The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Kimberly-Clark's revenues will decrease -0.8% and EPS will grow 4.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.34 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.32.
Last quarter, Kimberly-Clark reported revenue of $5.27 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $5.26 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 $1.30. GAAP EPS of $1.26 for Q2 were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 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 33.6%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.4%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $21.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.19.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,014 members out of 1,067 rating the stock outperform, and 53 members rating it underperform. Among 339 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 330 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 $78.08.
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