about Peak Margins
Bridgewater isn’t alone in believing that most US companies (QQQ) are experiencing peak margins.
Beauty Companies’ Calendar 4Q15 Outlook and Growth Initiatives
During the calendar 2Q15 earnings results, Estée Lauder announced that it is continuing to target 1% of sales growth from acquisitions and is open to further acquisition opportunities.
Can Coty Combat Key Potential Headwinds?
Coty’s stock price is up by 36.6% year-to-date, primarily due to its aggressive moves to drive growth via both organic and inorganic means.
Procter & Gamble: Can Focus on 10 Product Categories Help 3Q16?
Procter & Gamble (PG) is set to release its fiscal 3Q16 earnings before the Markets open on April 26, 2016. In fiscal 2Q16, P&G missed revenue estimates for the fifth consecutive quarter.
Mega Brands Set to Dominate in P&G’s New Product Portfolio
P&G plans to focus on superior brands in the 10 product categories in its portfolio. It expects one-third of them to surpass $1 billion in annual sales.
What Investors Expect from Coty’s Fiscal 3Q16 Earnings
Coty’s fiscal 3Q16 earnings will be announced on May 3, 2016. Analysts’ consensus estimate for adjusted diluted EPS in fiscal 3Q16 is $0.12 per share.
Will Beauty Companies’ 2Q16 Earnings Beat Estimates?
Like revenue, beauty companies’ calendar 1Q16 earnings gave out mixed signals to investors.
Coty–Procter & Gamble Deal: Changing the Beauty Biz Pecking Order
The combined Coty–P&G color cosmetics portfolio, would see the new Coty become the number three company in color cosmetics, with $2.5 billion in pro forma global sales.
How Coty’s Brazilian Acquisition Impacted Its Operating Margin
Coty (COTY) reported a fall in its gross margin in fiscal 3Q16. Its reported gross margin came in at 61.2% in fiscal 3Q16 compared to 62.3% in fiscal 3Q15.
An Inside-Out Breakdskinown of Fragrance Giant Coty
Global cosmetics giant Coty’s consolidated revenue came in at ~$4.4 billion in fiscal 2015. Coty’s top ten power brands generated 72% of its net revenue in that period.
Procter & Gamble and Its Profitable Divestitures
P&G reported $0.15 billion in gains from divestitures in fiscal 2014 and $0.63 billion in 2013. The sale of Wella and Clairol could be the biggest divestments yet.
Beauty Brands Sale: Strategic Benefits for Coty and Hypermarcas
Hypermarcas is Brazil’s largest pharmaceutical company, with an estimated market share of 14% in terms of unit sales.
How Did Beauty Companies’ Revenues Shape Up in 4Q15?
Beauty companies’ revenues for 4Q15 conveyed mixed signals to investors. Although Procter & Gamble and Avon started the earnings season on a disappointing note with lower sales, Estée Lauder and Coty beat consensus Wall Street estimates.
What Benefited Coty’s 9-Month Fiscal 2016 Earnings?
Coty released its fiscal 3Q16 earnings on May 3, 2016. The quarter ended on March 31, 2016. The company’s adjusted diluted EPS fell 50.0% to $0.09.
Analyzing Estée Lauder’s Growth and Market Valuations
Estée Lauder is trading at higher valuations relative to the S&P 500 Index, with a PE multiple of 29.0x forward earnings.
Why P&G Transferred Its Duracell Business to Berkshire Hathaway
On February 29, 2016, Procter & Gamble (PG) announced the completion of the transfer of its Duracell business to Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B).
Coty Trades at Higher Valuations Relative to the S&P 500 Index
Coty (COTY) and L’Oréal (LRLCY) are trading at higher valuations relative to the S&P 500 Index (IVV) (SPY) (VOO) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA).
The Procter & Gamble Dividend Connection
Procter & Gamble (PG) has a great track record of rewarding investors with higher dividends, share buyback plans, and share exchanges.
GE Was Worst Performer in the Industrial Sector Last Year
The free fall in GE stock that started in 2017 continued throughout 2018.
How Coty’s Top Line Performed in Fiscal 2018
Coty’s (COTY) troubles have been due to the weak-performing consumer beauty division.
Coty to Acquire 20% Stake in Kim Kardashian West’s Makeup Brand
Coty (NYSE:COTY) stock rose 14.6% in pre-market trading at 8:55 AM ET today. The company will acquire a 20% stake in Kim Kardashian West’s makeup brand.
