Week 5 – Discussion 2

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

  

Colgate’s Annual   Report

  

Obtain a copy of Colgate’s annual   report from the Ashford Online Library or from a valid academic source found   elsewhere on the Internet.  Use this information to answer the following   questions. If researching online, go to the Colgate company website (Links to an external site.)Links to   an external site. (http://www.colgate.com). Use the   ratios discussed in Chapter 11 (dividend payout ratio and return on common   stockholders’ equity) to evaluate Colgate’s dividend and earnings performance   from a stockholder’s perspective. Your answer should illustrate understanding   of dividend ratios and return on equity ratios, an analysis of financial   statements.  Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.