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Cost Pressures Continue to Wreak Havoc on Clorox's Margins, but Path to Improvement Within Reach

Erin Lash, CFA Sector Director

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| Erin Lash, CFA |

Much consternation has been spurred by the retreat in Clorox’s gross margins—36% in its first fiscal quarter, down 110 basis points from last year, though quite depressed relative to the mid-40s the firm has historically boasted. However, we don’t think Clorox is sitting still and believe efforts to raise prices (a 530-basis-point benefit to gross margins in the quarter) and extract inefficiencies (a 180-basis-point benefit) should ultimately boost profits.

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With a history dating back more than 100 years, Clorox now plays in a variety of categories across the consumer products space, including cleaning supplies, laundry care, trash bags, cat litter, charcoal, food dressings, water-filtration products, and natural personal-care products. Beyond its namesake brand, the firm’s portfolio includes Liquid-Plumr, Pine-Sol, S.O.S, Tilex, Kingsford, Fresh Step, Glad, Hidden Valley, KC Masterpiece, Brita, and Burt’s Bees. Just shy of 85% of Clorox’s sales stem from its home turf.

1221 Broadway
Oakland, CA, 94612-1888
T +1 510 271-7000
Industry Household & Personal Products
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2022
Fiscal Year End Jun 30, 2023
Employees 9,000

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