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Colgate-Palmolive Co Debt-to-Equity

: -12.07 (As of Mar. 2019)
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Colgate-Palmolive Co's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2019 was $6 Mil. Colgate-Palmolive Co's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2019 was $6,655 Mil. Colgate-Palmolive Co's Total Stockholders Equity for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2019 was $-552 Mil. Colgate-Palmolive Co's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2019 was -12.07.

A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.

NYSE:CL' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -109.62   Max: 26.63
Current: -12.07

-109.62
26.63

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of Colgate-Palmolive Co was 26.63. The lowest was -109.62. And the median was 1.67.

NYSE:CL's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1201 Companies
in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NYSE:CL: -12.07 )

Colgate-Palmolive Co Debt-to-Equity Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Colgate-Palmolive Co Annual Data

Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.37 -21.90 -26.89 -109.62 -62.41

Colgate-Palmolive Co Quarterly Data

Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -26.94 -13.13 -15.36 -62.41 -12.07

Competitive Comparison
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Colgate-Palmolive Co Debt-to-Equity Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Colgate-Palmolive Co's Debt-to-Equity falls into.



Colgate-Palmolive Co Debt-to-Equity Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Colgate-Palmolive Co's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

Colgate-Palmolive Co's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2019 is calculated as

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Colgate-Palmolive Co  (NYSE:CL) Debt-to-Equity Explanation

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by Total Stockholders Equity. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


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Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high ROE % companies.


Colgate-Palmolive Co Debt-to-Equity Explanation


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