The Clorox Co.

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CLX : NYSE : Consumer Non-Durables
$128.49 | %
Today's Range: 127.25 - 128.7404
Avg. Daily Volume: 996000.0
03/16/18 - 4:04 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CLOROX CO/DE's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2018 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. CLOROX CO/DE has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.74 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 181.48% 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 Q2 FY18 Q2 FY17
Net Sales ($mil)1416.01406.0
EBITDA ($mil)282.0313.0
EBIT ($mil)241.0272.0
Net Income ($mil)233.0149.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY18 Q2 FY17
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)489.0414.0
Total Assets ($mil)4758.04568.0
Total Debt ($mil)2283.02549.0
Equity ($mil)760.0270.0

Profitability Q2 FY18 Q2 FY17
Gross Profit Margin45.947.65
EBITDA Margin19.9122.26
Operating Margin17.0219.35
Sales Turnover1.271.29
Return on Assets16.7714.33
Return on Equity105.13241.85
Debt Q2 FY18 Q2 FY17
Current Ratio1.220.76
Interest Expense20.022.0
Interest Coverage12.0512.36

Share Data Q2 FY18 Q2 FY17
Shares outstanding (mil)129.35128.18
Div / share0.840.8
Book value / share5.882.11
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1032852.0967216.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.41 for the Household Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.66. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 21.64 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 13.79. The current price-to-sales ratio is 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CLX 20.95 Peers 22.41   CLX 17.88 Peers 15.44

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.


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.

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  Price to
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CLX 19.43 Peers 19.13   CLX 1.25 Peers 1.44

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.


Discount. 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 discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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CLX 21.64 Peers 13.79   CLX 22.13 Peers 9.82

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.

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  Sales Growth
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CLX 2.72 Peers 3.00   CLX 2.80 Peers 1.49

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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