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Financial Highlights

Financial Highlights

(Dollars in Millions Except Per Share Amounts) 2020 2019 Change
Worldwide Net Sales $16,471 $15,693 +5.0%
Organic Sales Growth     +7.0%
Gross Profit Margin 60.8% 59.4% +140 basis points
Operating Profit* $3,885 $3,554 +9%
Operating Profit Margin* 23.6% 22.6% +100 basis points
Net Income Attributable to Colgate-Palmolive Company** $2,695 $2,367 +14%
Diluted Earnings Per Share** $3.14 $2.75 +14%
Dividends Paid Per Share $1.75 $1.71 +2%
Operating Cash Flow $3,719 $3,133 +19%
Year-end Stock Price $85.51 $68.84 +24%

*2020 includes benefits related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program and acquisition-related costs. 2019 includes charges related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program, a benefit from a value-added tax matter in Brazil and acquisition-related costs. For a complete reconciliation between reported results (GAAP) and results excluding these items (non-GAAP), including a description of such items, please click here.

**2020 includes benefits related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program, a benefit related to subsidiary and operating structure initiatives, a loss on early extinguishment of debt and acquisition-related costs. 2019 includes charges related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program, a benefit from Swiss income tax reform, a benefit from a value-added tax matter in Brazil and acquisition-related costs. For a complete reconciliation between reported results (GAAP) and results excluding these items (non-GAAP), including a description of such items, please click here.

Net Sales RegionNet Sales Maturity
Net SalesGross Profit MarginDiluted EarningsDividends Paid

(1) 2016 - 2019 exclude charges related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program. For a complete reconciliation between reported results (GAAP) and results excluding this item (non-GAAP), please click here.

(2) 2020 excludes benefits related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program, a benefit related to subsidiary and operating structure inititatives, a loss on early extinguishment of debt and acquisition-related costs. 2019 excludes charges related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program, a benefit from Swiss income tax reform, a benefit from a value-added tax matter in Brazil and acquisition-related costs. 2018 excludes charges related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program, a benefit from a foreign tax matter and charges related to U.S. tax reform. 2017 excludes charges related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program and a provisional charge related to U.S. tax reform. 2016 excludes a gain from the sale of land in Mexico, charges related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program and certain other items. For a complete reconciliation between reported results (GAAP) and results excluding these items (non-GAAP), including a description of such items, please click here.