Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide.
Solid track record established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Kimberly-Clark's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KMB has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Household Products
1 Year Return
US Household Products
Return vs Industry: KMB underperformed the US Household Products industry which returned 23.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KMB matched the US Market which returned 18% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Kimberly-Clark's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Kimberly-Clark undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KMB ($141.35) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($180.42)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KMB is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KMB is good value based on its PE Ratio (22.5x) compared to the Household Products industry average (28.1x).
PE vs Market: KMB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.5x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KMB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KMB has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Household Products industry average.
How is Kimberly-Clark forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KMB's forecast earnings growth (8.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: KMB's earnings (8.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KMB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KMB's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KMB's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: KMB's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (462.7%).
How has Kimberly-Clark performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KMB has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KMB's current net profit margins (11.7%) are higher than last year (7.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KMB's earnings have grown by 10.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KMB's earnings growth over the past year (53%) exceeds its 5-year average (10.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KMB earnings growth over the past year (53%) exceeded the Household Products industry -14%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst KMB's Return on Equity (1132.47%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Kimberly-Clark's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KMB's short term assets ($5.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($6.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: KMB's short term assets ($5.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($8.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KMB's debt to equity ratio (4008.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: KMB's debt to equity ratio has increased from 709% to 4008.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KMB's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (35.2%).
Interest Coverage: KMB's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13x coverage).
Inventory Level: KMB has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: KMB's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.7x debt).
What is Kimberly-Clark's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: KMB's dividend (3.03%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).
High Dividend: KMB's dividend (3.03%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KMB's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KMB's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (65.6%), KMB's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: KMB's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (58.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Hsu (55yo)
Mr. Michael D. Hsu, also known as Mike, has been Director of Kimberly-Clark Corp. since January 1, 2017 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2019. Mr. Hsu has been Chairman at Kimberly ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD6.81M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.79M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||1.1yrs||US$6.81m||0.012% $5.9m|
|Senior VP & CFO||4.8yrs||US$4.67m||0.0056% $2.7m|
|President of North America Consumer Business||5.8yrs||US$4.06m||0.0096% $4.7m|
|President of Europe||5.8yrs||US$3.38m||no data|
|Chief Information Officer||3.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & General Counsel||2.4yrs||no data||0.0022% $1.0m|
|Chief Marketing Officer||1.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resource Officer||3.1yrs||no data||0.0035% $1.7m|
|Regional Managing Director of Austral||4.8yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: KMB's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||1.1yrs||US$6.81m||0.012% $5.9m|
|Independent Director||4.4yrs||US$300.00k||0.0022% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||24.1yrs||US$280.00k||0.026% $12.7m|
|Independent Director||19.1yrs||US$280.00k||0.019% $9.3m|
|Chairman of Kimberly-Clark De Mexico S A De C V||0yrs||US$53.56k||no data|
|Independent Director||9.7yrs||US$310.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||17.4yrs||US$280.00k||0.012% $5.7m|
|Independent Director||14.4yrs||US$300.00k||0.010% $4.9m|
|Lead Director||2.8yrs||US$320.00k||0.0084% $4.1m|
|Independent Director||3.7yrs||US$282.50k||0.0012% $568.5k|
Experienced Board: KMB's board of directors are considered experienced (9.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
- Ticker: KMB
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1872
- Industry: Household Products
- Sector: Household
- Market Cap: US$48.593b
- Shares outstanding: 341.80m
- Website: https://www.kimberly-clark.com
Number of Employees
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation
- PO Box 619100
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KMB||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|KMY||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|KMY||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|KMY||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1968|
|0JQZ||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|KMY||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|KMBC||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|KMBB34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||EACH BDR REPR 1 COM STK USD1.25||BR||BRL||Aug 2015|
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Poise, and other brand names. The Consumer Tissue segment provides facial and bathroom tissues, paper towels, napkins, and related products under the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Andrex, Scottex, Neve, and other brand names. The K-C Professional segment offers wipers, tissues, towels, apparel, soaps, and sanitizers under the Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and KleenGuard brands. The company sells household use products directly to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, variety and department stores, and other retail outlets, as well as through other distributors and e-commerce; and away-from-home use products directly to manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, and public facilities, as well as through distributors. Kimberly-Clark Corporation was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/22 00:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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