Ocean Bio-Chem (NASDAQ:OBCI) and Clorox (NYSE:CLX) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.
Clorox pays an annual dividend of $3.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Ocean Bio-Chem does not pay a dividend. Clorox pays out 61.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Clorox has raised its dividend for 40 consecutive years.
This table compares Ocean Bio-Chem and Clorox’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
Ocean Bio-Chem has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clorox has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Ocean Bio-Chem and Clorox, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Clorox has a consensus target price of $140.62, indicating a potential downside of 11.96%. Given Clorox’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Clorox is more favorable than Ocean Bio-Chem.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
3.4% of Ocean Bio-Chem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of Clorox shares are held by institutional investors. 62.5% of Ocean Bio-Chem shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Clorox shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ocean Bio-Chem and Clorox’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ocean Bio-Chem||$38.93 million||0.86||$2.60 million||N/A||N/A|
|Clorox||$6.12 billion||3.33||$823.00 million||$6.26||25.51|
Clorox has higher revenue and earnings than Ocean Bio-Chem.
Clorox beats Ocean Bio-Chem on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ocean Bio-Chem Company Profile
Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes appearance, performance, and maintenance products for the marine, automotive, power sports, recreational vehicle, and outdoor power equipment markets in the United States and Canada. The company offers marine products, including polishes, cleaners, protectants, and waxes; enzyme fuel treatments; private label products; motor and teak oils, boat washes, vinyl and teak cleaners, bilge and hull cleaners, silicone and polyurethane sealants, polysulfide sealants, gasket materials, lubricants, antifouling additives, and anti-freeze coolants; and brushes, poles, tie-downs, and other related accessories. It also manufactures automotive products, such as fuel treatments for gas and diesel engines, motor oils, greases, and related items; anti-freeze and windshield washes; and automotive polishes, cleaners, and other items. In addition, the company offers fuel treatment and other specialty products to the recreational vehicle market; solutions to various problems associated with E-10 fuel; and other specialty recreational vehicle/power sports products, including cleaners, polishes, detergents, fabric cleaners and protectors, silicone sealants, waterproofers, gasket materials, degreasers, vinyl cleaners and protectors, toilet treatment fluids, and anti-freeze/coolants. Further, it provides solutions to rectify operating engine problems in commercial lawn, and other home and garden power equipment; and blends and packages chemical formulations, as well as manufactures PVC and HDPE blow molded bottles. Additionally, the company offers disinfectants and air care products for deodorizing, as well as products to eliminate mold and mildew; and PVC and HDPE blow molded bottles. Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. sells its products under the Star Tron, Performacide, and Star brite brands through retailers and online retailers, as well as to distributors. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Clorox Company Profile
The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Cleaning, Household, Lifestyle, and International. The company offers laundry additives, including bleach products under the Clorox brand, as well as Clorox 2 stain fighter and color booster; home care products primarily under the Clorox, Formula 409, Liquid-Plumr, Pine-Sol, S.O.S, and Tilex brands; naturally derived products under the Green Works brand; and professional cleaning, disinfecting, and food service products under the Clorox, Dispatch, HealthLink, Clorox Healthcare, Hidden Valley, KC Masterpiece, and Soy Vay brands. It also provides charcoal products under the Kingsford and Match Light brands; bags, wraps, and containers under the Glad brand; cat litter products under the Fresh Step, Scoop Away, and Ever Clean brands; and digestive health products under the RenewLife brand. In addition, the company offers dressings and sauces primarily under the Hidden Valley, KC Masterpiece, Kingsford, and Soy Vay brands; water-filtration systems and filters under the Brita brand; natural personal care products under the Burt's Bees brand; and dietary supplements under the Rainbow Light, Natural Vitality, and Neocell brands. Further, it markets its products under the PinoLuz, Ayudin, Limpido, Clorinda, Poett, Mistolin, Lestoil, Bon Bril, Agua Jane, and Chux brands. The 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 and medical supply distributors. The Clorox Company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Oakland, California.
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