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

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ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KMB

ValuEngine Rating and Forecast Report for KMB

Arun Sundaram

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Erin Lash

Morningstar | Inflationary and Competitive Headwinds Continue to Eat Into Narrow-Moat Kimberly-Clark’s Profits

Even amid 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 terms of both product innovation and marketing. In the aggregate, this spending equated to more than 5% of sales, or $1 billion annually on average the past five years. We view this level of investment as a 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 ...

Erin Lash

Inflationary and Competitive Headwinds Continue to Eat Into Narrow-Moat Kimberly-Clark’s Profits

From our vantage point, Kimberly-Clark’s fourth-quarter results (3% organic sales growth, a 260-basis-point degradation in adjusted gross margins to 32.2%, and a 230-basis-point erosion in adjusted operating margins to 16.2%) were overshadowed by its updated strategic agenda as articulated by CEO Michael Hsu, who assumed the top spot just three weeks ago. Similar to peers, Kimberly is dissatisfied with its lackluster sales growth and intends to pursue more targeted efforts to right its ship both...

Arun Sundaram

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Kimberly-Clark Corporation - September 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

Moody's assigns A2 to Kimberly-Clark's notes offering; outlook stable

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned an A2 rating to $500 million of senior unsecured notes offered by Kimberly-Clark Corporation ("Kimberly-Clark"). Moody's expects that net proceeds from the offering will be used primarily to refinance outstanding commercial paper...

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

Compares key performance metrics against industry peers.

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

Compares key performance metrics against industry peers.

Arun Sundaram

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Erin Lash

Morningstar | Inflationary and Competitive Headwinds Continue to Eat Into Narrow-Moat Kimberly-Clark’s Profits

Even amid 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 terms of both product innovation and marketing. In the aggregate, this spending equated to more than 5% of sales, or $1 billion annually on average the past five years. We view this level of investment as a 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 ...

Erin Lash

Inflationary and Competitive Headwinds Continue to Eat Into Narrow-Moat Kimberly-Clark’s Profits

From our vantage point, Kimberly-Clark’s fourth-quarter results (3% organic sales growth, a 260-basis-point degradation in adjusted gross margins to 32.2%, and a 230-basis-point erosion in adjusted operating margins to 16.2%) were overshadowed by its updated strategic agenda as articulated by CEO Michael Hsu, who assumed the top spot just three weeks ago. Similar to peers, Kimberly is dissatisfied with its lackluster sales growth and intends to pursue more targeted efforts to right its ship both...

Arun Sundaram

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Arun Sundaram

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

1 director sold

A director at Kimberly Clark Corp sold 13,565 shares at 115.000USD and the significance rating of the trade was 85/100. 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

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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