The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. More Details
Established dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Clorox's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CLX is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CLX's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Household Products
1 Year Return
US Household Products
Return vs Industry: CLX underperformed the US Household Products industry which returned 2.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CLX underperformed the US Market which returned 33.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Clorox's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Clorox undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CLX ($166.09) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($216.89)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CLX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CLX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.7x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (22.3x).
PE vs Market: CLX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.7x) compared to the US market (17.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CLX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CLX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (49.6x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (4.8x).
How is Clorox forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CLX's forecast earnings growth (9.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CLX's earnings (9.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CLX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CLX's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CLX's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CLX's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (208.1%).
How has Clorox performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CLX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CLX's current net profit margins (9.7%) are lower than last year (14%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CLX's earnings have grown by 8.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CLX's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CLX had negative earnings growth (-24.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Household Products industry average (11.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst CLX's Return on Equity (121.45%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Clorox's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CLX's short term assets ($1.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($2.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: CLX's short term assets ($1.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($3.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CLX's debt to equity ratio (470.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CLX's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 779% to 470.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CLX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (45.8%).
Interest Coverage: CLX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13x coverage).
What is Clorox current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CLX's dividend (2.79%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).
High Dividend: CLX's dividend (2.79%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.6%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CLX's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CLX's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (79.4%), CLX's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CLX's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (69.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Linda Rendle (43 yo)
Ms. Linda Rendle serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of The Clorox Company since September 14 2020. Ms. Rendle served as President of The Clorox Company from May 4, 2020 to September 14, 2020. S...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Linda's total compensation ($USD4.20M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.33M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Linda's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: CLX's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CLX's board of directors are considered experienced (5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Clorox Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Clorox Company
- Ticker: CLX
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1913
- Industry: Household Products
- Sector: Household
- Market Cap: US$20.398b
- Shares outstanding: 122.81m
- Website: https://www.thecloroxcompany.com
Number of Employees
- The Clorox Company
- 1221 Broadway
- United States
The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Health and Wellness, Household, Lifestyle, and International. The Health and Wel...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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