Will Coty Stock Continue to Rally in 2020?
Coty (COTY) stock had a strong run in 2019. As of December 27, the stock has risen 67% year-to-date. In comparison, Estée Lauder stock has risen 60%.
Get Real: Why Is the Market Restless?
In today’s Get Real, we saw Tesla’s plans for China, AMD’s expectations for 2020, the state of crude oil prices, and more.
Coty Stock Soars as Q1 Earnings Beat Wall Street
Coty (COTY) stock surged 13.5% today after the company reported strong earnings results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2020.
Estée Lauder Stock Sees Price Target Cuts after Earnings
Estée Lauder (EL) stock fell even after strong earnings results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020. Now analysts are cutting price targets for the stock.
Will Coty’s Turnaround Plan Drive Improved Performance?
Coty stock fell 13.5% on July 1 in reaction to the company’s announcement of a turnaround plan.
Coty Stock Tanked after Announcing Turnaround Plan
Coty (COTY) stock declined 13.5% on July 1 after the company announced its turnaround plan to address the continued weakness in its consumer beauty business and to streamline its operations.
Coty’s Consumer Beauty Business Continued to Disappoint in Q3
Coty’s (COTY) revenue fell 10.4% year-over-year to $1.99 billion in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 mainly due to the dismal sales of its Consumer Beauty segment.
Coty Disappoints Investors with Mixed Q3 Results
Coty (COTY) stock fell 5.5% on May 8 as the company reported mixed results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019.
Consumer Staples Stocks: Stragglers in Q1
Despite 10.5% growth in the first quarter, the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) lagged the benchmark index, which rose 13.1%.
Goldman Sachs Is Worried about an Earnings Slowdwon
At the end of 2018, Goldman Sachs’ chief equity strategist, David Kostin, expected SPY to reach 3,000 by the end of 2019. He maintains that target.
These Consumer Staples Stocks Marked Stellar Gains in Q1
The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) rose 10.5% in the first quarter of 2019.
Coty Stock Rose 12.5%, JAB Offered to Raise Stake
Coty (COTY) stock rose 12.5% on February 12. JAB Holdings proposed increasing its stake in Coty to 60% from 40%.
General Electric Stock Rose More than 6% Yesterday
General Electric (GE) started 2019 on a strong note. The stock gained 6.3% on the first trading day of the year.
Coty Stock Tanks 22.5% on Dismal Q1 2019 Revenue
On November 7, Coty (COTY) stock fell 22.5% after it released its dismal earnings results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.
Coty Stock Down 8.8% as Fiscal Q4 2018 Revenue Disappoints
On August 21, Coty (COTY) stock was 8.8% lower in pre-market trading following the company’s fiscal fourth quarter of 2018 results.
Analysts’ Revenue Projections for Coty’s Fiscal Q4 2018
Coty (COTY) is slated to report its fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 results on August 21. Analysts expect net revenue growth of 3.3% to $2.32 billion.
Who Gained the Most in the Consumer Sector Last Week?
Coty (COTY) released its fiscal 2Q18 results before the market opened on February 8. Its revenue increased 14.8% YoY to $2.63 billion.
Coty: S&P 500’s Top Gainer on February 8
On February 8, Coty rose 14.2% and closed the day at $19.96. Coty is part of the S&P 500 Consumer Staples sector, which declined 2.2%.
How Coty’s Performance Affected Its Outlook
Coty (COTY) net revenue fell 1% in 2016 before climbing 76% in 2017. The Consumer Beauty segment drove the growth in both years.
Understanding the Role of Economic Indicators in Market Direction
Evercore ISI’s Ed Hyman has stated that he’s bullish on the stock market for 2017, given the ~80% probability of corporate tax reform.
Outliers in the Consumer Space in the 2nd Week of January
At the end of the second week of January 2017, the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index had slightly outperformed the S&P 500 Index and the S&P Consumer Staples Index as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of 0.83%, -0.10%, and -1.1%.
UBS Downgrades Estée Lauder Companies to ‘Neutral’
Estée Lauder rose 1.0% to close at $79.14 per share on January 12. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.69%, 1.2%, and 3.5%, respectively.
