This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Executive SummaryThird quarter sun care sales soared 100% to $6.8 mil. compared to "very small" sales gain during the prior year period, an 1Oct. 31 Playtex release states. Low, single digit sales growth is expected in 2002, with sun care "on the upper end" of that range due to launches of Banana Boat Vitaskin sun care line and indoor tanning products, CEO Michael Gallagher reports. New products are expected to debut later this year (2"The Rose Sheet" July 30, p. 3). Consolidated sales for the quarter were flat at $187.6 mil., while net earnings plummeted 47.3% to $2.4 mil. including extraordinary loss on early extinguishments of debt...
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