Colgate Q4 Review - Sustained Elevated Margins Despite High Ad Spends: ICICI Direct
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Colgate-Palmolive India Ltd. reported strong results with 19.8% revenue growth largely led by volumes.
Though a low base quarter resulted in strong growth in Q4, we believe continued healthy traction in rural regions also contributed to strong numbers.
New products like Colgate toothpaste for diabetics, Vedshakti spray and oil are witnessing strong growth, specifically in chemist and e-commerce channels.
Toothpaste category remained insulated from pandemic but toothbrush category growth was adversely impacted given discretionary nature of the product.
Gross margins expanded 301 basis points mainly due to benign prices of calcium carbonate and Sorbitol.
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