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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, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
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: 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).

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 deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

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

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Nike Inc.

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).

1 2019 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 deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Nike Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Personal Goods
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Goods

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).

1 2019 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 improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Net Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
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.
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Nike Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Personal Goods
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Goods

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).

1 2019 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 improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
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.
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Nike Inc.
ROE, Sector
Personal Goods
ROE, Industry
Consumer Goods

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).

1 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive Company ÷ Total Colgate-Palmolive Company shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity.

Return on Assets (ROA)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
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.
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Nike Inc.
ROA, Sector
Personal Goods
ROA, Industry
Consumer Goods

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).

1 2019 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 improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.