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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
KMB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. KMB: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.08
0.02
0.22
Equity to Asset 0.03
KMB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. KMB: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.03
0.01
0.42
Interest Coverage 8.88
KMB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 27.36 vs. KMB: 8.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KMB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.73  Med: 10.38 Max: 15.42
Current: 8.88
6.73
15.42
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.05
M-Score: -3.33
WACC vs ROIC
8.16%
11.01%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.17
KMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. KMB: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.71  Med: 14.49 Max: 18.09
Current: 6.17
11.71
18.09
Net-margin (%) 3.48
KMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. KMB: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KMB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 9.86 Max: 12.88
Current: 3.48
0.24
12.88
ROE (%) 31.11
KMB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. KMB: 31.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KMB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 20.94  Med: 32.20 Max: 54.65
Current: 31.11
20.94
54.65
ROA (%) 3.81
KMB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. KMB: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KMB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.8  Med: 10.16 Max: 13.62
Current: 3.81
7.8
13.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.22
KMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. KMB: 15.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 23.29  Med: 30.74 Max: 65.41
Current: 15.22
23.29
65.41
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.40
KMB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KMB: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KMB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.1  Med: 4.00 Max: 31.1
Current: 0.4
-3.1
31.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
KMB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KMB: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KMB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.8  Med: 4.00 Max: 222.4
Current: -0.7
-0.8
222.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

KMB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Hussman 127,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 3,064 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 112,198 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%)
Pioneer Investments 2,011 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 4,083 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 13,543 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

Paul Tudor Jones 14,794 sh (+246.38%)
Pioneer Investments 2,214 sh (+10.09%)
Bill Frels 168,276 sh (+4.76%)
John Buckingham 13,849 sh (+2.34%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,247,440 sh (+1.32%)
Dodge & Cox 4,083 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 4,474 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 138,804 sh (-4.01%)
Jim Simons 1,572,900 sh (-14.33%)
Mario Gabelli 11,063 sh (-18.31%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 52,485 sh (-44.76%)
Joel Greenblatt 157,553 sh (-72.30%)
John Hussman 2,000 sh (-97.40%)
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Q2 2015

KMB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
John Hussman 1,500 sh (-25.00%)
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 45.31
KMB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. KMB: 45.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KMB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.58  Med: 17.10 Max: 45.16
Current: 45.31
10.58
45.16
Forward P/E 18.62
KMB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.56 vs. KMB: 18.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 45.20
KMB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
77% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. KMB: 45.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KMB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.52  Med: 17.19 Max: 45.09
Current: 45.2
10.52
45.09
P/B 81.31
KMB's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the 1344 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. KMB: 81.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.9  Med: 4.90 Max: 210.94
Current: 81.31
3.9
210.94
P/S 2.32
KMB's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. KMB: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.36
Current: 2.32
0.92
2.36
PFCF 34.99
KMB's PFCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.58 vs. KMB: 34.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KMB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.93  Med: 17.22 Max: 34.84
Current: 34.99
8.93
34.84
POCF 18.18
KMB's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. KMB: 18.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KMB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.35  Med: 11.34 Max: 18.11
Current: 18.18
6.35
18.11
EV-to-EBIT 42.64
KMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.84 vs. KMB: 42.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.6  Med: 13.40 Max: 43.2
Current: 42.64
3.6
43.2
PEG 30.13
KMB's PEG is ranked lower than
93% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. KMB: 30.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KMB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 4.14 Max: 200.33
Current: 30.13
1.1
200.33
Shiller P/E 24.23
KMB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 22.42 vs. KMB: 24.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KMB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.91  Med: 16.72 Max: 25.49
Current: 24.23
10.91
25.49
Current Ratio 0.82
KMB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. KMB: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KMB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.82
0.82
1.28
Quick Ratio 0.53
KMB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 1289 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. KMB: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KMB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.53
0.52
0.82
Days Inventory 62.72
KMB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 1377 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 63.59 vs. KMB: 62.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KMB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 57.7  Med: 62.51 Max: 67.02
Current: 62.72
57.7
67.02
Days Sales Outstanding 45.26
KMB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
59% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 38.36 vs. KMB: 45.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KMB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 41.14  Med: 46.79 Max: 55.33
Current: 45.26
41.14
55.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.97
KMB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. KMB: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.23  Med: 3.32 Max: 5.56
Current: 2.97
2.23
5.56
Dividend Payout 1.95
KMB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. KMB: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.50 Max: 1.09
Current: 1.95
0.29
1.09
Dividend growth (3y) 6.30
KMB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
60% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. KMB: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.6  Med: 7.10 Max: 14.5
Current: 6.3
3.6
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.19
KMB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1639 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. KMB: 4.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KMB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.34  Med: 4.66 Max: 7.8
Current: 4.19
3.34
7.8
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
KMB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. KMB: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KMB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 2.20 Max: -1.9
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Projected FCF 2.39
KMB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
321% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. KMB: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KMB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.48 Max: 3.42
Current: 2.39
0.72
3.42
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 3.15
KMB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
82% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. KMB: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.39
KMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
153% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. KMB: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.39
0.58
1.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.40
KMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1406 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. KMB: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 7.50 Max: 27.5
Current: 2.4
2.3
27.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.34
KMB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. KMB: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KMB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 8.40 Max: 18.7
Current: 2.34
2.3
18.7

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Traded in other countries:KMB.Argentina, 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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