Coty Announces New Partnership with Younique
Coty rose 0.58% to close at $18.96 per share on January 10, 2017. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 1.6%, 0.10%, and 3.6%.
Estée Lauder Has Completed the Acquisition of Too Faced
Estée Lauder (EL) rose 3.0% to close at $78.38 per share during the third week of December 2016.
Wells Fargo Downgrades Harman International to ‘Market Perform’
Harman International Industries (HAR) has a market cap of $7.7 billion. It fell 0.24% to close at $109.74 per share on December 9, 2016.
Brunswick Acquired Payne’s Marine to Expand Its Presence in Canadian Markets
Brunswick fell 2.2% to close at $46.90 per share on November 18. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were –0.93%, -3.9%, and -6.2%.
What Moody’s Thinks of Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder rose 1.4% to close at $78.11 per share on November 17. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -0.13%, -10.8%, and -10.4%.
Estée Lauder Announces the Acquisition of BECCA and Too Faced
Estée Lauder (EL) reported fiscal 1Q17 net sales of $2.9 billion, a rise of 1.1% compared to net sales of $2.8 billion in fiscal 1Q16.
What CLSA Thinks of Estée Lauder Companies
Estée Lauder (EL) has a market cap of $29.1 billion. It fell 0.69% to close at $79.02 per share on November 4, 2016.
How Did Estée Lauder’s 1Q17 Earnings Turn Out?
Estée Lauder Companies (EL) has a market cap of $30.0 billion. It fell 5.5% to close at $81.60 per share on November 2, 2016.
Coty Acquires ghd to Expand Its Portfolio
Price movement Coty (COTY) fell 1.5% to close at $23 per share during the third week of October 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.5%, -3.1%, and -9.4%, respectively, as of October 21. COTY is trading 2.5% below its 20-day moving average, 9.0% below its 50-day moving average, and […]
Estée Lauder Acquires BECCA Cosmetics to Expand Its Presence
Price movement The Estée Lauder Companies (EL) has a market cap of $31.6 billion. It rose 0.24% to close at $86.51 per share on October 21, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -0.94%, -2.5%, and -0.79%, respectively, on the same day. EL is trading 1.5% below its 20-day moving […]
What Are Procter & Gamble’s Strategies for Future Growth?
Procter & Gamble (PG) is trying to boost its sales through a continued focus on innovation. It spent $1.9 billion on research and development in fiscal 2016.
Procter & Gamble Completed Its Transaction with Coty
Procter & Gamble (PG) reported fiscal 4Q16 net sales of $16.1 billion—a YoY (year-over-year) fall of 3.0%, compared to $16.6 billion in fiscal 4Q15.
Estée Lauder Makes Some GLAMGLOW Management Changes
Price movement Estée Lauder Companies (EL) has a market cap of $32.3 billion. It fell 0.66% to close at $88.15 per share on September 23, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 0.49%, -2.3%, and 1.1%, respectively, on the same day. EL is trading 0.66% below its 20-day moving average, […]
EL Appoints Andrew Ross as Senior Vice President of Strategy
Estée Lauder Companies (EL) has a market cap of $34.9 billion. It rose by 0.81% to close at $91.23 per share on August 25, 2016.
Coty’s Reported and Adjusted Operational Margins: What Happened?
Coty (COTY) reported a decline in its gross margin in 4Q16 as well as fiscal 2016. The reported gross margin came in at 56.7% for 4Q16.
Why Coty’s 4Q16 Fragrances Revenue Improved: Miu Miu
Fragrances net revenue rose 1.9% in fiscal 4Q16 and fell 7.6% to $2.0 billion for fiscal 2016 in reported terms.
Why Coty’s Revenue Rose 5.5% in 4Q16: Acquisitions
After missing estimates last quarter, Coty came in ahead of Wall Street analysts’ estimates for revenue in fiscal 4Q16.
Why Tax Benefits Helped Coty’s Full-Year Earnings Growth
Coty (COTY) released its fiscal 4Q16 and full-year earnings on August 16, 2016. The quarter ended on June 30. Here’s what you need to know.
Coty Declared an Annual Dividend of $0.28 Per Share
Coty (COTY) has a market cap of $9.0 billion. It rose by 0.15% to close at $26.91 per share on August 1, 2016.
Did Management Changes at Estée Lauder Boost Fiscal 3Q16 Sales?
