KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.46 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 123.86% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||4539.0||4828.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||333.0||-83.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||619.0||789.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||14842.0||15526.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||7775.0||6956.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||40.03||33.91|
|Return on Assets||6.82||9.82|
|Return on Equity||0.0||202.46|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||360.9||365.34|
|Div / share||0.88||0.84|
|Book value / share||-0.48||2.0|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1894338.0||1588860.0|
HOLD. KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 28.60 for the Household Products industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.88. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|KMB 45.92||Peers 28.60||KMB 19.76||Peers 15.97|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
KMB is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
KMB is trading at a premium to its peers.
|KMB 18.99||Peers 22.28||KMB 0.38||Peers 1.46|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
KMB is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
KMB trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|KMB NM||Peers 52.59||KMB -29.31||Peers -11.28|
Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
KMB's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, KMB is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|KMB 2.45||Peers 3.03||KMB -5.75||Peers -7.00|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
KMB is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
KMB significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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