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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Colgate-Palmolive's revenues will expand 2.8% and EPS will grow 4.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.39 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.
Last quarter, Colgate-Palmolive reported revenue of $4.32 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.20 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.66. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q1 were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.62 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 58.5%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.7%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.7%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $17.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.97.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,333 members out of 1,381 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 488 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 479 give Colgate-Palmolive a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Colgate-Palmolive is hold, with an average price target of $56.62.
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