KMB Stock Overview
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$128.34|
|52 Week High||US$145.79|
|52 Week Low||US$117.32|
|1 Month Change||0.19%|
|3 Month Change||-3.61%|
|1 Year Change||-3.03%|
|3 Year Change||-1.75%|
|5 Year Change||-0.90%|
|Change since IPO||585.62%|
Recent News & Updates
Kimberly-Clark: Quant Analysis And No Dividend Risks
Gas and pulp prices are priced in. Quantitative analysis on COGS prediction. Markets seem overly optimistic about price increases rather than margins. Is the dividend at risk? No, but we continue to wait for a better entry point.
|KMB||US Household Products||US Market|
Return vs Industry: KMB underperformed the US Household Products industry which returned 0.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KMB exceeded the US Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.
|KMB Average Weekly Movement||4.1%|
|Household Products Industry Average Movement||4.7%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: KMB is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KMB's weekly volatility (4%) 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, swimpants, training and youth pants, 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$13.74b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Jul 26, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||5.20|
|Net Profit Margin||8.86%|
How did KMB perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.6%Current Dividend Yield
Does KMB pay a reliable dividends?See KMB dividend history and benchmarks
|Kimberly-Clark dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jun 09 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Jul 05 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||17 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||43 days|
Does KMB pay a reliable dividends?See KMB dividend history and benchmarks
Is Kimberly-Clark undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KMB ($128.34) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($258.19)
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 (24.7x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (21.2x).
PE vs Market: KMB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.7x) compared to the US market (15.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KMB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KMB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (61.3x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (4x).
How is Kimberly-Clark forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KMB's forecast earnings growth (9.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: KMB's earnings (9.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KMB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KMB's revenue (2.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KMB's revenue (2.6% 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 (154%).
How has Kimberly-Clark performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KMB has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KMB's current net profit margins (8.9%) are lower than last year (12.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KMB's earnings have grown by 0.8% 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 (-23%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Household Products industry average (-7.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst KMB's Return on Equity (209.02%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Kimberly-Clark's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KMB's short term assets ($5.9B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($7.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: KMB's short term assets ($5.9B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($10.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KMB's net debt to equity ratio (1034.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: KMB's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 2160.6% to 1092.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KMB's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28%).
Interest Coverage: KMB's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.7x coverage).
What is Kimberly-Clark current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 5/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KMB's dividend (3.62%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.58%).
High Dividend: KMB's dividend (3.62%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.11%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KMB's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KMB's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: At its current payout ratio (88%), KMB's payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (94.7%), KMB's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Hsu (57 yo)
Mr. Michael D. Hsu, also known as Mike, has been Director of Kimberly-Clark Corp. since January 1, 2017 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2019. Mr. Hsu has been Director at Texas In...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD12.01M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.34M).
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 (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: KMB insiders have only sold shares 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
- Implied Market Cap: US$43.241b
- Shares outstanding: 336.93m
- 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||2022/05/21 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/20 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.