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 Data and Metrics

Colgate Palmolive Financial Metrics

Colgate Palmolive's revenue was reported to be $15.2 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5% decrease from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

15.2 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

9.1 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

2.6 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

3.8 b

Market capitalization (21-Jun-2017)

66.9 b

Closing share price (21-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

1.3 b


72.1 b
Colgate Palmolive's current market capitalization is $66.9 b.
FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


17.4 b17.3 b16 b15.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

7.2 b7.2 b6.6 b6.1 b

Gross profit

10.2 b10.1 b9.4 b9.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %



3.6 b3.6 b2.8 b3.8 b

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

3.6 b3.5 b2.8 b3.7 b

Net Income

2.4 b2.3 b1.5 b2.6 b
Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


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


1.4 b1.4 b1.2 b1.2 b

Current Assets

4.8 b4.9 b4.4 b4.3 b


4.1 b4.1 b3.8 b3.8 b


2.3 b2.1 b2.1 b

Total Assets

13.9 b13.5 b12 b12.1 b

Accounts Payable

1.3 b1.2 b1.1 b1.1 b

Total Debt

5.6 b6.1 b6.6 b6.5 b

Current Liabilities

4.5 b3.9 b3.5 b3.3 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

1 b1.2 b1.4 b1.7 b

Retained Earnings

18 b18.8 b18.9 b19.9 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 b2.3 b1.5 b2.6 b


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

Cash From Operating Activities

3.2 b3.3 b2.9 b3.1 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 m133 m131 m162 m

Income Taxes Paid

1.1 b1 b1.3 b932 m

Free Cash Flow

3.9 b4.1 b3.6 b3.7 b
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


18.8 x


22.9 x


19.3 x


407.4 k


383.5 x


0.5 x

Financial Leverage

713.1 x

Colgate Palmolive Operating Metrics

Colgate Palmolive's Properties was reported to be 330 in FY, 2016, which is a 3% decrease from the previous period
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016



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