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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) stock is down by 0.05% to $65.01 in pre-market trading on Friday, after the company reported its 2015 fourth quarter earnings results.

Before the market open on Friday, the New York City-based consumer products company reported adjusted earnings of 73 cents per share, beating analysts' estimates for earnings of 72 cents per share.

However, revenue fell by 7.5% year-over-year to $3.89 billion, slightly lower than analysts' forecasts for earnings of $3.93 billion.

Colgate announced it will no longer include the results of its Venezuela operations in its financial statements due to a decrease in the availability of the dollar. This caused the company to pay a charge of $1.1 billion, or $1.18 per share, the company said. 

Including the charges related to the Venezuelan operations, Colgate posted a loss of 51 cents per share during the quarter.

The company is expecting a "low single-digit earnings per share decline" in 2016.

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TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C+. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a decline in the stock price during the past year.

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