|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||67.43 - 69.75|
|52 Week Range||67.43 - 77.91|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||29.61|
|Earnings Date||Apr 27, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.68 (2.35%)|
|1y Target Est||76.99|
Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) trades with a trailing P/E of 29.4x, which is higher than the industry average of 19x. While this makes CL appear like a stock to avoid orRead More...
Procter and Gamble (PG) saw improved sales and earnings performance in fiscal 3Q18. The company’s top and bottom line surpassed analysts’ expectations. However, the company’s soft organic sales growth rate and sluggish margins due to lower pricing and increased costs didn’t sit well with analysts.
Procter & Gamble (PG) continued to report sluggish margins in fiscal 3Q18. The company’s core gross margin fell 110 basis points to 49.4% in fiscal 3Q18 as lower pricing to drive volumes and increased cost pressure more than offset the benefits stemming from cost and productivity savings.
Lower pricing adversely impacted Procter & Gamble’s (PG) sales across product segments amid increased competitive activity. However, favorable currency rates and improved volumes drove top-line growth.
Procter & Gamble (PG) reported net sales of $16.3 billion, a rise of 4.3% YoY (year-over-year), which exceeded analysts’ expectations. As expected, Procter & Gamble’s top line benefitted from improved volumes and favorable currency rates. Also, the improved mix contributed 1% to the net sales growth rate.
Procter & Gamble (PG) reported adjusted earnings of $1.00 per share in fiscal 3Q18, which came in ahead of analysts’ estimate of $0.98 and increased 4.2% YoY (year-over-year). Moreover, Procter & Gamble has now surpassed analysts’ earnings expectations in the past 12 quarters. However, what didn’t sit well with investors was the company’s low EPS growth rate, especially given the benefits from favorable currency rates, the low tax rate environment, and strong productivity savings.
Most of the analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive (CL) have maintained “hold” ratings on its stock as a soft sales environment, a moderating category growth rate, increased competition, and margin headwinds have kept them on the sidelines.
As for Colgate-Palmolive (CL), the company’s profit margins are likely to be adversely impacted by inflation in commodity prices, including resins and pulp. Higher logistics costs and increased advertising spending to support new product launches and drive market share are also expected to hurt its margins. Higher volumes, a focus on productivity savings, and SKU optimization are likely to support its margins.
Analysts expect Colgate-Palmolive (CL) to report sales of $4.0 billion in 1Q18, which represents a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 6.6%. The graph above shows that Colgate-Palmolive’s sales are showing an improving trend thanks to favorable currency rates and improvements in its volumes. Colgate-Palmolive’s top line is likely to benefit from improvements in volumes driven by new product launches in the oral and personal care segments backed by increased investments in advertising.
Colgate-Palmolive’s (CL) earnings have remained flat over the past two quarters as benefits from currency tailwinds, improved volumes, and cost savings have been offset by higher raw material and packaging costs, lower pricing, and advertising spending. What could drive Colgate-Palmolive’s 1Q18 EPS? Colgate-Palmolive’s bottom line is expected to benefit from an improvement in its volumes.
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) is set to announce its 1Q18 earnings on April 27, 2018. Analysts expect the company’s top line to continue to improve driven by higher volumes and increased market share. New product launches and higher advertising spending are likely to support the company’s volumes.
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / April 18, 2018 / Active-Investors has a free review on Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) following the Company's announcement that it will begin trading ex-dividend on April 19, 2018. To capture the dividend payout, investors must purchase the stock a day prior to the ex-dividend date that is by latest at the end of the trading session on April 18, 2018. Active-Investors has initiated due-diligence on this dividend stock.
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) is expected to sustain its sales momentum in 1Q18, thanks to anticipated growth in volumes. Moreover, the company’s bottom line is projected to benefit from cost savings and a lower tax rate. However, most analysts prefer to maintain a “hold” rating on Kimberly-Clark stock, given the soft sales environment and near-term margin headwinds.
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) stock is trading at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 15.2x, which is about 26% lower than the peer group average of 20.6x. Moreover, the company’s valuation multiple is also lower than the S&P 500 Index (SPY), which is trading at a forward PE ratio of 17.1x as of April 12.
Kimberly-Clark’s (KMB) profit margins are expected to remain muted, given the headwinds stemming from lower net selling prices and inflation in commodities and transportation costs. Kimberly-Clark’s promotional spending, as a result of soft product demand and increased competitive activity, is resulting in lower net selling prices. In turn, lower prices are affecting margins.
Kimberly-Clark’s (KMB) top line has been affected by lower pricing in the United States amid increased competition and a moderating category growth rate. Despite challenges, analysts expect Kimberly-Clark to sustain its sales momentum in 1Q18, led by improvements in volumes. Kimberly-Clark’s top line is expected to benefit from improvement in volumes, primarily in the personal care segment, led by gains from its joint venture in India.
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) is expected to announce its 1Q18 earnings on April 23. Analysts expect Kimberly-Clark to report adjusted earnings of $1.71 per share, which reflects YoY (year-over-year) growth of 8.9%. Improved sales and increased cost savings are expected to support Kimberly-Clark’s earnings growth.
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) is expected to announce its 1Q18 results on April 23. Analysts expect the company’s sales to sustain their momentum, led by improvements in volumes. Innovation-led products and brand investments are expected to support sales. Moreover, gains from the India joint venture should further drive net sales growth. However, lower net selling prices—due to promotional spending amid increased competition—are likely to remain a drag.
Colgate-Palmolive Company will provide a live webcast of its 2018 first quarter earnings conference call on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The call will be hosted by Chairman, President and CEO, Ian Cook, and Senior Vice President - Investor Relations, John Faucher.
Colgate-Palmolive has been named a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the eighth consecutive year and has received the Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.
Procter & Gamble (PG) continues to be one of the most consumer-friendly stocks. The company has a long history of enhancing shareholders’ returns through higher dividends and share buybacks. During the first half of fiscal 2018, Procter & Gamble returned close to $8 billion in the form of dividends and share repurchases.
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