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  • Last Close 72.00
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Household & Personal Products
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 70.82  –  72.22
  • Year Range 67.84  –  82.09
  • Market Cap 58.7860 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.8 Mil /  4.2 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.22
  • Price / Book
  • Forward Div Yield 2.53%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.67%

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Colgate's Unrelenting Commitment to Brand Spending Should Ensure Its Competitive Edge Holds Firm

Business Strategy and Outlook

| Erin Lash |

While headwinds have abound from rampant cost inflation and a strangled global supply chain, we think Colgate-Palmolive is navigating the uncertain landscape quite astutely. Under the leadership of CEO Noel Wallace, the firm's strategic focus has centered on elevating research, development, and marketing spending (on its core mix, in adjacent categories, and throughout the digital realm) and responding to evolving consumer preferences more expeditiously (bringing products to market in just six to 12 months in some cases, down from 18-36 months historically). The prudence of this course has been evident as Colgate has chalked up 17 consecutive quarters at or above its 3%-5% long-term organic sales growth target. We attribute these results to the firm’s renewed focus on consumer-valued innovation, even that which comes with a higher price, as well as cultivating its fare with elevated brand spending (expending almost 12% of sales toward marketing on average the past three years, 110 basis points above the level directed in 2017-19).

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Since its founding in 1806, Colgate-Palmolive has grown to become a leading global consumer product company. In addition to its namesake oral care line, the firm manufactures shampoos, shower gels, deodorants, and home care products that are sold in over 200 countries (international accounts for about 70% of its total sales base, including approximately 45% from emerging regions). It also owns specialty pet food maker Hill's, which sells its products through veterinarians and specialty pet retailers.

300 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10022-7499
Industry Household & Personal Products
Employees 33,800

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Yes. CL has a forward dividend yield of 2.67%. See CL’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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CL’s market cap is 58.79 Bil.
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CL’s stock style is Large Core.
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