×
275
Fashion Jobs
VF
Area Manager, Dickies hk
Permanent · 香港
CONNECTEDGROUP LTD
Garment Technician (Womenswear/Menswear)
Permanent · KWUN TONG
CONNECTEDGROUP LTD
Product Manager (Fashion &Amp; Hardgoods)
Permanent · KWUN TONG
CONNECTEDGROUP LTD
Global Sustainability Manager (Textile)
Permanent · KWUN TONG
EMMA WALLACE CO LTD
Brand Manager
Permanent · HONG KONG
EMMA WALLACE CO LTD
Sales Manager
Permanent · HONG KONG
BESTEAM PERSONNEL CONSULTANCY LTD.
General Merchandising Manager (Ladies’ Knit & Sweater)
Permanent ·
BESTEAM PERSONNEL CONSULTANCY LTD.
General Merchandising Manager / Divisional Merchandising Manager (Ladies Woven)
Permanent ·
BESTEAM PERSONNEL CONSULTANCY LTD.
Divisional Merchandising Manager (Ladies Knit)
Permanent ·
BESTEAM PERSONNEL CONSULTANCY LTD.
Divisional Merchandising Manager (Ladies’ Sweater)
Permanent ·
BESTEAM PERSONNEL CONSULTANCY LTD.
q.a. Manager (All Garments) (Offshore Countries)
Permanent ·
BESTEAM PERSONNEL CONSULTANCY LTD.
Merchandising Manager / Senior Merchandising Manager (Ladies’ Knit / Ladies’ Sweater)
Permanent ·
VF
Senior Visual Merchandising Manager
Permanent · 香港
VF
Assistant Regional Merchandising Manager, Lifestyle Footwear
Permanent · 香港
EASTWOOD CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Accounting Manager - Luxury Brand
Permanent · Hong Kong
EASTWOOD CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Senior Administration Manager, Retail
Permanent · Hong Kong
VF
Assistant Merchandising Manager
Permanent · 香港
PUMA
Executive, Sales
Permanent · Hong Kong
VF
Senior Finance Analyst
Permanent · 香港
VF
Assistant Regional Merchandising Manager - Men Apparel
Permanent · 香港
VF
Senior Manager, Global Supply Planning
Permanent · 香港
VF
Senior Financial Analyst
Permanent · 香港

Colgate-Palmolive expects profit to decline in 2019

By
Reuters
Published
today Jan 28, 2019
Reading time
access_time 2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Colgate-Palmolive Co forecast a surprise drop in 2019 profit on Friday, blaming higher raw material costs and a stronger dollar, sending its shares down 3 percent.

For the fourth quarter, Colgate reported an adjusted net income of $638 million, down 3 percent from a year earlier - Palmolive


Like other consumer goods companies, the world’s largest toothpaste maker has struggled with rising commodity and transportation costs, forcing it to raise prices in regions like Latin America, where it makes the bulk of its revenue.

Higher prices crimped demand, especially in Brazil and Argentina, where Colgate faces stiff competition from Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B and Unilever’s Close Up.

To keep its market share, the company said it would spend more on advertising in fiscal 2019, but expects that, along with higher raw material costs and fluctuating foreign exchange rates, to lead to a mid-single-digit decline in earnings per share for the year.

Analysts were expecting a 2.4 percent rise in earnings per share for the year, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

“Our outlook reflects an increase in raw material prices, an increase in our tax rate year-over-year and the uncertainty surrounding the global economy, exchange rates and pricing,” Chief Executive Officer Ian Cook said in a statement.

Even in North America, where Colgate recorded strong fourth-quarter sales, economists have predicted that a consumer boom - set off by tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets - could be fading due to a U.S. government shutdown, higher interest rates and trade tensions.

The company, which boasts of a 42 percent share of the global toothpaste market, expects net sales for 2019 to be flat to up low-single digits, compared with analysts expectations of a 0.1 percent fall.

For the fourth quarter, Colgate reported an adjusted net income of $638 million, down 3 percent from a year earlier. On a per-share basis, it earned 74 cents, beating analysts’ estimates of 73 cents.

Net sales in three months ended Dec. 31 fell 2.1 percent to $3.81 billion, but beat estimates of $3.77 billion, according to Refinitiv’s IBES.

Shares of the company were set to open down 2.7 percent to $60.50 in early trading, adding to a 19 percent decline its stock has seen over the past 52 weeks.

© Thomson Reuters 2020 All rights reserved.