CLX : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$120.05 up 0.34 | 0.28%
Today's Range: 118.57 - 120.37
Avg. Daily Volume: 866,600
10/21/16 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

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 ($mil)1600.01557.0
EBITDA ($mil)311.0340.0
EBIT ($mil)268.0297.0
Net Income ($mil)165.0191.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)401.0382.0
Total Assets ($mil)4518.04164.0
Total Debt ($mil)2326.02200.0
Equity ($mil)297.0118.0

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin48.1348.23
EBITDA Margin19.4321.83
Operating Margin16.7519.08
Sales Turnover1.281.36
Return on Assets14.3413.92
Return on Equity218.18513.55
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.951.02
Interest Expense21.023.0
Interest Coverage12.7612.91

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)129.36128.61
Div / share0.770.74
Book value / share2.30.92
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume862014.01045354.0


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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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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.

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  Price to
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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.

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  Earnings Growth
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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.

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  Sales Growth
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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.



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