Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc posted a higher fourth-quarter profit, helped by higher sales of its ColorSilk hair color, but said it expects 2010 results to be hurt by a currency devaluation in Venezuela, and its shares fell 5 percent.
British chemicals group Croda International met expectations with a 10.5 percent rise in adjusted profit for 2009, reflecting robust demand from the consumer care sector, and giving it confidence for 2010.
British chemicals maker Elementis Plc posted a 62 percent drop in full-year adjusted pretax profit, but maintained its dividend and said 2010 trading began on a positive note as customers started restocking.
Swiss flavours and fragrances maker Givaudan's full-year net profit rose 79 percent to 199 million Swiss francs ($185 million), helped by returning consumer confidence and broadly in line with forecasts
Cosmetics and perfume dispenser maker AptarGroup Inc posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong sales in its segments, and forecast first-quarter earnings above market expectations.
British plastic-packaging supplier RPC Group said third-quarter adjusted pretax profit rose, aided by cost controls, and that it planned to cut jobs at its Marolles plant in France due to continued weak demand in the cosmetics sector.
German fragrance-to-fashion retailer Douglas saw good christmas shopping boost first quarter net profit 9 percent to 96.3 million euros despite consumers' reluctance to splash out on make-up and perfumes.