Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd - Stock Valuation and Financial Performance

BSE: 500830 | NSE: COLPAL | Household & Personal Products | Mid Cap

Colgate Palmol. (I) Share Price

3,037.90 30.40 1.01%
as on 12-Jul'24 16:01

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Colgate-Palmolive (India) stock performance -

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Market Cap:
82,508.2 Cr.
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Is Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd an attractive stock to invest in?

1. Is Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd a good quality company?

Past 10 year's financial track record analysis by Moneyworks4me indicates that Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd is a good quality company.

2. Is Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd undervalued or overvalued?

The key valuation ratios of Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd's currently when compared to its past seem to suggest it is in the Overvalued zone.

3. Is Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd a good buy now?

The Price Trend analysis by MoneyWorks4Me indicates it is Strong which suggest that the price of Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd is likely to Rise in the short term. However, please check the rating on Quality and Valuation before investing

10 Year X-Ray of Colgate Palmol. (I):

Analysis of Financial Track Record

Data adjusted to bonus, split, extra-ordinary income, rights issue and change in financial year end
Data adjusted to bonus, split, extra-ordinary income, rights issue and change in financial year end

Data adjusted to bonus, split, extra-ordinary income, rights issue and change in financial year end.

Financial track record gives insight into the company's performance on key parameters over the past ten years. MoneyWorks4me’s proprietary colour codes make it easy for retail investors to gauge the company’s past performance.
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd has performed well in majority of the past ten years indicating its past ten year financial track record is very good

Value Creation

Value Creation Index Colour Code Guide

ROCE % 81.8%67.2%50%48.8%49.5%52.6%75.5%74.7%61.2%74.7%-
Value Creation

Growth Parameters

Growth Parameters Colour Code Guide

Sales 3,9823,8683,9824,1884,4624,5254,8415,1005,2265,6805,680
Sales YoY Gr.--2.9%2.9%5.2%6.6%1.4%7%5.3%2.5%8.7%-
Adj EPS 20.622.321.225.127.73038.139.738.749.248.7
YoY Gr.-8.1%-4.9%18.5%10.5%8.1%27.2%4.1%-2.4%27%-
BVPS (₹) 28.337.546.655.853.158.642.963.763.36969
Adj Net
Cash Flow from Ops. 6386896886949839307841,6261,1761,199-
Debt/CF from Ops. 00000.100000-


CAGR Colour Code Guide

9 Years 5 Years 3 Years 1 Years
Sales 4%5%5.5%8.7%
Adj EPS 10.2%12.1%8.9%27%
Share Price 14.8% 21.7% 20.7% 68.2%

Key Financial Parameters

Performance Ratio Colour Code Guide

Return on
Equity %
Op. Profit
Mgn %
Net Profit
Mgn %
Debt to
Working Cap
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Recent Performance Summary

Return on Equity has increased versus last 3 years average to 70.50%

Sales growth has been subdued in last 3 years 5.47%

Net Profit has been subdued in last 3 years 8.85%

Sales growth is not so good in last 4 quarters at 8.87%

Latest Financials - Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd.

Standalone Consolidated
TTM EPS (₹) 48.7 16
TTM Sales (₹ Cr.) 5,680 1,962
BVPS (₹.) 69 0
Reserves (₹ Cr.) 1,849 317
P/BV 43.97 0.00
PE 62.33 190.07
From the Market
52 Week Low / High (₹) 1786.80 / 3068.95
All Time Low / High (₹) 39.06 / 3068.95
Market Cap (₹ Cr.) 82,508
Equity (₹ Cr.) 27.2
Face Value (₹) 1
Industry PE 69.6

Management X-Ray of Colgate Palmol. (I):

Shareholding Pattern

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Analyst's Notes

Key Ratios of Colgate Palmol. (I)

Adj EPS (Rs.)

Sales (Cr.)

