The Clorox Company

Industry: Personal Household Products

Fortune Rank: 384

CLX is engaged in the production and marketing of non-durable household consumer products. Principal products include bleach, household cleaners and salad dressings and other food flavorings. For the fiscal year ended 6/30/05, net sales rose 5% to $4.39B. Net income from cont. opts. rose 6% to $517M. Revenues reflect higher overall shipment volumes. Net income reflects increased equity earnings and gain on exchange of Henkel Iberica, S.A.

The Clorox Company operates in three business segments: Household Products-North America, Specialty Products and Household Products-Latin America/Other. The Company's business operations include the production and marketing of consumer products sold primarily through grocery, mass merchandise, club and other retail stores. Most non-durable household consumer products are nationally advertised and sold within the United States to grocery stores and grocery wholesalers, primarily through a network of brokers, and to mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, military and other retail stores primarily through a direct sales force. Within the United States, the Company also sells institutional versions of many of its products. Outside the United States, the Company sells consumer products to the retail trade through subsidiaries, licensees, distributors and joint-venture arrangements with local partners.

The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 The Clorox Company was ranked number 384 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 384th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

The Clorox Company achieved revenue of $5,450.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $537.00 million.

The Clorox Company' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 384th compared to 452nd in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $5,273 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $461 million (a change of $76 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then The Clorox Company would be ranked 206th rather than 384th due to its profits of $537 in 2010.

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