Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a household & personal products business based in the US. Kimberly-Clark shares (KMB.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $153.33 – an increase of 0.55% over the previous week. Kimberly-Clark employs 40,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18.9 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Kimberly-Clark's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $153.33, which is 7.81% up on its pre-crash value of $141.35 and 38.56% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $110.66.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Kimberly-Clark shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $781.89 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,067.18.
|Latest market close||$153.33|
|52-week range||$108.2297 - $157.8347|
|50-day moving average||$134.0885|
|200-day moving average||$143.9732|
|Wall St. target price||$149.79|
|Dividend yield||$4.28 (3.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.889|
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|1 week (2021-01-13)||-0.08%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||-1.45%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||-3.88%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||-10.70%|
|1 year (2020-01-21)||-9.00%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||13.92%|
|5 years (2016-01-21)||5.30%|
Valuing Kimberly-Clark stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kimberly-Clark's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kimberly-Clark's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Kimberly-Clark shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Kimberly-Clark's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.6612. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kimberly-Clark's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Kimberly-Clark's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $4.2 billion (£3.1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kimberly-Clark's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$18.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.83%|
|Gross profit TTM||$6.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||14.08%|
|Return on equity TTM||723.61%|
|Market capitalisation||$44.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.6 million Kimberly-Clark shares held short by investors – that's known as Kimberly-Clark's "short interest". This figure is 5.2% down from 6.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kimberly-Clark shares can be evaluated.
Kimberly-Clark's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kimberly-Clark shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kimberly-Clark shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Kimberly-Clark's SIR currently stands at 3.14. In other words for every 100,000 Kimberly-Clark shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3140 shares are currently held short.
However Kimberly-Clark's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kimberly-Clark shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kimberly-Clark shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kimberly-Clark's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kimberly-Clark shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0194% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kimberly-Clark shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Kimberly-Clark.
Find out more about how you can short Kimberly-Clark stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Kimberly-Clark.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 21.73
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Kimberly-Clark's overall score of 21.73 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 27th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Kimberly-Clark is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 6.16/100
Kimberly-Clark's environmental score of 6.16 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kimberly-Clark is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 7.61/100
Kimberly-Clark's social score of 7.61 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kimberly-Clark is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 4.47/100
Kimberly-Clark's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Kimberly-Clark is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Kimberly-Clark scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Kimberly-Clark has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||21.73|
|Total ESG percentile||27.32|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 55.15% of net profits
Recently Kimberly-Clark has paid out, on average, around 55.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kimberly-Clark shareholders could enjoy a 3.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kimberly-Clark's case, that would currently equate to about $4.28 per share.
Kimberly-Clark's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Kimberly-Clark's most recent dividend payout was on 5 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Kimberly-Clark's shares were split on a 1043:1000 basis on 3 November 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1043 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kimberly-Clark shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kimberly-Clark shares which in turn could have impacted Kimberly-Clark's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Kimberly-Clark's shares have ranged in value from as little as $108.2297 up to $157.8347. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kimberly-Clark's is 0.5131. This would suggest that Kimberly-Clark's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Poise, and other brand names. The Consumer Tissue segment provides facial and bathroom tissues, paper towels, napkins, and related products under the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Andrex, Scottex, Neve, and other brand names. The K-C Professional segment offers wipers, tissues, towels, apparel, soaps, and sanitizers under the Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and KleenGuard brands. The company sells household use products directly to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, variety and department stores, and other retail outlets, as well as through other distributors and e-commerce; and away-from-home use products directly to manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, and public facilities, as well as through distributors. Kimberly-Clark Corporation was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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