Kimberly-Clark Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Friday, January 25, 2013. Kimberly-Clark manufactures and markets a range of mostly paper-based consumer products.

Kimberly-Clark Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.36 per share, a rise of 6.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $1.33. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at $1.36 during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 9% versus last year to $5.23.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company reported profit of $1.34 per share versus a mean estimate of net income of. The company has beaten estimates for the past three quarters.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 19.7% to $517 million ($1.30 a share) from $432 million ($1.09 a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue fell 2.5% to $5.25 billion from $5.38 billion.

Here’s how Kimberly-Clark traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week:

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