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Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Dividend Analyzer Analysis


Kimberly-Clark Dividend

(updated 7/14/2017)

The Kimberly-Clark dividend has been paid continuously since 1972 and increased for 44 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion.

Price: $124.47
Current Dividend: $3.88

Dividend Yield: 3.1%
Cash Dividend Payout Ratio: 56%

Market Capitalization: 44 B
Enterprise Value: 51 B

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Sector: Consumer Defensive
Industry: Household & Personal Products

Kimberly-Clark is a global leader (175+ countries) in health and hygiene products. Nearly one-quarter of the world’s population uses a Kimberly-Clark product everyday.

Kimberly-Clark holds the number 1 or 2 market share position in over 80 countries for their brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise, and Depend. The company distributes through all the major channels; including supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drug & convenience stores, and directly to consumers.


Dividend Analyzer Checklist

(updated February 2017)

Dividend Safety Score (15/33 points)

Dividend Per Share (ttm): $3.68
Dividend Payout Ratio (ttm): 65%
Dividend Per Share (10 Year Growth): 6.9%
Cash From Operations (CFO) Per Share (ttm): $8.94
CFO Dividend Coverage (CFO / DPS): 2.4 (2/6 points)
Free Cash Flow (FCF) Per Share (ttm): $6.80
FCF Dividend Coverage (FCF / DPS): 1.8 (4/6 points)
Net Financial Debt: $7094 M
Total Assets: $14899 M
Net Financial Debt / Total Assets: 48% (2/12 points)
Net Financial Debt to EBITDA (ttm): 210%
Total Liabilities to Assets Ratio (Qtr.): 98%
Piotroski Score (1-9) (TTM): (7/9 points)

Profitability & Growth Score (13/33 points)

Revenue (10 Year Growth) *CAGR > 4.14%: 1.6% (0/4 points)
EPS Basic Cont. Operations (10 Year Growth) CAGR > 4.14%: -1.8%% (0/4 points)
Cash From Operations (10 Year Growth) CAGR > 4.14%: 0.0% (0/6 points)
Operating Earnings Yield (ttm): 7.4% (3/7 points)
Net Income (ttm): $1994 M
Gross Profit (ttm): $6599 M
Total Assets: $14899 M
Gross Profitability Ratio = GP / Total Assets: 44% (10/12 points)
Cash Return On Invested Capital (CROIC)(tttm): 27%
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC): 25%
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) (5 Year Median): 15%
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) (10 Year Median): 16%

Valuation Score (17/34 points)

Free Cash Flow Yield (ttm): 5.5% (6/9 points)
EV to EBIT (ttm): 15.4 (4/9 points)
EV to EBITDA (ttm): 12.7 (4/9 points)
PE10: 27.0 (3/7 points)
Price to Sales Ratio (ttm): 2.3
Price to Book Value (ttm): 137.0
Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E) (ttm): 20.8

TOTAL POINTS – (45/100) (50 is an average score)

*Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)
**A Compound Annual Growth Rate of 4.14% = a 50% gain over 10 years.

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(updated February 2017)

Kimberly-Clark is ranked #157 (out of 257) overall and #24 (out of 33) in the Consumer Defensive Sector by the Dividend Analyzer.

The problem with investing in KMB is you pay an expensive price for the stock of a company which currently has below average performance. Growth is almost non-existent, the balance sheet is somewhat leveraged, and the stock price is high.

Type of Investor / Recommendation

Large Diversified Dividend Portfolios /  Wait For Lower Price
Looking For Exposure to Consumer Defensive Sector / AVOID
Deep Value Investors / AVOID

Portfolio Position Disclosures:
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DVB Dividend Growth: None
DVB High Income: None
Arbor Asset Allocation Model Portfolio (AAAMP): None

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