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How Does CLARCOR Compare to Its Peers?

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CLARCOR and its peers

An analysis of CLARCOR’s (CLC) income statement in 3Q15 follows:

  • The gross profit margins of CLARCOR, Donaldson Company (DCI), Entegris (ENTG), Cummins (CMI), and ESCO Technologies (ESE) are 33.49%, 33.14%, 45.63%, 26.56%, and 38.18%, respectively.
  • The diluted EPS (earnings per share) of CLARCOR, Donaldson Company, Entegris, Cummins, and ESCO Technologies are $0.72, $0.45, $0.17, $2.62, and $0.41, respectively.

An analysis of CLARCOR’s balance sheet in 3Q15 follows:

  • The current ratio of CLARCOR, Donaldson Company, Entegris, Cummins, and ESCO Technologies are 3.70, 1.84, 4.33, 2.22, and 2.28, respectively.

An analysis of CLARCOR’s valuation follows:

  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios for CLARCOR, Donaldson Company, Entegris, Cummins, and ESCO Technologies are 18.73x, 20.95x, 40.84x, 12.91x, and 22.28x, respectively.

According to the above findings, CLARCOR outperformed its peers based on the current ratio.

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ETFs that invest in CLARCOR

The VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF (EVX) invests 3.37% of its holdings in CLARCOR. EVX tracks a tiered equal-weighted index of companies that stand to benefit from the increased demand for waste management.

The PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio (PZD) invests 1.60% of its holdings in CLARCOR. PZD tracks a tiered equal-weighted index of companies in the cleantech industry selected for their outperformance potential.

The SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility ETF (SMLV) invests 1.31% of its holdings in CLARCOR. SMLV tracks an index of small cap stocks selected and weighted by low volatility and other factors over the past 12 months.

The iShares Morningstar Small Core ETF (JKJ) invests 0.65% of its holdings in CLARCOR. JKJ tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US small-cap core stocks. The index selects stocks from 90%–97% of the market cap that fall into Morningstar’s core style categorization.

Comparing CLARCOR and its ETFs

An analysis of CLARCOR’s price movement follows:

  • The YTD (year-to-date) price movements of CLARCOR, EVX, PZD, SMLV, and JKJ are -15.98%, -10.18%, -3.56%, -5.20%, and -3.40%, respectively.

An analysis of CLARCOR’s valuation follows:

  • The PE ratios of CLARCOR, EVX, PZD, and SMLV are 18.73x, 48.26x, 30.56x, and 43.84x, respectively.
  • The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios of CLARCOR, EVX, PZD, and SMLV are 2.49x, 2.26x, 2.83x, and 1.77x, respectively.

The ETFs have outperformed CLARCOR based on the price movement and PE ratio.

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