The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The Company is a manufacturer and marketer of consumer products which operates in three reportable industry segments, the Household Group- North America, Specialty Group and International.

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TMFWillSommers (99.67)
Submitted May 25, 2017

Thanks to consumer brand loyalty, product innovation, and the nature of its products (necessary, consumable, and a small part of a consumer’s overall disposable income), Clorox has pricing power. Since 2005, the firm has made 66 price increases… More

cincimat (< 20)
Submitted August 27, 2012

Great company however not a lot of growth there. It is a rock solid dividend stock, but only grows revenues about 3% a year.

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Member Avatar TMFWillSommers (99.67) Submitted: 5/25/2017 10:49:17 AM : Outperform Start Price: $134.04 CLX Score: +0.89

Thanks to consumer brand loyalty, product innovation, and the nature of its products (necessary, consumable, and a small part of a consumer’s overall disposable income), Clorox has pricing power. Since 2005, the firm has made 66 price increases across its products, and 97% of those price hikes stuck. The company is also an efficient operator – excluding advertising and R&D, Clorox spends 14% on SG&A (compared to 20% for peers). Thus, the company is very profitable – 18% operating margins, 11% free cash flow margins, 25% returns on capital.

Though 2020, management is targeting net sales growth of 3-5%, annual EBIT margin growth of 25-50 basis points and annual free cash flow of 10-12% of net sales. The midpoint of those targets implies 4% to 5% growth in profits. Add in the 2.6% dividend and assume no change to today’s multiple, and the stock looks priced for about 7% to 8% earnings. That will probably match the market or beat it slightly, though with less risk.

I think the company has strong chances to meet or exceed the modest expectations laid out above. For investors that are looking for modest returns from an established company without too much risk, Clorox seems to fit the bill.

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Member Avatar geotopher (57.20) Submitted: 12/20/2016 8:59:43 PM : Outperform Start Price: $117.76 CLX Score: +8.04

Because, as I'm travelling, I like my public restrooms to be clean. And my home. And kitchen. And bathroom. Clean is good.

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Member Avatar TheNatureBoy4 (70.36) Submitted: 9/20/2016 1:14:21 PM : Outperform Start Price: $121.81 CLX Score: -2.17

$16B
24 P/E ratio
2.6% dividend

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JBLC

JBLC (< 20) Score: +156.88

The Score Leader is the player with the highest score across all their picks in CLX.

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Member Name Member
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JBLC < 20 6/16/2008 Outperform 1Y $39.81 +242.13% +85.25% +156.88 0 Comment
ypmstocks 99.62 6/9/2008 Outperform 5Y $40.22 +238.66% +85.26% +153.40 0 Comment
v1norosso < 20 4/30/2008 Outperform 3M $41.15 +230.95% +80.97% +149.98 0 Comment
nuerburgring 95.93 8/3/2007 Outperform 5Y $42.23 +222.51% +74.03% +148.49 0 Comment
BAEZ99 < 20 6/25/2008 Outperform 5Y $40.16 +239.11% +90.73% +148.38 0 Comment
cormier78 50.70 4/24/2008 Outperform 3M $41.31 +229.74% +82.42% +147.32 0 Comment
redneckstocker 78.68 4/24/2008 Outperform 3M $41.40 +228.96% +81.63% +147.32 0 Comment
neobzial < 20 4/18/2008 Outperform 3M $41.42 +228.81% +81.55% +147.26 0 Comment
XMFSchronce 88.48 6/30/2008 Outperform 3Y $39.73 +242.85% +95.86% +147.00 0 Comment
davidgcarmichael 87.88 7/1/2008 Outperform 5Y $39.70 +243.05% +96.16% +146.89 0 Comment

