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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
KMB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. KMB: 0.18 )
KMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.18
Current: 0.18

0.01
0.18
Equity to Asset 0.26
KMB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. KMB: 0.26 )
KMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.26

0.21
0.4
Interest Coverage 11.34
KMB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.52 vs. KMB: 11.34 )
KMB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 15.42
Current: 11.34

6.33
15.42
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.12
M-Score: -2.83
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.17
KMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. KMB: 15.17 )
KMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.12   Max: 18.09
Current: 15.17

11.12
18.09
Net-margin (%) 10.13
KMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 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 1399 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 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 1412 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 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
91% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.01 vs. KMB: 40.25 )
KMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.43   Max: 40.25
Current: 40.25

17.43
40.25
Revenue Growth (%) 4.60
KMB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 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 974 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. KMB: 6.70 )
KMB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.1   Max: 31.1
Current: 6.7

-3.1
31.1
EPS Growth (%) 7.50
KMB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 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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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

KMB Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 32,167 sh (New)
Jim Simons 114,400 sh (+285.19%)
Jeremy Grantham 915,281 sh (+114.31%)
Murray Stahl 3,984 sh (+23.96%)
George Soros 250,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 4,083 sh (unchged)
Meridian Funds 7,050 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 273,744 sh (-0.01%)
Bill Frels 169,307 sh (-0.59%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 131,757 sh (-3.45%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,169,638 sh (-4.13%)
Mario Gabelli 20,650 sh (-10.61%)
Steven Cohen 2,564 sh (-80%)
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Q2 2013

KMB Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 5,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 10,824 sh (+322.15%)
Jim Simons 306,200 sh (+167.66%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,570,258 sh (+71.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 47,738 sh (+48.41%)
Pioneer Investments 274,167 sh (+0.15%)
Meridian Funds 7,050 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 4,083 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 165,799 sh (-2.07%)
Murray Stahl 3,784 sh (-5.02%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 122,949 sh (-6.69%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,976,347 sh (-8.91%)
Mario Gabelli 13,950 sh (-32.45%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KMB

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.08%0.06%$93.19 - $109.71 $ 112.548%51532
Ruane Cunniff 2013-12-31 Reduce -94.71%0.04%$93.19 - $109.71 $ 112.548%3719
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$93.19 - $109.71 $ 112.548%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 50.1%0.07%$92.27 - $100.19 $ 112.5416%71656
Ruane Cunniff 2013-09-30 New Buy0.04%$92.27 - $100.19 $ 112.5416%70300
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$92.27 - $100.19 $ 112.5416%6858
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 48.41%0.07%$94.66 - $106.1 $ 112.5412%47738
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Reduce -32.45%$94.66 - $106.1 $ 112.5412%13950
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.81%$84.03 - $97.98 $ 112.5424%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.16%$84.03 - $97.98 $ 112.5424%32167
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.08%$84.03 - $97.98 $ 112.5424%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.20
KMB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. KMB: 20.20 )
KMB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.04   Max: 23.07
Current: 20.2

11.04
23.07
P/B 8.80
KMB's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. KMB: 8.80 )
KMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.75   Max: 8.95
Current: 8.8

3.75
8.95
P/S 2.10
KMB's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. KMB: 2.10 )
KMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.33
Current: 2.1

0.96
2.33
PFCF 20.70
KMB's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. KMB: 20.70 )
KMB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.31   Max: 22.36
Current: 20.7

9.31
22.36
EV-to-EBIT 14.90
KMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 1237 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.33 vs. KMB: 14.90 )
KMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 17
Current: 14.9

3.7
17
PEG 4.70
KMB's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. KMB: 4.70 )
KMB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 749
Current: 4.7

1.16
749
Shiller P/E 23.90
KMB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. KMB: 23.90 )
KMB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.41   Max: 23.9
Current: 23.9

11.41
23.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.90
KMB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. KMB: 2.90 )
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 5.33
Current: 2.9

2.14
5.33
Dividend Payout 0.59
KMB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
56% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. KMB: 0.59 )
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 15
Current: 0.59

0.33
15
Dividend growth (3y) 7.10
KMB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. KMB: 7.10 )
KMB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 14.5
Current: 7.1

2.9
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.14
KMB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. KMB: 4.14 )
KMB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.06   Max: 7.62
Current: 4.14

3.06
7.62
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
KMB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. KMB: 2.20 )
KMB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3   Max: -19.1
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 30.00
KMB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 1215 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. KMB: 30.00 )
KMB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.16   Max: 27.86
Current: 30

3.16
27.86
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
KMB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
55% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. KMB: 1.90 )
KMB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 3.57
Current: 1.9

0.87
3.57
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
KMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KMB: 1.20 )
KMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.2

0.65
1.57
Price/Graham Number 5.10
KMB's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KMB: 5.10 )
KMB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 15.53
Current: 5.1

1.47
15.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
KMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. KMB: 6.70 )
KMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 26.8
Current: 6.7

5.9
26.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.48
KMB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. KMB: 7.48 )
KMB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 18
Current: 7.48

1.7
18

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Traded in other countries:KMY.Germany
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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