Estée Lauder fell by 1.2% to close at $93.23 per share in the third week of July. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -1.2%, -0.38%, and 6.6%.
Beauty Companies Saw Mixed Inventory Levels in 1Q16
Estée Lauder (EL) ended calendar 1Q16 with a 3.5% rise in inventory.
Coty Faces Fragrance Market Trend Deterioration in Fiscal 3Q16
Coty (COTY) operates under three reportable segments: Fragrance, Color Cosmetics, and Skin & Body Care.
Why Coty’s Stock Price Isn’t Showing Much Momentum
On June 13, 2016, Coty’s (COTY) stock price was trading at $26.36. The stock price has risen 5.7% year-to-date (or YTD) and 29.0% since January 2015.
How EL’s Fiscal 3Q16 Revenue Compared to Analysts’ Expectations
After beating revenue estimates last quarter, Estée Lauder came in line with consensus Wall Street Estimates on revenue in fiscal 3Q16.
Why Estée Lauder’s Stock Has Risen 6.2% Year-to-Date
On May 16, 2016, Estée Lauder’s stock price was trading at $92.79. Its stock price has risen 6.4% year-to-date (or YTD) and 22.8% since January 2015.
Inside Procter & Gamble’s Beauty Segment Organic Sales Growth in Fiscal 3Q16
P&G’s Beauty, Hair, and Personal Care segment’s organic sales increased by 1% in fiscal 3Q16 due to the positive impact of pricing.
Will Coty’s Stock Price Rise after Its Fiscal 3Q16 Results?
Coty was trading at $29.80 on April 25, 2016. Its stock price has risen 45.9% since January 2, 2015, and 19.3% year-to-date.
Estée Lauder: 2Q16 Revenue Soars, but Operating Margin Falls
Estée Lauder reported a slight decrease in its 2Q16 gross margin, which remained virtually flat from the prior year at 81.2%.
Why Did Beauty Companies’ Operating Margins Shrink in 4Q15?
Beauty companies have been investing heavily in growth initiatives, which is impacting their margins.
Favorable Valuation Multiples for Beauty Companies in 4Q15
Beauty companies are trading at higher valuations relative to the S&P 500 Index (SPY) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA).
PVH Corp: Why Calvin Klein’s Still Strong Despite Harsh Conditions
Calvin Klein in fiscal 3Q15 PVH Corp’s (PVH) Calvin Klein business recorded strong performance despite several macroeconomic headwinds. On a constant-currency basis, revenue was up 7% compared to the third quarter of the previous year. Including the $58 million negative impact of foreign currency translation, the segment’s revenue was down 0.3%. Revenue in the Calvin […]
How Has Estée Lauder’s Stock Performed Year-To-Date?
On March 14, 2016, Estée Lauder’s (EL) stock price was trading at a peak of $93.83.
Estée Lauder’s Valuation: How Does It Compare?
Estée Lauder (EL) is trading at a higher valuation than the S&P 500 (IVV) (SPY) (VOO) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA).
Why Does Coty Use Acquisitions to Expand Geographically?
Coty (COTY) markets its beauty and cosmetic products in more than 130 countries and territories. Coty derives its revenue from three geographical regions.
Levi & Korsinsky Is Investigating Coty’s Fiduciary Duty
With a market cap of $9.0 billion, Coty (COTY) fell by 4.9% to close at $26.69 per share on February 8, 2016.
Color Cosmetics Grew despite the Falling US Nail Market
For Coty’s Color Cosmetics and Skin & Body Care segments, the adjusted operating income rose by 45% and 82%, respectively, in fiscal 2Q16.
Coty Could See Greater Revenue and Hence Higher Margins
Let’s discuss Coty’s margins. It reported a slight improvement in the adjusted gross margin in fiscal 1Q16. This adjusted gross margin rose 70 basis points.
Coty to Get Key Licenses and Rentokil to Make Strategic Acquisitions
Procter & Gamble will transfer ten fragrance licenses to Coty upon regulatory approval and completion of the merger transaction.
Volatile Stock Price Movement for Beauty Companies in 2015
From January 12, 2015, to January 12, 2016, stock prices of all beauty companies saw volatile movements. Estée Lauder’s (EL) stock rose 8.1% after it released its earnings.
JAB Holding Is Expanding Its Coffee Empire
JAB owns controlling stakes in Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Espresso House, and Baresso Coffee.