Clorox Company (The) Company Profile (NYSE:CLX)

About Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)

Clorox Company (The) logoThe Clorox Company is a manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products. The Company sells its products primarily through mass retail outlets, e-commerce channels, wholesale distributors and medical supply distributors. The Company operates through four segments: Cleaning, Household, Lifestyle and International. Its Cleaning segment consists of laundry, home care and professional products marketed and sold in the United States. Its Household segment consists of charcoal, cat litter and plastic bags, wraps and container products marketed and sold in the United States. Its Lifestyle segment consists of food products, water-filtration systems and filters, and natural personal care products marketed and sold in the United States. Its International segment consists of products sold outside the United States. It markets some of the consumer brand names, such as namesake bleach and cleaning products, Pine-Sol cleaners, Liquid-Plumr clog removers and Kingsford charcoal.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Household Products
  • Sub-Industry: Household Products
  • Symbol: NYSE:CLX
  • CUSIP: 18905410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $16.49 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 129,068,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $132.37
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $134.16
  • 52 Week Range: $111.24 - $141.76
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.95
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.22
  • P/E Growth: 3.50
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.97 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.76
  • Book Value: $4.20 per share
  • Price / Book: 30.42
  • Annual Dividend: $3.36
  • Dividend Yield: 2.6%
  • EBITDA: $1.26 billion
  • Net Margins: 11.74%
  • Return on Equity: 190.67%
  • Return on Assets: 15.74%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.57%
  • Current Ratio: 0.84%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.58%
  • Average Volume: 761,343 shs.
  • Beta: 0.39
  • Short Ratio: 6.83

Frequently Asked Questions for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)

What is Clorox Company (The)'s stock symbol?

Clorox Company (The) trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CLX."

How often does Clorox Company (The) pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Clorox Company (The)?

Clorox Company (The) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 13th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.84 per share on Monday, November 13th. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.63%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 24th. View Clorox Company (The)'s Dividend History.

How were Clorox Company (The)'s earnings last quarter?

Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) posted its earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.65 billion. Clorox Company (The) had a net margin of 11.74% and a return on equity of 190.67%. The firm's revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.30 earnings per share. View Clorox Company (The)'s Earnings History.

When will Clorox Company (The) make its next earnings announcement?

Clorox Company (The) is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Clorox Company (The).

What guidance has Clorox Company (The) issued on next quarter's earnings?

Clorox Company (The) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.52-5.72 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.69. The company issued revenue guidance of +2-4% to ~$6.09-6.21 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.16 billion.

Where is Clorox Company (The)'s stock going? Where will Clorox Company (The)'s stock price be in 2017?

10 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Clorox Company (The)'s shares. Their forecasts range from $76.00 to $150.00. On average, they anticipate Clorox Company (The)'s stock price to reach $124.33 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Clorox Company (The).

Who are some of Clorox Company (The)'s key competitors?

Who are Clorox Company (The)'s key executives?

Clorox Company (The)'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • Benno O. Dorer, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Stephen M. Robb, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Dawn C. Willoughby, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Laura Stein J.D., Executive Vice President, General Counsel - Corporate Affairs
  • James E. Foster, Executive Vice President - Product Supply, Enterprise Performance and IT
  • Manjit Singh, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Eric H. Reynolds, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Jon M. Balousek, Senior Vice President, General Manager - Specialty Division
  • Linda Rendle, Senior Vice President, General Manager - Cleaning Division
  • William S. Bailey, Senior Vice President – Corporate Business Development

Who owns Clorox Company (The) stock?

Clorox Company (The)'s stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include APG Asset Management N.V. (1.01%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.09%), PGGM Investments (0.04%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.01%) and Hall Capital Management Co. Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Clorox Company (The) stock include A D David Mackay, Dawn C Willoughby, Jacqueline P Kane, James E Foster, Jon M Balousek, Laura Stein, Nikolaos A Vlahos, Stephen Robb and Thomas D Johnson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Clorox Company (The).

Who sold Clorox Company (The) stock? Who is selling Clorox Company (The) stock?

Clorox Company (The)'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PGGM Investments, Carnick & Kubik Group LLC, State Treasurer State of Michigan and Bridges Investment Counsel Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Clorox Company (The) stock in the last year include Dawn C Willoughby, James E Foster and Jon M Balousek. View Insider Buying and Selling for Clorox Company (The).

Who bought Clorox Company (The) stock? Who is buying Clorox Company (The) stock?

Clorox Company (The)'s stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Shell Asset Management Co., Fisher Asset Management LLC, Howe & Rusling Inc., Oakbrook Investments LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. and Hall Capital Management Co. Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Clorox Company (The).

How do I buy Clorox Company (The) stock?

Shares of Clorox Company (The) can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Clorox Company (The)'s stock price today?

