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

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$72.08 $0.15 (0.21%) CL stock closing price Apr 18, 2018 (Closing)

The Colgate-Palmolive cash flow statement helps investors understand how well the company is managing its cash flows. While its important to look at the Colgate-Palmolive debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as Colgate-Palmolive revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. Colgate-Palmolive stock analysis shows positive net income cash flow of $2.17B till 2017 Q4. This statement is important because profits alone cannot pay employees, or bills. Cash is required. Colgate-Palmolive saw a outflow of $-471M from investing activities till 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
2.17B1.82B1.17B611M2.59B1.96B1.21B574M1.55B1.97B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow475M354M226M109M443M329M215M106M449M337M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-115M17M-102M53M92M29M-72M-17M-122M-175M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net520M103M10M-82M20M1M-35M-49M1.07B-23M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
3.05B2.3B1.31B691M3.14B2.32B1.32B614M2.95B2.11B
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-509M-382M-229M-121M-533M-332M-248M-114M-682M-459M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-----5M---208M208M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments44M-152M-87M-37M42M-113M-96M-30M-143M-101M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-6M2M4M--3M-4M--68M8M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-471M-532M-312M-158M-499M-445M-340M-144M-685M-344M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-892M-624M-323M-108M-889M-495M-208M-83M-1.2B-895M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-29M-73M-80M-67M164M1M45M-18M421M602M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.53B-1.07B-716M-345M-1.51B-1.05B-704M-340M-1.49B-1.03B
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities----------
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-2.45B-1.77B-1.12B-520M-2.23B-1.55B-867M-441M-2.28B-1.33B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash87M69M52M19M-64M3M2M15M-107M-82M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
220M65M-74M32M345M328M115M44M-119M356M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year1.32B970M1.09B962M884M878M490M600M555M428.7M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End1.54B1.38B1.24B1.35B1.32B1.3B1.09B1.01B970M1.45B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into the following main sections:

  • Colgate-Palmolive had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $220M in the latest quarter 2017 Q4. If a firm is able to grow its cash, it is considered to be a positive signal and could lead to a jump in the Colgate-Palmolive stock price, albeit too much cash on hand can imply the company has no or limited avenues for growth in which to invest this cash.
  • Colgate-Palmolive increased its cash from operating activities to $3.05B till 2017 Q4. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $-471M for CL till last quarter 2017 Q4 report.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-2.45B for Colgate-Palmolive.

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