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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 (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 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-Q (filing date: 2021-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28).

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 Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s ROE deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 exceeding Q3 2020 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s ROA deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Gross Profit Margin

Colgate-Palmolive Co., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 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-Q (filing date: 2021-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ1 2021 + Gross profitQ4 2020 + Gross profitQ3 2020 + Gross profitQ2 2020) ÷ (Net salesQ1 2021 + Net salesQ4 2020 + Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

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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 Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Operating Profit Margin

Colgate-Palmolive Co., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating profitQ1 2021 + Operating profitQ4 2020 + Operating profitQ3 2020 + Operating profitQ2 2020) ÷ (Net salesQ1 2021 + Net salesQ4 2020 + Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020)
= 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 Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Net Profit Margin

Colgate-Palmolive Co., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ1 2021 + Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ4 2020 + Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ3 2020 + Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ2 2020) ÷ (Net salesQ1 2021 + Net salesQ4 2020 + Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020)
= 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 Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Colgate-Palmolive Co., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ1 2021 + Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ4 2020 + Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ3 2020 + Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ2 2020) ÷ 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. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s ROE deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 exceeding Q3 2020 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Colgate-Palmolive Co., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ1 2021 + Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ4 2020 + Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ3 2020 + Net income attributable to Colgate-Palmolive CompanyQ2 2020) ÷ 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 Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.