ROE (%)

ROCE (%)

Profit And Loss

(All Figures are in Crores.)
Operating Expenses 3,1602,9303,0383,0743,2263,3233,3323,5343,6793,780
Manufacturing Costs394413420431468486486510530570
Material Costs1,4681,4761,4761,4891,5591,5731,5491,6681,7941,723
Employee Cost 259262289306296332366385377412
Other Costs 1,0397788548489049339309719781,075
Operating Profit 8229399441,1141,2361,2021,5101,5661,5471,901
Operating Profit Margin (%) 20.6%24.3%23.7%26.6%27.7%26.6%31.2%30.7%29.6%33.5%
Other Income 33404137384930265477
Interest 00002107655
Depreciation 75111133157159198182177175172
Exceptional Items 0-310-1231000-11-20
Profit Before Tax 7808358519831,1431,0431,3501,4091,4101,781
Tax 221254274310367227315331363458
Profit After Tax 5595815776737768161,0351,0781,0471,324
PAT Margin (%) 14.0%15.0%14.5%16.1%17.4%18.0%21.4%21.1%20.0%23.3%
Adjusted EPS (₹)20.621.421.224.828.530.038.139.738.548.7
Dividend Payout Ratio (%)58%47%47%97%81%93%100%101%101%119%

Balance Sheet

(All Figures are in Crores.)

Equity and Liabilities

Shareholders Fund 7701,0201,2681,5191,4431,5951,1661,7321,7211,876
Share Capital 14272727272727272727
Reserves 7579921,2411,4921,4161,5681,1391,7051,6941,849
Minority Interest0000000000
Long Term Debt00007800000
Short Term Debt0000000000
Trade Payables514552597620613613760771761882
Others Liabilities 1,5241,7342,0252,3512,7671,1843,8093,5673,9304,400
Total Liabilities 2,8083,3053,8914,4904,9013,3915,7366,0706,4127,158

Fixed Assets

Gross Block1,2831,2091,3521,5461,7441,8361,9341,9792,0302,127
Accumulated Depreciation5012012444005547138701,0161,1681,333
Net Fixed Assets7821,0081,1081,1461,1911,1231,065963862794
CWIP 14178167159199190145122114110
Investments 37313131311919000
Trade Receivables70102130201210133117225157167
Cash Equivalents 2542892944563994218687559231,374
Others Assets1,2721,5061,8682,2702,6221,2093,1873,6494,0204,416
Total Assets 2,8083,3053,8914,4904,9013,3915,7366,0706,4127,158

Cash Flow

(All Figures are in Crores.)
Cash Flow From Operating Activity 6386896886949839307841,6261,1761,199
PBT 7808358519951,1121,0431,3501,4091,4101,781
Adjustment 5890107136136171175172145113
Changes in Working Capital 51631-8914936-3834152-227
Tax Paid -206-252-301-347-414-321-358-370-381-469
Cash Flow From Investing Activity -272-237-342-207-96-1971-108-879
Capex -299-271-321-209-104-60-57-50-69-76
Net Investments 0700013106-812283
Others 2828-21192823234072
Cash Flow From Financing Activity -385-391-341-380-815-891-956-1,091-1,087-1,195
Net Proceeds from Shares 0000000000
Net Proceeds from Borrowing 0000-1200000
Interest Paid 0000000000
Dividend Paid -339-299-272-299-646-731-921-1,057-1,057-1,167
Others -46-93-69-81-156-160-35-33-29-28
Net Cash Flow -186151077320-1014278283
ROE (%)81.5964.9450.4848.3252.3753.757574.460.6573.59
ROCE (%)113.9192.7473.8870.2674.9767.4198.3797.5681.9899.5
Asset Turnover Ratio1.631.421.261.030.951.11.070.870.840.84
PAT to CFO Conversion(x)
Working Capital Days
Receivable Days5791417149121310
Inventory Days21232422192224252420
Payable Days126132142149144142162168156174

