Colgate-Palmolive Company operates as a consumer products company worldwide.
Established dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Colgate-Palmolive's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CPA has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Household Products
1 Year Return
DE Household Products
Return vs Industry: CPA exceeded the German Household Products industry which returned 2.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CPA exceeded the German Market which returned 2.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Colgate-Palmolive's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Colgate-Palmolive undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CPA (€65.82) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€97.98)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CPA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CPA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.5x) compared to the Household Products industry average (19.6x).
PE vs Market: CPA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.5x) compared to the German market (19.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CPA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CPA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (532.7x) compared to the XE Household Products industry average (1.9x).
How is Colgate-Palmolive forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CPA's forecast earnings growth (5.5% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: CPA's earnings (5.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CPA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CPA's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CPA's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CPA's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (137.6%).
How has Colgate-Palmolive performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CPA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CPA's current net profit margins (15.1%) are lower than last year (15.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CPA's earnings have declined by -1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CPA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CPA had negative earnings growth (-1.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Household Products industry average (-11.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst CPA's Return on Equity (452.87%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Colgate-Palmolive's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CPA's short term assets ($4.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: CPA's short term assets ($4.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($10.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CPA's debt to equity ratio (1402.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CPA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 446.3% to 1402.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CPA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40%).
Interest Coverage: CPA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (24.9x coverage).
Inventory Level: CPA has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CPA's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.5x debt).
What is Colgate-Palmolive's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CPA's dividend (2.36%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.52%).
High Dividend: CPA's dividend (2.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.92%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CPA's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CPA's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (62.1%), CPA's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CPA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (59.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Noel Wallace (55yo)
Mr. Noel R. Wallace is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Colgate-Palmolive Company since April 2, 2019 and has been its President since July 11, 2018. He was Chief Operating Officer of Colgate-Palmol ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Noel's total compensation ($USD2.81M) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD4.64M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Noel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman||11.1yrs||US$11.55m||0.15% $79.6m|
|Chief Financial Officer||1.8yrs||US$2.22m||0.0056% $3.0m|
|Chief Technology Officer||0yrs||no data||0.0065% $3.5m|
|Chief Information Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Investor Relations Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Legal Officer & Secretary||5.3yrs||no data||0.0046% $2.5m|
|Vice President of Global Ethics & Compliance||1.1yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & Chief Communications Officer||1.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Marketing Officer||1.1yrs||no data||0.0018% $965.4k|
Experienced Management: CPA's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Executive Chairman||11.1yrs||US$11.55m||0.15% $79.6m|
|Lead Director||0yrs||US$319.04k||0.0027% $1.5m|
|Independent Director||14.3yrs||US$303.74k||0.0027% $1.5m|
|Independent Director||3.9yrs||US$290.49k||0.00088% $480.0k|
|Independent Director||4.4yrs||US$290.37k||0.00010% $54.5k|
|Independent Director||5.7yrs||US$295.37k||0.0017% $938.1k|
|Independent Director||4.9yrs||US$292.99k||0.00055% $300.0k|
|Independent Director||9.9yrs||US$295.49k||0.0029% $1.6m|
|Independent Director||3.1yrs||US$290.37k||0.00095% $518.1k|
Experienced Board: CPA's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CPA insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Colgate-Palmolive Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Colgate-Palmolive Company
- Ticker: CPA
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1806
- Industry: Household Products
- Sector: Household
- Market Cap: US$59.980b
- Listing Market Cap: US$54.540b
- Shares outstanding: 855.03m
- Website: https://www.colgatepalmolive.com
Number of Employees
- Colgate-Palmolive Company
- 300 Park Avenue
- New York
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CL||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|0P59||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|CL||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1968|
|CPA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|CL *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|CPA||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|CPA||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|COLG||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|CL||BASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)||CEDEAR EACH 3 REP 1 ORD USD1||AR||ARS||Nov 2002|
|COLG34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM USD1||BR||BRL||Sep 2011|
Colgate-Palmolive Company operates as a consumer products company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. It offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; and personal care products, such as liquid hand soaps, bar soaps, shower gels, deodorants and antiperspirants, skin health products, and shampoos and conditioners. The company also provides home care products comprising dishwashing liquids, household cleaners, and fabric conditioners; pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs; and a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions in dogs and cats. Its principal trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, meridol, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Hello, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Filorga, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. The company markets and sells its oral, personal, and home care products to various traditional and eCommerce retailers, wholesalers, and distributors; and pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers, veterinarians, and e-commerce retailers. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/28 20:56|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/28 00:00|
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