Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care and consumer tissue products worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$135.94|
|52 Week High||US$128.02|
|52 Week Low||US$155.45|
|1 Month Change||-2.36%|
|3 Month Change||5.63%|
|1 Year Change||-7.28%|
|3 Year Change||16.42%|
|5 Year Change||6.85%|
|Change since IPO||626.22%|
Recent News & Updates
We Think Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt
Legendary fund manager Li Lu (who Charlie Munger backed) once said, 'The biggest investment risk is not the volatility...
Kimberly-Clark: A Solid Long-Term Company, But You Need Some Positive Signal Before Buying
Kimberly-Clark is a natural choice for long-term investors looking for a solid company with rising dividend as it is a member of the dividend aristocrats club. Latest company’s results were weaker than expected, signaling that short-term outlook is clouded with a lot of uncertainties. Despite the uncertain short-term outlook, we think that Kimberly-Clark remains attractive. However, to buy the stock, we need to see an improvement of marginality, some positive earnings surprise, a major M&A announcement or a further decline from current level.
The Returns At Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) Aren't Growing
If we want to find a stock that could multiply over the long term, what are the underlying trends we should look for...
|KMB||US Household Products||US Market|
Return vs Industry: KMB underperformed the US Household Products industry which returned 2.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KMB underperformed the US Market which returned 33.7% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: KMB is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KMB's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care and consumer tissue 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, Sweety, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Softex, Poise, and other brand names.
Kimberly-Clark Fundamentals Summary
|KMB fundamental statistics|
Is KMB overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|KMB income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$12.46b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Oct 25, 2021
|Earnings per share (EPS)||5.90|
|Net Profit Margin||10.53%|
How did KMB perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.4%Current Dividend Yield
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 ($135.94) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($191.99)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KMB is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KMB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.9x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (22.6x).
PE vs Market: KMB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.9x) compared to the US market (17.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KMB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KMB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (87.4x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (4.8x).
How is Kimberly-Clark forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KMB's forecast earnings growth (6.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: KMB's earnings (6.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KMB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KMB's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KMB's revenue (2.7% 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 (177.8%).
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 (10.5%) are lower than last year (13.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KMB's earnings have grown by 2.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KMB's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: KMB had negative earnings growth (-21.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Household Products industry average (11.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst KMB's Return on Equity (268.21%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Kimberly-Clark's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KMB's short term assets ($5.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($7.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: KMB's short term assets ($5.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($9.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KMB's debt to equity ratio (1202.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: KMB's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 1819.7% to 1202.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KMB's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (25.6%).
Interest Coverage: KMB's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.5x coverage).
What is Kimberly-Clark current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KMB's dividend (3.35%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).
High Dividend: KMB's dividend (3.35%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.58%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KMB's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KMB's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (75%), KMB's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: KMB's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (61.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Hsu (57 yo)
Mr. Michael D. Hsu, also known as Mike, has been Director of Kimberly-Clark Corp. since January 1, 2017 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2019. Mr. Hsu has been Director at Texas In...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD13.47M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.33M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: KMB's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: KMB's board of directors are considered experienced (3 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 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$45.779b
- Shares outstanding: 336.76m
- Website: https://www.kimberly-clark.com
Number of Employees
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation
- PO Box 619100
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/16 22:49|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/16 00:00|
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