Colgate-Palmolive Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:CL)

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$67.93 $0.33 (0.48%) CL stock closing price Sep 19, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Colgate-Palmolive from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Colgate-Palmolive profits one has to check the income statement and for Colgate-Palmolive debt one has to check the balance sheet. The cash flow statement is essetial while conducting the Colgate-Palmolive cash flow analysis and can be used to measure the operating performance of Colgate-Palmolive compared to various industry peers like UL stock and RBGLY stock. CL decrease in investments stood at a value of $-471M for the latest year 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow475M443M449M442M439M425M421M376M351M347.6M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-115M92M-122M-87M-97M23M-7M65M564M-110.3M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net520M20M1.07B604M452M117M-72M457M71M43.8M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-509M-533M-682M-733M-655M-493M-274M-508M-558M-626M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires--5M208M-87M-3M-29M-966M---
Increase (Decrease) in Investments44M42M-143M-57M-238M-398M67M-141M-289M10.4M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-6M-3M-68M18M6M55M-40M-9M6M2.2M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-892M-889M-1.2B-1.16B-1.18B-1.47B-1.45B-1.78B-763M-835.7M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-29M164M421M435M422M441M1.41B296M-526M195M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.53B-1.51B-1.49B-1.45B-1.38B-1.28B-1.2B-1.14B-981M-825.2M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities----------
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash87M-64M-107M-142M-94M-24M-53M-39M-121M-32.8M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.32B970M1.09B962M884M878M490M600M555M428.7M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.54B1.32B970M1.09B962M884M878M490M600M554.9M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The Colgate-Palmolive stock price history and Colgate-Palmolive stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Colgate-Palmolive has cash of $1.54B on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Colgate-Palmolive stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $3.05B for Colgate-Palmolive in the latest 2017. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Colgate-Palmolive used $-471M cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Colgate-Palmolive spent $-2.45B from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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