The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

A leader in consumer goods, Procter & Gamble offers products for household care, beauty and grooming, and health and well-being.

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Member Avatar JabezFool (24.15) Submitted: 8/25/2015 5:01:11 PM : Outperform Start Price: $69.90 PG Score: -1.85

An easy pick at this low price. Great value with decent safe dividend. This stock has a lot of Warren Buffet-like characteristics.

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Member Avatar ColinBalsbaugh (46.00) Submitted: 8/21/2015 6:08:52 PM : Underperform Start Price: $68.57 PG Score: +2.42

Too old and big.

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Member Avatar PaulB9 (< 20) Submitted: 8/21/2015 11:42:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $73.07 PG Score: -2.05

large cap

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Member Avatar TMFXLibris (35.11) Submitted: 8/18/2015 4:33:08 PM : Underperform Start Price: $75.09 PG Score: +0.07

This is literally a razor-and-blades business thanks to Gillette, but you wouldn't necessarily know it ... and given the company's recent strengths and weaknesses, that's a problem. With no single one of these big brands large enough to shape P&G's fortunes on its own, we have to rely on management's capital allocation skills, which have been lacking. The company behind Pampers, Tide, Gillette, Bounty, NyQuil, et al isn't in danger of going away, but it's priced for a performance I don't think it's equipped to deliver.

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Member Avatar TMFBuck (89.88) Submitted: 8/18/2015 4:10:47 PM : Underperform Start Price: $74.93 PG Score: +0.25

Capital allocation skills are lacking. I'll take the downside here.

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Member Avatar TMFGreedandFear (65.72) Submitted: 8/18/2015 4:03:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $75.05 PG Score: -0.08

The company's restructuring and associated cost cutting will lead to a more focused company with rising profit margins.

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Member Avatar TMFPencils (99.85) Submitted: 8/18/2015 3:30:16 PM : Underperform Start Price: $75.07 PG Score: +0.09

P&G is still in its "refocusing" phase transitioning to 65 brands in 10 categories -- and I'm not convinced this strategy is going to turn the stock's record of underperformance over the past 5-10 years into outperformance anytime soon.

** Sales have dropped from $82 billion in fiscal 2012 to $76.3 billion in the past year. Over the same period, net income has dropped from $10.8 billion in 2012 to $6.8 billion. Free cash flow has been stagnant over the past five years.

** The company is in the midst of selling off smaller/minor brands and a new CEO (David Taylor) will take over on November 1. Unproven strategy and leadership (the company's third CEO in 15 years) -- still questions about whether either will reinvigorate any meaningful growth.

** Over the past five years P&G (up 26%) has been trounced by the S&P 500 (up 87%) and Dow ( up 64%) -- why should the next three or five years be any different? There are too many questions about strategy and leadership for me to have strong conviction in a bullish thesis right now.

** Even with the stock struggling, P&G’s P/E ratio stands at roughly 25. The P/FCF is 20 -- toward the high end of its range over the past 10 years -- and the company isn’t growing (financials are actually getting weaker by many key measures). That’s a high price to pay for minimal/nonexistent growth. The valuation isn’t compelling for a company with declining growth and an unproven strategy and new incoming leadership.

** The company’s return on equity of 13.2% in 2015 is the lowest it’s been since 1993 (per Cap IQ).

P&G isn't a bad business, but the company has struggled to generate value for shareholders over the past decade. From what I've researched, I am not optimistic that this trend of underperformance will change any time soon. Management is forecasting for flat to low-single digit growth in 2016, even with the refocusing strategy drawing to a close.

All in all, not impressed with the company's financial performance or its prospects. Underperform.

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Member Avatar TMFCavalier (74.13) Submitted: 8/18/2015 3:18:49 PM : Outperform Start Price: $75.05 PG Score: -0.08

With new focus on its core 65 brands and its leaner corporate and supply chain structure, the company should be able to drive innovation and value behind these brands. If P&G can generate mid single digit earnings growth (with low single digit top-line growth and margin improvements), combined with its dividend yield (3.5%) and steady (and accelerating) share purchases, the stock should be able to generate returns above the market.

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Member Avatar TMFJourneyMan (< 20) Submitted: 8/18/2015 3:18:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $75.05 PG Score: -0.08

Refocused company strategy with smaller brand portfolio will push for efficiency, stronger margins, better market share, and a rebound in the shares.

