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Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB)

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Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
Quarterly Data

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Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

Kimberly-Clark Corp., historical price multiples (quarterly data)

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Price to earnings (P/E)
Price to operating profit (P/OP)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-21).

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s P/E ratio increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s P/OP ratio increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s P/S ratio increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly decreased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

Kimberly-Clark Corp., historical P/E calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Net income (loss) attributable to Kimberly-Clark Corporation (in millions)
Earnings per share (EPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/E ratio4
Benchmarks
P/E Ratio, Competitors5
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Nike Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-21).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2020 Calculation
EPS = (Net income (loss) attributable to Kimberly-Clark CorporationQ1 2020 + Net income (loss) attributable to Kimberly-Clark CorporationQ4 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to Kimberly-Clark CorporationQ3 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to Kimberly-Clark CorporationQ2 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q1 2020 Calculation
P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s P/E ratio increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

Kimberly-Clark Corp., historical P/OP calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Operating profit (loss) (in millions)
Operating profit per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/OP ratio4
Benchmarks
P/OP Ratio, Competitors5
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Nike Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-21).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2020 Calculation
Operating profit per share = (Operating profit (loss)Q1 2020 + Operating profit (loss)Q4 2019 + Operating profit (loss)Q3 2019 + Operating profit (loss)Q2 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q1 2020 Calculation
P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s P/OP ratio increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Price to Sales (P/S)

Kimberly-Clark Corp., historical P/S calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Net sales (in millions)
Sales per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/S ratio4
Benchmarks
P/S Ratio, Competitors5
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Nike Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-21).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2020 Calculation
Sales per share = (Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q1 2020 Calculation
P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s P/S ratio increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly decreased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

Kimberly-Clark Corp., historical P/BV calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity (in millions)
Book value per share (BVPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/BV ratio4
Benchmarks
P/BV Ratio, Competitors5
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Nike Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-21).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2020 Calculation
BVPS = Total Kimberly-Clark Corporation stockholders’ equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q1 2020 Calculation
P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return.