Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) and 2050 Motors (OTCMKTS:ETFM) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Colgate-Palmolive and 2050 Motors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Colgate-Palmolive 2 10 4 0 2.13
2050 Motors 0 0 0 0 N/A

Colgate-Palmolive currently has a consensus target price of $66.79, suggesting a potential upside of 7.55%. Given Colgate-Palmolive’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Colgate-Palmolive is more favorable than 2050 Motors.

Dividends

Colgate-Palmolive pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. 2050 Motors does not pay a dividend. Colgate-Palmolive pays out 58.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Colgate-Palmolive has raised its dividend for 55 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.5% of Colgate-Palmolive shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Colgate-Palmolive shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.7% of 2050 Motors shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Colgate-Palmolive and 2050 Motors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Colgate-Palmolive 13.55% 12,004.60% 20.46%
2050 Motors N/A N/A -2,273.51%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Colgate-Palmolive and 2050 Motors’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Colgate-Palmolive $15.45 billion 3.49 $2.02 billion $2.87 21.64
2050 Motors N/A N/A -$1.18 million N/A N/A

Colgate-Palmolive has higher revenue and earnings than 2050 Motors.

Risk & Volatility

Colgate-Palmolive has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 2050 Motors has a beta of -1.55, suggesting that its share price is 255% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Colgate-Palmolive beats 2050 Motors on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, and other related products. It also provides pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs; a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions; and various products with natural ingredients. The company's principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet, and Hill's Ideal Balance. It markets and sells its oral, personal and home care products to various retail and wholesale customers, and distributors; and pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About 2050 Motors

2050 Motors, Inc., a development stage company, intends to import, market, and sell electric automobiles in the United States, Puerto Rico, the United States Territories, and Peru. Its product is e-Go EV, a lightweight carbon fiber electric vehicle. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

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