CL Stock Overview
Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$75.13|
|52 Week High||US$85.61|
|52 Week Low||US$72.20|
|1 Month Change||-8.49%|
|3 Month Change||-5.56%|
|1 Year Change||-10.80%|
|3 Year Change||5.52%|
|5 Year Change||-0.42%|
|Change since IPO||1,785.62%|
Recent News & Updates
Colgate-Palmolive: At $75, It's Not A Bad Buy For Income Investors
Colgate-Palmolive has struggled to create much shareholder value over the past decade. However, it's faring alright now despite the current inflationary uncertainty. Given the company's low growth rate, it's not an exciting buy, but shares are a fair value here for investors wanting an ultra-safe Dividend King.
Colgate-Palmolive Is Still Expensive, Yet Closer To An Entry Point
Colgate-Palmolive is a dividend king that raised its annual dividend for 59 years in a row. Colgate-Palmolive has been elusive, as I never added it to my portfolio due to its valuation. The higher volatility across the markets may serve as an opportunity to buy Colgate-Palmolive.
Colgate-Palmolive: A Masterclass In Long-Term Value Creation
In spite of certain short-term headwinds, Colgate-Palmolive remains one of the highest quality Home & Personal Care businesses. Rising commodity prices created only a temporary headwind for Colgate's valuation. The company retains the crown in terms of a high return on capital, best-in-class brands, and outstanding capital allocation.
|CL||US Household Products||US Market|
Return vs Industry: CL underperformed the US Household Products industry which returned 0.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CL exceeded the US Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.
|CL Average Weekly Movement||3.7%|
|Household Products Industry Average Movement||4.7%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: CL is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
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. The Oral, Personal and Home Care segment offers toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, skin health products, dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, and other related items.
Colgate-Palmolive Fundamentals Summary
|CL fundamental statistics|
Is CL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|CL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$7.17b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Jul 29, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.44|
|Net Profit Margin||11.70%|
How did CL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.5%Current Dividend Yield
Is Colgate-Palmolive undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CL ($75.13) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($130.99)
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 (30.8x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (21.2x).
PE vs Market: CL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.8x) compared to the US market (15.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (196.1x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (4x).
How is Colgate-Palmolive forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CL's forecast earnings growth (8.8% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: CL's earnings (8.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.5% 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 (7.8% 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 (530%).
How has Colgate-Palmolive performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CL's current net profit margins (11.7%) are lower than last year (15.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CL's earnings have grown by 2.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CL had negative earnings growth (-23.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Household Products industry average (-7.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst CL's Return on Equity (303.98%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Colgate-Palmolive's financial position?
Financial Health Score4/6
Financial Health Score 4/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CL's short term assets ($5.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: CL's short term assets ($5.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($10.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CL's net debt to equity ratio (915.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CL had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Debt Coverage: CL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.9%).
Interest Coverage: CL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (21.6x coverage).
What is Colgate-Palmolive current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 5/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CL's dividend (2.5%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.58%).
High Dividend: CL's dividend (2.5%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.11%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (74.2%), CL's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (62.2%), CL's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Noel Wallace (57 yo)
Mr. Noel R. Wallace serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Colgate-Palmolive Company since April 2, 2019 and has been its President since July 11, 2018. Mr. Wallace serves as Chairman of Colgate...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Noel's total compensation ($USD15.46M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.34M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Noel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CL's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CL's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Colgate-Palmolive Company's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Colgate-Palmolive Company
- Ticker: CL
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1806
- Industry: Household Products
- Sector: Household
- Implied Market Cap: US$62.955b
- Shares outstanding: 837.94m
- Website: https://www.colgatepalmolive.com
Number of Employees
- Colgate-Palmolive Company
- 300 Park Avenue
- New York
- New York
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/21 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/20 00:00|
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.