Liabilities/financial analysis and colgate’s annual report

Week 5 Discussions and Required Resources – Part 1 and Part 2 must be at least 200 words


Part 1: Liabilities and Financial Analysis

Discuss current liabilities and long-term     liabilities.  What are the differences between the two?      Illustrate your understanding of liabilities, making sure to identify major     types of current liabilities. 

Part 2: Colgate’s Annual Report

Obtain a copy of Colgate’s annual report 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( 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.

Required Resource


Kimmel, P. D., Weygandt, J. J., & Kieso, D. E. (2016). Financial accounting: Tools for business decision making (8th ed.). Retrieved from

· Chapter 10: Reporting and Analyzing Liabilities

· Chapter 11: Reporting and Analyzing Stockholders’ Equity

(Chapters 10-11 are in the attachments) 


Colgate Corporate Website (

Recommended Resource


Textbook Student Companion Site.

(Chapters 10-11 PowerPoints are in the attachments)

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