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Liquidity Analysis

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Liquidity ratios measure the company's ability to meet its short-term obligations.


Ratios (Summary)

Colgate-Palmolive Co., liquidity ratios

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Current ratio
Quick ratio
Cash ratio

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

Ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s current ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s quick ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s cash ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Current Ratio

Colgate-Palmolive Co., current ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Current assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Current ratio1
Benchmarks
Current Ratio, Competitors
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Nike Inc.
Current Ratio, Sector
Personal Goods
Current Ratio, Industry
Consumer Goods

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

2017 Calculations

1 Current ratio = Current assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s current ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Quick Ratio

Colgate-Palmolive Co., quick ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents
Receivables, net of allowances
Total quick assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Quick ratio1
Benchmarks
Quick Ratio, Competitors
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Nike Inc.
Quick Ratio, Sector
Personal Goods
Quick Ratio, Industry
Consumer Goods

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

2017 Calculations

1 Quick ratio = Total quick assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s quick ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Cash Ratio

Colgate-Palmolive Co., cash ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents
Total cash assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Cash ratio1
Benchmarks
Cash Ratio, Competitors
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Nike Inc.
Cash Ratio, Sector
Personal Goods
Cash Ratio, Industry
Consumer Goods

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

2017 Calculations

1 Cash ratio = Total cash assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s cash ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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