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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
CLX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CLX: 0.18 )
CLX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.18

0.03
0.39
Equity to Asset 0.07
CLX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 1992 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CLX: 0.07 )
CLX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.17   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.07

-0.17
0.52
Interest Coverage 9.38
CLX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.56 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: 4.97
M-Score: -2.78
WACC vs ROIC
5.58%
30.15%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 17.30
CLX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2196 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. CLX: 17.30 )
CLX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.61   Max: 18.57
Current: 17.3

12.61
18.57
Net-margin (%) 9.86
CLX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2198 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. CLX: 9.86 )
CLX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 24.98
Current: 9.86

6.33
24.98
ROE (%) 291.45
CLX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. CLX: 291.45 )
CLX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 16.17   Max: 10400
Current: 291.45

16.17
10400
ROA (%) 12.89
CLX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2222 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. CLX: 12.89 )
CLX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6   Max: 29.42
Current: 12.89

6
29.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 86.45
CLX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2210 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.11 vs. CLX: 86.45 )
CLX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 34.95   Max: 96.01
Current: 86.45

34.95
96.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.90
CLX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1856 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CLX: 3.90 )
CLX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 18.9
Current: 3.9

0.1
18.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
CLX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CLX: 11.70 )
CLX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.1   Max: 18.1
Current: 11.7

-6.1
18.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 27.20
CLX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CLX: 27.20 )
CLX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.9   Max: 30.7
Current: 27.2

-13.9
30.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CLX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 6,500 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 11,146 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 (-50.00%)
Jim Simons 338,500 sh (-56.11%)
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Q3 2014

CLX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ken Fisher 2,471 sh (+5.01%)
Pioneer Investments 523,129 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 53,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 11,042 sh (-0.93%)
Brian Rogers 2,689,200 sh (-6.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 258,309 sh (-9.00%)
Jim Simons 307,200 sh (-9.25%)
Yacktman Fund 2,015,000 sh (-14.80%)
Donald Yacktman 4,675,497 sh (-16.90%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,720,000 sh (-23.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,700 sh (-76.46%)
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Q4 2014

CLX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 3,342 sh (New)
John Burbank 4,799 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,222,000 sh (+297.79%)
Joel Greenblatt 475,967 sh (+84.26%)
Ken Fisher 3,452 sh (+39.70%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 522,986 sh (-0.03%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,956 sh (-0.78%)
John Hussman 52,000 sh (-1.89%)
Brian Rogers 2,339,200 sh (-13.02%)
Yacktman Fund 1,455,000 sh (-27.79%)
Donald Yacktman 3,153,581 sh (-32.55%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,050,000 sh (-38.95%)
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Q1 2015

CLX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 36,742 sh (+999.40%)
Pioneer Investments 524,033 sh (+0.20%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,887 sh (-0.63%)
John Hussman 51,000 sh (-1.92%)
Brian Rogers 2,139,200 sh (-8.55%)
Ken Fisher 2,735 sh (-20.77%)
Jim Simons 913,500 sh (-25.25%)
Yacktman Fund 1,050,000 sh (-27.84%)
Donald Yacktman 1,450,537 sh (-54.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 176,111 sh (-63.00%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 100,000 sh (-90.48%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Clorox Co

Donald Yacktman Comments on Clorox - Sep 09, 2013

Clorox (CLX)’s shares declined after a sharp rise during the first quarter but continue to be up solidly for the year. Consumer staple stocks in general modestly lagged the market during the quarter after an exceptionally strong start to the year.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.00
CLX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 35.40 vs. CLX: 26.00 )
CLX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.72   Max: 27.49
Current: 26

8.72
27.49
Forward P/E 22.73
CLX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLX: 22.73 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.40
CLX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 35.70 vs. CLX: 25.40 )
CLX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.51   Max: 38.11
Current: 25.4

12.51
38.11
P/B 47.73
CLX's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. CLX: 47.73 )
CLX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.88   Max: 329.37
Current: 47.73

