The company is focusing more of its attention to still beverages like waters and juices, which stand the chance of delivering strong growth over time. In addition, growth could come from emerging markets such as China and India, where the average number of servings per capita is much lower than that of the US. The company is pursuing differing strategies to capture the imaginations (and dollars) of consumers in emerging, developing and developed markets. While the company might be focusing on growth through innovation and productivity initiatives in the developed markets, it might generate growth in emerging markets by heavy investing and maximizing volumes. In addition, the company is playing on strong long-term demographic trends of continued rise in the global population, increased urbanization as well as the expected rise of the middle class worldwide. Yield: 2.70% (analysis
)The Clorox Company
) manufactures and markets consumer and institutional products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Cleaning, Lifestyle, Household, and International. This dividend champion
has consistently raised distributions for 34 years in a row.
In 2007 the company introduced its Centennial Strategy where the company is focused on achieving double-digit annual growth in economic profit. A key driver of the strategy is to accelerate sales by growing existing brands, including expanding into adjacent categories, entering new sales channels and increasing penetration within existing countries. The company also anticipates using its strong cash flow to pursue growth opportunities and increase shareholder returns. For an update on the results from the strategy, check this press release
Basically the company will try to deliver further growth through an ongoing focus on consumer megatrends. In addition to that the company will be targeting a 2% sales growth through product innovation. The company projects sales growth of 3-5 percent, excluding acquisitions and expansion into new geographies through 2013. Last but not least Clorox will target margin expansion and maximizing cash flow through implementation a continued robust cost-saving program and maintaining price increases the company has taken.