Clorox CoFind Ratings Reports
CLOROX CO/DE's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. CLOROX CO/DE has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.59 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 142.85% 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||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1443.0||1390.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||179.0||172.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||408.0||383.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4466.0||4095.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2407.0||2227.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||47.19||47.91|
|Return on Assets||14.66||16.16|
|Return on Equity||226.29||532.77|
|Debt||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Share Data||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||128.71||128.79|
|Div / share||0.8||0.77|
|Book value / share||2.25||0.92|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1073499.0||884909.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 26.16 for the Household Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.22. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 50.78 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 24.14. The price-to-sales ratio is well 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.
|CLX 22.94||Peers 26.16||CLX 18.41||Peers 15.19|
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 20.11||Peers 21.36||CLX 2.75||Peers 1.86|
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.
|CLX 50.78||Peers 24.14||CLX 3.32||Peers 39.89|
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 2.52||Peers 3.17||CLX 2.12||Peers -3.43|
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.
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.