March 22, 2019 - 7:33 AM EDT
Kimberly-Clark Is Slowly Losing Its Financial Flexibility

Kimberly-Clark Is Slowly Losing Its Financial Flexibility

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) - maker of the famous Kleenex brand among other premier household products - is up against some challenging headwinds. An increasingly competitive environment and lack of pricing power have stunted growth at Kimberly-Clark for years. With the business unable to break out from its current stagnant state, a strategic acquisition of a growth brand may be the medicine the company needs. However, the company's ever increasing dividend and continued stock buybacks are stretching the balance sheet. If this continues, Kimberly-Clark will be unable to afford an acquisition without over leveraging

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Source: SeekingAlpha (March 22, 2019 - 7:33 AM EDT)