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Colgate-Palmolive is a consumer products company that produces and distributes household, healthcare, and personal care products. It manufactures and markets oral care, personal and home care, and pet nutrition products.
Its major brands include:

TypePublic
Founded1806
HQNew York, US
Websitecolgatepalmolive.com
Employee Ratings4.1
Overall CultureA

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)34,300
Job Openings185
Revenue (FY, 2019)$15.7 B
Share Price (Nov 2020)$85.4
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Colgate-Palmolive

Noel Wallace

Noel Wallace

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Bagley

Daniel Bagley

VP, Global R&D
Dave Baloga

Dave Baloga

VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition
Jose Borrell

Jose Borrell

VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition
Issam Bachaalani

Issam Bachaalani

VP & GM, Colgate-Eurasia
Henning Jakobsen

Henning Jakobsen

Chief Financial Officer
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Colgate-Palmolive Office Locations

Colgate-Palmolive has offices in New York, Piscataway, Llavallol, North Sydney and in 33 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
300 Park Ave
Piscataway, US
909 River Rd
Llavallol, AR
Antártida Argentina 2269
North Sydney, AU
Level 14/345 George St
Oudergem, BE
Vorstlaan 165
Sao Paulo, BR
R. Rio Grande, 752 - Vila Mariana
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Colgate-Palmolive Financials and Metrics

Colgate-Palmolive Revenue

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Colgate-Palmolive's revenue was reported to be $15.69 b in FY, 2019 which is a 1% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2020)

4.2b

Gross profit (Q3, 2020)

2.5b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2020), %

61.2%

Net income (Q3, 2020)

745.0m

EBIT (Q3, 2020)

1.0b

Market capitalization (13-Nov-2020)

73.2b

Closing stock price (13-Nov-2020)

85.4

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

989.0m

EV

79.4b
Colgate-Palmolive's current market capitalization is $73.2 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

15.5b15.5b15.7b

Revenue growth, %

2%1%1%

Cost of goods sold

6.2b6.3b6.4b

Gross profit

9.3b9.2b9.3b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

4.0b3.9b3.8b3.9b3.9b3.9b4.1b3.9b4.2b

Cost of goods sold

1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.6b

Gross profit

2.4b2.3b2.3b2.3b2.3b2.3b2.5b2.4b2.5b

Gross profit Margin, %

60%59%59%59%60%59%60%61%61%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

1.5b726.0m883.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.5b1.4b1.4b

Inventories

1.2b1.3b1.4b

Current Assets

4.6b3.8b4.2b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

851.0m833.0m841.0m843.0m863.0m948.0m854.0m997.0m989.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.6b1.5b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.5b1.6b1.2b1.3b

Inventories

1.3b1.3b1.2b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.3b1.5b1.6b

Current Assets

4.3b4.2b4.1b4.1b4.3b4.3b4.2b4.2b4.4b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

2.2b2.6b2.5b

Depreciation and Amortization

475.0m511.0m519.0m

Inventories

(8.0m)(58.0m)(77.0m)

Accounts Payable

(96.0m)18.0m36.0m
Quarterly
USDFY, 2017

EV/EBIT

19.9 x

EV/CFO

23.3 x

EV/FCF

28.5 x

Revenue/Employee

430.5k

Debt/Equity

27.1 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

52.2 x

P/E Ratio

33.1
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Colgate-Palmolive Operating Metrics

FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Countries

200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200

Countries (Facilities)

81 81 81

Facilities

320 320 320

Facilities Owned

82 73 73
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Colgate-Palmolive Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Hello ProductsJanuary 24, 2020$6 m
EltaMDDecember 18, 2017
PCA SKINDecember 18, 2017
Laser Brand ToothpasteOctober 29, 2014
SanexMarch 23, 2011$940 m
Tom's of MaineMarch 22, 2006$100 m
GABA InternationalDecember 18, 2003
Mennen CompanyFebruary 14, 1992$670 m
887357 Ontario Inc.
Cleaning Dimensions, Inc.
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Colgate-Palmolive Revenue Breakdown

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Colgate-Palmolive revenue breakdown by business segment: 83.9% from Oral, Personal and Home Care and 16.1% from Pet Nutrition

Colgate-Palmolive revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 20.6% from Asia Pacific, 27.4% from Latin America, 26.0% from North America, 7.4% from Africa/Eurasia and 18.6% from Europe

Colgate-Palmolive Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

95/100

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Colgate-Palmolive Online and Social Media Presence

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Colgate-Palmolive Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A

    76/100

  • CEO Rating

    C+

    67/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    80/100

  • Diversity

    A+

    80/100

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Colgate-Palmolive News and Updates

Colgate-Palmolive reports earnings and sales that beat expectations

Colgate-Palmolive Co. reported third-quarter net income of $698 million, or 81 cents per share, up from $578 million, or 67 cents per share, last year. Adjusted EPS of 79 cents exceeded the FactSet consensus for 70 cents per share. Sales of $4.15 billion were up from $3.93 billion last year and ahe…

Colgate-Palmolive Stock A Better Bet Than Kimberly-Clark?

