CLX : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$133.69 | %
Today's Range: 132.34 - 133.86
Avg. Daily Volume: 914200.0
04/28/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CLOROX CO/DE's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. While sales increased, net income has remained unchanged. CLOROX CO/DE has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.46 which clearly 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 36.36% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1406.01345.0
EBITDA ($mil)313.0290.0
EBIT ($mil)272.0249.0
Net Income ($mil)149.0149.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)414.0390.0
Total Assets ($mil)4568.04175.0
Total Debt ($mil)2549.02296.0
Equity ($mil)270.0198.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin47.6547.66
EBITDA Margin22.2621.56
Operating Margin19.3518.51
Sales Turnover1.291.36
Return on Assets14.3316.43
Return on Equity241.85331.81
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio0.761.1
Interest Expense22.022.0
Interest Coverage12.3611.32

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)128.18129.36
Div / share0.80.77
Book value / share2.111.53
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume912546.01041056.0


BUY. CLOROX CO/DE's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 26.52 for the Household Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 64.40 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 10.90. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CLOROX CO/DE proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CLX 27.29 Peers 26.52   CLX 20.27 Peers 17.38

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 23.72 Peers 23.38   CLX 3.45 Peers 3.37

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.


Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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CLX 64.40 Peers 10.90   CLX -0.21 Peers 276.96

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 2.96 Peers 3.39   CLX 3.19 Peers -2.05

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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