Consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL) reported higher earnings and revenues for the first quarter of 2020. Earnings also exceeded Wall Street’s prediction.
Adjusted earnings advanced to $0.75 per share in the first three months of 2020 from $0.67 per share last year. Reported profit rose to $715 million or $0.83 per share from $560 million or $0.65 per share in the first quarter of 2019.
At $4.1 billion, net sales were up 5.5% year-over-year. The top-line matched analysts’ forecast, while earnings beat. There was a 7.5% growth in organic sales.
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