Edgewell Personal Care’s
net sales were $528 million in the quarter, a decrease of 1.7%, as compared to the prior year period. Excluding a $4.7 million negative impact from currency translation, organic net sales decreased 0.9%. Organic net sales declined in North America by 5.1% while International organic net sales grew 4.8%. Lower organic net sales in North America were driven by declines in Wet Shave and Feminine Care, while Sun and Skin Care and Infant Care grew. Wet Shave net sales declines were primarily a result of unfavorable price mix, partly offset by higher volumes and favorable product mix. In International markets, organic sales increases were driven by Wet Shave and Sun and Skin Care, with growth coming from all three geographic regions; Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.
Feminine Care net sales decreased $4.6 million, or 5.6%, as compared to the prior year period, as growth in Pads and Liners was more than offset by declines in Tampons. Price mix was also unfavorable in the quarter as a result of a planned increase in trade promotion spend. Feminine Care segment profit increased $0.1 million, or 0.9% as compared to the prior year period, as lower gross margin was offset by lower G&A and A&P spending.