Operating profit increased 1% to $982 million in second quarter 2012 compared to $968 million in second quarter 2011. Excluding costs associated with the business realignment initiatives and the sale of land in Mexico noted above, operating profit increased 3% to $1,001 million.Net cash provided by operations year to date was $1,193 million compared to $1,154 million in the comparable 2011 period. Net cash provided by operations for 2012 includes higher income tax payments and the payment for the previously disclosed competition law matter in France related to a divested detergent business. Working capital as a percentage of Net sales was 2.8%, up 30 basis points versus the year ago period. This increase was primarily due to the timing of income tax payments. Both accounts receivable days sales outstanding and inventory days coverage improved versus the year ago period.
Colgate Announces 2nd Quarter Results
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