Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB)

CONSUMER STAPLES: HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
SIC: CONVERTED PAPER & PAPERBOARD PRODS (NO CONTANERS/BOXES)

351 PHELPS DRIVE IRVING, TX 75038

Operates a global consumer products business. Its tissue, personal care and health care products are manufactured in 37 countries and sold in more than 150 countries. The company's recognized brands include Kleenex, Kotex, Scott, Depend, Huggies and Pull-Ups.
Kimberly, Clark & Company was founded in Neenah, Wisconsin, in 1872 as a partnership of four menJohn A. Kimberly, Charles B. Clark, Frank C. Shattuck, and Havilah Babcock. The company's first product was newsprint made from linen and cotton rags. It opened the first paper mill in Wisconsin at its inception, and within six years the company expanded by acquiring a majority interest in the nearby Atlas paper mill, which converted ground pulpwood into manila wrapping paper. The company was incorporated in 1880 as Kimberly & Clark Company. In 1889 the company constructed a pulp and papermaking complex on the Fox River.

Among the company's early innovations was the paper used for rotogravure, a procedure for printing photographs with a rotary press. In 1914 researchers working with bagasse, a pulp by-product of processed sugar cane, produced creped cellulose wadding, or tissue. During World War I this product, called cellucotton, was used to treat wounds in place of scarce surgical cottons. At that time field nurses also discovered that cellucotton worked well as a disposable feminine napkin. The company later recognized the commercial potential of this application and in 1920 introduced its Kotex feminine napkin.

In 1924 the company introduced another disposable tissue product, Kleenex, to replace the face towels then used for removing cold cream. Consumers preferred to use Kleenex as a disposable handkerchief, which prompted the company to alter its marketing strategy. Nationwide advertisements promoting Kleenex for its current used began in 1930, and sales doubled within a year. The company created a separate sales company, International Cellucotton Products, to manufacture Kotex and Kleenex.

During the 1920s Kimberly & Clark built a Canadian pulp mill and power plant called Spruce Falls Power and Paper Company. In 1925 the company formed what would become Canadian Cellucotton Products Limited, for marketing cellucotton products internationally. The next year the company, in partnership with the New York Times, added a newsprint mill to the Spruce Falls complex and expanded its pulping capacity.

The company was reorganized and reincorporated in 1928 as Kimberly-Clark Corporation. That year, the company offered shares for the first time on the New York and Chicago stock exchanges.

During World War II the company devoted many of its resources to the war effort. Kimberly-Clark also contracted Margaret Buell, creator of the cartoon strip "Little Lulu," to promote Kleenex. Buell and Little Lulu continued to promote Kleenex into the 1960s. After the war, the company initiated a growth program to handle revived consumer product demand. Facilities were built or acquired in Balfour, North Carolina, and Memphis, Tennessee, in 1946.

Data based on most recent fiscal year report
Market Cap37.877 Billion Shares Outstanding351.1 Million Avg Volume3.068 Million
1-Yr BETA vs S&P TR Current Ratio0.89 Quick Ratio0.58
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Filers who had this stock in their top 10: 20 2 (0.21%)
13F Filers holding this stock: 1413 89 (9.3%)
Aggregate 13F shares on 09/30/2019: 242.192 Million 14.478 Million
Aggregate 13F shares on 06/30/2019: 247.819 Million 15.216 Million
Percent change: -2.27% -4.85%
Funds creating new positions: 88 14
Funds Adding to an existing position: 472 31
Funds closing out their position: 73 13
Funds reducing their position: 581 33
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Open Market Buys/Sells Last 60 Days

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Exercise Derivative Conversion (M)

825.6 total shares from 1 transactions

Current/Former Insiders

Insider Name Type Last Reported Shares Held Last Reported Date Filings in past year

BRICKMAN CHRISTIAN A. PRESIDENT & CEO

  • Officer
  • Director
429,091 2019-11-05 0

WILKINSON TRISTRAM PRESIDENT, EMEA

  • Officer
7,069 2019-10-31 4

RICE LINDA JOHNSON

  • Director
8,368 2019-10-29 0

KARCH NANCY J

  • Director
0 2019-10-24 2

BERGSTROM JOHN F

  • Director
19,414 2019-10-04 1

PALMER ANTHONY J.

