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Executive Summary

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with proven track record.

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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: CL is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CL's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Household Products


US Market

1 Year Return




US Household Products


US Market

Return vs Industry: CL exceeded the US Household Products industry which returned 8.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CL underperformed the US Market which returned 21.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-2.8%-1.9%0.3%
30 Day-6.0%-3.9%3.3%
90 Day1.1%-5.2%14.2%
1 Year15.7%13.7%11.5%8.9%23.8%21.1%
3 Year11.7%4.4%50.4%39.7%45.0%35.4%
5 Year39.4%24.7%84.3%61.9%127.7%102.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Colgate-Palmolive's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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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: CL ($80.2) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($106.58)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.6x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (23.1x).

PE vs Market: CL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.6x) compared to the US market (21.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (7.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (105.3x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (5.3x).

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Future Growth

How is Colgate-Palmolive forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CL's forecast earnings growth (3.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: CL's earnings (3.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: CL's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CL'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: CL's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (178.1%).

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Past Performance

How has Colgate-Palmolive performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CL's current net profit margins (16.7%) are higher than last year (15%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CL's earnings have grown by 0.08% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CL's earnings growth over the past year (15.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (0.08% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CL earnings growth over the past year (15.5%) underperformed the Household Products industry 31.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst CL's Return on Equity (265.61%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Colgate-Palmolive's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CL's short term assets ($4.4B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($4.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: CL's short term assets ($4.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($9.9B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CL's debt to equity ratio (613.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 1177.5% to 613.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (56.6%).

Interest Coverage: CL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (27.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Colgate-Palmolive current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CL's dividend (2.19%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.38%).

High Dividend: CL's dividend (2.19%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.87%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (55.4%), CL's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (58.7% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Noel Wallace (56 yo)





Mr. Noel R. Wallace serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Colgate-Palmolive Company since April 2, 2019 and has been its President since July 11, 2018. Mr. Wallace serves as Chairman of Colgate...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Noel's total compensation ($USD10.83M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.54M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Noel's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Noel Wallace
$ 20.6m
Jennifer Daniels
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary6.17yrsUS$2.96m0.0042%
$ 2.9m
Panagiotis Tsourapas
Group President of Colgate-Latin America1.42yrsUS$2.95m0.0059%
$ 4.1m
Prabha Parameswaran
Group President of Global Innovation Group1.42yrsUS$3.02m0.0016%
$ 1.1m
Stanley Sutula
Chief Financial Officer0.17yrno datano data
Patricia Verduin
Chief Technology Officerno datano data0.0065%
$ 4.5m
Mike Crowe
Chief Information Officerno datano datano data
John Faucher
Chief Investor Relations Officerno datano datano data
Valerie Haliburton
Vice President of Global Ethics & Compliance2yrsno datano data
Paula Davis
VP & Chief Communications Officer2.42yrsno datano data
Sally Massey
Corporate Officer & Chief Human Resources Officer1yrno data0.0013%
$ 921.7k
Michael Corbo
Chief Supply Chain Officerno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CL's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Noel Wallace
$ 20.6m
Stephen Sadove
Lead Independent Directorno dataUS$319.03k0.0030%
$ 2.1m
John Cahill
Independent Director15.25yrsUS$303.48k0.0057%
$ 3.9m
C. Harris
Independent Director4.83yrsUS$290.48k0.0011%
$ 762.3k
Lisa Edwards
Independent Director1.83yrsUS$236.48k0.00041%
$ 284.1k
Lorrie Norrington
Independent Director5.33yrsUS$290.36k0.00010%
$ 69.3k
Michael Polk
Independent Director6.58yrsUS$295.36k0.0020%
$ 1.4m
Martina Therese Hund-Mejean
Independent Director0.83yrno data0.00019%
$ 131.7k
John Bilbrey
Independent Director5.83yrsUS$295.48k0.00055%
$ 381.2k
Helene Gayle
Independent Director10.83yrsUS$295.48k0.0029%
$ 2.0m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CL's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CL insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Colgate-Palmolive Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Ticker: CL
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1806
  • Industry: Household Products
  • Sector: Household
  • Market Cap: US$69.302b
  • Shares outstanding: 857.17m
  • Website: https://www.colgatepalmolive.com

Number of Employees


  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • 300 Park Avenue
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10022
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CLNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
0P59LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
CLSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1968
CPADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
CL *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
CPAXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
CPAETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1968
COLGWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1968
CLBVL (Bolsa de Valores de Lima)YesCommon StockPEUSDJan 1968
CLBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH 3 REP 1 ORD USD1ARARSNov 2002
COLG34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 COM USD1BRBRLSep 2011


Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Th...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/20 23:37
End of Day Share Price2021/01/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.