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GAMCO Investors Comments on Edgewell Personal Care Company

Edgewell Personal Care Company ( NYSE:EPC ) (-.9%) (EPC - $79.5- - NYSE) based in St. Louis, Missouri is the renamed Energizer Holdings, Inc. following the tax-free spin-off to shareholders of the household products division on July -, -…-5. Edgewell generates approximately $-.' billion of revenue through its principal businesses: wet shaving, including Schick-branded razors and blades, Edge and Skintimate shaving preparation and private label shaving products; sun care, including the Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic brands; feminine care, Playtex and o.b. tampons and Carefree and Stayfree liners and pads; and infant care, utilizing the Playtex and Diaper Genie brands. As a pure-play personal care company, Edgewell competes in high-margin, attractive categories with leading brands. We expect management to focus on improving margins through product mix, restructuring savings and operating leverage, which should afford it flexibility to reinvest in growth opportunities. The company has approximately $-.- billion of net debt providing management with sufficient flexibility to invest in internal growth, make acquisitions and/or repurchase shares. EPC is a likely acquisition target as a multinational competitor with a strong international infrastructure would benefit from scale, cost synergies, as well its ability to accelerate international expansion.

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