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    Basic (70%)
    Developing (55%)
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    Demonstrate an understanding of how the financial ratios are calculated (20 pts).
    Complete and accurate financial analysis regarding financial ratio calculations, including detailed explanations and supporting examples. There is no confusion regarding the way in which any of the ratios are calculated.
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ors and/or omissions in the financial analysis or explanations and does not provide adequate supporting examples or clear detail. (student supplied 1-2 accurate calculations and supporting documentation)
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    Effectively communicate, in a recorded video, financial analysis in a professional manner that is designed for a business audience XXXXXXXXXXpts).
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Percent
shares
traded
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Target Price Range
XXXXXXXXXX
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE NYSE-CL XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX%
TIMELINESS 4 Raised 12/2/22
SAFETY 1 Raised 10/11/02
TECHNICAL 4 Lowered 11/18/22
BETA XXXXXXXXXX = Market)
18-Month Target Price Range
Low-High Midpoint (% to Mid)
$67-$99 $83 (10%)
XXXXXXXXXXPROJECTIONS
Ann’l Total
Price Gain Return
High XXXXXXXXXX%) 9%
Low XXXXXXXXXX%) 5%
Institutional Decisions
1Q2022 2Q2022 3Q2022
to Buy XXXXXXXXXX
to Sell XXXXXXXXXX
Hld’s XXXXXXXXXX654554
High: XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
Low: XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
% TOT. RETURN 11/22
THIS VL ARITH.*
STOCK INDEX
1 yr XXXXXXXXXX
3 yr XXXXXXXXXX
5 yr XXXXXXXXXX
CAPITAL STRUCTURE as of 9/30/22
Total Debt $8248 mill. Due in 5 Yrs $2000 mill.
LT Debt $8219 mill. LT Interest $400 mill.
(Total int. cov.: 18.6x)
(93% of Cap’l)
Leases, Uncapitalized Annual rentals $156 mill.
Pension Assets-12/21 $82.0 mill.
Oblig. $805.0 mill.
Pfd Stock None
Common Stock 835,214,210 shs.
MARKET CAP: $64.4 billion (Large Cap)
CURRENT POSITION XXXXXXXXXX/30/22
($MILL.)
Cash Assets XXXXXXXXXX
Receivables XXXXXXXXXX
Inventory (FIFO XXXXXXXXXX
Other XXXXXXXXXX
Cu
ent Assets XXXXXXXXXX
Accts Payable XXXXXXXXXX
Debt Due XXXXXXXXXX
Other XXXXXXXXXX
Cu
ent Liab XXXXXXXXXX
ANNUAL RATES Past Past Est’d ’19-’21
of change (per sh) 10 Yrs. 5 Yrs. to ’25-’27
Sales 2.0% 1.5% 5.0%
‘‘Cash Flow’’ 2.5% 5.0% 5.5%
Earnings 2.0% 5.0% 6.5%
Dividends 5.5% 3.5% 3.0%
Book Value -14.5% XXXXXXXXXX%
Cal- Full
endar Yea
QUARTERLY SALES ($ mill.)
Mar.31 Jun.30 Sep.30 Dec.31
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
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Cal- Full
endar Yea
EARNINGS PER SHARE A
Mar.31 Jun.30 Sep.30 Dec.31
XXXXXXXXXX 2.75
XXXXXXXXXX 3.14
XXXXXXXXXX 2.55
XXXXXXXXXX 2.25
XXXXXXXXXX 2.40
Cal- Full
endar Yea
QUARTERLY DIVIDENDS PAID B ■
Mar.31 Jun.30 Sep.30 Dec.31
XXXXXXXXXX 1.68
XXXXXXXXXX 1.71
XXXXXXXXXX 1.75
XXXXXXXXXX 1.79
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XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX18.36
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX 1.71
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX1.26 d.34 d.27 d.07 d.12 .14
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
2.1% 2.0% 2.2% 2.5% 2.5% 2.7% 2.4% 2.2% 2.2% 2.2% 2.2% 2.2% 2.5% 2.5%
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
25.9% 25.4% 26.4% 27.3% 28.4% 27.6% 28.0% 27.2%
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
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32.1% 32.4% 33.8% 44.0% 30.8% 29.8% 26.2% 23.4%
14.5% 12.9% 12.6% 8.6% 16.1% 14.9% 15.4% 15.1%
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX
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XXXXXXXXXX d299.0 d243.0 d60.0 d XXXXXXXXXX
34.8% 32.6% 33.1% 24.3% 41.9% 36.5% 39.5% 32.7%
NMF 97.2% NMF XXXXXXXXXXNMF
54.6% 37.3% 64.1% XXXXXXXXXXNMF
52% 62% 66% 108% 62% 67% 66% 68%
XXXXXXXXXX © VALUE LINE PUB. LLC 25-27
XXXXXXXXXX.80 Sales per sh 25.90
XXXXXXXXXX ‘‘Cash Flow’’ per sh 4.85
XXXXXXXXXXEarnings per sh A 4.10
XXXXXXXXXXDiv’ds Decl’d per sh B■ 2.10
XXXXXXXXXXCap’l Spending per sh .75
XXXXXXXXXXBook Value per sh C 5.40
XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXCommon Shs Outst’g D 830.00
XXXXXXXXXXBold figures are
Value Line
estimates
Avg Ann’l P/E Ratio 22.5
XXXXXXXXXXRelative P/E Ratio 1.25
2.3% 2.2% Avg Ann’l Div’d Yield 2.3%
XXXXXXXXXX18125 Sales ($mill) 21500
27.5% 31.7% 26.5% 27.0% Operating Margin 30.0%
XXXXXXXXXXDepreciation ($mill) 620
XXXXXXXXXX2000 Net Profit ($mill) 3400
21.6% 24.3% 25.0% 25.0% Income Tax Rate 25.0%
16.4% 12.4% 10.6% 11.0% Net Profit Margin 15.8%
d XXXXXXXXXXWorking Cap’l ($mill) 625
XXXXXXXXXX8000 Long-Term Debt ($mill) 7000
XXXXXXXXXX Shr. Equity ($mill) 4500
34.4% 28.9% 21.0% 22.0% Return on Total Cap’l 29.5%
NMF NMF NMF NMF Return on Shr. Equity 75.5%
NMF 80.0% NMF NMF Retained to Com Eq 37.0%
61% 78% 81% 78% All Div’ds to Net Prof 51%
Company’s Financial Strength A
Stock’s Price Stability 100
Price Growth Persistence 25
Earnings Predictability 65
(A) Diluted earnings. Excludes nonrec.
