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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.22
CL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1685 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CL: 0.22 )
CL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.22

0.05
0.27
Equity to Asset 0.10
CL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1678 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CL: 0.10 )
CL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.1

0.05
0.3
Interest Coverage 27.78
CL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.77 vs. CL: 27.78 )
CL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.48   Max: 65.1
Current: 27.78

5.48
65.1
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.18
M-Score: -2.92
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.83
CL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1691 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. CL: 19.83 )
CL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.47   Max: 23.59
Current: 19.83

13.47
23.59
Net-margin (%) 12.15
CL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CL: 12.15 )
CL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 14.95
Current: 12.15

2.06
14.95
ROE (%) 118.64
CL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.66 vs. CL: 118.64 )
CL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.82   Max: 229.72
Current: 118.64

9.82
229.72
ROA (%) 15.24
CL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. CL: 15.24 )
CL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 21.7
Current: 15.24

2.5
21.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 83.06
CL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1694 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. CL: 83.06 )
CL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 43.51   Max: 102.76
Current: 83.06

43.51
102.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
CL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. CL: 6.80 )
CL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 11.1
Current: 6.8

-0.8
11.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.10
CL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CL: 5.10 )
CL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 23.7
Current: 5.1

1.9
23.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
CL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CL: 3.30 )
CL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 71
Current: 3.3

0
71
» CL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chris Davis 187,187 sh (+8.55%)
Mario Gabelli 26,620 sh (+5.13%)
Bill Frels 9,816 sh (+2.27%)
Pioneer Investments 4,318,533 sh (+1.73%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 4,654,102 sh (+0.89%)
Donald Yacktman 1,530,000 sh (+0.33%)
Yacktman Fund 1,340,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,548 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 14,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons 7,348,400 sh (-4.14%)
Ken Fisher 9,050 sh (-4.98%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,304,826 sh (-6.95%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 166,035 sh (-23.47%)
Joel Greenblatt 32,276 sh (-27.98%)
Murray Stahl 3,344 sh (-37.66%)
Steven Cohen 5,048 sh (-84.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,600 sh (-89.51%)
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Q1 2014

CL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Tom Russo 8,900 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 9,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 47,197 sh (+834.96%)
Paul Tudor Jones 61,250 sh (+159.53%)
Chris Davis 192,539 sh (+2.86%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 4,682,452 sh (+0.61%)
Dodge & Cox 14,054 sh (+0.39%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,548 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,340,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 3,344 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 7,346,400 sh (-0.03%)
Donald Yacktman 1,525,000 sh (-0.33%)
Ken Fisher 9,004 sh (-0.51%)
Bill Frels 9,693 sh (-1.25%)
Mario Gabelli 24,255 sh (-8.88%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,360,946 sh (-9.16%)
Pioneer Investments 3,913,172 sh (-9.39%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 85,595 sh (-48.45%)
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Q2 2014

CL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 9,605,500 sh (+30.75%)
RS Investment Management 10,300 sh (+13.19%)
Ken Fisher 9,718 sh (+7.93%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 91,298 sh (+6.66%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 4,717,053 sh (+0.74%)
Donald Yacktman 1,535,000 sh (+0.66%)
Chris Davis 193,664 sh (+0.58%)
Murray Stahl 3,344 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,340,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,548 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 9,693 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 24,205 sh (-0.21%)
Dodge & Cox 14,000 sh (-0.38%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,958,559 sh (-14.98%)
Pioneer Investments 3,106,649 sh (-20.61%)
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Q3 2014

