May 4, 2001
* Revlon Inc., the cosmetics maker controlled by financier Ronald Perelman, had a 10th straight quarterly loss on lower U.S. sales, though results were better than forecasts as it cut advertising and other costs. The first-quarter loss from operations for the maker of Almay makeup and Flex shampoo widened to $24.3 million, or 47 cents a share, from $23.7 million, or 46 cents, a year earlier. Revlon was expected to lose 69 cents. Sales fell 28% to $323.3 million.
November 16, 1999
Revlon Inc. reported a third-quarter loss from operations of $160.3 million, or $3.12 a share, in the third quarter, contrasted with an operating profit of $5.6 million, or 10 cents, a year ago, as sales dropped 18% to $452.4 million. Analysts had expected a larger loss of $3.15 a share. Revlon also warned that it will have a larger-than-expected loss in the fourth quarter as retailers cut excess inventories of its makeup and fragrances. It didn't give a figure. Analysts expect a loss of $1.
November 3, 1999 |
Revlon Inc. has hired Jeffrey M. Nugent as president and chief executive, hoping the former president of Neutrogena Corp. can give the cosmetics and hair-care products company a face lift. Revlon's current top executive, George Fellows, 56, submitted his resignation to the board after more than a year of dismal performance and a failed attempt to find a buyer. Revlon makes Revlon and Almay makeup, Flex shampoo and Charlie perfume.
October 2, 1999 |
Revlon Inc., whose cosmetics are the No. 1 brands in U.S. drug and discount stores, said Friday that it's in talks to sell its Latin American and professional brands, after billionaire financier Ronald Perelman failed to find a buyer willing to pay a high price for the struggling company. Revlon said it will keep its brands that generate 80% of sales, led by its namesake, Ultima II and Almay cosmetics.
October 29, 1998 |
Amazon.com Inc. said its loss widened in the third quarter, but much less than analysts had expected, as it poured more money into advertising and as its sales quadrupled. The No. 1 online bookseller said it lost $24.7 million, or 49 cents a share, in the latest quarter, compared with a loss of $9.6 million, or 21 cents, a year ago. Analysts expected a loss of 57 cents a share, according to First Call Corp. Sales climbed to $153.7 million from $37.
August 10, 1997 |
With an aging baby boomer population ready to buy anything to look younger, from wrinkle cream to hair color, and with teenagers heavily into black lipstick and puce nail polish, these are good times for some companies in the cosmetics industry. Revlon Inc., Avon Products Inc. and Estee Lauder Cos. are three very different publicly traded cosmetics companies that illustrate where the market for cosmetics is going, analysts said.