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27. Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 27 (Previous rank: 26)
CEO: Robert A. McDonald
Was this company a 2011 top stock?

As the cost of materials and fuel continues to rise, many American consumers have kept to cautious spending even as the economy recovers. The continued belt-tightening spells somewhat glum times for consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble. The company announced in February 2012 it would cut 5,700 jobs -- a whopping 10% of its non-manufacturing workforce -- as part of a larger plan to trim $10 billion in expenses by 2016. The company has also raised product prices to counter rising costs, and it announced that it will sell its Pringles business to Kellogg for just under $2.7 billion. Despite the challenges, sales and profits were up for the company at the end of 2011 compared to the previous year.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2010
Revenues 82,559.0 3.6
Profits 11,797.0 -7.4
Assets 138,354.0
Stockholders' equity 67,640.0
Market value (3/29/2012) 184,572.3
Profits as % of  
Revenues 14.3
Assets 8.5
Stockholders' equity 17.4
Earnings per share  
2011 $ 3.93
% change from 2010 -4.4
2001-2011 annual growth rate % 14.3
Total return to investors %
2011 7.1
2001-2011 annual rate 7.9
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Procter & Gamble 27 82,559.0
2 Kimberly-Clark 137 20,846.0
3 Colgate-Palmolive 155 16,734.0
4 Avon Products 234 11,291.6
5 Este Lauder 290 8,810.0
6 Clorox 456 5,326.0
Issue date: May 21, 2012
Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.
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