Colgate-Palmolive is a consumer products company focused on the production, distribution, and provision of household, healthcare and personal care products. The Company is also a manufacturer of veterinary products. Colgate-Palmolive operates through two segments: oral, personal and home care; and pet nutrition. Colgate’s Oral Care products include Colgate Total, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer, Colgate Optic White and Colgate Luminous White toothpastes, Colgate 360° and Colgate Slim Soft manual toothbrushes and Colgate Optic White, Colgate Total and Colgate Plax mouthwashes. Colgate’s Oral Care business also includes pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals. The Company manufactures and markets a wide array of products for the Home Care market, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners and Murphy’s Oil Soap. Colgate’s Personal Care products also include Palmolive, Sanex and Softsoap brand shower gels, Palmolive, Irish Spring and Protex bar soaps and Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick and Sanex deodorants and antiperspirants.

New York, US
Size (employees)
35,900 (est)-2%
Colgate Palmolive was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at Colgate Palmolive

Ian Cook

Ian Cook

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Hickey

Dennis Hickey

Chief Financial Officer
Tom Greene

Tom Greene

Chief Information and Business Services Officer
Franck Moison

Franck Moison

Vice Chairman

Colgate Palmolive Office Locations

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

Colgate Palmolive Financials

Colgate Palmolive's revenue was reported to be $15.45 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

15.5 b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

9.3 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

2.2 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

3.6 b

Market capitalization (3-Mar-2018)

60.6 b

Cash (4-Mar-2018)

1.5 b


65.6 b
Colgate Palmolive's current market capitalization is $60.6 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


17.4 b17.3 b16 b15.2 b15.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

7.2 b7.2 b6.6 b6.1 b6.2 b

Gross profit

10.2 b10.1 b9.4 b9.1 b9.3 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


4.4 b4.3 b4.4 b4.4 b4.1 b4.1 b4 b3.8 b3.8 b3.9 b3.8 b3.8 b4 b

Cost of goods sold

1.8 b1.8 b1.8 b1.8 b1.7 b1.7 b1.7 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b

Gross profit

2.6 b2.5 b2.6 b2.6 b2.4 b2.4 b2.3 b2.2 b2.3 b2.3 b2.3 b2.3 b2.4 b

Gross profit Margin, %

usdY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


490 m878 m884 m962 m1.1 b970 m1.3 b1.5 b

Accounts Receivable

1.5 b


1.4 b1.4 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b

Current Assets

4.8 b4.9 b4.4 b4.3 b4.6 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


721 m1.8 b1.2 b1.4 b859 m1.1 b1.4 b1 b1.1 b1.3 b1.3 b1.2 b1.4 b


1.4 b1.5 b1.5 b1.4 b1.4 b1.3 b1.3 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b

Current Assets

4.6 b5.7 b5.2 b5.2 b4.7 b5 b5.1 b4.5 b4.6 b4.8 b4.6 b4.6 b4.7 b


3.9 b4 b4.1 b4 b4 b4 b4 b3.8 b3.8 b3.8 b3.9 b3.9 b4 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

2.4 b2.3 b1.5 b2.6 b

Depreciation and Amortization

475 m


(97 m)(60 m)(13 m)(4 m)(8 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

3.2 b3.3 b2.9 b3.1 b3.1 b
USDY, 2017


18.3 x


21.5 x


26.2 x


419.7 k


27 x


0.5 x

Financial Leverage

52.2 x
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Colgate Palmolive Operating Metrics

Colgate Palmolive's Properties was reported to be 330 in FY, 2016.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


370 360 340 330
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