Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Kimberly-Clark is principally engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers using technologies in fibers, nonwovens and absorbency. The company is organized into three operating segments: personal care brands, which provides disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products; consumer tissue, which provides facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins and related products; and K-C professional, which provides wipers, tissue, towels, apparel, soaps and sanitizers.
  • TickerKMB
  • ISINUS4943681035
  • ExchangeNew York Stock Exchange
  • SectorPersonal Goods
  • CountryUnited States

Analysts

Edward Lewis

US HPC - Initiating Coverage: O/W: EL, CHD & PG; N: CLX & CL; U/W: KMB

For many years, the Household Products and Personal Care (HPC) sector offered attractive long term growth providing products that address the daily needs of millions of consumers around the world. Underlying mid-single digit category growth was supported by innovation, pricing, acquisitions and geographic expansion to support attractive high single digit sales growth which saw the sector earn a premium valuation. However, the growth profile is not what it once was and the sector's valuation has contracted as it works through a series of challenges. Analysis of these issues suggests it is too e...

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation - June 2018 (LTM): Peer Snapshot

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation - March 2018 (LTM): Peer Snapshot

Compares key performance metrics against industry peers.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation: Update to Discussion of Key Credit Factors

Significant global scale, well known brands, relatively stable cash flows, and low leverage partially offset limited geographic diversification and aggressive share holder distributions

Kimberly-Clark Corporation - December 2017 (LTM): Peer Snapshot

Compares key performance metrics against industry peers.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation: Kimberly-Clark's planned restructuring is credit positive

Job cuts and the closure of around 10 manufacturing facilities will generate cost savings and boost margins.

Edward Lewis

US HPC - Initiating Coverage: O/W: EL, CHD & PG; N: CLX & CL; U/W: KMB

For many years, the Household Products and Personal Care (HPC) sector offered attractive long term growth providing products that address the daily needs of millions of consumers around the world. Underlying mid-single digit category growth was supported by innovation, pricing, acquisitions and geographic expansion to support attractive high single digit sales growth which saw the sector earn a premium valuation. However, the growth profile is not what it once was and the sector's valuation has contracted as it works through a series of challenges. Analysis of these issues suggests it is too e...

Erin Lash

Morningstar | Kimberly targets further cost savings as a way to withstand competitive and inflationary headwinds.

Despite an intensely competitive landscape, we believe Kimberly-Clark derives its narrow moat from its entrenched relationships with retailers and the resources it maintains to invest behind its brand mix in the form of product innovation and marketing. In the aggregate, this spend equates to more than 5% of sales, or $1 billion annually. We view this spending as a key means by which to help the firm withstand competitive pressures from other global peers and smaller, niche foes that have proved agile in responding to evolving local consumer tastes and preferences. Kimberly-Clark is making str...

Erin Lash

Kimberly targets further cost savings as a way to withstand competitive and inflationary headwinds.

Competition and intensifying inflationary headwinds hampered Kimberly-Clark’s second-quarter results, which included flat organic sales and a 270-basis-point erosion in adjusted gross margins to 33.4%. While lackluster sales trends have plagued firms across the industry the past several quarters, the rise in input costs (namely pulp), which are now expected to be around $675 million-$775 million versus $400 million-$550 million most recently and $300 million-$400 million initially, was more pron...

Erin Lash

Morningstar | Kimberly-Clark Falls Victim to Tepid Sales, Languishing Profits; Shares Still a Touch Undervalued

Competition and intensifying inflationary headwinds hampered Kimberly-Clark’s second-quarter results, which included flat organic sales and a 270-basis-point erosion in adjusted gross margins to 33.4%. While lackluster sales trends have plagued firms across the industry the past several quarters, the rise in input costs (namely pulp), which are now expected to be around $675 million-$775 million versus $400 million-$550 million most recently and $300 million-$400 million initially, was more pronounced than expected. As a result, Kimberly lowered its full-year earnings per share outlook to $6.6...

Erin Lash

Kimberly-Clark Falls Victim to Tepid Sales, Languishing Profits; Shares Still a Touch Undervalued

Competition and intensifying inflationary headwinds hampered Kimberly-Clark’s second-quarter results, which included flat organic sales and a 270-basis-point erosion in adjusted gross margins to 33.4%. While lackluster sales trends have plagued firms across the industry the past several quarters, the rise in input costs (namely pulp), which are now expected to be around $675 million-$775 million versus $400 million-$550 million most recently and $300 million-$400 million initially, was more pron...

1 director sold

A director at Kimberly Clark Corp sold 6,445 shares at 117.340USD and the significance rating of the trade was 78/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of ...

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KMB

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KMB

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KMB

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KMB

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KMB

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KMB

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ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KMB

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ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KMB

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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