Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Dividend Stock Analysis
The Kimberly-Clark dividend has been paid continuously since 1972 and increased for 49 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat, and Dividend Champion.
Current Dividend Annualized: $4.56
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Intrinsic Value – Margin of Safety Analysis
(updated November 2021)
Normalized Diluted Earnings Per Share (TTM): $5.88
Cash Flow From Operations (CFO) Per Share (TTM): $7.52
Free Cash Flow Per Share (TTM): $4.41
Estimated Intrinsic Value: $120
Target Buy Price Based on Required Margin of Safety = $100
(Required Margin of Safety Based On Risk Stability Grade:
A = 10%, B = 20%, C = 30%, D = 40%, F = 50%)
Target SELL Price Based on Estimated Intrinsic Value = $138
(Allow Overvaluation Adjusted by Risk Stability Grade:
A = 20%, B = 15%, C = 10%, D = 5%, F = 0%)
Risk / Stability Grade: B
A grade indicates a quality company with a strong balance sheet, high earnings quality, and a positive business environment. These stocks require the slimmest margin of safety within the stock universe.
B grade indicates a company with a good balance sheet, good earning quality, and a stable business environment. The margin of safety required should be greater than stocks with an A grade but less than the average stock.
C grade indicates a company with a sufficient balance sheet, at least average earnings quality, and a reasonably stable business environment. The margin of safety required is greater than A & B stocks, but less than D & F stocks.
D grade indicates a company in good standing but has issues that could affect its stability and long term risks. D rated stocks should require a large margin of safety when purchased.
F grade indicates a company with significant issues that are currently affecting its stability and long term risks. Require an extremely large margin of safety for F rated stocks when purchased.
Financial Risk Grade: B+
A grade indicates an extremely low probability of a dividend cut. This rating is reserved for companies with strong balance sheets and/or excellent dividend histories.
B grade indicates a very low probability for a dividend cut.
C grade indicates a low probability for a dividend cut and/or average safety risk.
D grade indicates there are issues that should be considered concerning future dividend payments.
F grade indicates serious dividend safety risks. Investors should complete comprehensive due diligence before investing.
Business Quality Grade: B
A grade indicates earnings quality is high or far above average.
B grade indicates earnings quality is good and/or above average.
C grade indicates earnings quality is acceptable or average.
D grade indicates earnings quality is poor and requires thoughtful due diligence.
F grade indicates the quality of the earnings is poor or far below average requiring serious due diligence.
Earnings Report: 9/30/21
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AAAMP Portfolios Position Disclosures:
Dividend Growth & Income – None
Treasure Trove Twelve – LONG
Global Dividend Balanced – None
Global Value – None
Global Value Aggressive – None
High Yield – None
Sector: Consumer Defensive
Industry: Household & Personal Products
Kimberly-Clark is a leading manufacturer of personal care (around half of sales) and tissue products (roughly one third of sales).
Its brand mix includes Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, and Cottonelle. The firm also operates K-C Professional, which partners with businesses to provide safety and sanitary products for the workplace.
Kimberly-Clark generates slightly north of half its sales in North America and more than 10% in Europe, with the rest primarily concentrated in Asia and Latin America
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