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Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX)
P/B Ratio
76.26 (As of Today)

As of today, Clorox Co's share price is $99.90. Clorox Co's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.31. Hence, Clorox Co's P/B Ratio of today is 76.26.

CLX' s 10-Year P/B Ratio Range
Min: 6.88   Max: 329.37
Current: 76.2

6.88
329.37

During the past 13 years, Clorox Co's highest P/B Ratio was 329.37. The lowest was 6.88. And the median was 74.17.

CLX's P/B Ratiois ranked lower than
53% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. CLX: 76.20 )

During the past 12 months, Clorox Co's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 107.90% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Clorox Co was 23.10% per year. The lowest was -44.50% per year. And the median was -3.60% per year.


Definition

Clorox Co's P/B ratio for today is calculated as follows:

P/B Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: Sep. 2014)
=99.90/1.31
=76.26

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

A closely related ratio is called Price-to-Tangible-Book Ratio. The difference between Price-to-Tangible-Book Ratio and Price-to-Book Ratio is that book value other than intangibles are used in the calculation.


Explanation

Unlike valuation ratios relative to the earning power such as P/E ratio, P/S ratio or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio, the Price-to-Book Ratio measures the valuation of the stock relative to the underlying asset of the company.

The Price-to-Book Ratio works the best for the businesses that earn most of their profit from their assets, e.g. banks and insurance companies.


Be Aware

Some businesses have very light assets, such as software companies or insurance agencies. The Price-to-Book Ratio does not work well for these companies. Some companies even have negative equity, so the Price-to-Book Ratio cannot be applied to them.


Related Terms

Book Value per Share, Market Cap, Total Equity, Preferred Stock, P/E ratio, P/S ratio, Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio, Price-to-Tangible-Book Ratio


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Clorox Co Annual Data

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
pb 0.000.0050.080.000.00103.600.000.0074.2376.17

Clorox Co Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
pb 0.000.00170.2876.3274.23129.7177.30214.6676.1773.49
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