Procter & Gamble (PG) Stock news
“Procter & Gamble said it plans to return between $15 billion and $17 billion to shareholders after boosting its organic sales forecast for the 2021 fiscal year.
Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) – Get Report posted stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings Tuesday, and boosted its full-year sales outlook, as home cleaning and healthcare products boosted the group’s top and bottom lines.
Procter & Gamble said core profits for the three months ending in September, the group’s fiscal first quarter, were pegged at $1.63 per share, up 19% from the same period last year and well ahead of the Street consensus forecast of $142 per share. Group revenues, the company said, rose 8.4% to $19.3 billion, again topping analysts’ estimate of an $18.34 billion tally.
Looking into its 2021 fiscal year, which ends in June, Procter & Gamble said it sees organic sales growth of between 4% and 5%, up from a prior range of 2% to 4%, and expects to return around $15 billion to $17 billion back to shareholders in the form of dividends and buybacks. Core profits, the company said, are expected to rise between 5% and 8%.
“We delivered another strong quarter of organic sales growth, core earnings per share and cash returned to shareowners, enabling us to increase our outlook for fiscal year results,” said CEO David Taylor. “Our near-term priorities continue to be employee health and safety, maximizing availability of P&G products for consumers around the world, and helping society meet the challenges of the COVID crisis.”
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At 3:05 PM, ET time today October 20, 2020 PG stock was at 142.71+0.79 (+0.56%, stock market open.