Financial Knowledge & Information Portal

Colgate-Palmolive (CL) Company Profile

Updated Aug 8, 2019
Colgate-Palmolive has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Colgate-Palmolive Company
Short Name:Colgate-Palmolive
Trading Ticker Symbol:CL
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:New York, NY
Primary Industry Sector:Consumer Non-Durables
Seconday Sub-sector:Package Goods and Cosmetics
Main Business Areas: Low Volatility, Consumer Non-Durables, Package Goods and Cosmetics, Consumer Defensive, Household & Personal Products
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Colgate-Palmolive

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Colgate-Palmolive as of writing:
Current Share Price:$71.71
Previous Year's Closing Price:$59.52
Percentage Price Change (YTD):20.48%
Market Cap:$62.99 billion
52-week Price Range:$57.41 - $76.41
Dividend Per Share:$1.69
EPS (TTM):2.63
Price-Earnings (Trailing):27.28
Price-Earnings (Forward):23.59

Company Profile and Business Description for Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate), incorporated on July 25, 1923, is a consumer products company. The Company operates in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care product segment is operated through five geographic segments, which include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa/Eurasia. It is engaged in oral care business with toothpaste and manual toothbrush brands around the world. The Company's oral care products include Colgate Total, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer, Colgate Optic White and Colgate Luminous White toothpastes, Colgate 360 degree and Colgate Slim Soft manual toothbrushes and Colgate Optic White, Colgate Total and Colgate Plax mouthwashes. Colgate's Oral Care business also includes pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals.

The Company is also engaged in various product categories of the personal care market with operations in liquid hand soap, which it sells under the Palmolive, Protex and Softsoap brands. The Company's personal care products also include Palmolive, Sanex and Softsoap brand shower gels, Palmolive, Irish Spring and Protex bar soaps and Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick and Sanex deodorants and antiperspirants. The Company's personal care business outside the United States includes Palmolive and Caprice shampoos and conditioners. The Company manufactures and markets a range of products for the home care market, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners and Murphy's Oil Soap. Colgate also produces fabric softeners with brands, including Suavitel in Latin America, Soupline in Europe and Cuddly in the South Pacific.

The Company, through its Hill's Pet Nutrition segment (Hill's), manufactures pet nutrition products for dogs and cats. Hill's markets pet foods primarily under three brands: Hill's Science Diet, a range of products for everyday nutritional needs; Hill's Prescription Diet, a range of therapeutic products to help nutritionally manage disease conditions in dogs and cats, and Hill's Ideal Balance, a range of products with natural ingredients. The Pet Nutrition segment has manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Topeka, Kansas; Emporia, Kansas, and Richmond, Indiana. The Pet Nutrition segment has manufacturing and warehousing facilities in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.


Peer / Competitor Companies of Package Goods and Cosmetics Sector

Along with Colgate-Palmolive Company, the following other peer (competitor) companies also exist within the same Package Goods and Cosmetics - Consumer Non-Durables sector whose company profile and dividend history is as follows:

▶ Avon Products (AVP): Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, south Latin America, north Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers beauty p....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ CCA Industries (CAW): CCA Industries, Inc. (CCA), incorporated on March 25, 1983, manufactures and distributes health and beauty aid products. The Company is engaged in the sale of products in several health-and-beauty aids ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Church and Dwight (CHD): Church & Dwight Co., Inc., incorporated on December 14, 1925, develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Companys segments include Consumer Domestic, Consumer ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Coty (COTY): Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells beauty products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Luxury, Consumer Beauty, and Professional Beauty. The....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ e.l.f. Beauty (ELF): e.l.f. Beauty, Inc., formerly J.A. Cosmetics Holdings, Inc., incorporated on December 20, 2013, is a cosmetic company. The Company conducts business under the name e.l.f. Cosmetics, and offers products for ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Ecolab (ECL): Ecolab Inc., incorporated on February 18, 1924, provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Companys cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services and equipment maintenance and ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Energizer (EPC): Edgewell Personal Care Company manufactures and markets personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care, and infant care categories the United States and internationally. It operates t....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Estee Lauder Companies (EL): The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., incorporated on December 9, 1976, manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company offers products, including skin care, makeup, fragrance, ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Inter Parfums (IPAR): Inter Parfums, Inc., incorporated on May 6, 1985, operates in the fragrance business. The Company manufactures, markets and distributes an array of fragrance and fragrance related products. The Company operates ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Procter and Gamble (PG): The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa. The com....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Revlon (REV): Revlon, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells beauty and personal care products worldwide. The company's Consumer segment offers cosmetics under the Revlon, Alm....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Stepan (SCL): Stepan Company, incorporated on February 19, 1959, produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and used in a range of end products. The Company operates through ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Unilever (UL): Unilever PLC operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skin care an....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Unilever NV (UN): Unilever N.V., incorporated in 1927, is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Companys segments include Personal Care, which primarily includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ United-Guardian (UG): United-Guardian, Inc. manufactures and markets cosmetic ingredients, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, medical lubricants, healthcare products, and specialty industrial products in the United States and internationally. It offers personal care products, including LUBRAJEL line of water-based moisturizing and lubricating gel formulations; LUBRAJEL II XD; ORCHID COMPLEX, an oil-soluble base for skin ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

... See Full List of All Stocks of Package Goods and Cosmetics Sector.

Stock List of Other Consumer Non-Durables Sub-sectors

▶ Stocks of Apparel Sector

▶ Stocks of Auto Accessories Sector

▶ Stocks of Beverages Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Electronics and Appliances Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Specialties Sector

▶ Stocks of Electronic Components Sector

▶ Stocks of Environmental Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Farming Seeds and Milling Sector

▶ Stocks of Food Chains Sector

▶ Stocks of Food Distributors Sector

▶ Stocks of Homebuilding Sector

▶ Stocks of Meat Poultry and Fish Sector

▶ Stocks of Motor Vehicles Sector

▶ Stocks of Package Goods and Cosmetics Sector

▶ Stocks of Packaged Foods Sector

▶ Stocks of Plastic Products Sector

▶ Stocks of Real Estate Sector

▶ Stocks of Recreational Products and Toys Sector

▶ Stocks of Shoe Manufacturing Sector

▶ Stocks of Specialty Foods Sector

▶ Stocks of Telecommunications Equipment Sector

▶ Stocks of Textiles Sector

▶ Stocks of Tobacco Sector

Stock List of Other Top-level Sectors

▶ Stocks of Sector

▶ Stocks of Basic Industries Sector

▶ Stocks of Basic Materials Sector

▶ Stocks of Capital Goods Sector

▶ Stocks of Communication Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Cyclical Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Defensive Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Durables Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Non-Durables Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Energy Sector

▶ Stocks of Finance Sector

▶ Stocks of Financial Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Health Care Sector

▶ Stocks of Industrials Sector

▶ Stocks of Miscellaneous Sector

▶ Stocks of Public Utilities Sector

▶ Stocks of Real Estate Sector

▶ Stocks of Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Technology Sector

▶ Stocks of Transportation Sector

▶ Stocks of Utilities Sector