Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company. Colgate’s products are marketed in over 200 countries and territories. The Company manages its business in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care segment is operated through four operating segments: North America, Latin America, Europe/South Pacific and Greater Asia/Africa, all of which sell to a variety of retail and wholesale customers and distributors. During the year ended December 31, 2010, the revenues of Oral, Personal and Home Care products accounted for 43%, 22% and 22%, respectively, of its total revenues. During 2010, the revenues of Pet Nutrition products accounted for 13% of the Company’s total revenues.
Dividend Yield: 2.5%
Uninterrupted Dividend Payment: since 1895 (OMG! o_O)
Uninterrupted Yearly Dividend Increase: 48 years
Payout Ratio: 45%
5-year dividend growth rate: 12%
Net Profit Margin: 14.86%
P/E Ratio: 19.3
Sector: Consumer Staples
You can view the Dividend History here.
I will be initiating a position in the next few weeks, depending on the outcome of the Euro Summit over the weekend.