$BRK.A (Berkshire Hathaway Inc.)

$BRK.A {{ '2016-03-17T16:50:00+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

The insurance businesses of $BRK.A $BRK.B generated after-tax earnings from underwriting of $1.2Bil in 2015, a decline of $530MM from 2014, which reflected rising claim costs at GEICO and lower earnings from its reinsurers, partially offset by increased earnings from its other primary insurance operations.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T19:57:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PG still expects majority of EPS growth for 2018 to be driven by operating and earnings growth. The 1Q18 was a little bit more challenging, due to run up of commodity cost and the impact of the natural disasters. The productivity savings will build as $PG grows through the fiscal year and will also began annualizing pricing reductions investment.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T19:46:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PG expects to grow China Baby Care sales this fiscal year and return Pampers to share growth which would mark a significant turnaround. $PG continues to build share in ecommerce in China. $PG grew ecommerce sales about 60% in 1Q18 and a market growing around 50% with 7 out of 10 categories holding growing online market share.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T19:43:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY18, $PG planned to deliver another year of 90% or better free cash flow productivity. This includes capital expenditures of 5-5.5% of sales. $PG continues its strong track record of cash return to shareholders. $PG expects to pay nearly $7.5Bil in dividends and repurchase $4-7Bil of its shares in FY18.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T19:38:31+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PG's results for 1Q18 includes about a 30 basis point impacts from the earthquake in Mexico and hurricanes in Texas to Gulf Coast and Puerto Rico. They also include a 40 basis point impact from the combination of U.S. pricing investments and discontinued brands of product forms. $PG said all of these impacts will dissipate as the year progresses.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T12:44:20+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$PG The Procter & Gamble Co. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q1 2018 Highlights

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T11:47:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG maintained its core EPS growth expectation of 5-7% versus FY17 Core EPS of $3.92. This is despite over $100MM of incremental commodity cost headwinds resulting from the hurricanes that impacted the Gulf Coast in September. All-in GAAP EPS are expected to decrease 26-28% versus 2017 GAAP EPS of $5.59.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T11:45:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG maintained its guidance for organic sales growth in the range of 2-3% for FY18. The company estimates all-in sales growth of about 3% for FY18, which includes a neutral to half-a-percentage-point benefit to sales growth from the combined impacts of foreign exchange, acquisitions and divestitures.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T11:44:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG's gross margin for 1Q18 decreased 40 basis points. On a currency-neutral basis, core gross margin fell 10 points as 150 points of productivity savings were more than offset by 70 points of commodity cost rises, 50 points of unfavorable geographic and product mix and 40 points of product reinvestments and other impacts.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T11:41:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG's Baby, Feminine and Family Care segment organic sales for 1Q18 declined 1% from the prior year. Baby Care organic sales decreased mid-single digits due in part to competitive activity in Europe and a decline in China Baby Care shipments due primarily to wholesaler inventory run-down ahead of new innovation shipments.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T11:40:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG's Health Care segment organic sales for 1Q18 rose 1%. Oral Care organic sales increased low single digits behind product innovation on power toothbrushes and toothpaste and increased marketing support. Personal Health Care organic sales slid low single digits on lower volume.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T11:40:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG's grooming segment organic sales for 1Q18 fell 6% on lower sales in Shave Care. Organic sales slid high single digits in Shave Care due to price reductions in the U.S. and negative product mix. Organic sales rose double digits in Appliances on increased volume from the continued success of innovation on Braun male styling and mid-tier shavers.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T11:40:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG's beauty segment organic sales for 1Q18 increased 5% from a year ago. Organic sales were up double digits in Skin & Personal Care on growth in China, including the continued acceleration of the super-premium SK-II brand. Organic sales increased low single digits in Hair Care on increased pricing across regions behind product innovation.

$PG {{ '2017-10-20T11:40:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PG reported a 5% rise in 1Q18 earnings on lower interest expense, higher interest income and a rise in non-operating income. Net income grew to $2.85Bil or $1.06 per share from $2.71Bil or $0.96 per share last year. Net sales rose 0.8% to $16.65Bil. Core EPS increased to $1.09 from $1.03. Organic sales rose 1% on higher shipment volume.

$FTI {{ '2017-10-19T09:45:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FTI signed an agreement with Plexus Holding plc to acquire Plexus's Wellhead exploration equipment and services business for jack up applications. The acquired business will be integrated into the TechnipFMC Surface Technologies segment. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

$COST {{ '2017-10-18T17:09:33+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

Global discount retailer $COST has filed its Form 10-K with the SEC for the fiscal year ended September 3, 2017. Total cardholders at the year end was 90.3MM, an increase of 4% or 3.6MM from 2016. During FY17, paid members grew 4% to 49.4MM.

$XPER {{ '2017-10-18T15:32:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XPER has named Murali Dharan as the President of Tessera Intellectual Property Corp. Dharan has extensive leadership experience, most recently as CEO of IPVALUE.

$HUM {{ '2017-10-17T18:30:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HUM unit Humana Foundation has appointed Walter D Woods as CEO. Previously, Woods served as president of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Foundation. He joined the Foundation after holding various executive-level roles in organizations such as AARP Foundation, World Bank and Boys & Girls Clubs.

$HUM {{ '2017-10-12T22:12:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HUM is expanding its existing relationship with TruHearing, a hearing health care company, to include hearing care and hearing aid benefits within more of its Medicare Advantage plan offerings. $HUM is including this hearing benefit on certain 2018 Medicare Advantage plans, which will be offered in 34 states.

$C {{ '2017-10-12T19:56:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$C said its card business with retailer $COST has been highly successful. "We've continued to be able to grow account balances and we've seen continued growth in the purchases. So it's still looking like an absolute winner for us," the company said.

$COST {{ '2017-10-12T18:08:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Although it is really late to enter the e-commerce club, $COST has rolled out two new e-commerce initiatives - two-day (dry grocery) and same-day delivery (both dry and fresh grocery) last week. With $AMZN’s acquisition of $WFM set to shake the grocery industry, the warehouse club Costco is looking to expand the grocery offerings over time.

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