gains/(losses): ’09, ($0.27); ’10, ($0.26). In-
cludes n
gain/(loss): ’08, ($0.11); ’15, $0.08;
’17, ($0.31). EPS may not sum due to round-
ing. Next egs. report due late January.
(B) Dividends historically paid in mid-Fe
uary,
mid-May, mid-August, and mid-November. ■
Div’d reinvestment plan available.
(C) Inc. intang. In ’21: $5,746 mill., $6.84/sh.
(D) In mill., adjusted for stock split.
BUSINESS: Colgate-Palmolive Company is the second-largest
domestic maker of toiletries, and other household products. Majo
ands: Ajax, Fab, Murphy, Palmolive cleansers; Colgate tooth-
paste; Irish Spring, Palmolive, Sanex, Softsoap soaps; Mennen
shave cream; Hill’s pet food
ands—Science Diet and Prescription
Diet. 70% of ’21 sales came from overseas (45% from emerging
markets). Walmart accounted for 12% of ’21 sales. 6.2%. Has
about 33,800 employees. ESOP controls 7.6% of common equiv-
alent shares. Off./dir. own less than 1% of stock; Vanguard, 9.1%;
BlackRock, 7.7%; State St., 5.9% (3/22 proxy). Chair./Pres./CEO:
Noel R. Wallace. Inc: DE. Address: 300 Park Ave., New York, NY
10022. Tel.: XXXXXXXXXXInternet: www.colgatepalmolive.com.
The difficult operating backdrop has
een weighing on Colgate-Palmolive.
Operating and logistical expenses contin-
ued to soar over the past few months
owing to inflationary pressures, supply-
chain issues, and elevated commodity pric-
ing. Plus, the strength of the U.S. dolla
erased some of the gains from overseas
markets. While the company benefited
from a surge in demand for many of its
cleaning products during the height of the
COVID-19 pandemic, this tailwind has
tapered over the past several quarters,
thereby hurting year-to-year comparisons.
The company will probably post lack-
luster results for 2022. Earnings pe
share may well decline nearly 12% for the
full year. The top line, supported by highe
selling prices and a decent product mix,
ought to eke out a 2% gain. That said,
organic revenues, which exclude the for-
eign cu
ency drag and modest benefit
from the Red Collar Pet Foods acquisition,
will likely increase at a mid- to upper-
single-digit clip for the full year.
Things may begin to improve next
year. Productivity enhancements, cost
controls, and pricing initiatives should
help counter the aforementioned operating
headwinds. Consequently, we believe reve-
nues will climb another 2% in 2023, while
share earnings rebound 5%-10%.
Colgate has been widening its foot-
print. Product innovation ought to remain
a key
Answered Same Day Sep 28, 2023

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Deblina answered on Sep 28 2023
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Analysis of the Financial Ratios         2
ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL RATIOS
Table of Contents
Analysis of the Financial Ratios    3
Video Script    5
References    6
Analysis of the Financial Ratios
    In this analysis, we will examine two key financial ratios for 3M, namely the Cu
ent Ratio and the Quick Acid-Test Ratio, over a three-year period. These ratios provide valuable insights into the company's liquidity and ability to meet short-term obligations.
· Cu
ent Ratio: The Cu
ent Ratio is a measure of a company's short-term liquidity. It is calculated by dividing cu
ent assets by cu
ent liabilities. A higher cu
ent ratio indicates a better ability to cover short-term obligations.
· 2023: Cu
ent Assets / Cu
ent Liabilities = 1.44
· 2022: Cu
ent Assets / Cu
ent Liabilities = 1.54
· 2021: Cu
ent Assets / Cu
ent Liabilities = 1.71
Interpretation: A cu
ent ratio above 1.0 is generally considered healthy. It indicates that 3M has more cu
ent assets than cu
ent liabilities, suggesting...
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