COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 126.11% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3899.0||4221.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-458.0||628.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1072.0||1289.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||11958.0||13459.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||6148.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||61.91||61.45|
|Return on Assets||11.57||16.19|
|Return on Equity||0.0||190.39|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||896.92||906.71|
|Div / share||0.38||0.36|
|Book value / share||-0.33||1.26|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3666175.0||3929765.0|
HOLD. COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 32.14 for the Household Products industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.13. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CL 43.70||Peers 32.14||CL 20.07||Peers 16.18|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
CL is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
CL is trading at a premium to its peers.
|CL 22.00||Peers 22.60||CL 2.58||Peers 1.62|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
CL is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
CL trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|CL NM||Peers 8.63||CL -36.02||Peers -20.68|
Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
CL's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CL 3.69||Peers 3.08||CL -7.20||Peers -7.14|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
CL is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
CL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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