  • Director
10,950 2019-10-01 2

KALMANSON STEVEN R

10,764 2019-10-01 0

ABERNATHY ROBERT E

  • Director
15,906 2019-09-30 0

BUTHMAN MARK A

27,277 2019-09-30 0

HENRY MARIA

  • Director
21,649 2019-09-24 2

SMUCKER MARK T

  • Director
0 2019-09-18 2

LEWIS ALISON CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

  • Officer
0 2019-09-18 2

MELUCCI JEFFREY P. SVP - GENERAL COUNSEL

  • Officer
7,394 2019-08-29 5

AGARWAL ACHAL PRESIDENT - ASIA PACIFIC

  • Officer
48,156 2019-08-09 4

BOSTON J. SCOTT SVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER

  • Officer
11,901 2019-08-07 4

JENNESS JAMES M

  • Director
19,059 2019-07-30 1

POWELL AARON PRESIDENT, KCP

  • Officer
1,977 2019-07-29 5

UNDERHILL KIMBERLY K

  • Director
8,552 2019-07-01 4

LOEWE NANCY S.

  • Director
9,048 2019-06-17 0

MACQUILLAN SANDRA EVP, INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN

  • Officer
0 2019-06-10 6

MCCOY SHERILYN S

  • Director
3,359 2019-05-22 1

GOTTUNG LIZANNE C

  • Director
0 2019-05-17 0

BAUER JOANNE B

  • Director
39,149 2019-05-14 0

FALK THOMAS J EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

  • Officer
  • Director
714,748 2019-05-13 4

SHIVE DUNIA A

  • Director
43 2019-05-08 3

DECHERD ROBERT W CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO

  • Officer
  • Director
43,659 2019-05-03 1

CRUZ SERGIO PRESIDENT, LATIN AMERICA

  • Officer
3,089 2019-05-03 2

SHAPIRO MARC J

  • Director
142,906 2019-05-02 1

STOCK ELANE B

  • Director
5,644 2019-05-02 0

MACLIN TODD

  • Director
0 2019-05-02 2

HSU MICHAEL D. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

  • Officer
  • Director
0 2019-05-01 2

DREXLER ANDREW VICE PRESIDENT AND CONTROLLER

  • Officer
0 2019-05-01 2

WHITE MICHAEL D

  • Director
85,650 2019-04-24 1

READ IAN C EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

  • Officer
  • Director
1,120,644 2019-03-04 1

BLACK ROBERT WILLIAM

  • Director
0 2019-02-01 0

BRU ABELARDO E

  • Director
0 2019-01-02 1

JEMISON MAE

  • Director
0 2019-01-02 1

GARCIA FABIAN T

  • Director
0 2019-01-02 1

QUARLES CHRISTA S

  • Director
0 2019-01-02 1

AZBELL MICHAEL T. VICE PRESIDENT AND CONTROLLER

  • Officer
11,579 2018-11-27 1

ALLGAIER LARRY P. GROUP PRES., KCNA

  • Officer
963 2018-04-25 0

CALVO PAZ GUSTAVO PRESIDENT, EMEA

  • Officer
0 2018-01-03 0

MIELKE THOMAS J. SVP - GENERAL COUNSEL

  • Officer
21,690 2017-05-16 0

ALM JOHN R

  • Director
0 2015-04-02 0

BERESFORD DENNIS R

  • Director
2,250 2013-07-12 0

SPENCER JAN BC SVP, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

  • Officer
37,253 2012-04-30 0

SULLIVAN G CRAIG

  • Director
0 2012-04-03 0

VEST RANDY J VICE PRESIDENT AND CONTROLLER

  • Officer
0 2009-07-02 0

Insider Transactions Last 60 Days

Reporting Owners Transaction Date Transaction Code Shares Share Price Acquired or Disposed Shares Owned Following Transaction Combined shares owned after filing Direct/Indirect Ownership 10b-5

WILKINSON TRISTRAM - Officer PRESIDENT, EMEA

2019-10-31 F 389 $132.88 d 5,395 7,068.95 direct

WILKINSON TRISTRAM - Officer PRESIDENT, EMEA

2019-10-31 M 826 a 5,784 7,068.95 direct

WILKINSON TRISTRAM - Officer PRESIDENT, EMEA

2019-10-31 M 826 d 1,650 7,068.95 direct

KARCH NANCY J - Director

2019-10-24 G 1,000 d 0 0.00 direct
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