CLX : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$114.69 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 1043000.0
12/08/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


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 ($mil)1443.01390.0
EBITDA ($mil)322.0327.0
EBIT ($mil)281.0286.0
Net Income ($mil)179.0172.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)408.0383.0
Total Assets ($mil)4466.04095.0
Total Debt ($mil)2407.02227.0
Equity ($mil)289.0119.0


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin47.1947.91
EBITDA Margin22.3123.52
Operating Margin19.4720.58
Sales Turnover1.31.39
Return on Assets14.6616.16
Return on Equity226.29532.77
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.931.04
Debt/Capital0.890.95
Interest Expense22.023.0
Interest Coverage12.7712.43


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)128.71128.79
Div / share0.80.77
EPS1.361.32
Book value / share2.250.92
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1073499.0884909.0

Valuation


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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 

 

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