Company profile

Ian M. Cook / Noel R. Wallace
Fiscal year end
IRS number

CL stock data



31 Jul 20
3 Aug 20
31 Dec 20


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Jun 20 Mar 20 Dec 19 Sep 19
Revenue 3.9B 4.1B 4.02B 3.93B
Net income 675M 748M 682M 627M
Diluted EPS 0.74 0.83 0.75 0.67
Net profit margin 17.32% 18.26% 16.99% 15.96%
Operating income 946M 952M 931M 856M
Net change in cash 143M -29M -65M 85M
Cash on hand 997M 854M 883M 948M
Cost of revenue 1.53B 1.63B 1.6B 1.61B
Annual (USD) Dec 19 Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16
Revenue 15.69B 15.54B 15.45B 15.2B
Net income 2.53B 2.56B 2.17B 2.59B
Diluted EPS 2.75 2.75 2.28 2.72
Net profit margin 16.10% 16.46% 14.07% 17.02%
Operating income 3.55B 3.69B 3.71B 3.96B
Net change in cash 157M -809M 220M 345M
Cash on hand 883M 726M 1.54B 1.32B
Cost of revenue 6.37B 6.31B 6.17B 6.07B

Financial data from company earnings reports

Date Owner Security Transaction Code 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
1 Jul 20 John P Bilbrey Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 72.82 240 17.48K 16,433
1 Jul 20 Lorrie M Norrington Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 72.82 223 16.24K 19,245
1 Jul 20 Gayle Helene D Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 72.82 240 17.48K 20,147
13 May 20 Polk Michael B Common Stock Sell Dispose S No 68.0836 3,115 212.08K 17,507
13 May 20 Polk Michael B Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M No 63.77 3,293 209.99K 20,622
13 May 20 Polk Michael B Stock Option Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M No 63.77 3,293 209.99K 0
77.1% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 1459 1476 -1.2%
Opened positions 111 170 -34.7%
Closed positions 128 123 +4.1%
Increased positions 484 457 +5.9%
Reduced positions 620 580 +6.9%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 387.56B 388.31B -0.2%
Total shares 660.78M 666.09M -0.8%
Total puts 3.03M 4.45M -31.8%
Total calls 5.07M 4.19M +20.9%
Total put/call ratio 0.6 1.1 -43.6%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 79.96M $5.31B +2.5%
BLK BlackRock 58.82M $3.9B -2.6%
STT State Street 55.95M $3.71B -0.5%
Massachusetts Financial Services 35.13M $2.33B +5.0%
Wellington Management 26.6M $1.77B +3.4%
BK Bank of New York Mellon 18.6M $1.23B +2.0%
Geode Capital Management 14.19M $940.02M +2.8%
Capital World Investors 12.5M $829.74M NEW
First Eagle Investment Management 12.48M $827.99M -0.6%
Loomis Sayles & Co L P 10.72M $711.05M -5.1%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Capital World Investors 12.5M +12.5M NEW
Norges Bank 0 -8.48M EXIT
Tikehau Investment Management 0 -3.81M EXIT
Charles Schwab Investment Management 7.22M +3.46M +92.3%
Charles Schwab Investment Advisory 0 -3.37M EXIT
American Century Companies 4.89M -3M -38.0%
Renaissance Technologies 7.02M +2.35M +50.3%
APG Asset Management 1.83M -2.04M -52.7%
Vanguard 79.96M +1.93M +2.5%
DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank, Frankfurt am Main 2.95M +1.83M +163.8%

Financial report summary

  • We face risks associated with significant international operations, including exposure to foreign currency fluctuations.
  • Significant competition in our industry could adversely affect our business.
  • Increasing dependence on key retailers in developed markets, changes in the policies of our retail trade customers, the emergence of alternative retail channels and the rapidly changing retail landscape may adversely affect our business.
  • Our business is subject to legal and regulatory risks in the U.S. and abroad.
  • The growth of our business depends on the successful identification, development and launch of innovative new products.
  • Damage to our reputation could have an adverse effect on our business.
  • There is no guarantee that our ongoing efforts to reduce costs will be successful.
  • Volatility in material and other costs could adversely impact our profitability.
  • Our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain key employees and the succession of senior management.
  • Legal claims and proceedings could adversely impact our business.
  • Disruption in our global supply chain or key office facilities could adversely impact our business.
  • A cyber-security incident, data breach or a failure of a key information technology system could adversely impact our business.
  • Uncertain global economic conditions, disruptions in the credit markets or changes to our credit ratings may adversely affect our business.
  • We have pursued and may continue to pursue acquisitions and divestitures, which could adversely impact our business.
  • Tax matters, including changes in tax rates, disagreements with taxing authorities and imposition of new taxes could negatively impact our business.
  • Climate change may have an adverse impact on our business and results of operations.
Management Discussion
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company (together with its subsidiaries, “we,” the “Company” or “Colgate”) seeks to deliver strong, consistent business results and superior shareholder returns by providing consumers globally with products that make their lives healthier and more enjoyable.
  • To this end, we are tightly focused on two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Within these segments, we follow a closely defined business strategy to grow our key product categories and increase our overall market share. Within the categories in which we compete, we prioritize our efforts based on their capacity to maximize the use of the organization’s core competencies and strong global equities and to deliver sustainable long-term growth.
  • Operationally, we are organized along geographic lines with management teams having responsibility for the business and financial results in each region. We compete in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide with established businesses in all regions contributing to our sales and profitability. Approximately 70% of our Net sales are generated from markets outside the U.S., with approximately 50% of our Net sales coming from emerging markets (which consist of Latin America, Asia (excluding Japan), Africa/Eurasia and Central Europe). This geographic diversity and balance help to reduce our exposure to business and other risks in any one country or part of the world.
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