Kimberly Clerk

Key Performance Metrics

  • The review of Net Profit Margin witnessed a mixed trend. The Net Profit Margin declined from 11.69% in 2019 to 8.63% in 2023.
  • The average EBIT Margin for the period under analysis was 14.44%, with 2021 and 2020 performing the worst and best, respectively.
  • In the current year, Kimberly-Clark was able to cover its interest liabilities 8.57 times – compared to 2019 when it was 11.47 times.
  • The Capital turnover stood at 1.94 times in 2023 from 2.26 in 2019, implying a low performance on Capital of the business in relation to revenue.


  • The revenue of Kimberly-Clark has fluctuated year on year. The revenue decreased by 3.74% between 2019 and 2020 and a further 1.57% decrease was recorded between 2020 and 2021. There also occurred a decrease of 1.27% between 2022 and 2023 (the current period).
  • Kimberly-Clark’s performance in profitability looks good as the return on capital employed also recorded good performance during the period of analysis.


  • The company’s result in liquidity looks strong, as current ratio increased from 0.73:1 to 0.82:1 on the last year. Which implies that the company has enough assets to settle its current liabilities.

Capital Structure

  • Kimberly-Clark is both equity and debt financed.
  • The debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio has been fluctuating year on year. The gearing position of the company appears to be high as it stood at 8.73 in the current year.

Source: Kimberly-Clark Annual Report

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