Avon Products, Inc.

Avon Products, Inc.

Avon Products, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1886

Headquarters

1345 Avenue of the Americas 27th Floor New York, NY 10105-0196

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

26.4K

Industries

Chemicals
Retail: Other
Luxury & Specialty Goods
Apparel & Footwear
Consumer Services
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Personal Products

Company Description

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets cosmetics and beauty related products. Its product categories are Beauty, Fashion and Home. The Beauty category consists of color cosmetics, fragrances, skin care and personal care. The Fashion category consists of fashion jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear, accessories and children's products. The Home category consists of gift and decorative products, house wares, entertainment and leisure products and nutritional products. The company operates through five geographical segments: Latin America; North America; Central & Eastern Europe; Western Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific. Avon Products was founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Global President

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

Group Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Group Vice President, Research & Development & Chief Scientific Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior Vice President

Principal Accounting Officer

Group Vice President & General Manager, Turkey, Middle East & Africa

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Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at Cerberus Operations & Advisory Co. LLC

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Bank of America Corp.

Co-Founder at Granite Broadcasting Corporation

Former President & Chief Operating Officer at Avon Products, Inc.

Former Chief Financial Officer, Director & Executive Vice President at Federal Express Corporation

Director at Zale Corp.

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at L Brands, Inc.

Former Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

Former Group President at McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at Avon Products, Inc.

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Shah Capital Management (SCM) offers advice through the SCM Program with respect to portfolios which may include any of the following securities: exchange-listed securities, including individual equities and ETFs; securities traded over-the-counter; foreign issuers; corporate debt securities; commercial paper; certificates of deposit; municipal securities; no-load or load waived mutual fund shares; US governmental securities; and options contracts on securities.The Shah Capital Opportunity Master Fund seeks to outperform the S&P 500 and MSCI-World Indices and maximize returns measured over a long-term time horizon, while accepting a level of risk consistent with the preservation of the fund’s assets. The fund focuses primarily on global equity securities, both long and short, while using leverage when appropriate on a limited basis.

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Barington Companies Investors LLC (Barington) is the general partner and investment advisor for Barington Companies Equity Partners LP. In managing the fund. Barington seeks to invest the fund’s assets in public companies that generally have a total market capitalization of between $100 million and $2 billion and in private companies, or portions thereof, that have a total acquisition price of $10 to $100 million, with private company investments limited to not more than 20% of the fund’s capital (in terms of cost at the time of investment). The firm has the authority, however, to invest in companies with larger capitalizations and acquisition prices and may expand its focus to include companies with a market capitalization of up to $10 billion. Barington is an activist firm and is included in the SharkWatch50 as one the 50 most prominent activist investors.

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Saba Capital's Flagship Funds' main objective is to take advantage of relative value opportunities across the capital structure of publicly-traded and privately-held companies and through long and short positions based on fundamental analysis. The Flagship Funds focus on dislocations in the credit market. They primarily invest in high yield bonds, investment grade bonds, credit default swaps (CDS), first and second lien bank loans, equities, and derivatives. The Saba E Funds generally invest in a substantially similar investment portfolio as the Flagship Funds. The Leveraged Funds generally invest in a substantially similar investment portfolio as the Flagship Funds, except that its notional leverage is generally 1.5 times that of the Flagship Funds. Saba's Tail Hedge Funds are designed to provide a cost effective \"tail hedge\" with potentially strong absolute returns during periods of market stress and dislocation. The Funds invest primarily in CDS on a portfolio of low spread investment grade bonds. In addition, the funds may purchase equity puts and other equity derivatives, CDS on creditindices, CDS on high yield bonds, CDS on bank loans, or sell short physical bonds and buy and sell equity index futures.The Saba Seed Funds' purpose is to invest in the Camares European Credit Fund LP, and to acquire an interest in the revenues of that fund’s manager. The Camares Fund typically pursues a relative value investment strategy that primarily focuses on European liquid credit markets. The Camares Fund’s portfolio is primarily comprised of positivelyconvex positions in bonds, CDS, and loans of investment grade and high yield credits. ^

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Recent Transactions
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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. purchases Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd. from Avon Products, Inc.

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Silpada Designs, Inc. /Management purchases Silpada Designs, Inc. from Avon Products, Inc.

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TPG Capital LLC, Devon Holdings KK purchase Avon Products Co., Ltd. from Avon Products, Inc.

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Advised onAvon Products, Inc. purchases Silpada Designs, Inc.

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Advised onAvon Products, Inc. purchases Avon Products (China) Co., Ltd. from Masson Group of Cos

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Advised onCerberus Capital Management LP purchases from Avon Products, Inc. resulting in a new company New Avon LLC

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Advised onCerberus Capital Management LP purchases from Avon Products, Inc. resulting in a new company New Avon LLC

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Advised onCerberus Capital Management LP purchases from Avon Products, Inc. resulting in a new company New Avon LLC

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Advised onAvon Products, Inc. purchases Silpada Designs, Inc.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2016
Market Capitalization
$964M
Total Enterprise Value
$3.9B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.25
Revenue
$5.72B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.68x
Debt TEV
0.49x
Total Debt
$1.89B
Total Equity
$-392M
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
7.21x
TEVNet Income
-43.03x
Net Profit
$-90.6M
EBITDA
$540M
EBITDAMargin
9.45%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-12.72%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-16.88%
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Investments
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New Avon LLC manufactures and distributes cosmetics and beauty products. oduct portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as ANEW, Avon Color, mark., and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories.The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Kimberly-Clark Corp. engages in the manufacture of paper-based products and provision of cleaning solutions. It operates through the following segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The Personal Care segment manufactures and markets disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swim pants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and related products, which are primarily for household use. The Consumer Tissue segment produces and sells facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins and related products for household use. The K-C Professional segment manufacture and sell facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins, wipers and a range of safety products for the away-from-home marketplace. The company was founded by John A. Kimberly, Havilah Babcock, Charles B. Clark, and Frank C. Shattuck in 1872 and is headquartered in Irving, TX.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #370
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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Rank #370
2016
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2011
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