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TrackJimCramer 84.41 10/29/2014 Outperform 3W $91.65 +48.61% +22.91% +25.71 0 Comment
TrackBRileyandCo 86.75 9/23/2014 Underperform NS $88.37 +54.13% +22.71% -31.42 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.41 9/22/2014 Underperform 3W $96.51 +1.27% -0.52% -1.79 10/29/2014 @ $97.73 0 Comment
TrackUBS 93.19 3/5/2014 Underperform NS $79.95 +70.36% +29.71% -40.65 0 Comment
TrackJPMorgan 88.93 1/8/2014 Underperform NS $81.38 +67.36% +32.73% -34.63 0 Comment
TrackCreditSuiss 91.30 9/20/2013 Underperform NS $74.90 +81.85% +41.29% -40.56 0 Comment
TrackCreditSuiss 91.30 1/24/2013 Outperform NS $77.07 +13.65% +10.70% +2.95 5/15/2013 @ $87.59 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 8/20/2012 Outperform 3M $71.70 +1.51% -2.83% +4.35 11/9/2012 @ $72.78 1 Comment
TrackCitigroup 94.18 6/1/2012 Outperform NS $59.59 +128.58% +88.15% +40.43 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 5/3/2012 Underperform 3M $66.42 +8.04% +0.04% -8.00 8/3/2012 @ $71.76 1 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.41 3/27/2012 Outperform 3W $62.80 +54.82% +41.07% +13.75 9/22/2014 @ $97.23 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.41 2/28/2012 Underperform 3W $67.81 +0.50% +2.63% +2.12 3/28/2012 @ $68.15 0 Comment
TrackUltraLong < 20 11/7/2011 Outperform NS $55.36 +146.04% +94.19% +51.85 1 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.41 9/22/2011 Outperform 3W $64.98 +4.36% +21.88% -17.52 2/29/2012 @ $67.81 0 Comment
TrackCarisandCo 92.74 8/4/2011 Underperform NS $68.19 -0.94% -4.72% -3.78 9/27/2011 @ $67.55 0 Comment
TrackOppenheimer 71.56 7/18/2011 Underperform NS $61.29 +122.21% +85.76% -36.45 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 5/12/2011 Underperform 3M $70.83 +3.12% -3.31% -6.43 7/18/2011 @ $73.04 1 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.41 5/3/2011 Underperform 3W $66.92 -1.18% -16.85% -15.67 9/22/2011 @ $66.13 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 1/31/2011 Underperform 3M $62.89 +11.35% +3.18% -8.17 3/30/2011 @ $70.03 1 Comment
TrackBRogers 99.30 12/31/2010 Outperform NS $52.02 +161.80% +95.42% +66.38 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 11/3/2010 Underperform 3M $62.99 -2.25% +5.86% +8.12 1/4/2011 @ $61.57 1 Comment
TrackBarclaysCap 91.28 3/16/2010 Outperform NS $50.88 +167.71% +110.25% +57.46 0 Comment
TrackPatDorsey < 20 10/30/2009 Outperform 5Y $53.55 +35.92% +33.41% +2.51 11/9/2012 @ $72.78 0 Comment
TrackDeutscheSec 89.83 10/9/2009 Outperform NS $56.20 +10.18% +19.79% -9.61 1/5/2011 @ $61.92 0 Comment
TrackOppenheimer 71.56 6/12/2009 Outperform NS $51.11 +43.45% +38.86% +4.59 7/18/2011 @ $73.32 0 Comment
TrackBernstein 94.70 5/11/2009 Underperform NS $40.57 +235.73% +168.29% -67.44 0 Comment
TrackRBCCapMkts 87.88 4/22/2009 Outperform NS $51.80 +43.74% +59.24% -15.50 7/21/2011 @ $74.46 0 Comment
TrackBarclaysCap 91.28 1/12/2009 Underperform NS $52.60 -10.11% -20.31% -10.20 3/10/2009 @ $47.28 0 Comment
TrackJefferies 86.50 12/12/2008 Outperform NS $49.77 +27.26% +38.31% -11.05 5/4/2010 @ $63.34 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.41 9/19/2008 Outperform 3W $57.29 +17.78% +9.03% +8.75 5/3/2011 @ $67.47 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.41 2/8/2008 Underperform 3W $56.18 +11.82% -6.45% -18.27 9/20/2008 @ $62.82 0 Comment
TrackLehmanBros < 20 2/6/2008 Underperform NS $50.97 +37.68% +2.59% -35.08 4/17/2012 @ $70.17 0 Comment
TrackBMOCapital < 20 1/16/2008 Outperform NS $60.50 -11.98% -0.40% -11.58 6/9/2008 @ $53.25 0 Comment
TrackCreditSuiss 91.30 11/29/2007 Underperform NS $54.21 +42.77% +2.31% -40.46 1/24/2013 @ $77.40 0 Comment
TrackJohnRogers 79.73 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $45.19 +201.42% +67.20% +134.22 7 Comments
TrackHillman 97.05 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $45.19 +201.42% +67.20% +134.22 6 Comments
TrackJPMorgan 88.93 3/21/2007 Outperform NS $57.34 +12.84% -15.80% +28.64 4/30/2010 @ $64.70 0 Comment
TrackLehmanBros < 20 12/22/2006 Outperform NS $63.36 -10.04% +3.99% -14.03 8/3/2007 @ $57.00 0 Comment
TrackUBS 93.19 9/21/2006 Outperform NS $55.42 +24.98% +0.35% +24.63 2/14/2011 @ $69.26 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.41 8/22/2006 Outperform 3W $57.94 -1.52% +2.27% -3.78 2/9/2008 @ $57.06 0 Comment

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