Founded over 175 years ago in 1837, William Procter from England and James Gamble from Ireland met by chance due to marrying sisters Olivia & Elizabeth Norris. Mr Procter was a candle maker and Mr Gamble was a soap maker, and their father-in-law suggested they should become business partners as they needed the same raw materials. The family-run company eventually grew to become the largest and most profitable consumer goods company in the world.
Earnings growth barely beats inflation.
Total returns are less than the market.
Rivals are performing better.