Kimberly Clark manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and K-C professional products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The company was founded in 1872 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
KMB Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation
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We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Kimberly Clark Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Kimberly Clark Corp ranked in the 36th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Kimberly Clark Corp, consider:
The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 12.87; that's higher than 78.46% of US stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector that have positive free cash flow.
KMB's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 25.96% of tickers in our DCF set.
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INGR, CLX, MKC, WMT, and COST can be thought of as valuation peers to KMB, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Defensive sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.
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Introduction Kimberly-Clark (KMB) is one of the world’s largest producers of personal care and hygiene products. Everyone with kids will know the Huggies brand while the company also produces everyday essentials like Kleenex and toilet paper. Kimberly-Clark is active all over the world but still generates about half of its...
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