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Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL)


Cash Flow Statement

Beginner level

The cash flow statement provides information about a company’s cash receipts and cash payments during an accounting period, showing how these cash flaws link the ending cash balance to the beginning balance shown on the company’s balance sheet.

The cash flow statement consists of three parts: cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities, cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities, and cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities.

Colgate-Palmolive Co., consolidated cash flow statement

US$ in millions

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12 months ended Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Net income including noncontrolling interests
Depreciation and amortization
Restructuring and termination benefits, net of cash
Venezuela remeasurement charges
Stock-based compensation expense
Gain on sale of land in Mexico
Gain on sale of South Pacific laundry detergent business
Charge for Venezuela accounting change
Charge for U.S. tax reform
Deferred income taxes
Voluntary benefit plan contributions
Receivables
Inventories
Accounts payable and other accruals
Other non-current assets and liabilities
Cash effects of changes in assets and liabilities
Adjustments to reconcile net income including noncontrolling interests to net cash provided by operations
Net cash provided by operations
Capital expenditures
Sale of property and non-core product lines
Purchases of marketable securities and investments
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities and investments
Proceeds from sale of land in Mexico
Proceeds from sale of South Pacific laundry detergent business
Payment for acquisitions, net of cash acquired
Reduction in cash due to Venezuela accounting change
Other
Net cash used in investing activities
Principal payments on debt
Proceeds from issuance of debt
Dividends paid
Purchases of treasury shares
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
Net cash used in financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on Cash and cash equivalents
Net increase (decrease) in Cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18).

Cash flow statement item Description The company
Net cash provided by operations Amount of cash inflow (outflow) from operating activities, excluding discontinued operations. Operating activity cash flows include transactions, adjustments, and changes in value not defined as investing or financing activities. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s net cash provided by operations increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Net cash used in investing activities Amount of cash inflow (outflow) of investing activities, excluding discontinued operations. Investing activity cash flows include making and collecting loans and acquiring and disposing of debt or equity instruments and property, plant, and equipment and other productive assets. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s net cash used in investing activities decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Net cash used in financing activities Amount of cash inflow (outflow) of financing activities, excluding discontinued operations. Financing activity cash flows include obtaining resources from owners and providing them with a return on, and a return of, their investment; borrowing money and repaying amounts borrowed, or settling the obligation; and obtaining and paying for other resources obtained from creditors on long-term credit. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s net cash used in financing activities decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.