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Member Avatar TMFSpiffyPop (99.61) Submitted: 8/18/2015 3:14:29 PM : Underperform Start Price: $75.10 PG Score: +0.09

Newtons's First Law, modified: "An object that has underperformed for 10 years will tend to continue to underperform for the next 3-5 years, unless some strong force intervenes." Which I don't see -- same basic strategy of cost reductions and paying capital back out to shareholders. Underperform.

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Member Avatar TMFOpie (96.80) Submitted: 8/18/2015 3:14:25 PM : Underperform Start Price: $75.10 PG Score: +0.09

Unfortunately I don't think PG is doing enough to turn around this huge ship, even with the restructuring and the new leadership team coming in. While I'm a believer in the strength of brands, I just don't see PG getting it done for investors at this price over the next few years.

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Member Avatar TMFTortoise (97.27) Submitted: 8/18/2015 3:14:09 PM : Underperform Start Price: $75.10 PG Score: +0.09

Commodities, lots of competition (Colgate, Unilever), not returning value from share buybacks (1% or so reduction in share count with billions spent repurchasing shares), and 4 CEOs in 15 years, with 2 lasting only 17 months and 4 years. I like the refocus efforts on getting brands down from about 180 to 65 or so, but what's to say that they won't start getting bloated again when Wall Street demands growth a couple of years from now?

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Member Avatar TMFLomax (87.73) Submitted: 8/18/2015 3:12:36 PM : Underperform Start Price: $75.10 PG Score: +0.09

Solid but mature brands. It looks overvalued given sluggish growth history, and expanding into emerging markets can be extremely difficult for U.S. companies to do.

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Member Avatar TMFGreatScott (< 20) Submitted: 8/18/2015 3:12:24 PM : Underperform Start Price: $75.09 PG Score: +0.07

Falling sales and margins, leadership turnover with no track record of capital allocation skill.

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Member Avatar TMFEarlyRiser (59.72) Submitted: 8/18/2015 3:12:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $75.09 PG Score: -0.07

PG should be able to use pricing power, cost cuts, and buybacks to grow EPS at mid to high single digits. Add to the 3.5% dividend yield, and I don't think its unrealistic to assume about 9% forward rates of return, which I think should be enough to outperform the market.

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Member Avatar TMFTycoon (84.76) Submitted: 8/18/2015 3:12:17 PM : Underperform Start Price: $75.09 PG Score: +0.07

Despite Procter & Gamble's ambitious restructuring plan, I think top-line growth and currency headwinds as well as what's essentially a flat economy will continue to hold the company back compared with the S&P 500.

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Member Avatar murphydevani (51.69) Submitted: 8/14/2015 4:04:42 AM : Outperform Start Price: $75.74 PG Score: -1.57

@ $75.78 is the Best Pick.. for the next 3-5 years.. Can Touch the Level of $108

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Member Avatar 20for5 (47.70) Submitted: 8/11/2015 3:08:44 AM : Outperform Start Price: $76.04 PG Score: -1.70

I'm watching a group of 20 stocks that are predominately priced at or below fair value based on historic valuations. The portfolio has an above average starting yield of about 3.35% compared to the S&P 500's 1.95%. The portfolio is designed to replicate something I might choose in retirement in order to live off of dividends alone instead of share harvesting and was inspired by a series of articles by Chuck Carnevale. My goal is to not make any changes for at least 5 years unless a dividend is frozen, cut or, I see a golden opportunity that increases current income as well as offers a better than average chance at capital appreciation. The portfolio doesn't need to necessarily beat the market for me to be satisfied with it's performance but I expect it to competitive in both short and longer time horizons as well as generate a rising income stream.

See ya in 2020.

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Member Avatar clangmead (25.46) Submitted: 8/9/2015 8:26:07 AM : Outperform Start Price: $75.95 PG Score: -1.44

dividends

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Member Avatar schmidtty9 (33.61) Submitted: 8/4/2015 3:24:39 PM : Outperform Start Price: $75.99 PG Score: -1.43

Proctor and Game has historically been a great company. I love their baking soda...

Basically, I set this price point, the stock reached it, so this is where I got in.

Fits into my dividend strategy. Will be a boring long term hold.

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