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Clorox Co
CLX : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$89.42 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 942,800
08/21/14 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


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 0.53 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

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 ($mil)1511.01547.0
EBITDA ($mil)325.0349.0
EBIT ($mil)278.0303.0
Net Income ($mil)170.0183.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)329.0299.0
Total Assets ($mil)4258.04311.0
Total Debt ($mil)2313.02372.0
Equity ($mil)154.0146.0


Profitability Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Gross Profit Margin45.446.93
EBITDA Margin21.522.55
Operating Margin18.419.59
Sales Turnover1.311.3
Return on Assets13.113.26
Return on Equity364.93393.15
Debt Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Current Ratio0.851.25
Debt/Capital0.940.94
Interest Expense26.026.0
Interest Coverage10.6911.65


Share Data Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)128.5130.37
Div / share0.710.64
EPS1.31.38
Book value / share1.21.12
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume933995.01167983.0

Valuation


BUY. CLOROX CO/DE's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.75 for the Household Products industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.39. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 73.83 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 11.14. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CLX 20.72 Peers 21.75   CLX NA Peers 15.85

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.

 

Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CLX 18.79 Peers 19.04   CLX 5.89 Peers 1.83

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

CLX is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CLX 73.83 Peers 11.14   CLX -1.16 Peers 16.81

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CLX 2.03 Peers 2.63   CLX -0.57 Peers -0.43

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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