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Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB)

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Analysis of Inventory

Advanced level

Inventory Disclosure

Kimberly-Clark Corp., balance sheet: inventory

US$ in millions

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Raw materials
Work in process
Finished goods
Supplies and other
Inventories, determined on FIFO or weighted-average cost methods
Excess of FIFO or weighted-average cost over LIFO cost
Inventories

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

Item Description The company
Inventories Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s inventories decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Adjustment to Inventory: Conversion from LIFO to FIFO

Adjusting LIFO Inventory to FIFO (Current) Cost

US$ in millions

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Adjustment to Inventories
Inventories at LIFO (as reported)
Add: Inventory LIFO reserve
Inventories at FIFO (adjusted)
Adjustment to Current Assets
Current assets (as reported)
Add: Inventory LIFO reserve
Current assets (adjusted)
Adjustment to Total Assets
Total assets (as reported)
Add: Inventory LIFO reserve
Total assets (adjusted)
Adjustment to Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation Stockholders’ Equity
Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity (as reported)
Add: Inventory LIFO reserve
Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity (adjusted)
Adjustment to Net Income Attributable To Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation (as reported)
Add: Increase (decrease) in inventory LIFO reserve
Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation (adjusted)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s inventory value on Dec 31, 2020 would be $2,048  (in millions) if the FIFO inventory method was used instead of LIFO. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s inventories, valued on a LIFO basis, on Dec 31, 2020 were $1,903 . Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s inventories would have been $145  higher than reported on Dec 31, 2020 if the FIFO method had been used instead.


Kimberly-Clark Corp., Financial Data: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Financial Ratios: LIFO vs. FIFO (Summary)

Kimberly-Clark Corp., adjusted financial ratios

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Current Ratio
Reported current ratio (LIFO)
Adjusted current ratio (FIFO)
Net Profit Margin
Reported net profit margin (LIFO)
Adjusted net profit margin (FIFO)
Total Asset Turnover
Reported total asset turnover (LIFO)
Adjusted total asset turnover (FIFO)
Financial Leverage
Reported financial leverage (LIFO)
Adjusted financial leverage (FIFO)
Return on Equity (ROE)
Reported ROE (LIFO)
Adjusted ROE (FIFO)
Return on Assets (ROA)
Reported ROA (LIFO)
Adjusted ROA (FIFO)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

Financial ratio Description The company
Adjusted current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as adjusted current assets divided by current liabilities. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s adjusted current ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by revenue. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted total assets. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020.

Kimberly-Clark Corp., Financial Ratios: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Current Ratio

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Current liabilities
Liquidity Ratio
Current ratio1
Adjusted: After Conversion from LIFO to FIFO
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted current assets
Current liabilities
Liquidity Ratio
Adjusted current ratio2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

2020 Calculations

1 Current ratio = Current assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted current ratio = Adjusted current assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Adjusted current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as adjusted current assets divided by current liabilities. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s adjusted current ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Adjusted Net Profit Margin

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Adjusted: After Conversion from LIFO to FIFO
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted net profit margin2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

2020 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted net profit margin = 100 × Adjusted net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by revenue. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Adjusted Total Asset Turnover

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Total assets
Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Adjusted: After Conversion from LIFO to FIFO
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Adjusted total assets
Activity Ratio
Adjusted total asset turnover2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

2020 Calculations

1 Total asset turnover = Net sales ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted total asset turnover = Net sales ÷ Adjusted total assets
= ÷ =

Activity ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Adjusted Financial Leverage

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Total assets
Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Financial leverage1
Adjusted: After Conversion from LIFO to FIFO
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted total assets
Adjusted total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Adjusted financial leverage2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

2020 Calculations

1 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted financial leverage = Adjusted total assets ÷ Adjusted total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity
= ÷ =


Adjusted Return on Equity (ROE)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Adjusted: After Conversion from LIFO to FIFO
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Adjusted total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROE2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

2020 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation ÷ Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROE = 100 × Adjusted net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation ÷ Adjusted total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =


Adjusted Return on Assets (ROA)

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Adjusted: After Conversion from LIFO to FIFO
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Adjusted total assets
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROA2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08).

2020 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROA = 100 × Adjusted net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation ÷ Adjusted total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted total assets. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020.