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Mixed Bag for Church & Dwight: Fool by Numbers

On Feb. 6, Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD  ) , the company behind Arm & Hammer, among other products, released earnings for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006.

  • Church & Dwight beat expectations for both revenues and earnings per share with a 12% increase in sales and a 13.1% increase in EPS, but organic sales growth was just 2%.
  • Gross margins increased strongly, but didn't translate into expanding net margins.
  • Operating cash flow and free cash flow declined year over year, but the company said in its earnings release that it expects to deliver strong free cash flow. This will be something to watch as 2007 unfolds.

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Related companies:

  • Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG  )
  • Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL  )
  • Clorox (NYSE: CLX  )
  • Unilever (NYSE: UL  )

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At the time of publication, Nathan Parmelee had no position in any of the companies mentioned. Fool rules are here.

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