6.88
329.37
P/S 2.56
CLX's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CLX: 2.56 )
CLX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 2.93
Current: 2.56

1.21
2.93
PFCF 20.79
CLX's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 760.00 vs. CLX: 20.79 )
CLX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.09   Max: 36.16
Current: 20.79

13.09
36.16
POCF 17.40
CLX's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. CLX: 17.40 )
CLX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.71   Max: 21.75
Current: 17.4

9.71
21.75
EV-to-EBIT 16.50
CLX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 24.48 vs. CLX: 16.50 )
CLX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.2   Max: 18.6
Current: 16.5

10.2
18.6
PEG 11.04
CLX's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLX: 11.04 )
CLX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 971
Current: 11.04

1.08
971
Shiller P/E 25.19
CLX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLX: 25.19 )
CLX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.44   Max: 31.02
Current: 25.19

12.44
31.02
Current Ratio 1.15
CLX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 2029 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CLX: 1.15 )
CLX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.27
Current: 1.15

0.49
1.27
Quick Ratio 0.81
CLX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 2027 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CLX: 0.81 )
CLX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1
Current: 0.81

0.34
1
Days Inventory 47.22
CLX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
82% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 79.38 vs. CLX: 47.22 )
CLX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.8   Max: 57.4
Current: 47.22

39.8
57.4
Days Sales Outstanding 33.98
CLX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 56.99 vs. CLX: 33.98 )
CLX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.55   Max: 57.3
Current: 33.98

32.55
57.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.70
CLX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. CLX: 2.70 )
CLX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 3.81
Current: 2.7

1.71
3.81
Dividend Payout 0.68
CLX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. CLX: 0.68 )
CLX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.67
Current: 0.68

0.07
3.67
Dividend growth (3y) 8.90
CLX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 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) 4.14
CLX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1688 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CLX: 4.14 )
CLX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 5.84
Current: 4.14

2.62
5.84
Share Buyback Rate 1.60
CLX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1220 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: 0
Current: 1.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.63
CLX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLX: 2.63 )
CLX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 3.11
Current: 2.63

0.91
3.11
Price/Median PS Value 1.32
CLX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CLX: 1.32 )
CLX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.32

0.68
1.81
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.76
CLX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLX: 3.76 )
CLX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 7.68
Current: 3.76

1.18
7.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
CLX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CLX: 6.10 )
CLX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 9.9
Current: 6.1

5.4
9.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.56
CLX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. CLX: 10.56 )
CLX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 21.9
Current: 10.56

4.6
21.9

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Revenue(Mil) 5,619 5,758 5,964
EPS($) 4.51 4.83 5.20
EPS without NRI($) 4.51 4.83 5.20

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
Compare:LRLCY, KMB, RBGPF, EL, UNLRY » details
Traded in other countries:CXX.Germany,
Clorox Co was incorporated in Delaware on May 3, 1913. The Company is a manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products. The Company operates through four segments including; Cleaning, Household, Lifestyle and International. The Cleaning segment 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 products under the Green Works brand; and professional cleaning and disinfecting products under the Clorox, Dispatch, Aplicare, HealthLink and Clorox Healthcare brands. The Household segment 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. The Lifestyle segment 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, KC Masterpiece and Soy Vay brands; water-filtration systems and filters under the Brita brand; and natural personal care products under the Burt's Bees brand. The International segment consists of products sold outside the United States. Products within this segment include laundry, home care, water-filtration, charcoal and cat litter products, dressings and sauces, plastic bags, wraps and containers and natural personal care products, primarily 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, KC Masterpiece, Hidden Valley and Burt's Bees brands. The Company manufactures products in more than a dozen countries and markets them in approximately more than 100 countries. It sells its products through mass retail outlets, e-commerce channels, distributors, and medical supply providers. The Company faces competition from consumer product companies both in the United States and in its international markets; and also faces competition from retailers, including club stores, dollar stores and mass merchandisers.
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