Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 26. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Kimberly-Clark's revenues will improve 0.1% and EPS will expand 8.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.26 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.28.
Last quarter, Kimberly-Clark notched revenue of $5.24 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $5.03 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.24. GAAP EPS of $1.18 for Q1 were 37% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.86 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 33.2%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.3%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.9%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $21.19 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.16.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,008 members out of 1,063 rating the stock outperform, and 55 members rating it underperform. Among 350 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 340 give Kimberly-Clark a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kimberly-Clark is hold, with an average price target of $73.46.
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