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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
KMB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 2174 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. KMB: 0.08 )
KMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.08

0.02
0.22
Equity to Asset 0.01
KMB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1972 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KMB: 0.01 )
KMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.42
Interest Coverage 8.88
KMB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.84 vs. KMB: 8.88 )
KMB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.73   Max: 15.42
Current: 8.88

6.73
15.42
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.40
M-Score: -3.16
WACC vs ROIC
6.39%
20.05%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.92
KMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2173 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.81 vs. KMB: 12.92 )
KMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.71   Max: 18.09
Current: 12.92

11.71
18.09
Net-margin (%) 7.61
KMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2173 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. KMB: 7.61 )
KMB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 12.88
Current: 7.61

0.24
12.88
ROE (%) 50.31
KMB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2149 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. KMB: 50.31 )
KMB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 20.94   Max: 54.65
Current: 50.31

20.94
54.65
ROA (%) 8.29
KMB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. KMB: 8.29 )
KMB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 13.62
Current: 8.29

7.8
13.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.09
KMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2188 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.47 vs. KMB: 32.09 )
KMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.16   Max: 57.37
Current: 32.09

24.16
57.37
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.40
KMB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. KMB: 0.40 )
KMB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.1   Max: 31.1
Current: 0.4

-3.1
31.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
KMB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. KMB: -0.70 )
KMB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 222.4
Current: -0.7

-0.8
222.4
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

KMB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 3,476 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,344,400 sh (+107.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 242,965 sh (+43.32%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 89,741 sh (+2.75%)
John Buckingham 12,120 sh (+1.89%)
Murray Stahl 3,899 sh (+1.64%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,009,298 sh (+0.77%)
Dodge & Cox 4,083 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 161,863 sh (-0.53%)
Mario Gabelli 13,543 sh (-2.17%)
Jeremy Grantham 650,654 sh (-42.82%)
Pioneer Investments 150,108 sh (-45.68%)
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Q3 2014

KMB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 112,198 sh (New)
John Hussman 127,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 3,064 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,999 sh (+331.50%)
Murray Stahl 4,599 sh (+17.95%)
Jim Simons 1,534,000 sh (+14.10%)
John Buckingham 13,522 sh (+11.57%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 98,795 sh (+10.09%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,144,813 sh (+6.74%)
Jeremy Grantham 693,413 sh (+6.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 243,042 sh (+0.03%)
Dodge & Cox 4,083 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 2,011 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 13,543 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 160,525 sh (-0.83%)
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Q4 2014

KMB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 568,868 sh (+134.06%)
Jim Simons 1,836,000 sh (+19.69%)
Ken Fisher 3,514 sh (+14.69%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,218,237 sh (+3.42%)
John Buckingham 13,532 sh (+0.07%)
Bill Frels 160,625 sh (+0.06%)
Dodge & Cox 4,083 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 13,543 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 2,011 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Murray Stahl 4,474 sh (-2.72%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 95,009 sh (-3.83%)
John Hussman 77,000 sh (-39.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,271 sh (-71.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 144,605 sh (-79.15%)
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Q1 2015

KMB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 52,485 sh (-44.76%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.70
KMB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 35.20 vs. KMB: 28.70 )
KMB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.58   Max: 29.31
Current: 28.7

10.58
29.31
Forward P/E 18.18
KMB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KMB: 18.18 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.70
KMB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 35.00 vs. KMB: 28.70 )
KMB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.52   Max: 29.28
Current: 28.7

10.52
29.28
P/B 210.70
KMB's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. KMB: 210.70 )
KMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 211.04
Current: 210.7

3.9
211.04
P/S 2.14
KMB's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KMB: 2.14 )
KMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.31
Current: 2.14

0.92
2.31
PFCF 31.10
KMB's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KMB: 31.10 )
KMB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.93   Max: 31.1
Current: 31.1

8.93
31.1
POCF 17.31
KMB's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 25.45 vs. KMB: 17.31 )
KMB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.35   Max: 17.31
Current: 17.31

6.35
17.31
EV-to-EBIT 19.14
KMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 24.12 vs. KMB: 19.14 )
KMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 20.8
Current: 19.14

3.6
20.8
PEG 19.13
KMB's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KMB: 19.13 )
KMB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 200.33
Current: 19.13

1.1
200.33
Shiller P/E 23.70
KMB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KMB: 23.70 )
KMB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.93   Max: 25.33
Current: 23.7

10.93
25.33
Current Ratio 0.87
KMB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 2005 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. KMB: 0.87 )
KMB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.87

0.83
1.28
Quick Ratio 0.56
KMB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 2003 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. KMB: 0.56 )
KMB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.56

0.52
0.82
Days Inventory 61.95
KMB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 81.09 vs. KMB: 61.95 )
KMB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 57.7   Max: 67.02
Current: 61.95

57.7
67.02
Days Sales Outstanding 42.80
KMB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 58.63 vs. KMB: 42.80 )
KMB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 41.14   Max: 55.33
Current: 42.8

41.14
55.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.05
KMB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. KMB: 3.05 )
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 5.56
Current: 3.05

2.37
5.56
Dividend Payout 0.87
KMB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. KMB: 0.87 )
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.87

0.29
1.09
Dividend growth (3y) 6.30
KMB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. KMB: 6.30 )
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 14.5
Current: 6.3

3.6
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.35
KMB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KMB: 4.35 )
KMB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.32   Max: 7.8
Current: 4.35

3.32
7.8
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
KMB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1237 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. KMB: 1.80 )
KMB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3   Max: -1.9
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
KMB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KMB: 2.30 )
KMB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.42
Current: 2.3

0.72
3.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
KMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. KMB: 1.30 )
KMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.56
Current: 1.3

0.58
1.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
KMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2155 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. KMB: 5.20 )
KMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 27.5
Current: 5.2

4.8
27.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.66
KMB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. KMB: 5.66 )
KMB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 18.7
Current: 5.66

2.6
18.7

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Traded in other countries:KMY.Germany,
Kimberly-Clark Corp was incorporated in Delaware in 1928. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of products made from natural or synthetic fibers using technologies in fibers, nonwovens and absorbency. On October 31, 2014 (the Distribution Date), the Company completed the spin-off of its health care business, creating a stand-alone, publicly traded health care company, Halyard Health, Inc. (Halyard). The Company is organized into operating segments based on product groupings. These operating segments have been aggregated into three reportable business segments. Personal Care brands offer parents a trusted partner in caring for their families and deliver confidence, protection and discretion to adults through solutions and products such as disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products. Products in this segment are sold under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Poise and other brand names. Consumer Tissue offers solutions and trusted brands that touch and improve people's lives every day. Products in this segment include facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins and related products, and are sold under the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Andrex, Scottex, Neve and other brand names. K-C Professional (KCP) helps transform workplaces for employees and patrons, making them healthier, safer and more productive, through solutions and supporting products such as apparel, wipers, soaps, sanitizers, tissue and towels. Key brands in this segment include Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech and Jackson Safety.
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