InvestBattle | Church & Dwight vs Clorox

June 28, 2024by

Over the past three months, the Household Products industry (+5.0%) has been one of the top growth leaders in the S&P 500 index.

Some of the largest companies in this industry (by market capitalization): Church & Dwight ($26.6B), one of the world’s largest baking soda producers, and Clorox ($17.2B), a manufacturer of hygiene and related products.

According to the latest quarterly reporting data, we analyzed each company’s profitability, strength, and efficiency criteria according to the methodology of Stanford University professor Joseph Piotroski.

As you can see, both companies are performing quite strongly in terms of fundamentals. However, Church & Dwight is showing stronger results and outperforms Clorox in terms of sustainability.

Over the past 3 months, Church & Dwight shares have risen by +4.8%, while Clorox has fallen by -7.6% (the S&P 500 index has risen by +4.2%). Church & Dwight outperformed its closest competitor and demonstrated better results compared to the index.

So, the winner in today’s battle is Church & Dwight (CHD). Church & Dwight’s business looks healthier in terms of financial leverage and funding, and its shares show better returns.

* This is not an investment recommendation. It is up to each individual to decide which criteria to favor when making an investment decision, taking into account their goals and individual risk tolerance.
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