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Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB)


Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Kimberly-Clark Corp., profitability ratios

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin 30.28% 35.89% 36.54% 35.63% 33.88%
Operating profit margin 12.06% 18.07% 18.22% 8.68% 12.78%
Net profit margin 7.63% 12.48% 11.90% 5.45% 7.74%
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) 362.16% 209.33%
Return on assets (ROA) 9.71% 15.04% 14.83% 6.83% 9.83%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-18).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 but then deteriorated significantly from 2017 to 2018.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s ROA improved from 2016 to 2017 but then deteriorated significantly from 2017 to 2018.

Gross Profit Margin

Kimberly-Clark Corp., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit 5,597  6,553  6,651  6,624  6,683 
Net sales 18,486  18,259  18,202  18,591  19,724 
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1 30.28% 35.89% 36.54% 35.63% 33.88%
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Colgate-Palmolive Co. 59.39% 60.05% 60.04% 58.62% 58.51%
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. 79.22% 79.39% 80.63% 80.51% 80.32%
Nike Inc. 43.84% 44.58% 46.24% 45.97% 44.77%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-18).

1 2018 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Net sales
= 100 × 5,597 ÷ 18,486 = 30.28%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Operating Profit Margin

Kimberly-Clark Corp., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating profit 2,229  3,299  3,317  1,613  2,521 
Net sales 18,486  18,259  18,202  18,591  19,724 
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1 12.06% 18.07% 18.22% 8.68% 12.78%
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Colgate-Palmolive Co. 23.76% 23.22% 25.25% 17.39% 20.59%
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. 15.00% 14.31% 14.30% 14.90% 16.66%
Nike Inc. 12.21% 13.83% 13.91% 13.64% 13.24%
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Personal Goods 14.77% 16.68% 17.22% 13.40% 15.29%
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Goods 9.78% 13.54% 12.78% 11.75% 10.72%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-18).

1 2018 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating profit ÷ Net sales
= 100 × 2,229 ÷ 18,486 = 12.06%

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Net Profit Margin

Kimberly-Clark Corp., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation 1,410  2,278  2,166  1,013  1,526 
Net sales 18,486  18,259  18,202  18,591  19,724 
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1 7.63% 12.48% 11.90% 5.45% 7.74%
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Colgate-Palmolive Co. 15.44% 13.10% 16.06% 8.63% 12.62%
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. 8.10% 10.56% 9.90% 10.10% 10.98%
Nike Inc. 5.31% 12.34% 11.61% 10.70% 9.69%
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Personal Goods 8.15% 12.26% 12.31% 8.89% 10.03%
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Goods 8.18% 9.62% 10.50% 9.13% 7.91%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-18).

1 2018 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation ÷ Net sales
= 100 × 1,410 ÷ 18,486 = 7.63%

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 but then deteriorated significantly from 2017 to 2018.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Kimberly-Clark Corp., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation 1,410  2,278  2,166  1,013  1,526 
Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity (287) 629  (102) (174) 729 
Profitability Ratio
ROE1 362.16% 209.33%
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Colgate-Palmolive Co. 190.39%
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. 23.63% 28.49% 31.20% 29.89% 31.24%
Nike Inc. 19.70% 34.17% 30.67% 25.76% 24.88%
ROE, Sector
Personal Goods 48.55% 56.40% 61.23% 42.57% 45.93%
ROE, Industry
Consumer Goods 22.22% 24.72% 28.06% 24.52% 25.89%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-18).

1 2018 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation ÷ Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity
= 100 × 1,410 ÷ -287 =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Kimberly-Clark Corp., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation 1,410  2,278  2,166  1,013  1,526 
Total assets 14,518  15,151  14,602  14,842  15,526 
Profitability Ratio
ROA1 9.71% 15.04% 14.83% 6.83% 9.83%
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Colgate-Palmolive Co. 19.74% 15.97% 20.14% 11.57% 16.20%
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. 8.82% 10.80% 12.08% 13.22% 15.30%
Nike Inc. 8.58% 18.23% 17.57% 15.15% 14.48%
ROA, Sector
Personal Goods 11.09% 15.63% 16.53% 11.93% 13.71%
ROA, Industry
Consumer Goods 5.14% 6.00% 6.87% 6.24% 6.23%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-18).

1 2018 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation ÷ Total assets
= 100 × 1,410 ÷ 14,518 = 9.71%

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s ROA improved from 2016 to 2017 but then deteriorated significantly from 2017 to 2018.