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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
CLX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 1522 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CLX: 0.14 )
CLX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.14

0.03
0.37
Equity to Asset 0.04
CLX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CLX: 0.04 )
CLX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.15   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.04

-0.15
0.5
Interest Coverage 9.38
CLX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.03 vs. CLX: 9.38 )
CLX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.05   Max: 25.96
Current: 9.38

5.05
25.96
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.42
M-Score: -2.74
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.28
CLX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1531 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. CLX: 17.28 )
CLX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.61   Max: 18.71
Current: 17.28

12.61
18.71
Net-margin (%) 9.98
CLX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1532 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. CLX: 9.98 )
CLX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 24.98
Current: 9.98

6.33
24.98
ROE (%) 472.88
CLX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1523 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. CLX: 472.88 )
CLX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 16.17   Max: 10400
Current: 472.88

16.17
10400
ROA (%) 12.90
CLX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. CLX: 12.90 )
CLX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6   Max: 29.42
Current: 12.9

6
29.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 78.90
CLX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1535 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.61 vs. CLX: 78.90 )
CLX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 34.95   Max: 137.53
Current: 78.9

34.95
137.53
Revenue Growth (%) 3.90
CLX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. CLX: 3.90 )
CLX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 20.4
Current: 3.9

0.1
20.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.70
CLX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CLX: 11.70 )
CLX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.1   Max: 18.1
Current: 11.7

-6.1
18.1
EPS Growth (%) 27.20
CLX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CLX: 27.20 )
CLX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.9   Max: 30.7
Current: 27.2

-13.9
30.7
» CLX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CLX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 11,224 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 3,239,200 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 2,365,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 2,660,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 6,135,661 sh (-0.22%)
Pioneer Investments 559,709 sh (-4.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 81,804 sh (-4.94%)
Ken Fisher 2,251 sh (-17.33%)
Jim Simons 1,113,400 sh (-20.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 41,843 sh (-27.7%)
John Hussman 156,000 sh (-55.93%)
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Q1 2014

CLX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 4,116 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 205,631 sh (+391.43%)
Ken Fisher 2,371 sh (+5.33%)
Brian Rogers 3,239,200 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 2,365,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 558,530 sh (-0.21%)
Donald Yacktman 5,903,089 sh (-3.79%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 2,465,600 sh (-7.31%)
Jim Simons 771,200 sh (-30.73%)
John Hussman 106,000 sh (-32.05%)
Steven Cohen 7,001 sh (-37.62%)
Jeremy Grantham 49,600 sh (-39.37%)
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Q2 2014

CLX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 11,146 sh (New)
John Burbank 6,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 283,868 sh (+38.05%)
Yacktman Fund 2,365,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,353 sh (-0.76%)
Pioneer Investments 546,830 sh (-2.09%)
Donald Yacktman 5,626,481 sh (-4.69%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 2,250,000 sh (-8.74%)
Brian Rogers 2,889,200 sh (-10.81%)
Jeremy Grantham 41,200 sh (-16.94%)
John Hussman 53,000 sh (-50%)
Jim Simons 338,500 sh (-56.11%)
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Q3 2014

CLX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Brian Rogers 2,689,200 sh (-6.92%)
Yacktman Fund 2,015,000 sh (-14.8%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,720,000 sh (-23.56%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CLX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-09-30 Reduce -23.56%0.49%$86.39 - $97.23 $ 98.69%1720000
Yacktman Fund 2014-09-30 Reduce -14.8%0.28%$86.39 - $97.23 $ 98.69%2015000
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.35%$87.31 - $92.66 $ 98.610%53000
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-06-30 Reduce -8.74%0.2%$87.31 - $92.66 $ 98.610%2250000
Brian Rogers 2014-06-30 Reduce -10.81%0.11%$87.31 - $92.66 $ 98.610%2889200
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 38.05%0.09%$87.31 - $92.66 $ 98.610%283868
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$87.31 - $92.66 $ 98.610%6500
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $87.31 - $92.66 $ 98.610%0
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Reduce -32.05%0.32%$84.56 - $93.7 $ 98.612%106000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 391.43%0.22%$84.56 - $93.7 $ 98.612%205631
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-03-31 Reduce -7.31%0.19%$84.56 - $93.7 $ 98.612%2465600
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy$84.56 - $93.7 $ 98.612%4116
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -55.93%0.89%$81.49 - $95.83 $ 98.69%156000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -27.7%0.04%$81.49 - $95.83 $ 98.69%41843
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$81.49 - $95.83 $ 98.69%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Clorox Co