One share of Clorox Company (The) stock can currently be purchased for approximately $127.77.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE CLX)
Community Ranking:  1.1 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  135 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  501 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  636
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Clorox Company (The) and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 9 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.10)
Consensus Price Target: $124.33 (2.69% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
Price Target History for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
Analysts' Ratings History for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/8/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$115.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$137.00 -> $132.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$150.00N/AView Rating Details
8/4/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold -> Equal Weight$140.00 -> $136.00LowView Rating Details
7/22/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$126.00 -> $137.00LowView Rating Details
4/7/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$75.00 -> $76.00LowView Rating Details
3/21/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$136.00LowView Rating Details
2/11/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingNeutral$125.00N/AView Rating Details
12/16/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$112.00N/AView Rating Details
11/15/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
9/16/2016Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeHold -> Buy$144.00N/AView Rating Details
8/4/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutral$130.00N/AView Rating Details
2/26/2016Sterne Agee CRTDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/3/2015Sanford C. BernsteinBoost Price TargetMarket-Perform$111.00 -> $116.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
Earnings by Quarter for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
Earnings History by Quarter for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE CLX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$1.41N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q4 2017$1.49$1.53$1.65 billion$1.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2017Q3 2017$1.30$1.31$1.48 billion$1.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2017Q217$1.22$1.25$1.41 billion$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q117$1.42$1.36$1.24 billion$1.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q416$1.28$1.26$1.58 billion$1.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q316$1.11$1.21$1.41 billion$1.43 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q216$1.05$1.14$1.35 billion$1.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2015Q116$1.18$1.32$1.37 billion$1.39 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2015Q415$1.37$1.44$1.52 billion$1.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2015Q315$1.10$1.08$1.38 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q215$0.90$0.97$1.30 billion$1.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2014Q115$1.03$1.10$1.33 billion$1.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/1/2014Q4$1.34$1.40$1.52 billion$1.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q314$1.08$1.18$1.43 billion$1.39 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q214$0.91$0.88$1.31 billion$1.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q114$1.01$1.04$1.35 billion$1.36 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q4 2013$1.34$1.38$1.57 billion$1.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q3 2013$1.06$1.00$1.44 billion$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2013Q2 2013$0.80$0.90$1.27 billion$1.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2012Q113$0.95$1.01$1.35 billion$1.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$1.27$1.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$1.04$1.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2012$0.69$0.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.93$1.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$1.20$1.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$1.04$1.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2011$0.61$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.49
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.66
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.88
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.46$1.46$1.46
Q2 20172$1.22$1.24$1.23
Q3 20173$1.28$1.32$1.30
Q4 20173$1.48$1.51$1.50
Q1 20183$1.39$1.42$1.41
Q2 20183$1.32$1.38$1.34
Q3 20183$1.22$1.37$1.30
Q4 20183$1.58$1.64$1.62
Q1 20191$1.46$1.46$1.46
Q2 20191$1.31$1.31$1.31
Q3 20191$1.37$1.37$1.37
Q4 20191$1.74$1.74$1.74
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
Next Dividend:11/13/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.36
Dividend Yield:2.63%
Dividend Growth:5.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:63.04% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
59.68% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
55.81% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:39 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)

