Skip to Content

Kimberly-Clark Corp KMB

Morningstar Rating
$121.05 +0.60 (0.50%)
View Full Chart
Unlock our analysis with Morningstar Investor

Company Report

To Combat Competitive Angst, Kimberly-Clark Prioritizes Investments in Consumer-Valued Innovation

Like peers, narrow-moat Kimberly-Clark has been inundated by a slew of challenges, including a tepid economic environment and elevated cost pressures. In this context, management has been forthright that its market share has lagged, and consumers are increasingly trading down to lower-priced options in select categories to preserve cash. We think this could prompt a step-up in promotions across its categories—now that industrywide supply/demand imbalances have largely been put to rest.

Price vs Fair Value

KMB is trading at a 13% discount.
Price
$121.05
Fair Value
$116.00
Uncertainty
Medium
1-Star Price
$299.73
5-Star Price
$28.10
Economic Moat
Jzcyx
Capital Allocation
Flhvgjxbq

Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

We suspect Kimberly will maintain a stringent focus on extracting excess costs from its operations as it works to withstand elevated costs (across commodities, transportation, and labor) while also investing for the long term.

Bears

Private label has started to chalk up growth in some CPG categories at home and abroad (as consumers face mounting financial strains), and the overhang of continued trade down remains.

Is it the right time to buy, sell, or hold?
Start a free trial of Morningstar Investor to unlock exclusive ratings and continuous analyst coverage to help you decide if KMB is a good fit for your portfolio.

News

Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$120.45
Day Range
$118.62121.26
52-Week Range
$116.32147.87
Bid/Ask
$120.26 / $121.00
Market Cap
$40.78 Bil
Volume/Avg
1.7 Mil / 1.8 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
17.97
Price/Sales
1.96
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
3.90%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
4.03%
Total Yield
4.68%

Company Profile

With more than half of sales from personal care and another third from consumer tissue products, Kimberly-Clark sits as a leading manufacturer in the tissue and hygiene realm. Its brand mix includes Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, and Cottonelle. The firm also operates K-C Professional, which partners with businesses to provide safety and sanitary offerings for the workplace. Kimberly-Clark generates just over of half its sales in North America and more than 10% in Europe, with the rest primarily concentrated in Asia and Latin America.
Sector
Consumer Defensive
Industry
Household & Personal Products
Stock Style Box
Mid Core
Total Number of Employees
41,000

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
KMB
8113
PG
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
17.9739.6624.33
Price/Book Value
43.614.487.67
Price/Sales
1.963.274.59
Price/Cash Flow
13.5522.9819.22
Price/Earnings
KMB
8113
PG

Financial Strength

Metric
KMB
8113
PG
Quick Ratio
0.471.830.40
Current Ratio
0.822.390.64
Interest Coverage
7.6723.4920.66
Quick Ratio
KMB
8113
PG

Profitability

Metric
KMB
8113
PG
Return on Assets (Normalized)
12.65%8.28%13.58%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
331.30%13.96%35.76%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
26.41%11.56%20.36%
Return on Assets
KMB
8113
PG
See how this stock stacks up to its competitors with Morningstar Investor

Household & Personal Products Industry Comparables

Ticker
Name
Morningstar Rating for Stocks
Economic Moat
Market Cap
PG
Procter & Gamble CoWxmsd$377.8 Bil
UL
Unilever PLC ADRBhph$126.4 Bil
CL
Colgate-Palmolive CoFwjjj$70.8 Bil
EL
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc Class AMksyw$53.3 Bil
RBGLY
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC ADRNwzq$52.3 Bil
KVUE
Kenvue IncBkm$36.7 Bil
CHD
Church & Dwight Co IncBkrs$24.3 Bil
CLX
Clorox CoRbnc$18.9 Bil
COTY
Coty Inc Class AQjrz$11.6 Bil

Sponsor Center