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About the company

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company, whose products are marketed in over 200 countries and territories throughout the world. The Company's segments include Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care product segment is operated through over five geographic segments, which include North America, Latin America, Europe/South Pacific, Asia and Africa/Eurasia. The Company's oral care products include Colgate Total; Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection with Sugar Acid Neutralizer and others. Colgate's Oral Care business also includes pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals. The Company, through its Hill's Pet Nutrition segment, manufactures pet nutrition products for dogs and cats with products marketed in over 80 countries across the world. The Company sells its personal care products under the Palmolive, Protex and Softsoap brands.

  • Revenue in USD (TTM)15.37bn
  • Net income in USD1.38bn
  • Incorporated1923
  • Employees37.90k
  • 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
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Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
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(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Coty Inc4.32bn31.20m14.20bn10.06k236.7425.5448.903.290.08030.080312.630.74460.64672.915.60429,125.300.83740.85081.171.1059.5360.981.291.260.79197.400.9285153.2099.1716.46-7.5728.355.86--
Clorox Co5.81bn654.00m15.63bn8.00k24.4854.0819.092.694.964.9744.102.251.367.3312.04726,750.0015.2813.7623.0021.4844.9443.3711.2510.560.624812.300.892861.681.871.956.9317.85-5.486.69
Newell Brands Inc10.69bn283.00m22.23bn17.20k85.671.9535.112.080.53790.883428.9923.690.51884.335.42621,447.701.375.101.626.9632.4938.352.655.741.342.380.526647.473.290.894-30.47-2.095.1230.60
Corning Incorporated9.15bn2.25bn23.58bn35.70k13.031.536.852.581.901.907.8518.630.3173.835.85256,162.508.137.158.817.7439.5142.1325.6624.033.040.50160.180724.11-6.226.56-47.81-18.994.4219.14
Estee Lauder Companies Inc11.29bn1.10bn29.18bn46.00k27.177.9819.072.582.932.9330.109.981.271.787.14245,491.3012.4514.1217.5919.6980.5280.239.7910.031.1433.150.404932.234.475.032.369.728.4024.90
Ecolab Inc.13.21bn1.07bn34.52bn47.00k32.815.0317.722.613.613.6144.3523.560.70924.975.51281,121.305.895.067.476.3347.6846.758.317.330.67797.000.489733.59-5.1517.34-16.6913.5722.3215.93
Kimberly Clark Corp18.20bn1.99bn41.62bn43.00k21.14139.3115.922.295.505.5050.140.83431.226.418.08423,186.0012.777.8021.8611.7936.2633.2110.477.230.616110.360.933379.94-5.74-1.20-31.37-11.281.845.92
Colgate-Palmolive Company15.37bn1.38bn60.40bn37.90k44.48--30.533.931.531.5317.10-0.14961.174.999.85405,620.1011.7417.6318.1925.8259.9058.3310.0013.580.767147.520.966257.68-7.190.5968-36.51-8.594.678.12
Procter & Gamble Co65.29bn9.77bn234.02bn105.00k24.744.0818.073.583.533.7423.0421.840.50556.2713.84621,809.507.847.2610.499.3450.8349.2215.5113.160.931239.420.345569.69-7.70-4.2422.17-3.120.04846.19
Data as of Jan 20 2017. Currency figures normalised to Colgate-Palmolive Co's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

34.53%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 30 Sep 201662.52m7.03%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 30 Sep 201660.93m6.86%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 30 Sep 201643.26m4.87%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 30 Sep 201637.21m4.19%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 30 Sep 201634.94m3.93%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co.as of 30 Sep 201627.58m3.10%
Walter Scott & Partners Ltd.as of 30 Sep 201611.12m1.25%
Northern Trust Investments, Inc.as of 30 Sep 201610.85m1.22%
UBS Financial Services, Inc.as of 30 Sep 20169.73m1.09%
MFS International (UK) Ltd.as of 30 Nov 20168.78m0.99%
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Data from 30 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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