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Short-term (Operating) Activity Analysis

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Activity ratios measure how efficiently a company performs day-to-day tasks, such us the collection of receivables and management of inventory.


Ratios (Summary)

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Colgate-Palmolive Co., short-term (operating) activity ratios

 
    Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
  Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover
Receivables turnover
Payables turnover
Working capital turnover
  Average No. of Days
Average inventory processing period
Add: Average receivable collection period
Operating cycle
Less: Average payables payment period
Cash conversion cycle

Source: Based on data from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s inventory turnover deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s receivables turnover improved from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s payables turnover declined from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s working capital turnover deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 but then improved from 2012 to 2013 exceeding 2011 level.
Average inventory processing period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by inventory turnover over the period. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s average inventory processing period deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnoverd. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s average receivable collection period improved from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period.
Average payables payment period An estimate of the average number of days it takes a company to pay its suppliers; equal to the number of days in the period divided by payables turnover ratio for the period. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s average payables payment period increased from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.
Cash conversion cycle A financial metric that measures the length of time required for a company to convert cash invested in its operations to cash received as a result of its operations; equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period minus average payables payment period. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s cash conversion cycle improved from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

Inventory Turnover

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    Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
  Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cost of sales
Inventories
  Inventory Turnover, Comparison to Industry
Colgate-Palmolive Co.1
  Industry, Consumer Goods

Source: Based on data from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Inventory turnover = Cost of sales ÷ Inventories
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s inventory turnover deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

Receivables Turnover

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    Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
  Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net sales
Receivables, net of allowances
  Receivables Turnover, Comparison to Industry
Colgate-Palmolive Co.1
  Industry, Consumer Goods

Source: Based on data from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Receivables turnover = Net sales ÷ Receivables, net of allowances
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s receivables turnover improved from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

Payables Turnover

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    Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
  Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cost of sales
Accounts payable
  Payables Turnover, Comparison to Industry
Colgate-Palmolive Co.1
  Industry, Consumer Goods

Source: Based on data from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Payables turnover = Cost of sales ÷ Accounts payable
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s payables turnover declined from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

Working Capital Turnover

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    Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
  Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
Net sales
  Working Capital Turnover, Comparison to Industry
Colgate-Palmolive Co.1
  Industry, Consumer Goods

Source: Based on data from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Working capital turnover = Net sales ÷ Working capital
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s working capital turnover deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 but then improved from 2012 to 2013 exceeding 2011 level.

Average Inventory Processing Period

Annual Data | Quarterly Data

 
    Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
  Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover
  Average Inventory Processing Period (no. of days), Comparison to Industry
Colgate-Palmolive Co.1
  Industry, Consumer Goods

Source: Based on data from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Average inventory processing period = 365 ÷ Inventory turnover
= 365 ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Average inventory processing period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by inventory turnover over the period. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s average inventory processing period deteriorated from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Annual Data | Quarterly Data

 
    Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
  Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
  Average Receivable Collection Period (no. of days), Comparison to Industry
Colgate-Palmolive Co.1
  Industry, Consumer Goods

Source: Based on data from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnoverd. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s average receivable collection period improved from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

Operating Cycle

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No. of days

 
    Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
  Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
  Operating Cycle, Comparison to Industry
Colgate-Palmolive Co.1
  Industry, Consumer Goods

Source: Based on data from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= + =

Ratio Description The company
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period.

Average Payables Payment Period

Annual Data | Quarterly Data

 
    Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
  Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
  Average Payables Payment Period (no. of days), Comparison to Industry
Colgate-Palmolive Co.1
  Industry, Consumer Goods

Source: Based on data from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Average payables payment period An estimate of the average number of days it takes a company to pay its suppliers; equal to the number of days in the period divided by payables turnover ratio for the period. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s average payables payment period increased from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.

Cash Conversion Cycle

Annual Data | Quarterly Data

No. of days

 
    Dec 31, 2013 Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2011 Dec 31, 2010 Dec 31, 2009
  Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Average payables payment period
  Cash Conversion Cycle, Comparison to Industry
Colgate-Palmolive Co.1
  Industry, Consumer Goods

Source: Based on data from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Annual Reports

2013 Calculations

1 Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
= + =

Ratio Description The company
Cash conversion cycle A financial metric that measures the length of time required for a company to convert cash invested in its operations to cash received as a result of its operations; equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period minus average payables payment period. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s cash conversion cycle improved from 2011 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2013.