India, the market leader in shaving products for men,
has reported a net profit of Rs68.72 crore, or Rs21.09
per share, for the financial year ended December 2005
as compared to Rs61.22 crore, or Rs18.79 per share, for
2004, an increase of 12.25 per cent. Total revenues for
the year increased to Rs470.96 crore as against Rs425.19
crore, a growth of 10.76 per cent.
income for the full year at Rs17.93 crore declined marginally
as compared to Rs18.88 crore during the previous year.
profits for the year 2005 were at Rs124.91 crore as compared
to Rs113.93 crore during 2004. Operating margins for 2005
at 27.57 per cent were marginally lower than 28.04 per
cent for 2004.
the quarter ended December 2005, the company has reported
a net profit of Rs14.95 crore, or Rs4.59 per share, as
against Rs6.83 crore, or Rs2.1 per share, for the previous
year quarter. Total revenues for the quarter increased
to Rs121.15 crore from Rs104.22 crore during the pervious
had reported a net profit of Rs19.33 crore, or Rs5.93
per share, during the quarter ended September 2005 on
total revenues of Rs121.85 crore.
quarter operating margins were lower at 24.88 per cent
as compared to 29.36 per cent for the third quarter.
a significant deal last year, US-based Gillette merged
with Procter & Gamble. However, it has been decided
that Gillette India would maintain its separate legal
identity in India and would not merge with P&G India.
It was also decided to restructure the operations of Gillette
India in line with the policies and practices of
is trading at Rs968.95 (up 3.16 per cent) at 11.56 AM
on the NSE today.