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Will Lower Pricing and Higher Costs Keep Hurting KMB?

Adrian Stevens
Will Lower Pricing and Higher Costs Keep Hurting KMB?

Kimberly-Clark (KMB) is expected to announce its 1Q18 results on April 23. Analysts expect the company’s sales to sustain their momentum, led by improvements in volumes. Innovation-led products and brand investments are expected to support sales. Moreover, gains from the India joint venture should further drive net sales growth. However, lower net selling prices—due to promotional spending amid increased competition—are likely to remain a drag.