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd Stock News

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd FAQs

Company share prices are keep on changing according to the market conditions. The closing price of Colgate Palmol. (I) on 12-Jul-2024 16:01 is ₹3,037.9.
Market capitalization or market cap is determined by multiplying the current market price of a company's shares with the total number of shares outstanding. As of 12-Jul-2024 16:01 the market cap of Colgate Palmol. (I) stood at ₹82,508.2.
The latest P/E ratio of Colgate Palmol. (I) as of 12-Jul-2024 16:01 is 62.33.
The latest P/B ratio of Colgate Palmol. (I) as of 12-Jul-2024 16:01 is 43.97.
The 52-week high of Colgate Palmol. (I) is ₹3,069 and the 52-week low is ₹1,786.8.
The TTM revenue is Trailing Twelve Months sales. The TTM revenue/sales of Colgate Palmol. (I) is ₹5,680 ( Cr.) .

About Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company with large people dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people and their pets. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition and reaching more than 200 countries and territories, Colgate teams are developing, producing, distributing and selling health and hygiene products and pet nutrition offerings essential to society through brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, hello, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Filorga, eltaMD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.

The Company also is recognized for its leadership and innovation in promoting environmental sustainability and community wellbeing, including its achievements in saving water, reducing waste, promoting recyclability and improving the oral health of children through its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, which has reached more than one billion children since 1991.

Business area of the company

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd is the fastest growing and one of the oldest company catering to the personal care products. The product range of the company can be broadly classified into Oral care-Under this segment the company offers product like toothpastes, toothbrush, tooth powder & tooth whitening products,Personal care -In this segment it offer products skin care, hair care ,body wash, & shaving creams,Household care-Under this segment it has launched brand AXIOM-a dish washing paste.The company has launched a new lineof products for the Dentists - under which it provides products like Gingivitis Treatment, Colgate Sensitive treatment, Tooth Whitening, Fluoride Therapy, Mouth Ulcer Treatment & Specialty Cleaning. 



