Colgate-Palmolive Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. Colgate-Palmolive Company is a consumer products company that markets its products throughout the world. The Company’s products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoos, deodorants, bar and liquid soaps, dishwashing liquid, and laundry products, as well as pet nutrition products for cats and dogs.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Colgate-palmolive Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.70 per share on revenues of $4.39 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 24.03.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.75 to a profit $0.73. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.84, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Colgate-palmolive has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 15,330 15,327 15,564 16,734 17,085
Diluted EPS ($) 1.83 2.18 2.15 2.47 2.58

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 4,267.00 4,332.00 4,286.00 4,315.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.65 0.68 0.63 0.49

Past Performance:
Colgate-palmolive has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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