What Is Procter and Gamble's Company Profile?


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Procter and Gamble, which incorporated in 1905, currently specializes in products designed for beauty and grooming; health care; fabric and home care; and baby, feminine and family care. In the year prior to December 9, 2015, stock for the public company traded between $65.02 and $93.89.

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As of December 2015, Alan Lafley currently serves as Procter and Gamble's executive chairman of the board while David Taylor serves as the chief executive officer, president and director. Both men assumed their roles in 2015 but have been with the company since 1977 and 1980 respectively.

Proctor and Gamble is expected to end its fiscal year in June 2016 with approximately $66 billion in total sales, earning $3.74 per share for shareholders who purchased at the end of the 2015 fiscal year.

Procter and Gamble sells its products in more than 180 countries around the world. Within the organization, Global Business Units, or GBUs, develop the overall brand strategy along with new product upgrades, innovations and marketing strategies. Global Operations Global Business Services tends to operational functions including sales and marketing operations and information technology support. Meanwhile, the Corporate Functions cluster oversees legal, human resource, portfolio analysis and accounting responsibilities.

Procter and Gamble does not provide products directly to consumers, but rather sells to mass merchandisers, grocery stores, salons, e-commerce stores and others who then resell Procter and Gamble's goods to the end consumer.

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