ercial organizations, reflecting the scale and importance of these businesses. The company distributes its products to consumers through various retail locations worldwide, including mass merchandisers and warehouse clubs, food, drug and convenience stores, military stores and e-commerce. Customers Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries accounted for approximately 24.0% of net sales from continuing operations in the year ended September 30, 2015. Additionally, Target Corporation represented 11.3%, 11.9% and 12.3% of net sales for the company’s Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other segments, respectively, for the year ended September 30, 2015. Dispositions In September 2015, the company sold its industrial blades business. Seasonality Customer orders for sun care products within the company’s Sun and Skin Care segment are highly seasonal, which has historically resulted in higher sun care sales to retailers during the late winter through mid-summer months. Within the company’s Wet Shave segment, sales of women's products are moderately seasonal, with increased consumer demand in the spring and summer months. Patents, Technology and Trademarks The company owns various U.S., Canadian and foreign trademarks, which it considers of importance and which are used individually or in conjunction with its other trademarks. These include, but are not limited to, Schick, Schick Hydro, Schick Hydro Silk, Wilkinson Sword, Intuition, Quattro, Xtreme 3, Protector, Silk Effects, Slim Twin, Edge, Skintimate, Personna, Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Binky, Diaper Genie, Litter Genie, Drop-Ins, Flexfit, Gentle Glide, 360°, Play On, HandSaver, Twist 'N Click, Sport, Sport Level Protection, VentAire, Wet Ones, Stayfree, Carefree and o.b. As a result of the Playtex acquisition, the company also owns royalty-free licenses in perpetuity to the Playtex and Living trademarks in the U.S., Canada, and various foreign jurisdictions related to certain feminine hygiene, baby care, gloves and other products, but excluding certain apparel-related products. As of September 30, 2015, the company owned, either directly or beneficially, approximately 1,041 unexpired U.S. patents, which have a range of expiration dates from October 2015 to December 2034; and had approximately 134 U.S. patent applications pending. The company owned, either directly or beneficially, approximately 2,334 foreign patents having a range of expiration dates from October 2015 to March 2035; and had approximately 292 patent applications pending in foreign countries. Governmental Regulation and Environmental Matters In connection with certain sites, the company has received notices from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state agencies and private parties seeking contribution, which the company has been identified as a potentially responsible party under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. Certain of the company’s products are subject to regulation under the U.S. Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Competition The company’s principal competitors in the global wet shave business are The Procter & Gamble Company, which owns the Gillette brand and is the primary company in the global wet shave segment; and Bic Group, which competes primarily in the disposable segment. The company also competes with direct sell online competitors, such as Dollar Shave Club and Harry's. The company’s competitors consist of various domestic and foreign companies, including The Procter & Gamble Company and Kimberly-Clark Corp. in feminine care market; and Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson in sun and skin care market. History The company was founded in 1999. It was incorporated in Missouri in 1999. The company was formerly known as Energizer Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Edgewell Personal Care Company in June 2015.
edgewell personal care co (EGZ:Berlin)
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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