CLX : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$139.57 up 0.66 | 0.48%
Today's Range: 138.78 - 139.79
Avg. Daily Volume: 713300.0
06/26/17 - 12:07 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CLOROX CO/DE's gross profit margin for the third 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 0.50 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 55.98% 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 Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1477.01426.0
EBITDA ($mil)292.0301.0
EBIT ($mil)253.0261.0
Net Income ($mil)172.0162.0


Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)431.0414.0
Total Assets ($mil)4629.04284.0
Total Debt ($mil)2440.02228.0
Equity ($mil)404.0259.0


Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin46.6548.11
EBITDA Margin19.7621.1
Operating Margin17.1318.3
Sales Turnover1.281.33
Return on Assets14.3615.73
Return on Equity164.85259.45
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio0.81.15
Debt/Capital0.860.9
Interest Expense22.022.0
Interest Coverage11.511.86


Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)128.78129.3
Div / share0.80.77
EPS1.311.21
Book value / share3.142.0
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume711845.0940600.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 25.15 for the Household Products industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 44.43 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 55.94. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CLX 27.49 Peers 25.15   CLX 22.12 Peers 17.82

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CLX 24.54 Peers 23.48   CLX 3.56 Peers 3.23

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

CLX is trading at a premium to 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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CLX 44.43 Peers 55.94   CLX -0.79 Peers 41.08

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 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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CLX 3.03 Peers 3.43   CLX 3.63 Peers -0.85

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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