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What’s behind Kimberly-Clark’s Better-than-Expected Earnings?

Adrian Stevens
What’s behind Kimberly-Clark’s Better-than-Expected Earnings?

Kimberly-Clark (KMB) reported stronger-than-expected 1Q18 earnings. Kimberly-Clark’s adjusted earnings of $1.71 per share came in ahead of the consensus estimate of $1.69 and rose 8.9% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. The company has now surpassed analysts’ expectations in three quarters despite pressure on margins from significant inflation in input costs and lower net price realization.