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Among the stocks you can trade online is Colgate-Palmolive which is a popular US market stock for traders. In this article, we will give you all the keys to successfully analyze its price based on reliable data and serious information. You will learn about the company's precise activities and its main products, who its biggest competitors are on the market and what its major partnerships have been. We will also discuss with you in more detail the fundamental analysis of this stock with the elements that you should follow because of their possible influence on its evolution.

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Information on Colgate-Palmolive shares
ISIN code: US1941621039
Ticker: NYSE: CL
Index or market: NYSE

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Elements to consider before selling or buying Colgate-Palmolive shares

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The popularity of the brand around the world is an important factor and, as such, brand rankings by various consumer associations will be taken into account.

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Of course, Colgate's new product launches and innovations will have to be followed closely with the various investments made in research and development.

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Similarly, Colgate's positioning strategy in emerging markets is an interesting element in determining its growth capacity.

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Of course, the increasingly fierce competition from other large groups in this sector will also be taken into account.

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Finally, the cost of raw materials and supplies may have an effect on the Group's profitability.

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General presentation of Colgate-Palmolive

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We now propose that you learn a little more about the Colgate Palmolive company with a presentation of this group and its main sources of revenue. This will allow you to better understand its business sector and the different segments in which it is positioned.

The Colgate Palmolive Group is an American company specializing in consumer products and more specifically, it is one of the leaders in the manufacture and sale of hygiene and cleaning products in the world. Note that this company also offers pet food.

To better understand the activities of this company, it is possible to divide them into two main categories according to the share of turnover they generate and in this way:

  • Hygiene and household products represent 83.9% of the Group's sales. These include oral hygiene products with toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash and other Colgate brand products, body care products with soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, shaving products and other products under the Palmolive, Speed Stick or Softsoap brands, and cleaning products with the Palmolive, Speed Stick or Softsoap brands, shaving products and other products under the brand names Palmolive, Speed Stick or Softsoap, and household cleaning products with dishwashing liquids, detergents, stain removers, fabric softeners and bleach under the brand names Palmolive, Ajax, Soupline or Suavitel.
  • Cat and dog food is the Hills brand and generates 16.1% of the company's turnover. It should be noted that Colgate-Palmolive is currently the world leader in this sector.

In terms of the geographical distribution of Colgate Palmolive Group's revenues, 26% of its sales are generated in North America, 27.4% in Latin America, 18.6% in Asia-Pacific, 18.6% in Europe and 7.4% in Africa and Eurasia.

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The major competitors of Colgate-Palmolive

Let's move on to a slightly more sectorial analysis of Colgate Palmolive. It is indeed essential to know well the other companies which exert similar activities because of their probable influence on the other stock exchange values. Here is a presentation of the main competitors of Colgate Palmolive at the moment:


This Dutch-British multinational company offers its products in about 100 countries. It is one of the biggest players in this sector in the world. Unilever offers different types of products including beverages and ice cream, food, personal care and cleaning products. It owns the Signal brand, among others.

Procter & Gamble 

This American multinational company specializes in consumer goods and markets mainly hygiene and beauty products. Currently, this company employs more than 105,000 people worldwide.


Finally, the last important competitor of Colgate is undoubtedly the German Henkel which is specialized in three fields, namely detergents and household cleaning mainly but also cosmetic products and glues and adhesives. It owns the brands Le Chat, Mir, Super Croix, X-Tra, Minidou, Schwarzkopf, Diadermine, Vademecum, Pritt, Pattex, Rubson and Loctite.

The major partners of Colgate-Palmolive

In the past, Colgate Palmolive has often demonstrated its ability to partner with other companies in order to maximize revenue and growth. These partnerships are interesting to use as an entry point into the market to trade this stock. Here are some examples of Colgate's strategic alliances:


In 2003, Colgate joined forces with one of the leaders in the confectionery sector, Nestlé, to develop the dental gum market. The agreement between the two companies concerns the development, marketing, distribution and international sales of a range of dental care products.

Omron Healthcare

In 2012, the group signed a partnership with the Japanese company Omron Healthcare to manufacture electric toothbrushes. Through this agreement, the two entities set up a joint venture and each bring their expertise to it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When did the merger between Colgate and Palmolive take place?

In 1926, following the merger of Palmolive with the Peet Brothers soap company, the group we know today was born, which was then called Palmolive Peet. In 1928, this company merged with Colgate and gave birth to Colgate Palmolive Peet, which then became Colgate-Palmolive in 1953 after separating from Peet. Note that in the meantime, in 1930, Colgate Palmolive was the first company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

What brands does Colgate own?

Colgate Palmolive owns several brands with Colgate, Elmex and Meridol for oral care products, Palmolive, Sanex and Tahiti for personal care products, Palmolive, La Croix, Paic, Soupline, Soft and Gentle or Ajax for household care products and the Hills brand for pet food products

Where can I find Colgate Palmolive's financial data?

The Colgate Palmolive Group allows investors to consult the various balance sheets and major communications of the company directly online and on its official website. Although this section is only written in English, it is particularly complete and includes all of the group's results and all of its major press releases.

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