CL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,914 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 21,806 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 310,000 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 5,344 sh (+59.81%)
RS Investment Management 13,800 sh (+33.98%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 110,463 sh (+20.99%)
Jim Simons 11,022,700 sh (+14.75%)
Chris Davis 200,761 sh (+3.66%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 4,816,083 sh (+2.1%)
Donald Yacktman 1,540,000 sh (+0.33%)
Yacktman Fund 1,340,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 9,693 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,548 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 14,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 9,680 sh (-0.39%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,893,939 sh (-0.81%)
Mario Gabelli 22,855 sh (-5.58%)
Pioneer Investments 1,262,386 sh (-59.37%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$63.43 - $69.79 $ 70.477%21806
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$60.17 - $65.43 $ 70.4712%0
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.3%$58.96 - $66.26 $ 70.4710%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -27.98%0.02%$58.96 - $66.26 $ 70.4710%32276
Mark Hillman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1%$57.25 - $61.19 $ 70.4719%0
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -20%0.26%$57.25 - $61.19 $ 70.4719%400000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.09%$57.25 - $61.19 $ 70.4719%44817
Chris Davis 2013-09-30 Add 741.51%0.02%$57.25 - $61.19 $ 70.4719%172451
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 41.61%$57.25 - $61.19 $ 70.4719%25320
Mark Hillman 2013-06-30 New Buy1%$55.87 - $62.38 $ 70.4719%12000
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -16.67%0.22%$55.87 - $62.38 $ 70.4719%500000
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -53.9%0.97%$52.27 - $59.02 $ 70.4727%300000
Donald Yacktman 2013-03-31 Reduce -20.27%0.12%$52.27 - $59.02 $ 70.4727%770000
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.11%$52.27 - $59.02 $ 70.4727%0
Chris Davis 2013-03-31 Add 84.18%$52.27 - $59.02 $ 70.4727%10244
Ruane Cunniff 2013-03-31 New Buy$52.27 - $59.02 $ 70.4727%1811
Dodge & Cox 2013-03-31 Reduce -36.36%$52.27 - $59.02 $ 70.4727%7000
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Add 140.42%0.06%$51.77 - $55.31 $ 70.4732%105766
Yacktman Focused Fund 2012-12-31 Sold Out $51.77 - $55.31 $ 70.4732%0
Ken Fisher 2012-12-31 Reduce -20.53%$51.77 - $55.31 $ 70.4732%4807
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Reduce -25.04%0.5%$51.04 - $53.75 $ 70.4734%750000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 Reduce -23.25%0.28%$51.04 - $53.75 $ 70.4734%2236509
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.06%$51.04 - $53.75 $ 70.4734%43993
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$48.25 - $51.44 $ 70.4742%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$44.13 - $48.63 $ 70.4765%2584
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Reduce -39.17%0.01%$44.13 - $48.63 $ 70.4765%11855
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Sold Out 2.17%$43.24 - $46.96 $ 70.4756%0
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Add 33.33%0.37%$43.24 - $46.96 $ 70.4756%1000000
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 Reduce -47.79%1.92%$40.09 - $46.98 $ 70.4760%253865
John Hussman 2011-09-30 Add 120.59%0.58%$40.09 - $46.98 $ 70.4760%750000
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Reduce -26.65%0.01%$40.09 - $46.98 $ 70.4760%22295
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 30.90
CL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. CL: 30.90 )
CL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.88   Max: 31.1
Current: 30.9

14.88
31.1
P/B 45.30
CL's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. CL: 45.30 )
CL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 12.38   Max: 59.06
Current: 45.3

12.38
59.06
P/S 3.80
CL's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CL: 3.80 )
CL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 3.8
Current: 3.8

1.96
3.8
PFCF 26.30
CL's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 53.00 vs. CL: 26.30 )
CL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.85   Max: 28
Current: 26.3

13.85
28
EV-to-EBIT 20.08
CL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.09 vs. CL: 20.08 )
CL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 20.4
Current: 20.08

10.3
20.4
PEG 6.20
CL's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CL: 6.20 )
CL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 8.28
Current: 6.2

1.19
8.28
Shiller P/E 29.10
CL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 54.72 vs. CL: 29.10 )
CL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.81   Max: 29.88
Current: 29.1

18.81
29.88
Current Ratio 1.17
CL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CL: 1.17 )
CL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.46
Current: 1.17

0.52
1.46
Quick Ratio 0.85
CL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CL: 0.85 )
CL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.85

0.32
0.97

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.00
CL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. CL: 2.00 )
CL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 2.85
Current: 2

1.64
2.85
Dividend Payout 0.61
CL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. CL: 0.61 )
CL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.61

0.3
0.81
Dividend growth (3y) 9.40
CL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. CL: 9.40 )
CL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 15.5
Current: 9.4

5.9
15.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.39
CL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CL: 3.39 )
CL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 4.82
Current: 3.39

2.78
4.82
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
CL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CL: 2.70 )
CL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.9   Max: -3.2
Current: 2.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
CL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. CL: 2.30 )
CL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 5.73
Current: 2.3

1.45
5.73
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
CL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CL: 1.30 )
CL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.3

0.43
1.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
CL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1665 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CL: 5.00 )
CL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 9.7
Current: 5

4.9
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.48
CL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1094 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. CL: 7.48 )
CL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 18.6
Current: 7.48

7.4
18.6

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Traded in other countries:CPA.Germany, COLG34.Brazil, CL.Mexico,
Colgate-Palmolive Co was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in 1923. It is a consumer products company. The Company operates in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Colgate is engaged in Oral Care with the leading toothpaste and manual toothbrush brands. Colgate's Oral Care products include Colgate Total, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, Colgate Max Fresh, 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 mouthwash. Colgate's Oral Care business also includes dental floss and pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals. Colgate also has product categories of the Personal Care market in liquid hand soap, which it sells under the Palmolive, Protex and Softsoap brands. 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. Colgate's Personal Care business outside the U.S. also includes Palmolive and Caprice shampoos and conditioners. Colgate manufactures and markets products for the Home Care market, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners and Murphy's Oil Soap. It also manudactures fabric conditioners with brands including Suavitel in Latin America and Soupline in Europe. The Company's global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance. The Company is party to various environmental matters.
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