Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Colgate's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||New York (1806)|
|Market Cap||$50.1 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$17.0 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Ian Cook
CFO Dennis Hickey
|Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)||33.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.1 billion / $5.4 billion|
|Competitors||Church & Dwight
Procter & Gamble
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,346 of the members who have rated Colgate believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just yesterday, one of those bulls, All-Star TMFDivine, tapped Colgate as a particularly attractive income opportunity: "Solid dividend company that may be able to outpace growth of rivals Procter & Gamble and Unilever in next five years. Has room to increase dividend and should benefit from low rate environment as more investors look for alternatives to treasuries."
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