The stock price for Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL) is up roughly 13% since the end of 2017. In comparison, Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) has seen its stock grow by 40% during the same period. The difference in the stock price growth makes no sense when we look at the parameters for both companies...

Colgate-Palmolive Company – Consensus Indicates Potential 4.0% Upside

Colgate-Palmolive Company with ticker code (CL) now have 19 analysts covering the stock with the consensus suggesting a rating of ‘Buy’. The target price ranges between 88 and 65.5 and has a mean target at 80.24.

Colgate Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.44 per common share, payable on November 16, 2020, to shareholders of record on October 23, 2020. The Company has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1895.

Colgate-Palmolive Company plans to invest $1.2M in Cambridge facility

Colgate-Palmolive Company announced Wednesday plans to invest $1.2 million in machinery and equipment as part of a Phase I investment in the production of liquid hand soap at its Cambridge facility. Additionally, the Township of Cambridge has received a grant of $342,600 for upgrades to Desmond …

Hold Colgate-Palmolive, target price Rs 1500: ICICI Securities

ICICI Securities has given a hold rating to Colgate-Palmolive with a target price of Rs 1500. The share price moved up by 0.95 per cent from its previous close of Rs 1364.05. The stock’s last traded price is Rs 1376.85 .
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Colgate-Palmolive Blogs

Colgate-Palmolive to Webcast Presentation at Barclays 2020 Global Consumer Staples Conference

NEW YORK --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2020-- Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) Chairman, President and CEO, Noel Wallace , will present on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. ET at the Barclays 2020 Global Consumer Staples Conference . Investors may access a live webcast of this presentation and the

Colgate Announces 2nd Quarter 2020 Results

NEW YORK --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2020-- Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) Net sales increased 1.0%, Organic sales* increased 5.5% GAAP EPS grew 9% to $0.74 , Base Business EPS* grew 3% to $0.74 GAAP Gross profit margin increased 110 basis points to 60.8%, Base Business Gross profit margin*

Colgate-Palmolive Webcasts 2020 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call July 31, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. ET

Colgate-Palmolive Webcasts 2020 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call July 31, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. ET Content Import Fri, 07/17/2020 - 09:30 Colgate-Palmolive Webcasts 2020 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call July 31, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. ET Jul 17, 2020 This …

Colgate Mobilizes its Dental Vans and Partners with Feeding America® to Distribute Health-and-Hygiene Essentials to Support COVID-19 Relief

Colgate Mobilizes its Dental Vans and Partners with Feeding America® to Distribute Health-and-Hygiene Essentials to Support COVID-19 Relief Brian.Hoenig@n… Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:29 Colgate Mobilizes its Dental Vans and Partners with Feeding America® to Distribute Health-and-Hygiene Essentia…

Colgate Announces 1st Quarter 2020 Results

NEW YORK --(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2020-- Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) Net sales increased 5.5%, Organic sales* increased 7.5% GAAP EPS grew 28% to $0.83 , Base Business EPS* grew 12% to $0.75 GAAP Gross profit margin was 60.2%, Base Business Gross profit margin* was 60.3% Net cash provided

Colgate Announces Dividend Increase – Effective 2nd Quarter 2020

NEW YORK --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) today increased the quarterly common stock cash dividend to $0.44 per share, up from $0.43 per share. The increase will be effective in the second quarter, 2020.
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Colgate-Palmolive Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Colgate-Palmolive founded?

    Colgate-Palmolive was founded in 1806.

  • Who are Colgate-Palmolive key executives?

    Colgate-Palmolive's key executives are Noel Wallace, Daniel Bagley and Dave Baloga.

  • How many employees does Colgate-Palmolive have?

    Colgate-Palmolive has 34,300 employees.

  • What is Colgate-Palmolive revenue?

    Latest Colgate-Palmolive annual revenue is $15.7 b.

  • What is Colgate-Palmolive revenue per employee?

    Latest Colgate-Palmolive revenue per employee is $457.5 k.

  • Who are Colgate-Palmolive competitors?

    Competitors of Colgate-Palmolive include Essity, Dabur and Church & Dwight.

  • Where is Colgate-Palmolive headquarters?

    Colgate-Palmolive headquarters is located at 300 Park Ave, New York.

  • Where are Colgate-Palmolive offices?

    Colgate-Palmolive has offices in New York, Piscataway, Llavallol, North Sydney and in 33 other locations.

  • How many offices does Colgate-Palmolive have?

    Colgate-Palmolive has 37 offices.