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Kimberly-Clark NYSE:KMB Stock Report

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24 May, 2022


Company Financials +
KMB fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health3/6

KMB Stock Overview

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care and consumer tissue products worldwide.

Kimberly-Clark Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Kimberly-Clark
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$129.41
52 Week HighUS$145.79
52 Week LowUS$117.32
1 Month Change-6.57%
3 Month Change-2.59%
1 Year Change-2.05%
3 Year Change-0.93%
5 Year Change-0.077%
Change since IPO591.34%

Recent News & Updates

May 13

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.

Shareholder Returns

KMBUS Household ProductsUS 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.

Price Volatility

Is KMB's price volatile compared to industry and market?
KMB volatility
KMB Average Weekly Movement4.1%
Household Products Industry Average Movement4.8%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

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

187245,000Mike Hsu

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

How do Kimberly-Clark's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
KMB fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$43.60b
Earnings (TTM)US$1.75b
Revenue (TTM)US$19.79b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
KMB income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$13.74b
Gross ProfitUS$6.05b
Other ExpensesUS$4.30b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Jul 26, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)5.20
Gross Margin30.56%
Net Profit Margin8.86%
Debt/Equity Ratio1,092.5%

How did KMB perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does KMB pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy KMB by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Kimberly-Clark dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateJun 09 2022
Dividend Pay DateJul 05 2022
Days until Ex dividend15 days
Days until Dividend pay date41 days

Does KMB pay a reliable dividends?

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Is Kimberly-Clark undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: KMB ($129.41) 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 (24.9x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (21.2x).

PE vs Market: KMB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.9x) compared to the US market (15.1x).

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 (61.8x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (4x).

Future Growth

How is Kimberly-Clark forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


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%).

Past Performance

How has Kimberly-Clark performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


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.

Financial Health

How is Kimberly-Clark's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

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).

Balance Sheet


What is Kimberly-Clark current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 24 2022Ex Dividend DateJun 09 2022Dividend Pay DateJul 05 202226 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 15 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: KMB's dividend (3.59%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.58%).

High Dividend: KMB's dividend (3.59%) 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.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: KMB's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Kimberly-Clark Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Ticker: KMB
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1872
  • Industry: Household Products
  • Sector: Household
  • Implied Market Cap: US$43.602b
  • Shares outstanding: 336.93m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • PO Box 619100
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • 75261-9100
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/23 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.