Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 25. 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 increase 0.5% and EPS will grow 5.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.20 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.35.
Last quarter, Kimberly-Clark booked revenue of $5.25 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $5.38 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 $1.34. GAAP EPS of $1.30 for Q3 were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.09 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 34.2%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.9%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.9%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $20.97 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.23.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,008 members out of 1,061 rating the stock outperform, and 53 members rating it underperform. Among 360 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 351 give Kimberly-Clark a green thumbs-up, and nine 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 $86.50.
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