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Alberto Culver Announces Strong Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2010

Sales and Profit Growth

Melrose Park, IL, (July 26, 2010) – Alberto Culver Company (NYSE: ACV), a leading manufacturer and marketer of beauty care brands including

TRESemmé, Alberto VO5, Nexxus, St. Ives, Simple and Noxzema, today announced strong results for its fiscal year 2010 third quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Alberto Culver President and Chief Executive Officer V. James Marino said, “I am very pleased to report an exceptionally strong quarter of sales and earnings growth in both our U.S. and international segments. Despite challenging economic conditions and soft category growth rates, we continue to outperform the hair care category and gain market share. Double-digit organic sales growth was broad based across our core beauty care brands.”

Third Quarter

 

   

Net sales for the third quarter increased 18.8% to $417.6 million compared to $351.6 million in the prior year quarter. On an organic basis, which excludes the effect of foreign currency fluctuations and acquisitions and divestitures, sales increased 10.7% in the current quarter.

 

   

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased to 47 cents in the third quarter compared to 28 cents in the prior year quarter. Excluding restructuring and discrete items, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 30.0% to 39 cents compared to 30 cents in the prior year quarter.

Nine Months

 

   

Net sales for the nine month period increased 11.1% to $1.17 billion compared to $1.05 billion in the prior year period. On an organic basis, which excludes the effect of foreign currency fluctuations and acquisitions and divestitures, sales increased 4.0% in the nine month period.


The following information was filed by Albertoculver Co (ACV) on Monday, July 26, 2010 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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