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CARTER-WALLACE ANNOUNCES OPERATING RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1992

 CARTER-WALLACE ANNOUNCES OPERATING RESULTS FOR THE
 FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1992
 NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Carter-Wallace, Inc. (NYSE: CAR), today announced operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 1992.
 CARTER-WALLACE, INC.
 Summary of Operating Results
 Three months ended March 31 1992 1991
 Sales $173,096,000 $165,972,000
 Earnings before taxes 12,506,000 12,289,000
 Income taxes 4,002,000 3,933,000
 Net earnings $ 8,504,000 $ 8,356,000
 Earnings per share $.19(B) $.18(B)
 Average shares outstanding 45,791,000(B) 45,780,000(B)
 12 months ended March 31 1992 1991
 Sales $673,390,000 $634,890,000
 Earnings before taxes 67,265,000(A) 76,103,000
 Income taxes 21,525,000 24,353,000
 Net earnings $ 45,740,000(A) $ 51,750,000
 Earnings per share $1.00(A)(B) $1.12(B)
 Average shares outstanding 43,783,000(B) 46,029,000(B)
 (A) -- Included as a one-time charge against earnings in the 12-month period ended March 31, 1992, is a provision of $12,400,000 before taxes, or $8,400,000 after taxes ($.18 per share) related to the discontinuance in September 1991 of the Answer self-monitoring blood glucose system.
 (B) -- Earnings per share and average shares outstanding for the three months and 12 months ended March 31, 1992 and 1991, reflect the three-for-one stock split effective April 27, 1992.
 Carter-Wallace, Inc., markets toiletries, proprietary drugs, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic specialties and pet products.
 -0- 5/7/92
 /CONTACT: Ralph Levine of Carter-Wallace, 212-339-5000/
 (CAR) CO: Carter-Wallace, Inc. ST: New York IN: MTC SU: ERN


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