Net sales increased $65 million, or 2%, to $3,252 million in Fiscal 2012 from $3,187 million in Fiscal 2011. Excluding negative foreign exchange impacts of $73 million, net sales increased $138 million, or 4%. The pet supplies, home and garden control products, electric shaving and grooming products, and electric personal care products all reported higher revenues in the full year compared to the previous year, with the strongest growth in the higher margin pet supplies and home and garden product lines, which reported year-on-year sales increases of 6% and 9% respectively, helped by gains due to the FURminator and Black Flag acquisitions.Consumer Products gross profit, representing net sales minus cost of goods sold, for Fiscal 2012 was $1,115 million compared to $1,129 million during Fiscal 2011, representing a $14 million decrease. Gross profit margin, representing gross profit as a percentage of net sales, for Fiscal 2012 decreased to 34% from 35% in Fiscal 2011. The decrease in gross profit and gross profit margin for Fiscal 2012 was driven by $36 million of negative foreign exchange impacts, a $17 million increase in commodity prices and higher costs for sourced goods, primarily from Asia, and a $12 million increase in costs due to changes in product mix. These factors contributing to the decline in gross profit were tempered by increased organic sales which contributed $31 million of gross profit and Fiscal 2012 acquisitions which contributed $23 million of gross profit.
Harbinger Group Inc. Reports Fiscal 2012 Results
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