How to buy The Clorox Company (CLX) shares in Australia

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The Clorox Company (CLX) is a leading household & personal products business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$168.64 after a previous close of US$165.77. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD166.32 to a high of USD171.46. The latest price was USD166.98 (25 minute delay). The Clorox Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The Clorox Company

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for The Clorox Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CLX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Clorox Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$165.77, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Clorox Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Clorox Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

The Clorox Company stock price (NYSE:CLX)

Use our graph to track the performance of CLX stocks over time.

The Clorox Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-11-19.
OpenUS$168.64
HighUS$171.46
LowUS$166.32
CloseUS$166.98
Previous closeUS$165.77
Change US$1.21
Change % 0.7299%
Volume 1,292,850
Information last updated 2022-01-22.
52-week rangeUS$155.1088 - US$226.685
50-day moving average US$172.2304
200-day moving average US$173.7486
Target priceUS$168.97
PE ratio 51.5143
Dividend yield US$4.54 (2.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.467

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Is it a good time to buy The Clorox Company stock?

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The Clorox Company share growth calculator

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The Clorox Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $166.98

1 week (2022-01-20) -5.11%
1 month (2021-12-27) -2.29%
3 months (2021-10-27) 4.64%
6 months (2021-07-27) -8.67%
1 year (2021-01-27) -24.84%
2 years (2020-01-27) 4.39%
3 years (2019-01-25) 13.06%
5 years (2017-01-27) 38.58%

Is The Clorox Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Clorox Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Clorox Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Clorox Company's P/E ratio

The Clorox Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, The Clorox Company shares trade at around 52x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Clorox Company's PEG ratio

The Clorox Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.3462. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Clorox Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Clorox Company's EBITDA

The Clorox Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.2 billion (£872 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Clorox Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Clorox Company financials

Revenue TTM US$7.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.3%
Gross profit TTM US$3.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.21%
Return on equity TTM 47.9%
Profit margin 6.04%
Book value 2.995
Market capitalisation US$21.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Clorox Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Clorox Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Clorox Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.03

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Clorox Company's overall score of 22.03 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Clorox Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Clorox Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.21/100

The Clorox Company's social score

Social score: 7.02/100

The Clorox Company's governance score

Governance score: 2.8/100

The Clorox Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Clorox Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Clorox Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Clorox Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.03
Total ESG percentile 31.64
Environmental score 8.21
Social score 7.02
Governance score 2.8
Level of controversy 2

The Clorox Company share dividends

79%

Dividend payout ratio: 79% of net profits

Recently The Clorox Company has paid out, on average, around 79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Clorox Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Clorox Company's case, that would currently equate to about $4.54 per share.

The Clorox Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The Clorox Company's most recent dividend payout was on 11 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Clorox Company's shares ever split?

The Clorox Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 August 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Clorox Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Clorox Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Clorox Company's share price.

The Clorox Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Clorox Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$155.1088 up to US$226.685. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Clorox Company's is 0.1814. This would suggest that The Clorox Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The Clorox Company overview

The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Health and Wellness, Household, Lifestyle, and International. The Health and Wellness segment offers cleaning products, such as laundry additives and home care products primarily under the Clorox, Clorox2, Scentiva, Pine-Sol, Liquid-Plumr, Tilex, and Formula 409 brand names; professional cleaning and disinfecting products under the CloroxPro, Clorox Healthcare, and Clorox Total 360 brand names; professional food service products under the Hidden Valley brand name; and vitamins, minerals and supplement products under the RenewLife, Natural Vitality, NeoCell, and Rainbow Light brand names in the United States. The Household segment provides cat litter products under the Fresh Step, Scoop Away, and Ever Clean brand names; bags and wraps under the Glad brand name; and grilling products under the Kingsford and Kingsford Match Light brand names in the United States. The Lifestyle segment offers dressings, dips, seasonings, and sauces primarily under the Hidden Valley brand name; natural personal care products under the Burt's Bees brand name; and water-filtration systems and filters under the Brita brand name in the United States. The International segment provides laundry additives; home care products; water-filtration systems and filters; digestive health products; grilling products; cat litter products; food products; bags and wraps; natural personal care products; and professional cleaning and disinfecting products internationally primarily under the Clorox, Ayudin, Clorinda, Poett, Pine-Sol, Glad, Brita, RenewLife, Ever Clean and Burt's Bees brand names. The Clorox Company sells its products primarily through mass retailers, grocery outlets, warehouse clubs, dollar stores, home hardware centers, third-party and owned e-commerce channels, military stores, and distributors, as well as a direct sales force. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Oakland, California.

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