Dividend History by Quarter for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE CLX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 71.22%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/29/2017Dawn C. WilloughbyCOOSell2,158$138.00$297,804.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2017James E FosterEVPSell9,861$138.51$1,365,847.11View SEC Filing  
8/23/2017Jon M BalousekSVPSell9,223$138.87$1,280,798.01View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016A D David MackayDirectorBuy5,000$114.90$574,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2016Laura SteinEVPSell38,882$131.69$5,120,370.58View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Jon M BalousekSVPSell5,136$131.14$673,535.04View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Dawn C WilloughbyCOOSell10,617$131.01$1,390,933.17View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Nikolaos A. VlahosCOOSell925$133.07$123,089.75View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Nikolaos A VlahosCOOSell2,151$132.25$284,469.75View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Dawn C WilloughbyCOOSell1,550$129.00$199,950.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016Nikolaos A. VlahosCOOSell8,589$126.60$1,087,367.40View SEC Filing  
12/7/2015Jon M BalousekSVPSell1,488$128.69$191,490.72View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Jacqueline P KaneEVPSell852$127.55$108,672.60View SEC Filing  
12/3/2015Thomas D JohnsonVPSell908$126.09$114,489.72View SEC Filing  
11/27/2015Jacqueline P KaneEVPSell2,160$125.45$270,972.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2015Thomas D. JohnsonVPSell12,679$125.04$1,585,382.16View SEC Filing  
11/19/2015Laura SteinEVPSell12,700$124.42$1,580,134.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015Stephen RobbCFOSell30,496$122.02$3,721,121.92View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015James E. FosterEVPSell5,684$122.24$694,812.16View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Laura SteinEVPSell17,577$124.21$2,183,239.17View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015Dawn C. WilloughbyCOOSell29,349$124.06$3,641,036.94View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015Laura SteinEVPSell8,716$124.50$1,085,142.00View SEC Filing  
10/6/2015Stephen RobbCFOSell19,125$119.00$2,275,875.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2015Jacqueline P KaneEVPSell2,340$115.00$269,100.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2015Stephen RobbCFOSell21,020$115.00$2,417,300.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2015Stephen RobbCFOSell8,500$113.85$967,725.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2015Jacqueline P KaneEVPSell5,027$115.00$578,105.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2015James E. FosterEVPSell11,999$109.34$1,311,970.66View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Jon M BalousekSVPSell1,294$111.38$144,125.72View SEC Filing  
9/2/2015Frank A TataseoEVPSell3,673$110.25$404,948.25View SEC Filing  
8/28/2015Thomas D JohnsonVPSell1,051$111.34$117,018.34View SEC Filing  
8/27/2015James E FosterEVPSell3,000$111.39$334,170.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2015Nikolaos A VlahosCOOSell4,800$116.12$557,376.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2015Jeffrey T KlendaDirectorBuy394,257$0.20$78,851.40
3/25/2015Jeffrey T KlendaDirectorBuy25,000$0.16$3,875.00
3/23/2015Dawn C WilloughbyCOOSell5,440$112.00$609,280.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Stephen RobbCFOSell25,279$109.49$2,767,797.71View SEC Filing  
2/12/2015Nikolaos A VlahosCOOSell16,018$108.01$1,730,104.18View SEC Filing  
2/10/2015Frank A TataseoEVPSell86,087$107.01$9,212,169.87View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015Donald R KnaussChairmanSell272,780$106.83$29,141,087.40View SEC Filing  
1/9/2015James E FosterEVPSell19,048$106.68$2,032,040.64View SEC Filing  
1/5/2015Jacqueline P KaneSVPSell23,534$103.76$2,441,887.84View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014Donald R KnaussChairmanSell270,853$104.06$28,184,963.18View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014Nikolaos A VlahosCOOSell7,394$99.60$736,442.40View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014James E FosterEVPSell15,315$99.74$1,527,518.10View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014Thomas D JohnsonVPSell25,006$99.52$2,488,597.12View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Jacqueline P KaneSVPSell43,430$99.50$4,321,285.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014Dawn C WilloughbyCOOSell4,034$102.02$411,548.68View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014Michael R CostelloSVPSell16,348$102.00$1,667,496.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014George C RoethCOOSell198,159$99.46$19,708,894.14View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Jacqueline P KaneSVPSell43,960$97.00$4,264,120.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Benno O DorerCOOSell2,505$89.12$223,245.60View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Thomas D JohnsonVPSell23,737$89.44$2,123,037.28View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Thomas BritanikCMOSell1,779$88.48$157,405.92View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Thomas BritanikCMOSell21,320$88.00$1,876,160.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Wayne DelkerSVPSell14,819$92.00$1,363,348.00View SEC Filing  
3/27/2014Dawn WilloughbySVPSell2,595$90.00$233,550.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Grant LamontagneSVPSell71,860$93.01$6,683,698.60View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Jon BalousekSVPSell3,125$93.72$292,875.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2013Thomas P BritanikCMOSell5,834$92.03$536,903.02View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Carolyn M TicknorDirectorSell8,000$90.01$720,080.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Benno O DorerCOOSell15,577$90.25$1,405,824.25View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Frank A TataseoEVPSell25,200$90.27$2,274,804.00View SEC Filing  
7/9/2013Benno O DorerCOOSell25,714$85.14$2,189,289.96View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013Frank A TataseoEVPSell1,197$85.17$101,948.49View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Thomas P BritanikCMOSell2,278$83.59$190,418.02View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013Tully M FriedmanDirectorSell3,000$84.79$254,370.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Michael R CostelloVPSell1,217$85.98$104,637.66View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Thomas P BritanikCMOSell34,258$87.81$3,008,194.98View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013George J HaradDirectorSell5,497$87.19$479,283.43View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Grant J LamontagneSVPSell19,350$87.62$1,695,447.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2013Nikolaos A VlahosSVPSell3,769$86.15$324,699.35View SEC Filing  
2/22/2013Larry PeirosCOOSell77,200$83.00$6,407,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2013Larry PeirosCOOSell10,678$79.24$846,124.72View SEC Filing  
2/1/2013Stephen RobbCFOSell8,781$79.29$696,245.49View SEC Filing  
12/10/2012George J HaradDirectorBuy3,000$75.95$227,850.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Laura SteinSVPSell26,780$76.34$2,044,385.20View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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