The consumer products firm reported fourth-quarter earnings of 57 cents per share, a 9.6% jump over last year but a penny below what analysts surveyed by Zacks had estimated.
Company executives also offered slightly lower projections for full-year 2019 earnings than what Wall Street expected, pegging them at between $2.43 and $2.47 a share, an increase of 7% to 9%.
Those projections for 2019 came in below Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.48 a share.
The consumer products firm did beat estimates for quarterly revenue, which came in at $1.074 billion, higher than the $1.066 billion forecast by analysts tallied by Zacks.
"Our categories continue to grow and our market shares are healthy," said Matthew Farrell, CHD's chief executive officer, in a press release. "Eleven of our 14 domestic categories grew during the quarter and more than half have grown for at least 5 consecutive quarters."
Church & Dwight also expects an increase in dollars spent on marketing as it pushes ahead with its "More Power to You" campaign in support of its Arm & Hammer product, the company reported.