Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL) reported earnings on July 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Colgate-Palmolive met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share dropped.

Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Colgate-Palmolive recorded revenue of $4.35 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $4.38 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.70. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.70 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.70 for Q2 were 4.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.67 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.60 for Q2 were 7.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 58.3%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.8%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.9%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.49 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.73.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $17.61 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.98.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,334 members out of 1,382 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 489 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 480 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 $60.61.

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