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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.21
KMB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. KMB: 0.21 )
KMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.21

0.01
0.22
Equity to Asset 0.24
KMB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1478 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. KMB: 0.24 )
KMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.24

0.2
0.42
Interest Coverage 11.34
KMB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. KMB: 11.34 )
KMB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.73   Max: 15.42
Current: 11.34

6.73
15.42
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.25
M-Score: -2.76
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.17
KMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. KMB: 15.17 )
KMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.71   Max: 18.16
Current: 15.17

11.71
18.16
Net-margin (%) 10.13
KMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. KMB: 10.13 )
KMB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 12.88
Current: 10.13

0.24
12.88
ROE (%) 44.11
KMB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. KMB: 44.11 )
KMB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 44.11
Current: 44.11

0.91
44.11
ROA (%) 11.32
KMB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. KMB: 11.32 )
KMB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 13.02
Current: 11.32

0.29
13.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.25
KMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. KMB: 40.25 )
KMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 23.6   Max: 40.25
Current: 40.25

23.6
40.25
Revenue Growth (%) 4.60
KMB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. KMB: 4.60 )
KMB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.6   Max: 11.7
Current: 4.6

-5.6
11.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.70
KMB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. KMB: 6.70 )
KMB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 31.1
Current: 6.7

-2.3
31.1
EPS Growth (%) 7.50
KMB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. KMB: 7.50 )
KMB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 222.4
Current: 7.5

-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 2013

KMB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ruane Cunniff 70,300 sh (New)
John Buckingham 10,709 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 6,858 sh (New)
Jim Simons 643,800 sh (+110.25%)
Joel Greenblatt 71,656 sh (+50.1%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,849,261 sh (+17.77%)
Murray Stahl 3,984 sh (+5.29%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,981,592 sh (+0.27%)
Dodge & Cox 4,083 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 274,144 sh (-0.01%)
Bill Frels 164,829 sh (-0.59%)
Mario Gabelli 13,750 sh (-1.43%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 118,415 sh (-3.69%)
Steven Cohen 7,871 sh (-27.28%)
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Q4 2013

KMB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 5,046 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 32,470 sh (+312.53%)
Jim Simons 1,246,000 sh (+93.54%)
John Buckingham 11,008 sh (+2.79%)
Bill Frels 164,929 sh (+0.06%)
Dodge & Cox 4,083 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 273,930 sh (-0.08%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,971,320 sh (-0.52%)
Mario Gabelli 13,550 sh (-1.45%)
Murray Stahl 3,834 sh (-3.77%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,761,333 sh (-4.75%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 93,293 sh (-21.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 51,532 sh (-28.08%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,719 sh (-94.71%)
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Q1 2014

