Monday, September 05, 2005

Strong Q4 results, liberal dividend spur P&G


Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care jumped 5.6% to Rs 868 after the
company reported robust Q4 June 2005 results and a liberal dividend of Rs 40
per share for FY 2005. 345 shares changed hands in the counter on BSE by the
first few minutes of trade. The stock had witnessed a rebound on the eve of
the results announcement. From a recent low of Rs 786.65 on 25 August 2005,
the stock had surged to Rs 821.45 by 2 September 2005, the eve of the
results announcement. Over the past two-and-a-half years, the stock
galloped. From a level of Rs 230-250 in March/April 2003, the stock has
risen to Rs 800-plus by September 2005. Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health
Care has posted a net profit of Rs 38.36 crore for the quarter ended 30 June
2005 as compared to Rs 12.67 crore for the quarter ended 30 June 2004. Total
income has increased from Rs 149.59 crore in Q4 FY 2004 to Rs 205.53 crore
in Q4 FY 2005. The company has posted a net profit of Rs 124.61 crore for
the year ended 30 June 2005 as compared to Rs 92.17 crore for the year ended
30 June 2004. Total income has increased from Rs 592.27 crore in FY 2004 to
Rs 731.54 crore for the year ended 30 June 2005. Procter & Gamble Hygiene
and Health is one of India’s fastest growing FMCG companies. It has in its
portfolio, Whisper, India’s leading feminine hygiene brand, and, Vicks,
India’s No. 1 health care brand.

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