Finanzas: Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 48: Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) was founded all the way back in 1806. Let that sink in for a moment: Colgate-Palmolive has been in business for more than 200 years…
The company was founded by William Colgate, who started a starch, soap, and candle business in New York City.
Today, Colgate is a global giant. It sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world, and the company generates $16 billion in annual sales.
It has paid uninterrupted dividends since 1895, and has increased its dividend payments for the past 54 consecutive years.
It is a Dividend Aristocrat, a select group of companies in the S&P 500 that have raised dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. You can see the entire list of Dividend Aristocrats here.
Keep reading this article to learn about the investment prospects of consumer staples sector Dividend Aristocrat Colgate-Palmolive.
Colgate-Palmolive operates in the consumer staples sector. The company is organized into four reporting segments:
Oral Care (47% of sales)
Personal Care (20% of sales)
Home Care (19% of sales)
Pet Nutrition (14% of sales)
The Oral Care business is home to the company’s toothpaste and other related products, which are sold under the Colgate brand.
The Personal Care business is made up mostly of soap and other personal hygiene products, sold under the Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, and Protex brands.
Home Care is where Colgate-Palmolive manufactures its home cleaning products, like Ajax.
Lastly, Pet Nutrition is the company’s brands of pet food. The main brand in this segment is Hill’s Science Diet.
Colgate-Palmolive’s business continues to grow, particularly in the international markets and certain product categories.
Last year, organic revenue – which excludes the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations – rose 5% across the company. Growth was led by Latin America and Africa/Eurasia, which posted organic growth rates of 9.5% and 6%, respectively.
In addition, Colgate-Palmolive grew organic revenue by 6% in Pet Nutrition.
Fuente: Seeking Alpha
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