KMB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 169,529 sh (+228.98%)
John Buckingham 11,895 sh (+8.06%)
Mario Gabelli 13,843 sh (+2.16%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,993,995 sh (+1.15%)
Pioneer Investments 276,324 sh (+0.87%)
Murray Stahl 3,836 sh (+0.05%)
Dodge & Cox 4,083 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Bill Frels 162,731 sh (-1.33%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 87,339 sh (-6.38%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,137,817 sh (-35.4%)
Jim Simons 649,400 sh (-47.88%)
Steven Cohen 15,968 sh (-50.82%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KMB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 43.32%0.1%$108.4 - $113.11 $ 108-3%242965
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 228.98%0.19%$103.28 - $111.05 $ 1080%169529
Ruane Cunniff 2014-03-31 Sold Out $103.28 - $111.05 $ 1080%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.08%0.06%$93.19 - $109.71 $ 1084%51532
Ruane Cunniff 2013-12-31 Reduce -94.71%0.04%$93.19 - $109.71 $ 1084%3719
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$93.19 - $109.71 $ 1084%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 50.1%0.07%$92.27 - $100.19 $ 10812%71656
Ruane Cunniff 2013-09-30 New Buy0.04%$92.27 - $100.19 $ 10812%70300
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$92.27 - $100.19 $ 10812%6858
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 48.41%0.07%$94.66 - $106.1 $ 1087%47738
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Reduce -32.45%$94.66 - $106.1 $ 1087%13950
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.81%$84.03 - $97.98 $ 10819%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.16%$84.03 - $97.98 $ 10819%32167
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.08%$84.03 - $97.98 $ 10819%0
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Reduce -39.33%0.47%$82.6 - $87.68 $ 10827%364000
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Add 63.33%0.03%$82.6 - $87.68 $ 10827%87943
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Reduce -34.54%0.01%$82.6 - $87.68 $ 10827%23100
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.06%$82.35 - $87.9 $ 10828%53843
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Reduce -20.24%0.01%$82.35 - $87.9 $ 10828%35290
John Hussman 2012-06-30 Reduce -46.92%0.84%$73.8 - $83.02 $ 10837%650500
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Reduce -77.48%0.08%$73.8 - $83.02 $ 10837%44245
John Hussman 2012-03-31 Add 36.17%0.48%$71.13 - $74.16 $ 10859%1225500
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Reduce -29.55%0.05%$71.13 - $74.16 $ 10859%196455
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$71.13 - $74.16 $ 10859%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.04%$68.52 - $74 $ 10852%4344
Tom Gayner 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0572%$62.57 - $71.23 $ 10861%0
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0064%$62.57 - $71.23 $ 10861%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.002%$62.57 - $71.23 $ 10861%0
Chuck Akre 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.38%$64.24 - $68.43 $ 10863%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 New Buy$64.24 - $68.43 $ 10863%6500
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 19.40
KMB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. KMB: 19.40 )
KMB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.04   Max: 23.07
Current: 19.4

11.04
23.07
P/B 8.80
KMB's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. KMB: 8.80 )
KMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.85   Max: 9.25
Current: 8.8

3.85
9.25
P/S 2.00
KMB's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. KMB: 2.00 )
KMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.28
Current: 2

0.96
2.28
PFCF 18.50
KMB's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 61.62 vs. KMB: 18.50 )
KMB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.31   Max: 22.42
Current: 18.5

9.31
22.42
EV-to-EBIT 14.28
KMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.27 vs. KMB: 14.28 )
KMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 17.2
Current: 14.28

3.8
17.2
PEG 4.62
KMB's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KMB: 4.62 )
KMB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 909
Current: 4.62

1.13
909
Shiller P/E 22.10
KMB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 53.28 vs. KMB: 22.10 )
KMB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.44   Max: 23.58
Current: 22.1

11.44
23.58
Current Ratio 1.17
KMB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. KMB: 1.17 )
KMB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.28
Current: 1.17

0.83
1.28
Quick Ratio 0.78
KMB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. KMB: 0.78 )
KMB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.78

0.48
0.82

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.00
KMB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
78% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. KMB: 3.00 )
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 5.33
Current: 3

2.14
5.33
Dividend Payout 0.59
KMB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. KMB: 0.59 )
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.59

0.29
1.09
Dividend growth (3y) 7.10
KMB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. KMB: 7.10 )
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 14.5
Current: 7.1

3.6
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.29
KMB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. KMB: 4.29 )
KMB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.06   Max: 7.62
Current: 4.29

3.06
7.62
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
KMB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. KMB: 2.20 )
KMB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3   Max: -1.9
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 35.30
KMB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. KMB: 35.30 )
KMB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.21   Max: 39.17
Current: 35.3

3.21
39.17
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
KMB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. KMB: 1.80 )
KMB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 3.57
Current: 1.8

0.77
3.57
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
KMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. KMB: 1.10 )
KMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.56
Current: 1.1

0.58
1.56
Price/Graham Number 5.40
KMB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. KMB: 5.40 )
KMB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 35.07
Current: 5.4

1.72
35.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
KMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. KMB: 7.00 )
KMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 26.3
Current: 7

5.8
26.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.85
KMB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.28 vs. KMB: 7.85 )
KMB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 18
Current: 7.85

2.8
18

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Kimberly Clark Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing & marketing of products made from natural or synthetic fibers using technologies in fibers, nonwovens and absorbency. It has four segments: Analog, Embedded Processing, Wireless and Other.

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