Colgate-Palmolive Dividend yield

 Price  78.83
 Dividend  1.76
 Earnings  3.24
 Cash-flow  4.33
 Book value  0.87
 Equity  0.00

Colgate-Palmolive is part of Personal Goods business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. Colgate-Palmolive is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Colgate-Palmolive paid a total dividend of 1,508 million USD last year, for a market value of 67,557 millions (Market Cap 66,315 millions). Dividend per share of Colgate-Palmolive is 1.76 USD, and his stock market price 78.83 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Colgate-Palmolive has a dividend yield of 2.23%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Consumer Goods industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

In addition, you should compare Colgate-Palmolive dividend yield with other Personal Goods companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive Dividend Payout

About the ability of Colgate-Palmolive to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.76 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.23%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Colgate-Palmolive payout on ernings is currently 54.32%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 38.17% and 45.16% respectively. Both figures show that Colgate-Palmolive can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Colgate-Palmolive is USD 4.33 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.76, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Colgate-Palmolive, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Goods industry and Personal Goods sector companies.

Colgate-Palmolive payout

Colgate-Palmolive Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Colgate-Palmolive Stock performance

Finally, last moth Colgate-Palmolive showed a return of 4.80% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 4.48% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 18.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Personal Goods firms.

Colgate-Palmolive stock and market return