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Company Profile

Ticker: CL
Exchange: NYS
Year Established: 1923
Employees: 37,700
Fiscal Year Ends in December

Phone: 212 310-2000
Fax: 212 310-3284
Address: 300 Avenue Park
New York, NY 10022 United States

Types Of Business
Industry Ranks

Industry NAICS code: 325611

Toothpaste & Oral Care Products Manufacturer
Household Cleaning Products
Soap Products
Baby Care Products
Pet Food
Hair Products
Shaving Products
1. Unilever NV52,209,150,000
2. Unilever PLC52,209,150,000
3. Henkel17,707,740,000
4. Colgate Palmolive Co17,277,000,000
5. Ecolab Inc14,280,500,000
6. Reckitt Benckiser plc12,927,010,000
7. SC Johnson & Son Inc9,600,000,000
8. Clorox Co (The)5,655,000,000
9. Church & Dwight Company Inc3,297,600,000
10. LG Household & Health Care2,096,662,000
Contacts Description
Ian CookCEO/Chairman of the Board/Director/President
Dennis HickeyCFO
Nigel BurtonChief Marketing Officer
Patricia VerduinChief Technology Officer/Vice President
Victoria DolanController/Vice President/Chief Accounting Officer
Franck MoisonCOO, Divisional
Fabian GarciaCOO, Divisional/COO, Geographical/COO, Subsidiary
Stephen SadoveDirector
John CahillDirector
Michael PolkDirector
Richard KoganDirector
Ellen HancockDirector
Delano LewisDirector
J ReinhardDirector
John BilbreyDirector
Lorrie NorringtonDirector
Helene GayleDirector
John HustonOther Corporate Officer/Senior VP
Jennifer DanielsOther Executive Officer/Secretary
P. SkalaPresident, Divisional/President, Geographical
Noel WallacePresident, Geographical
Daniel MarsiliSenior VP, Divisional
Delia ThompsonSenior VP, Divisional
Colgate-Palmolive Co. (Colgate), founded in 1806, is a consumer products company whose products are marketed in over 200 countries and territories throughout the world. The company manages its business in two product segments: oral, personal & home care and pet nutrition. Colgate oral care products include toothbrushes, toothpaste, tooth whitener, mouth rinses, dental floss and pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals. The segment also markets bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, antiperspirants and shave products. The firm's Softsoap and Palmolive brands are two U.S. market leaders in liquid soaps. Other major products include household care products such as Ajax and Palmolive dishwashing liquids and Murphy's Oil Soap. Additional oral, personal and home care brands include Irish Spring, Tom’s of Maine and Lady Speed Stick. Colgate also supplies specialty pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through subsidiary Hill's Pet Nutrition, with products marketed in over 95 countries. Pet foods are marketed primarily under the Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet trademarks. Hill’s Science Diet is sold by authorized pet supply retailers, breeders and veterinarians for everyday nutritional needs, while Hill’s Prescription Diet includes a range of therapeutic products sold by veterinarians to help nutritionally manage disease conditions in dogs and cats.

Auditor: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Legal Advisor: Sidley Austin LLP
$USD, In whole numbers,
except marked * or %
    Cost of Revenue7,168,000,0007,219,000,0007,153,000,0007,144,000,0006,360,000,0006,319,000,000
    Gross Margin %58.5158.5658.1357.3159.1458.77
    R&D Expense - - - - - -
    Operating Income3,557,000,0003,556,000,0003,889,000,0003,841,000,0003,489,000,0003,615,000,000
    Operating Margin %20.5920.4122.7622.9522.4223.59
    SGA Expense5,982,000,0006,223,000,0005,930,000,0005,758,000,0005,414,000,0005,282,000,000
    Net Income2,180,000,0002,241,000,0002,472,000,0002,431,000,0002,203,000,0002,291,000,000
    Earnings Per Share2.382.412.602.492.232.27
    Book Value Per Share1.571.942.342.782.702.98
    Operating Cash Flow3,298,000,0003,204,000,0003,196,000,0002,896,000,0003,211,000,0003,277,000,000
    Capital Expenditure757,000,000670,000,000565,000,000537,000,000550,000,000575,000,000
    Free Cash Flow2,541,000,0002,534,000,0002,631,000,0002,359,000,0002,661,000,0002,702,000,000
    Return on Assets %15.9516.4418.9320.3519.7521.70
    Return on Equity %126.3899.73108.3396.2878.3797.74
    Net Margin %12.6212.8614.4714.5314.1514.95
    Assets Turnover1.261.281.311.401.401.45
    Financial Leverage11.756.026.125.364.183.78
Brands, Divisions and Affiliates Top Salaries
Hill's Prescription Diet
Tom’s of Maine
Lady Speed Stick
Hill's Pet Nutrition
Irish Spring
NameTitleSalary (US$)Bonus (US$)
Ian CookPresident/CEO/Chairman of the Board1,273,3330
Fabian GarciaCOO, Divisional/COO, Geographical/COO, Subsidiary913,8330
Franck MoisonCOO, Divisional845,5670
Dennis HickeyCFO820,0000
Andrew HendryVice Chairman786,7000
Other Thoughts Corporate Culture

Apparent Female Officers or Directors:

Employee benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; short- and long-term disability; life insurance; 401(k) with company match; profit sharing; a company funded retirement plan; and tuition assistance.

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