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Delving Deeper Into Results At Church & Dwight

On Feb. 3, 2015, consumer products company Church & Dwight (CHD) reported both fourth quarter and full-year results for 2014. Both reporting periods were solid for Church & Dwight. Let's dig into these results and find out what led to them, and how the company plans to continue posting solid results.

A Brief Summary Of Results

For 2014, Church & Dwight reported net sales growth of 3%, net income growth of 5%, and free cash flow growth of 9%. Organic sales, which exclude acquisitions, divestitures, and foreign exchange, rose by 3.5%, with volume up by 4.4%, but pricing and mix combined for a negative impact of 0.9 percentage points. Earnings per share during 2014 rose by 8% to $3.01, while free cash flow hit a record of $470M.

For the fourth quarter, the company reported organic sales growth of 5.2% versus the same period last year, thanks largely to a… Read More …