Colgate-Palmolive Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1806

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 34,000


  • Stock Symbol
  • CL

Stock Symbol

  • Investments
  • 26

  • Share Price
  • $94.13
  • (As of Friday Closing)

Colgate-Palmolive General Information


Since its founding in 1806, Colgate-Palmolive has grown to become a leading player in the household and personal care arena. In addition to its namesake oral care line, the firm manufactures shampoos, shower gels, deodorants, and homecare products that are sold in over 200 countries. International sales account for about 70% of its total business, including approximately 45% from emerging regions. It also owns specialty pet food maker Hill's, which primarily sells its products through veterinarians and specialty pet retailers.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
William Colgate and Company
Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Primary Industry
Personal Products
Stock Exchange
Corporate Office
  • 300 Park Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022
  • United States

Colgate-Palmolive Timeline

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Colgate-Palmolive Stock Performance

(As of Friday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$94.13 $94.53 $67.62 - $95.59 $77.2B 822M 4.16M $3.17

Colgate-Palmolive Financials Summary

In Thousands,
TTM 31-Mar-2024 FY 2023 31-Dec-2023 FY 2022 31-Dec-2022 FY 2021 31-Dec-2021
EV 82,465,863 73,819,003 73,547,528 79,102,707
Revenue 19,752,000 19,457,000 17,967,000 17,421,000
EBITDA 4,623,000 4,191,000 3,358,000 3,743,000
Net Income 2,611,000 2,300,000 1,785,000 2,166,000
Total Assets 16,571,000 16,393,000 15,731,000 15,040,000
Total Debt 8,689,000 9,064,000 9,271,000 7,833,000
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Colgate-Palmolive Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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Colgate-Palmolive Comparisons

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Colgate-Palmolive Competitors (29)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Procter & Gamble Corporation Cincinnati, OH 000000 000.00 000000000 000.00
The J.M. Smucker Co Corporation Orrville, OH 0000 000.00 000000000 000.00
General Mills (Food Products) Corporation Minneapolis, MN 00000 000.00 000000000 00 000.00
Kraft Heinz Formerly PE-Backed Pittsburgh, PA 00000 000.00 000000000 000.00
Church & Dwight Company Corporation Ewing, NJ 0000 00.000 000000000 00 00.000
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Colgate-Palmolive Patents

Colgate-Palmolive Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20240122335-A1 Personal care implement Pending 13-Oct-2022 000000000
US-20240091112-A1 Oral compositions and methods Pending 09-Sep-2022 00000000
US-20240065954-A1 Personal care compositions Pending 31-Aug-2022 000000000
US-20240065947-A1 Personal care compositions Pending 31-Aug-2022 0000000000
US-20240065818-A1 Tooth whitening apparatus Pending 29-Aug-2022 A61C19/066
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Colgate-Palmolive Executive Team (41)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Prabha Narasimhan Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Colgate-Palmolive India
Noel Wallace Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Panagiotis Tsourapas Group President, Europe and Developing Markets
Prabha Parameswaran President
John Hazlin President, Hill's Pet Nutrition
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Colgate-Palmolive Board Members (17)

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Colgate-Palmolive Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Colgate-Palmolive Investments & Acquisitions (26)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Otto (Services (B2C Non-Financial)) 29-Jul-2023 00000 0000 000.00 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
Red Collar Pet Foods (Three Dry Pet Food Manufacturing Plants) 30-Sep-2022 000000000 00000 Buildings and Property 0000 0000
Dermala 10-Jan-2022 00000 0000 Personal Products 000 00000
Hello (Personal Products) 28-Jan-2020 0000000000 00000 Personal Products 0000 0000
Bombay Shaving Company 26-Dec-2019 Early Stage VC 00.000 Personal Products
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Colgate-Palmolive Subsidiaries (9)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Hello (Personal Products) Personal Products Montclair, NJ 2012
PCA Skin Personal Products New York, NY 0000
Swiss American Products Personal Products Scottsdale, AZ 0000
Laboratoires Filorga Personal Products Paris, France 0000
Tom's of Maine Personal Products Kennebunk, ME 0000
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Colgate-Palmolive ESG

Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated April, 27, 2024

26.54 | Med Risk

Risk Scale

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Management is related to actions taken to manage ESG issues


Peers Analysis

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Colgate-Palmolive Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Floss Bar 23-Apr-2019 00000 00000 00 000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
Introgen Therapeutics 04-Nov-2005 0000 0000 Completed
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Princess House 01-Jan-1978 000000000000000000 Completed
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Marisa Christina Apparel 01-Jan-1976 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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Colgate-Palmolive FAQs

  • When was Colgate-Palmolive founded?

    Colgate-Palmolive was founded in 1806.

  • Who is the CEO of Colgate-Palmolive?

    Prabha Narasimhan and Noel Wallace are the CEOs of Colgate-Palmolive.

  • Where is Colgate-Palmolive headquartered?

    Colgate-Palmolive is headquartered in New York, NY.

  • What is the size of Colgate-Palmolive?

    Colgate-Palmolive has 34,000 total employees.

  • What industry is Colgate-Palmolive in?

    Colgate-Palmolive’s primary industry is Personal Products.

  • Is Colgate-Palmolive a private or public company?

    Colgate-Palmolive is a Public company.

  • What is Colgate-Palmolive’s stock symbol?

    The ticker symbol for Colgate-Palmolive is CL.

  • What is the current stock price of Colgate-Palmolive?

    As of 17-May-2024 the stock price of Colgate-Palmolive is $94.13.

  • What is the current market cap of Colgate-Palmolive?

    The current market capitalization of Colgate-Palmolive is $77.2B.

  • What is Colgate-Palmolive’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for Colgate-Palmolive is $19.8B.

  • Who are Colgate-Palmolive’s competitors?

    Procter & Gamble, The J.M. Smucker Co, General Mills (Food Products), Kraft Heinz, and Church & Dwight Company are some of the 29 competitors of Colgate-Palmolive.

  • What is Colgate-Palmolive’s annual earnings per share (EPS)?

    Colgate-Palmolive’s EPS for 12 months was $3.17.

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