Relative Risk vs. Return Landscape
If you would invest 12,143
in ColgatePalmolive Co on April 22, 2013
and sell it today you would lose (5,985)
from holding ColgatePalmolive Co or give up 49.29%
of portfolio value over 30
days. ColgatePalmolive Co is generating negative expected returns and assumes 10.71% volatility on return distribution over the 30 days horizon. Put differently, most traded equities are less volatile than the company and majority of equities are expected to be superior in generating returns on investments over the next 30 days.
Daily Expected Return (%)
Allowing for 30-days total investment horizon, ColgatePalmolive Co is expected to under-perform the market. In addition to that, the company is 19.83 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about -0.2 of its total potential returns per unit of risk. The S&P 500 is currently generating roughly 0.56 per unit of volatility.
ColgatePalmo Operating Margin
Based on recorded statements ColgatePalmolive Co has Operating Margin of 23.37%. This is 7203.13% higher than that of Consumer Goods sector, and 395.45% lower than that of Personal Products
industry, The Operating Margin for all stocks is 769.63% lower than the firm.
A good Operating Margin is required for a company to be able to pay for its fixed costs or pay out its debt which implies that the higher the margin, the better. This ratio is most effective in evaluating the earning potential of a company over time when comparing it against firm's competitors.
ColgatePalmo Return On Equity vs Return On Asset
ColgatePalmolive Co is rated third
in return on equity category among related companies. It is rated third
in return on asset category among related companies reporting about 0.18
of Return On Asset per Return On Equity. The ratio of Return On Equity to Return On Asset for ColgatePalmolive Co is roughly 5.58