Donald Yacktman Comments on Clorox - Sep 09, 2013

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.30
CLX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. CLX: 23.30 )
CLX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.72   Max: 23.47
Current: 23.3

8.72
23.47
P/B 82.17
CLX's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. CLX: 82.17 )
CLX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.88   Max: 329.37
Current: 82.17

6.88
329.37
P/S 2.32
CLX's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CLX: 2.32 )
CLX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 2.93
Current: 2.32

1.21
2.93
PFCF 20.63
CLX's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 93.41 vs. CLX: 20.63 )
CLX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.09   Max: 36.16
Current: 20.63

13.09
36.16
EV-to-EBIT 15.16
CLX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 18.42 vs. CLX: 15.16 )
CLX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.2   Max: 18.6
Current: 15.16

10.2
18.6
PEG 4.44
CLX's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CLX: 4.44 )
CLX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 971
Current: 4.44

1.08
971
Shiller P/E 22.59
CLX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 46.91 vs. CLX: 22.59 )
CLX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.41   Max: 30.85
Current: 22.59

12.41
30.85
Current Ratio 0.85
CLX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1529 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CLX: 0.85 )
CLX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.85

0.61
1.25
Quick Ratio 0.62
CLX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 1529 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CLX: 0.62 )
CLX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1
Current: 0.62

0.42
1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.94
CLX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. CLX: 2.94 )
CLX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 3.81
Current: 2.94

1.71
3.81
Dividend Payout 0.67
CLX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. CLX: 0.67 )
CLX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.67

0.18
0.7
Dividend growth (3y) 8.90
CLX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CLX: 8.90 )
CLX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 18.6
Current: 8.9

3.2
18.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.59
CLX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1186 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. CLX: 4.59 )
CLX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 5.84
Current: 4.59

2.62
5.84
Share Buyback Rate 1.60
CLX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CLX: 1.60 )
CLX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 11.5   Max: -4.9
Current: 1.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.44
CLX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. CLX: 2.44 )
CLX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.75
Current: 2.44

0.92
2.75
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
CLX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CLX: 1.20 )
CLX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.2

0.72
1.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
CLX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CLX: 6.60 )
CLX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 9.9
Current: 6.6

5.4
9.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.16
CLX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. CLX: 7.16 )
CLX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 21.6
Current: 7.16

4.5
21.6

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Traded in other countries:CXX.Germany
Clorox Company was incorporated on June 30, 1913 in Delaware. The Company is a manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products. It sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, other retail outlets, distributors and medical supply providers. It markets some of consumers' trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Clorox Healthcare, HealthLink, Aplicare and Dispatch products, Green Works naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol cleaners, Poett home care products, Fresh Step cat litter, Glad bags, wraps and containers, Kingsford charcoal, Hidden Valley and K C Masterpiece dressings and sauces, Brita water-filtration products, and Burt's Bees and güd natural personal care products. The Company manufactures products in more than two dozen countries and markets them in about 100 countries. The Company operates through strategic business units that are aggregated into four reportable segments namely Cleaning, Household, Lifestyle and International. Cleaning consists of laundry, home care and professional products marketed and sold in the United States. Products within this segment include laundry additives, including bleach products under the Clorox brand and Clorox 2 stain fighter and color booster; home care products, under the Clorox, Formula 409, Liquid-Plumr, Pine-Sol, S.O.S and Tilex brands; naturally derived home care products under the Green Works brand; and professional cleaning and disinfecting products under the Clorox, Dispatch, Aplicare, HealthLink and Clorox Healthcare brands. Household consists of charcoal, cat litter and plastic bags, wraps and container products marketed and sold in the United States. Products within this segment include plastic bags, wraps and containers under the Glad brand; cat litter products, under the Fresh Step, Scoop Away and Ever Clean brands; and charcoal products under the Kingsford and Match Light brands. Lifestyle consists of food products, water-filtration systems and filters, and natural personal care products marketed and sold in the United States. Products within this segment include dressings and sauces, under the Hidden Valley, K C Masterpiece and Soy Vay brands; water-filtration systems and filters under the Brita brand; and natural personal care products under the Burt's Bees and güd brands. International consists of products sold outside the United States, including laundry, home care, water filtration, charcoal and cat litter products, dressings and sauces, plastic bags, wraps and containers and natural personal care products, under the Clorox, Javex, Glad, PinoLuz, Ayudin, Limpido, Clorinda, Poett, Mistolin, Lestoil, Bon Bril, Nevex, Brita, Green Works, Pine-Sol, Agua Jane , Chux, Kingsford , Fresh Step, Scoop Away, Ever Clean, K C Masterpiece, Hidden Valley and Burt's Bees brands.
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