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Flu fears help lift profit at Clorox

November 03, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Clorox Co. said fiscal first-quarter profit rose 23% after consumers bought disinfecting wipes to ward off flu.

Net income climbed to $157 million, or $1.11 a share, from $128 million, or 90 cents, a year earlier, the Oakland company reported. Sales fell less than 1% to $1.37 billion.

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