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About the company

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company. The Company operates in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care product segment is operated through five geographic segments, which include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa/Eurasia. The Company's oral care products include Colgate Total, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, Colgate Max Fresh and Colgate Optic White. The Company is also engaged in various product categories of the personal care market with operations in liquid hand soap, which it sells under the Palmolive, Protex and Softsoap brands. The Company manufactures and markets a range of products for the home care market, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners and Murphy's Oil Soap. The Company, through its Hill's Pet Nutrition segment (Hill's), manufactures pet nutrition products for dogs and cats.

  • Revenue in USD (TTM)15.20bn
  • Net income in USD2.44bn
  • Incorporated1923
  • Employees36.70k
  • Location
    Colgate-Palmolive Co300 PARK AVENEW YORK 10022-7402United StatesUSA
  • Phone+1 (212) 310-2000
  • Fax+1 (302) 655-5049
  • Websitehttp://www.colgatepalmolive.com
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Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
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Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
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(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Coty Inc5.40bn-11.00m13.15bn10.06k--1.3436.552.43-0.1087-0.108710.4013.110.38052.855.03537,097.400.07321.060.0891.4659.8760.980.19251.260.92254.260.3966153.2099.1716.46-7.5728.355.86--
Clorox Co5.88bn653.00m17.22bn8.00k27.0863.7521.062.934.964.9744.632.111.346.8011.89734,375.0014.9413.7624.4221.4944.9743.3711.1110.560.514512.260.904261.681.871.956.9317.85-5.486.48
Newell Brands Inc13.26bn528.50m22.87bn53.40k40.422.0123.691.721.171.1731.2423.520.64616.256.64248,389.502.574.263.045.4533.1636.483.985.461.252.820.510951.62124.2219.20103.7423.0614.6421.25
Corning Incorporated9.39bn3.60bn25.05bn40.70k8.381.605.232.673.223.228.4319.320.33283.956.58230,712.5013.107.6914.578.3639.8941.0839.3525.212.754.480.178525.083.063.54189.855.01-14.2118.61
Estee Lauder Companies Inc11.38bn1.08bn31.21bn46.00k29.458.2220.532.742.892.8930.3910.361.151.917.80247,300.0010.9914.1216.9519.6980.2480.239.5610.030.787630.290.514432.234.475.032.369.728.4024.90
Ecolab Inc.13.15bn1.23bn36.61bn47.57k30.375.3417.452.784.154.1544.3623.650.71155.075.56276,522.706.755.528.596.9447.7846.799.487.810.98036.490.489633.11-2.9014.1122.7021.6015.6414.07
Kimberly Clark Corp18.20bn2.17bn46.23bn42.00k21.71--16.562.545.995.9950.32-0.2861.246.448.82433,380.9014.188.9024.8214.0236.5434.2211.478.020.587810.770.984976.94-2.09-2.68113.826.36-4.455.39
Colgate-Palmolive Company15.20bn2.44bn64.56bn36.70k26.87--21.324.252.722.7216.91-0.27521.265.1310.71414,032.7021.5017.6630.9625.7360.3458.9017.0213.870.958341.060.997460.13-5.23-1.9176.370.08212.006.43
Procter & Gamble Co65.23bn9.43bn226.56bn105.00k25.654.5417.993.473.465.5023.2819.890.5306.4513.81621,247.607.957.2610.649.3451.0149.2214.9913.160.719438.070.354169.69-7.70-4.2422.17-3.120.04846.17
Data as of Apr 24 2017. Currency figures normalised to Colgate-Palmolive Co's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

33.31%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Dec 201663.66m7.20%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 31 Dec 201660.87m6.88%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 31 Dec 201638.33m4.33%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 31 Dec 201637.98m4.30%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co.as of 31 Dec 201627.30m3.09%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 31 Dec 201624.78m2.80%
Walter Scott & Partners Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201611.07m1.25%
Northern Trust Investments, Inc.as of 31 Dec 201610.64m1.20%
MFS International (UK) Ltd.as of 28 Feb 20179.97m1.13%
UBS Financial Services, Inc.as of 31 Dec 20169.92m1.12%
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Data from 31 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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