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Financial Highlights

Financial Highlights

(Dollars in MM Except Per Share Amounts) 2021 2020 Change
Worldwide Net Sales $17,421 $16,471 +6.0%
Organic Sales Growth     +4.5%
Gross Profit Margin 59.6% 60.8% -120 basis points
Operating Profit* $3,332 $3,885 -14%
Operating Profit Margin* 19.1% 23.6% -450 basis points
Net Income Attributable to Colgate-Palmolive Company** $2,166 $2,695 -20%
Diluted Earnings Per Share** $2.55 $3.14 -19%
Dividends Paid Per Share $1.79 $1.75 +2%
Operating Cash Flow $3,325 $3,719 -11%
Year-end Stock Price $85.34 $85.51   0%

*2021 includes goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment charges and a benefit from a value-added tax matter in Brazil. 2020 includes benefits related to the Global Growth and Efficiency Program 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.

**2021 includes goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment charges, a loss on early extinquishment of debt and a benefit from a value-added tax matter in Brazil. 2020 includes 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. For a complete reconciliation between reported results (GAAP) and results excluding these items (non-GAAP), including a description of such items, please click here.

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(1) 2017- 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) 2021 excludes goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment charges, a loss on early extinguishment of debt and a benefit from a value-added tax matter in Brazil. 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. . For a complete reconciliation between reported results (GAAP) and results excluding these items (non-GAAP), including a description of such items, please click here.