Clorox CoFind Ratings Reports
CLOROX CO/DE's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. CLOROX CO/DE has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.62 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 151.69% 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 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1600.0||1557.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||165.0||191.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||401.0||382.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4518.0||4164.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2326.0||2200.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||48.13||48.23|
|Return on Assets||14.34||13.92|
|Return on Equity||218.18||513.55|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||129.36||128.61|
|Div / share||0.77||0.74|
|Book value / share||2.3||0.92|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||862014.0||1045354.0|
BUY. CLOROX CO/DE's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.64 for the Household Products industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.54. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 53.36 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 36.32. 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 24.85||Peers 28.64||CLX 20.37||Peers 16.33|
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 21.09||Peers 23.10||CLX 2.11||Peers 1.69|
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 premium to its peers.
|CLX 53.36||Peers 36.32||CLX 7.40||Peers 36.33|
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 2.75||Peers 3.43||CLX 1.87||Peers -4.97|
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.