Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 22. 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 grow 1.2% and EPS will expand 6.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.33 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.39.
Last quarter, Kimberly-Clark booked revenue of $5.32 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $5.24 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 $1.48. GAAP EPS of $1.36 for Q1 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.18 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 34.6%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.8%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.0%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $21.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.72.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,012 members out of 1,072 rating the stock outperform, and 60 members rating it underperform. Among 343 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 331 give Kimberly-Clark a green thumbs-up, and 12 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 $88.12.
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