CLX : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$137.73 | %
Today's Range: 136.745 - 138.09
Avg. Daily Volume: 635900.0
08/18/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CLOROX CO/DE's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. CLOROX CO/DE has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.54 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 82.49% 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 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1647.01600.0
EBITDA ($mil)363.0311.0
EBIT ($mil)321.0268.0
Net Income ($mil)201.0165.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)418.0401.0
Total Assets ($mil)4573.04518.0
Total Debt ($mil)2195.02326.0
Equity ($mil)542.0297.0

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin48.2148.13
EBITDA Margin22.0419.43
Operating Margin19.4916.75
Sales Turnover1.311.28
Return on Assets15.3214.34
Return on Equity129.7218.18
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio0.840.95
Interest Expense22.021.0
Interest Coverage14.5912.76

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)128.78129.36
Div / share0.80.77
Book value / share4.212.3
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume658352.0853330.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 24.74 for the Household Products industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.31. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 31.83 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 60.87. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CLX 25.08 Peers 24.74   CLX NA Peers 17.94

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.

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  Price to
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CLX 22.27 Peers 22.22   CLX 4.13 Peers 2.92

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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CLX 31.83 Peers 60.87   CLX 8.31 Peers 17.62

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

CLX is trading at a significant discount 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.

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  Sales Growth
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CLX 2.89 Peers 3.41   CLX 3.67 Peers -0.35

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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