“We delivered strong top-line growth, profit margin expansion and cash productivity in the first quarter, enabling us to increase our outlook for fiscal year results,” says David Taylor, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We will continue executing our strategies of superiority, productivity, constructive disruption and improving P&G’s organization and culture to deliver balanced top-line and bottom-line growth along with strong cash generation in a challenging competitive and macroeconomic environment.”
Baby, Feminine and Family Care segment organic sales increased 5% versus year ago. Baby Care organic sales increased low single digits due to innovation, devaluation related price increases and positive mix from premium innovation, partially offset by competitive activity and category contraction in some markets. Feminine Care organic sales increased high single digits driven by innovation, positive product mix due to the disproportionate growth of premium products and increased pricing. Family Care organic sales increased high single digits due to innovation and increased pricing.