CLOROX CO/DE's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. CLOROX CO/DE has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.64 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 23.37% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1557.0||1497.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||191.0||170.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||382.0||338.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4164.0||4258.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2200.0||2313.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||48.23||45.82|
|Return on Assets||13.92||13.1|
|Return on Equity||513.55||375.97|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||128.61||128.8|
|Div / share||0.74||0.71|
|Book value / share||0.92||1.2|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||891198.0||713396.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 30.10 for the Household Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.21. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 131.00 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 40.68. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, CLOROX CO/DE seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CLX 26.18||Peers 30.10||CLX 17.69||Peers 15.60|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
CLX is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
CLX is trading at a premium to its peers.
|CLX 23.34||Peers 20.90||CLX 4.99||Peers 1.46|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
CLX is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
CLX trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|CLX 131.00||Peers 40.68||CLX 4.55||Peers -16.92|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
CLX is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CLX is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CLX 2.73||Peers 2.73||CLX 2.55||Peers -4.14|
Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
CLX is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
CLX has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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