Shares of the maker of Pampers diapers and Tide
detergent rose more than 2 percent before the bell.
P&G has sought to cut expenses by streamlining management,
lowering overhead and marketing costs, and cutting jobs under a
five-year, $10 billion restructuring plan announced in February
The company's operating expenses fell 7 percent $6.28 billion in
the fourth quarter ended June 30.
Organic sales, which excludes the impact of divestitures and
acquisitions, rose 1 percent in P&G's fabric care and home care
The business, which is the company's largest revenue
contributor, sells products such as Febreze air freshener and
Total organic sales rose 2 percent, but currency headwinds wiped
out the gains. Net sales fell 1 percent to $20.16 billion.
Net profit attributable to the company rose to $2.58 billion, or
89 cents per share, from $1.88 billion, or 64 cents per share, a
P&G's core earnings, which excludes one-time items, was 95 cents
Analysts on average expected the company to earn 91 cents per
share on revenue of $20.48 billion, according to Thomson Reuters
P&G's shares were up 2.2 percent at $78.99 in premarket trading
(Reporting by Devika Krishna Kumar in Bangalore; Editing by
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