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Why Kimberly-Clark’s Margins Could Remain Pressured in Q1

Adrian Stevens
Why Kimberly-Clark’s Margins Could Remain Pressured in Q1

Kimberly-Clark’s (KMB) profit margins are expected to remain muted, given the headwinds stemming from lower net selling prices and inflation in commodities and transportation costs. Kimberly-Clark’s promotional spending, as a result of soft product demand and increased competitive activity, is resulting in lower net selling prices. In turn, lower prices are affecting margins.