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Also traded in: Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, UK

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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.21
CL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. CL: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.12 Max: N/A
Current: 0.21
Equity-to-Asset -0.03
CL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CL: -0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.03  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.48
Current: -0.03
-0.03
0.48
Interest Coverage 41.01
CL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. CL: 41.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.92  Med: 29.96 Max: 548.71
Current: 41.01
15.92
548.71
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 7.67
Beneish M-Score: -2.81
WACC vs ROIC
6.12%
50.12%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 25.37
CL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
93% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. CL: 25.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.39  Med: 21.51 Max: 25.37
Current: 25.37
17.39
25.37
Net Margin % 16.31
CL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. CL: 16.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.63  Med: 13.51 Max: 16.31
Current: 16.31
8.63
16.31
ROA % 19.93
CL's ROA % is ranked higher than
93% of the 1654 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. CL: 19.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.9  Med: 19.21 Max: 21.7
Current: 19.93
10.9
21.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 101.67
CL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
94% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. CL: 101.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.03  Med: 93.06 Max: 103.07
Current: 101.67
69.03
103.07
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.00
CL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CL: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3  Med: 5.7 Max: 11
Current: -3
-3
11
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.20
CL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CL: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.9  Med: 8.8 Max: 31.4
Current: 3.2
-6.9
31.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 4.60
CL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
54% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. CL: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.8  Med: 10.5 Max: 74.4
Current: 4.6
-27.8
74.4
GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with Colgate-Palmolive Co $CL.
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products    NAICS: 325611    SIC: 2844
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Traded in other countries:CL.Argentina, COLG34.Brazil, CPA.Germany, CL.Mexico, CL.Switzerland, 0P59.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
Colgate-Palmolive Co is a consumer products company. The company provides services such as oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition. Its business segments are Oral, Personal & Home Care, and Pet Nutrition.

With a history dating back to 1806, Colgate-Palmolive is now one of the world's largest consumer product companies. In addition to its namesake oral care line, the firm manufactures shampoos, shower gels, deodorants, and home care products that are sold in over 200 countries around the world (international sales account for around 75% of its consolidated total, including about 50% from emerging regions). It also owns specialty pet food maker Hill's, which sells its products through veterinarians and specialty pet retailers.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 27.12
CL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1304 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. CL: 27.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.87  Med: 23.61 Max: 48.95
Current: 27.12
14.87
48.95
Forward PE Ratio 25.64
CL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. CL: 25.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 27.12
CL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
67% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.33 vs. CL: 27.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.83  Med: 23.46 Max: 48.95
Current: 27.12
14.83
48.95
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 26.99
CL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
62% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. CL: 26.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.55  Med: 22.82 Max: 62.78
Current: 26.99
15.55
62.78
PS Ratio 4.43
CL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CL: 4.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 2.95 Max: 4.55
Current: 4.43
1.96
4.55
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 25.70
CL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
61% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.98 vs. CL: 25.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.83  Med: 22.66 Max: 30.21
Current: 25.7
13.83
30.21
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 20.91
CL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
74% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. CL: 20.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.5  Med: 17.61 Max: 22.92
Current: 20.91
11.5
22.92
EV-to-EBIT 18.38
CL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. CL: 18.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.3  Med: 15.9 Max: 25.6
Current: 18.38
10.3
25.6
EV-to-EBITDA 16.51
CL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
66% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.29 vs. CL: 16.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.3  Med: 14.2 Max: 22.2
Current: 16.51
9.3
22.2
Shiller PE Ratio 31.71
CL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 26.35 vs. CL: 31.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.76  Med: 29.07 Max: 33.93
Current: 31.71
20.76
33.93
Current Ratio 1.21
CL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. CL: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.17 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.21
0.91
1.99
Quick Ratio 0.89
CL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CL: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.89
0.63
1.37
Days Inventory 72.61
CL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 63.77 vs. CL: 72.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 64.46  Med: 69.63 Max: 72.61
Current: 72.61
64.46
72.61
Days Sales Outstanding 35.94
CL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 38.63 vs. CL: 35.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.48  Med: 36.62 Max: 44.49
Current: 35.94
32.48
44.49
Days Payable 67.32
CL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
67% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 45.51 vs. CL: 67.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.77  Med: 65.14 Max: 67.9
Current: 67.32
57.77
67.9

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.08
CL's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
60% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. CL: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 2.16 Max: 2.85
Current: 2.08
1.7
2.85
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.56
CL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CL: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.56
0.39
0.99
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 5.20
CL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CL: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CL' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.2  Med: 11.6 Max: 15.5
Current: 5.2
5.2
15.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.12
CL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. CL: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.86
CL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
64% of the 2115 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CL: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.34  Med: 2.97 Max: 3.92
Current: 2.86
2.34
3.92
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.40
CL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. CL: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.9  Med: 1.3 Max: 3.1
Current: 1.4
-10.9
3.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.89
CL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CL: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.41 Max: 5.73
Current: 2.89
1.45
5.73
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.50
CL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CL: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.5
0.16
1.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.44
CL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 1653 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.35 vs. CL: 5.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 6.3 Max: 9.7
Current: 5.44
3.9
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 2.58
CL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
62% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. CL: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 10.4 Max: 18.1
Current: 2.58
1.4
18.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $15,195.00
EPS (TTM) $ 2.77
Beta0.74
Short Percentage of Float1.04%
52-Week Range $63.43 - 77.27
Shares Outstanding (Mil)883.29

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 15,584 16,275 17,089
EPS ($) 2.91 3.19 3.46
EPS without NRI ($) 2.91 3.19 3.46
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.07%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.65 1.72 1.78
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