CLOROX CO/DE's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not. CLOROX CO/DE has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.54 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.47% 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 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1511.0||1547.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||170.0||183.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||338.0||312.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4258.0||4311.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2313.0||2372.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||45.4||46.93|
|Return on Assets||13.1||13.26|
|Return on Equity||364.93||393.15|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||128.8||130.37|
|Div / share||0.71||0.64|
|Book value / share||1.2||1.12|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1115240.0||1053380.0|
BUY. CLOROX CO/DE's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.67 for the Household Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 80.40 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 11.29. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CLOROX CO/DE proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CLX 22.51||Peers 21.67||CLX 16.14||Peers 15.80|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
CLX is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|CLX 20.45||Peers 19.11||CLX 6.00||Peers 1.94|
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 80.40||Peers 11.29||CLX -1.16||Peers 16.60|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CLX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CLX 2.21||Peers 2.63||CLX -0.57||Peers -0.44|
Discount. 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 discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
CLX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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