Sign up for Equitymaster's free daily newsletter, The 5 Minute WrapUp and get access to our latest Multibagger guide (2019 Edition) on picking money-making stocks.

This is an entirely free service. No payments are to be made.

Download Now Subscribe to our free daily e-letter, The 5 Minute WrapUp and get this complimentary report.
We hate spam as much as you do. Check out our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.
Compare Colgate with Hindustan Unilever - Equitymaster

Helping You Build Wealth With Honest Research
Since 1996. Try Now

  • MyStocks


Login Failure
(Please do not use this option on a public machine)
  Sign Up | Forgot Password?  

COLGATE vs HUL - Comparison Results

COLGATE    Change

Colgate is present in oral care, personal care and household care products with oral care contributing more than 90% to overall revenues. Colgate dominates in this core business with market shares of 54.5% in toothpastes and 38.2% in toothbrushes. Th... More


HUL, the largest FMCG company in the country constitutes 13% of the industry valued at Rs. 1.6 trillion (AC Nielsen). It is present in over 20 distinct categories in Home & Personal Care Products and Foods & Beverages. Revenue share of the various pr... More


Current Valuations

P/E (TTM) x 40.7 65.4 62.2% View Chart
P/BV x 20.7 50.2 41.2% View Chart
Dividend Yield % 2.1 1.2 171.5%  


5-Yr Chart
Click to enlarge
High Rs1,1761,871 62.8%   
Low Rs9701,322 73.4%   
Sales per share (Unadj.) Rs154.0181.6 84.8%  
Earnings per share (Unadj.) Rs24.828.0 88.4%  
Cash flow per share (Unadj.) Rs30.530.6 99.7%  
Dividends per share (Unadj.) Rs24.0022.00 109.1%  
Dividend yield (eoy) %2.21.4 162.3%  
Book value per share (Unadj.) Rs56.136.3 154.2%  
Shares outstanding (eoy) m271.992,164.53 12.6%   
Bonus/Rights/Conversions ---  
Price / Sales ratio x7.08.8 79.3%   
Avg P/E ratio x43.357.0 76.0%  
P/CF ratio (eoy) x35.252.1 67.4%  
Price / Book Value ratio x19.143.9 43.6%  
Dividend payout %96.978.6 123.4%   
Avg Mkt Cap Rs m291,7773,454,698 8.4%   
No. of employees `0002.45.6 42.8%   
Total wages/salary Rs m3,05918,750 16.3%   
Avg. sales/employee Rs Th17,348.769,636.8 24.9%   
Avg. wages/employee Rs Th1,267.33,321.5 38.2%   
Avg. net profit/employee Rs Th2,789.410,735.2 26.0%   
Net Sales Rs m41,880393,100 10.7%  
Other income Rs m3885,500 7.1%   
Total revenues Rs m42,268398,600 10.6%   
Gross profit Rs m11,12488,800 12.5%  
Depreciation Rs m1,5655,650 27.7%   
Interest Rs m0330 0.0%   
Profit before tax Rs m9,94788,320 11.3%   
Minority Interest Rs m00-   
Prior Period Items Rs m00-   
Extraordinary Inc (Exp) Rs m-117-2,280 5.1%   
Tax Rs m3,09725,440 12.2%   
Profit after tax Rs m6,73460,600 11.1%  
Gross profit margin %26.622.6 117.6%  
Effective tax rate %31.128.8 108.1%   
Net profit margin %16.115.4 104.3%  
Current assets Rs m10,607119,140 8.9%   
Current liabilities Rs m9,82886,670 11.3%   
Net working cap to sales %1.98.3 22.5%  
Current ratio x1.11.4 78.5%  
Inventory Days Days2024 82.7%  
Debtors Days Days1817 103.9%  
Net fixed assets Rs m13,04551,210 25.5%   
Share capital Rs m2722,160 12.6%   
"Free" reserves Rs m14,97476,510 19.6%   
Net worth Rs m15,24678,670 19.4%   
Long term debt Rs m00-   
Total assets Rs m25,639186,290 13.8%  
Interest coverage xNM268.6-  
Debt to equity ratio x00-  
Sales to assets ratio x1.62.1 77.4%   
Return on assets %26.332.7 80.3%  
Return on equity %44.277.0 57.3%  
Return on capital %64.5109.8 58.7%  
Exports to sales %00-   
Imports to sales %00-   
Exports (fob) Rs mNANA-   
Imports (cif) Rs mNANA-   
Fx inflow Rs m1,8763,240 57.9%   
Fx outflow Rs m3,37313,820 24.4%   
Net fx Rs m-1,498-10,580 14.2%   
From Operations Rs m6,93958,000 12.0%  
From Investments Rs m-2,073-4,380 47.3%  
From Financial Activity Rs m-3,798-53,900 7.0%  
Net Cashflow Rs m1,068-280 -381.5%  

