Kimberly-Clark Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) will report earnings before markets open on Monday, July 22nd. Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a global health and hygiene company that manufactures and provides consumer products. The Company’s products include diapers, tissues, paper towels, incontinence care products, surgical gowns, and disposable face masks. Kimberly-Clark’s products are sold in countries around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kimberly-clark Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.39 per share on revenues of $5.34 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.78.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.44 to a profit $1.42. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.71, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Kimberly-clark has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 19,415 19,115 19,746 20,846 21,063
Diluted EPS ($) 4.04 4.52 4.45 3.99 0.00

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 5,269.00 5,246.00 5,307.00 5,318.00
Diluted EPS ($) 1.26 1.30 0.68 1.36

Past Performance:
Kimberly-clark has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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