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  • 1806: William Colgate starts a starch, soap and candle business on Dutch Street in New York City.
  • 1817: First Colgate advertisement appears in a New York newspaper.
  • 1820: Colgate establishes a starch factory in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • 1857: Upon the death of founder William Colgate, the company is reorganized as Colgate & Company under the management of Samuel Colgate, his son.
  • 1864: B.J. Johnson opens a soap factory in Milwaukee, WI, which later becomes the Palmolive Company.
  • 1866: Colgate introduces perfumed soap and perfumes/essences
  • 1872: Peet brothers establish Soap Company in Kansas City, Kansas where they make Crystal White soap Cashmere Bouquet, the first milled perfumed toilet soap, is registered as a Colgate trademark.
  • 1873: Colgate aromatic toothpaste in jars.
  • 1879: Gerhard Mennen establishes a pharmacy in Newark, NJ, later becoming the Mennen Company.
  • 1896: Colgate introduces toothpaste in a collapsible tube.
  • 1898: BJ Johnson Soap Co. introduces Palmolive Soap. Today, the Palmolive equity is sold in over 88 countries in 54 variants.
  • 1900: Colgate wins top honors for its fine soaps and perfumes at the World’s Fair in Paris.
  • 1902: Stylish Palmolive advertising begins, emphasizing ingredient purity and product benefits.
  • 1906: Colgate & Company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Product line includes over 800 different products.
  • 1908: Colgate is incorporated by the five sons of Samuel Colgate. Ribbon opening added to Colgate tube: “the company couldn't improve the product so it improved the tube.”
  • 1911: Colgate distributes two million tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes to schools, and provides hygienists to demonstrate tooth brushing.
  • 1812: William Mennen introduces the first American shaving cream tube.
  • 1914: Colgate merges with Palmolive-Peet to become Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company.
  • 1926: Soap manufacturers Palmolive and Peet merge to become Palmolive-Peet Company.
  • 1930: On March 13, Colgate is first listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1939: Dr. Mark L. Morris develops a pet food to help save a guide dog named Buddy from kidney disease. This breakthrough leads to the first Hill's Prescription Diet product.
  • 1947: Ajax cleanser is launched, establishing a powerful now-global brand equity for cleaning products.
  • 1953: Colgate-Palmolive Company becomes company's official name.
  • 1956: Colgate opens corporate headquarters at 300 Park Avenue in New York City.
  • 1962: Colgate opens research center in Piscataway, NJ.
  • 1966: Palmolive dishwashing liquid is introduced and today it is sold in over 35 countries.
  • 1968: Colgate toothpaste adds MFP Fluoride, clinically proven to reduce cavities.
  • 1970: Irish Spring launches in Germany as Irische Frühling and in Europe as Nordic Spring. In 1972, Irish Spring is introduced in North America.
  • 1972: Colgate acquires Hoyt Laboratories, which later becomes Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals.
  • 1975: Caprice hair care launches in Mexico. Today, hair care products are sold in over 70 countries, with variants to suit every type of hair need.
  • 1976: Colgate-Palmolive acquires Hill's Pet Nutrition. Today Hill's is the global leader in pet nutrition and veterinary recommendations.
  • 1983: Colgate Plus toothbrush is introduced. Today over 1.6 billion Colgate toothbrushes are sold annually worldwide. If you lined them up end to end, they would circle the globe 16 times.
  • 1985: Protex bar soap is introduced, and today offers all-family antibacterial protection in over 56 countries.
  • 1986: The Chairman's You Can Make a Difference Program is launched, recognizing innovation and executional excellence by Colgate people.
  • 1987: Colgate acquires Softsoap liquid soap business from the Minnetonka Corporation. Today, Colgate is the global leader in liquid hand soap.
  • 1989: Annual Company sales surpass the $5 billion mark.
  • 1991: Colgate acquires Murphy Oil Soap, the leading wood cleaner in the U.S. Today, its product portfolio has expanded to include all-purpose cleaners, sprays and wipes.
  • 1992: Colgate acquires the Mennen Company. Today, Mennen products are sold in over 52 countries. Colgate Total toothpaste introduced.
  • 1995: Colgate enters Central Europe and Russia, expanding into fast-growing markets. Colgate acquires Kolynos Oral Care business in Latin America and launches market-leading Sorriso toothpaste.
  • 1996: Bright Smiles, Bright Futures oral health education program expands to 50 countries, and today reaches over 50 million children annually.
  • 1997: Colgate Total toothpaste is introduced in the U.S. and quickly becomes the market leader. Only Colgate Total, with its 12-hour protection, fights a complete range of oral health problems.
  • 2004: Colgate acquires the GABA oral care business in Europe, with its strength in the important European pharmacy channel and its ties with the dental community.
  • 2006: Colgate enters the fast-growing Naturals segment by purchasing Tom’s of Maine, a leader in that market in the United States.
  • 2011: Colgate acquires the Sanex personal care brand in Europe.
  • 2013: Hill’s enters the Naturals segment with the launch of Hill’s Ideal Balance.
  • 2014: Colgate refurbishes the historic “Colgate Clock,” a landmark in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • 2016: Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures celebrates 25 years of creating bright smiles. Since 1991, the program has reached more than 850 million children in 80 countries, with a goal of reaching 1.3 billion by 2020.
  • 2017: Colgate partners with the Mexican Dental Association Foundation to support passage of a new law requiring oral hygiene regimen during each school day for every child enrolled in a public primary school in Mexico City.
  • 2018: Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures celebrates 1 Billion children reached since 1991. Colgate acquires professional skin care brands PCA Skin and EltaMD, advancing Colgate’s presence in the premium global skin care category.
  • 2019: Colgate launches first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube and acquires premium, anti-aging skin care brand Filorga. Colgate Total toothpaste and Hill's Science Diet relaunched.
  • 2020: Colgate acquires Hello Products LLC, and Colgate responds to COVID-19 pandemic by donating 25 million bars of #SafeHands soap along with $20 million in health and hygiene products and pet food.
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