Share Holding

Indian Promoters % 0.0 0.0 -  
Foreign collaborators % 51.0 67.3 75.8%  
Indian inst/Mut Fund % 7.0 4.1 170.7%  
FIIs % 20.0 14.1 141.8%  
ADR/GDR % 0.0 0.0 -  
Free float % 22.1 14.5 152.4%  
Shareholders   131,569 322,351 40.8%  
Pledged promoter(s) holding % 0.0 0.0 -  
NM: Not Meaningful
Source: Company Annual Reports, Regulatory Filings, Equitymaster


Compare COLGATE With:   P&G (US)  UNILEVER PLC. (UK)  HYPERMARCAS (Brazil)  

Today's Market

Jet Airways and Yes Bank - What's Next for these Beaten Down Stocks?(Podcast)

Jet Airways and Yes Bank, both once market darlings are now being shunned by market participants. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) exchange notified that the shares of the airline.

Related Views on News

HUL 2018-19 Annual Report Analysis (Annual Result Update)

Jun 7, 2019 | Updated on Jun 7, 2019

Here's an analysis of the annual report of HUL for 2018-19. It includes a full income statement, balance sheet and cash flow analysis of HUL. Also includes updates on the valuation of HUL.

COLGATE Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Up 4.7% (Quarterly Result Update)

May 29, 2019 | Updated on May 29, 2019

For the quarter ended March 2019, COLGATE has posted a net profit of Rs 2 bn (up 4.7% YoY). Sales on the other hand came in at Rs 12 bn (up 5.7% YoY). Read on for a complete analysis of COLGATE's quarterly results.

HUL Announces Quarterly Results (4QFY19); Net Profit Up 13.8% (Quarterly Result Update)

May 7, 2019 | Updated on May 7, 2019

For the quarter ended March 2019, HUL has posted a net profit of Rs 15 bn (up 13.8% YoY). Sales on the other hand came in at Rs 99 bn (up 9.3% YoY). Read on for a complete analysis of HUL's quarterly results.

COLGATE Announces Quarterly Results (3QFY19); Net Profit Up 12.6% (Quarterly Result Update)

Jan 24, 2019 | Updated on Jan 24, 2019

For the quarter ended December 2018, COLGATE has posted a net profit of Rs 2 bn (up 12.6% YoY). Sales on the other hand came in at Rs 11 bn (up 6.4% YoY). Read on for a complete analysis of COLGATE's quarterly results.

HUL Announces Quarterly Results (3QFY19); Net Profit Up 8.9% (Quarterly Result Update)

Jan 18, 2019 | Updated on Jan 18, 2019

For the quarter ended December 2018, HUL has posted a net profit of Rs 14 bn (up 8.9% YoY). Sales on the other hand came in at Rs 96 bn (up 11.3% YoY). Read on for a complete analysis of HUL's quarterly results.

More Views on News

Most Popular

The Best 4 Small-cap Stocks to Buy(The 5 Minute Wrapup)

Jun 3, 2019

In the sometimes good sometimes bad market of small caps, there are strong buying opportunities available today. But this great opportunity won't last forever.

The Great Indian NBFC Bubble Has Burst but I Will Still Recommend These Safe NBFCs(The 5 Minute Wrapup)

Jun 11, 2019

One chart that predicted the NBFC crisis back in 2016.

7 Stocks That Will Remain Evergreen in this Era of Technological Disruption(The 5 Minute Wrapup)

Jun 13, 2019

We are living in an era of disruption. Are your stocks well equipped to adapt to changes that disruption will bring along?

The Top 7 Stocks to Profit from Modi's Repeat Performance(Profit Hunter)

Jun 3, 2019

The long-term India story looks promising with the Modi government back in power. Which stocks are likely to go up the most?

Just One Stock Made Buffett Billions - And Can Make You Crores(Profit Hunter)

Jun 6, 2019

Coca Cola is arguably one of Warren Buffet's best stock picks. But did you know that small investors picked up the stock five decades before Buffet? Read on...


Get the Indian Stock Market's
Most Profitable Ideas

How To Beat Sensex Guide 2019
Get our special report, How to Beat Sensex Nearly 3X Now!
We will never sell or rent your email id.
Please read our Terms


Jun 14, 2019 (Close)


  • Track your investment in COLGATE with Equitymaster's Portfolio Tracker. Set live price alerts, get research alerts and more. Get access now...
  • Add To MyStocks