SeekingAlpha  6 hrs ago  Comment 
TheStreet.com  Nov 19  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Avon Products  are down 4.85% to $9.42 after the company said it's splitting its Latin American operations between two executives as the beauty products company continues its turnaround efforts, the Wall Street...
Benzinga  Nov 19  Comment 
In a report published Wednesday, BTIG Research analyst April Scee initiated coverage on Coty (NYSE: COTY) with a Buy rating and $23.00 price target. In the report, BTIG Research noted, “Nail inflecting & Fragrance should inflect next 12-18mo,...
newratings.com  Nov 19  Comment 
NEW YORK CITY (dpa-AFX) - Avon Products Inc. (AVP) said that its Latin America management responsibilities will be divided between two Avon executives who will each oversee a defined set of markets within the region. "To return the Avon business...
Wall Street Journal  Nov 18  Comment 
Avon Products is splitting its Latin American operations between two executives as the beauty products company continues its turnaround efforts.
Forbes  Nov 13  Comment 
For the nine months into fiscal year 2014, Avon’s sales decreased 11% to $6.51 billion from a comparable $7.29 billion in 9MFY13. Sales began falling sharply in Q3FY13 after the company implemented various strategies across its geographic...
Forbes  Nov 7  Comment 
This unloved company could turn into a beautiful swan in the next couple of years. Time to buy.
Wall Street Journal  Nov 3  Comment 
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Monday cut beauty products direct seller Avon Products corporate rating to junk.


Avon (NYSE:AVP) makes beauty and personal care products, including various types of cosmetics - lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, basically anything that would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift - apparel and accessories, and home and decoractive products. Avon's products face intense competition, from companies like Estee Lauder Companies (EL) and Revlon (REV), in all of its markets from both global and regional mid-end brand personal care products. To combat competition and improve brand recognition in US and global markets, Avon launched a Turn-around Plan in that included strategic initiatives to reduce costs, increased advertising spending, improve product quality, and improve sales profitability.

While the majority of Avon's competitors distribute their products to resellers such as department stores, drugstores, or cosmetic stores, Avon sells its products solely through its direct-selling channel of independently-contracted Active Sales Representatives and through its online website. However, the company's direct-selling business model is at risk for incurring more costs due to Representative dissatisfaction and global legal restrictions. Due to the company's reliance on its direct-selling business model, earning potential and satisfaction of its Representatives and maintaining its business model are essential for the company's success in global markets.

Company Overview

Avon produces and sells consumer packaged goods worldwide through its direct selling boutique store channel and its online channel.

Business Segments

Avon's revenues come from three main categories:

Business Growth

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