| Colgate-Palmolive manufactures and markets a variety of products in the U.S. and around the world. Co. has two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Oral, Personal and Home Care products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, skin health products, dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners and other similar items. Pet Nutrition products include specialty pet nutrition products manufactured and marketed by Hill's Pet Nutrition. We show 49 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our CL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute CL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing CL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing CL's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of CL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
CL market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like CL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CL by allowing them to research the CL market cap history.