Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Personal Products” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Colgate-Palmolive to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Colgate-Palmolive pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Colgate-Palmolive pays out 59.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Personal Products” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 46.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Colgate-Palmolive has increased its dividend for 53 consecutive years.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Colgate-Palmolive and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Colgate-Palmolive||$15.18 billion||$4.42 billion||26.75|
|Colgate-Palmolive Competitors||$14.46 billion||$2.91 billion||14.11|
Colgate-Palmolive has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Colgate-Palmolive is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
Colgate-Palmolive has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Colgate-Palmolive’s peers have a beta of 1.09, indicating that their average stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Colgate-Palmolive and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Colgate-Palmolive currently has a consensus target price of $74.80, indicating a potential upside of 3.96%. As a group, “Personal Products” companies have a potential downside of 0.71%. Given Colgate-Palmolive’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Colgate-Palmolive is more favorable than its peers.
This table compares Colgate-Palmolive and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
73.2% of Colgate-Palmolive shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.6% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Colgate-Palmolive shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Colgate-Palmolive beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company. The Company operates in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care product segment is operated through five geographic segments, which include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa/Eurasia. The Company’s oral care products include Colgate Total, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, Colgate Max Fresh and Colgate Optic White. The Company is also engaged in various product categories of the personal care market with operations in liquid hand soap, which it sells under the Palmolive, Protex and Softsoap brands. The Company manufactures and markets a range of products for the home care market, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners and Murphy’s Oil Soap. The Company, through its Hill’s Pet Nutrition segment (Hill’s), manufactures pet nutrition products for dogs and cats.
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