Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Colgate-Palmolive Co., profitability ratios

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 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).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s ROA deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly improved from 2019 to 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

Colgate-Palmolive Co., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

Colgate-Palmolive Co., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Household & Personal Products
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Staples

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating profit ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.

Net Profit Margin

Colgate-Palmolive Co., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive Company
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Household & Personal Products
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Staples

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive Company ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Colgate-Palmolive Co., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive Company
Total Colgate-Palmolive Company shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.
ROE, Sector
Household & Personal Products
ROE, Industry
Consumer Staples

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive Company ÷ Total Colgate-Palmolive Company shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.


Return on Assets (ROA)

Colgate-Palmolive Co., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive Company
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.
ROA, Sector
Household & Personal Products
ROA, Industry
Consumer Staples

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive Company ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s ROA deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly improved from 2019 to 2020.