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How to buy Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Colgate-Palmolive Company stocks.

Colgate-Palmolive Company is a household & personal products business based in the US. Colgate-Palmolive Company stocks (CL.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $70.29 – a decrease of 6.99% over the previous week. Colgate-Palmolive Company employs 33,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $17.7 billion.

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Colgate-Palmolive Company stock price (NYSE:CL)

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Colgate-Palmolive Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-27.
Latest market close$70.25
52-week range$71.34 - $84.14
50-day moving average $78.74
200-day moving average $79.06
Wall St. target price$81.73
PE ratio 32.6087
Dividend yield $1.84 (2.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.30

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Is it a good time to buy Colgate-Palmolive Company stock?

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Colgate-Palmolive Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $70.25 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-23) -6.99%
1 month (2022-08-28) N/A
3 months (2022-07-01) -14.30%
6 months (2022-03-30) -8.00%
1 year (2021-10-01) -7.05%
2 years (2020-10-01) -8.84%
3 years (2019-10-01) 71.73
5 years (2017-09-29) 72.85

Is Colgate-Palmolive Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Colgate-Palmolive Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Colgate-Palmolive Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's P/E ratio

Colgate-Palmolive Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Colgate-Palmolive Company shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's PEG ratio

Colgate-Palmolive Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3955. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Colgate-Palmolive Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's EBITDA

Colgate-Palmolive Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Colgate-Palmolive Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Colgate-Palmolive Company financials

Revenue TTM $17.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.53%
Gross profit TTM $10.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.33%
Return on equity TTM 297.32%
Profit margin 10.98%
Book value $0.20
Market capitalisation $62.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Colgate-Palmolive Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Colgate-Palmolive Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.12

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Colgate-Palmolive Company's overall score of 29.12 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Colgate-Palmolive Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Colgate-Palmolive Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.29/100

Colgate-Palmolive Company's environmental score of 10.29 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Colgate-Palmolive Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's social score

Social score: 13.87/100

Colgate-Palmolive Company's social score of 13.87 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Colgate-Palmolive Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's governance score

Governance score: 10.96/100

Colgate-Palmolive Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Colgate-Palmolive Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Colgate-Palmolive Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Colgate-Palmolive Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Colgate-Palmolive Company share dividends

61%

Dividend payout ratio: 60.78% of net profits

Recently Colgate-Palmolive Company has paid out, on average, around 60.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Colgate-Palmolive Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Colgate-Palmolive Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.84 per share.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's most recent dividend payout was on 15 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares ever split?

Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 May 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Colgate-Palmolive Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Colgate-Palmolive Company shares which in turn could have impacted Colgate-Palmolive Company's share price.

Colgate-Palmolive Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $71.3439 up to $84.1379. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Colgate-Palmolive Company's is 0.467. This would suggest that Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Colgate-Palmolive Company overview

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. This segment markets and sells its products under various brands, which include Colgate, Darlie, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom's of Maine, Irish Spring, Palmolive, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Lady Speed Stick, Speed Stick, EltaMD, Filorga, PCA SKIN, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Murphy, Suavitel, Soupline, and Cuddly to a range of traditional and eCommerce retailers, wholesalers, and distributors. It also includes pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals. The Pet Nutrition segment offers pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs under the Hill's Science Diet brand; and a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions in dogs and cats under the Hill's Prescription Diet brand. This segment markets and sells its products through pet supply retailers, veterinarians, and eCommerce retailers.

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