Procter & Gamble says it has exceeded FY14 non-manufacturing reduction goals Says the strongest brands and positioning is in the U.S. The company said significant upgrades are coming in Fabric Care products. It expects cost of goods savings will increase to $1.6B this year. Emerging markets are also expected expand and will become a significant growth driver for the company in years to come. Manufacturing start up costs will annualize in 2H14. The company will annualize the Venezuela impact until mid-February in Q3. Expects 90% free cash flow productivity as well as CapEx spending in the range of 4%-5% of sales and share repurchase in the range of $5B-$7B. The negative foreign exchange effect and cost savings are expected to drive 2H14 growth. Proctor & Gamble says it continues to operate in a "volatile environment with uncertainty in foreign exchange, some deceleration in the market growth growth rates and a rapidly developing policy environment." Comments taken from Q2 earnings conference call.
Procter & Gamble: There is no doubt we are in a stretch of global volatility The company said there is a high amount of volatility both politically and economically. The company said it is "trying its best" and that they're "on it."
Procter & Gamble sees significant savings opportunities The company plans to create a new P&G over the next 18-24 months that will consist of 70-80 brands organized in a dozen businesses. The company plans to reduce waste, and to have a North Aerican supply chain redesign that will see fewer, multi-category plants and more common manufacturing platforms. Comments taken from P&G Annual Meeting of Shareholders.