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Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Colgate-Palmolive Co is a consumer products company. It provides services such as oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive Co has a market cap of $57.85 billion; its shares were traded at around $66.70 with a P/E ratio of 24.27 and P/S ratio of 3.77. The dividend yield of Colgate-Palmolive Co stocks is 2.50%. Colgate-Palmolive Co had annual average EBITDA growth of 2.90% over the past ten years.


For the last quarter Colgate-Palmolive Co reported a revenue of $3.8 billion, compared with the revenue of $3.9 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $15.5 billion, an increase of 0.6% from last year. For the last five years Colgate-Palmolive Co had an average revenue decline of 2.7% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $2.75 for the year, an increase of 20.6% from previous year. Over the last five years Colgate-Palmolive Co had an EPS growth rate of 3.5% a year. The Colgate-Palmolive Co had a decent operating margin of 23.76%, compared with the operating margin of 24.25% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Colgate-Palmolive Co is 23.68%. The profitability rank of the company is 5 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, Colgate-Palmolive Co has the cash and cash equivalents of $726.0 million, compared with $1.5 billion in the previous year. The long term debt was $6.4 billion, compared with $6.6 billion in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is at a comfortable level of 25.8. Colgate-Palmolive Co has a financial strength rank of 5 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $66.70, Colgate-Palmolive Co is traded at 13.2% premium to its historical median P/S valuation band of $58.93. The P/S ratio of the stock is 3.77, while the historical median P/S ratio is 3.31. The stock lost 2.63% during the past 12 months.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

  • Director John T Cahill sold 5,780 shares of CL stock on 01/31/2019 at the average price of $64.46. The price of the stock has increased by 3.48% since.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of CL, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.