The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates in four segments – Cleaning, Household, Lifestyle and International. This dividend champion has paid dividends since 1968 and has increased them for 36 years in a row.
The company’s latest dividend increase was announced in May 2013 when the Board of Directors approved a 10.90% increase in the quarterly annual dividend to 71 cents /share. The company’s peer group includes Procter & Gamble (PG), Colgate Palmolive (CL), and Kimberly Clark (KMB).