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Analysis of Revenues

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Revenue Recognition Accounting Policy

Sales are recorded at the time products are shipped to trade customers and when risk of ownership transfers. Net sales reflect units shipped at selling list prices reduced by sales returns and the cost of current and continuing promotional programs. Current promotional programs, such as product listing allowances and co-operative advertising arrangements, are recorded in the period incurred. Continuing promotional programs are predominantly consumer coupons and volume-based sales incentive arrangements with trade customers. The redemption cost of consumer coupons is based on historical redemption experience and is recorded when coupons are distributed. Volume-based incentives offered to trade customers are based on the estimated cost of the program and are recorded as products are sold.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15).

Revenues as Reported

Colgate-Palmolive Co., Income Statement, Revenues

USD $ in millions

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12 months ended Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
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Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-20).

Item Description The company
Net sales Amount of revenue recognized from goods sold, services rendered, insurance premiums, or other activities that constitute an earning process. Includes, but is not limited to, investment and interest income before deduction of interest expense when recognized as a component of revenue, and sales and trading gain (loss). Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s net sales declined from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly increased from 2016 to 2017.