Colgate Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company, whose products are marketed in over 200 countries and territories throughout the world. Colgate-Palmolive Company operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. 

Company Growth (employees)
New York, US
Size (employees)
38,000 (est)+4%
Colgate Palmolive was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People at Colgate Palmolive

Ian M. Cook

Ian M. Cook

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Hickey

Dennis Hickey

Chief Financial Officer
Pat Verduin

Pat Verduin

Chief Technology Officer
Fabian Garcia

Fabian Garcia

COO Global Innovation and Growth
Tom Greene

Tom Greene

Chief Information and Business Services Officer
Franck J. Moison

Franck J. Moison

Vice Chairman

Colgate Palmolive Office Locations

Colgate Palmolive has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
300 Park Ave

Colgate Palmolive Metrics

Colgate Palmolive Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$15.2 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$9.1 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$2.6 b

Market capitalization (28-Apr-2017)

$63.6 b

Closing share price (28-Apr-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$1.3 b
Colgate Palmolive's current market capitalization is $63.6 b.
Colgate Palmolive's revenue was reported to be $15.2 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$17.4 b$17.3 b$16 b$15.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$7.2 b$7.2 b$6.6 b$6.1 b

Gross profit

$10.2 b$10.1 b$9.4 b$9.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %



$3.6 b$3.6 b$2.8 b$3.8 b

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

$3.6 b$3.5 b$2.8 b$3.7 b

Net Income

$2.4 b$2.3 b$1.5 b$2.6 b
Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$490 m$878 m$884 m$962 m$1.1 b$970 m$1.3 b


$1.4 b$1.4 b$1.2 b$1.2 b

Current Assets

$4.8 b$4.9 b$4.4 b$4.3 b


$4.1 b$4.1 b$3.8 b$3.8 b


$2.3 b$2.1 b$2.1 b

Total Assets

$13.9 b$13.5 b$12 b$12.1 b

Accounts Payable

$1.3 b$1.2 b$1.1 b$1.1 b

Total Debt

$5.6 b$6.1 b$6.6 b$6.5 b

Current Liabilities

$4.5 b$3.9 b$3.5 b$3.3 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

$1 b$1.2 b$1.4 b$1.7 b

Retained Earnings

$18 b$18.8 b$18.9 b$19.9 b

Total Equity

($44 m)$17 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

-149.3 x383.5 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.4 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5 x

Financial Leverage

-271.8 x713.1 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$2.4 b$2.3 b$1.5 b$2.6 b


($97 m)($60 m)($13 m)($4 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

$3.2 b$3.3 b$2.9 b$3.1 b

Capital Expenditures

($670 m)($757 m)($691 m)($593 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($890 m)($859 m)($685 m)($499 m)

Dividends Paid

($1.4 b)($1.4 b)($1.5 b)($1.5 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

($2.1 b)($2.2 b)($2.3 b)($2.2 b)

Interest Paid

$118 m$133 m$131 m$162 m

Income Taxes Paid

$1.1 b$1 b$1.3 b$932 m

Free Cash Flow

$3.9 b$4.1 b$3.6 b$3.7 b

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FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016



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