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Kimberly-Clark Corporation Introduces New Wiping Solution

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has introduced Kimtech WetTask Dual-Performance Wiping System, a new wiping solution. As the latest addition to the WetTask System line, this closed-bucket solution uses Kimtech WetTask Wipers that are specially designed to be used with your preferred chemical solution in order to maintain disinfectant concentration. This system delivers target concentration of disinfectant to reach the surfacereducing the risk of cross contamination that can occur with laundered towels and microfiber cloths. The Kimtech WetTask Dual-Performance Wiping System offers enhanced scrubbing versatility with two different sides for cleaning and disinfecting. The innovative wipers feature a white side for regular cleaning and a purple, textured side ideally suited for hard to remove substances when extra scrubbing power is needed.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on October 2, 2014

The board of directors of Kimberly-Clark Corporation has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.84 per share. The dividend is payable on October 2, 2014 to stockholders of record on September 5, 2014.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014; Announces Asset Impairment Charges for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2014

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $5,343 million against $5,267 million a year ago. Operating profit was $790 million against $796 million a year ago. Income before income taxes and equity interests was $723 million against $730 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $509 million against $526 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $1.35 against $1.36 a year ago. On non-GAAP basis, operating profit was $860 million against $818 million a year ago. Income before equity interests was $543 million against $513 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $562 million against $526 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $1.49 against $1.41 a year ago. Cash provided by operations was $842 million against $576 million a year ago. Capital spending was $181 million against $220 million a year ago. For the six months, the company reported net sales of $10,621 million against $10,585 million a year ago. Operating profit was $1,587 million against $1,579 million a year ago. Income before income taxes and equity interests was $1,452 million against $1,451 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $1,047 million against $1,057 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $2.75 against $2.72 a year ago. On non-GAAP basis, operating profit was $1,713 million against $1,668 million a year ago. Income before equity interests was $1,094 million against $1,058 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $1,128 million against $1,125 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $2.97 against $2.89 a year ago. Cash provided by operations was $1,279 million against $1,183 million a year ago. Capital spending was $439 million against $494 million a year ago. The company continues to expect a full-year 2014 adjusted effective tax rate between 31.0% and 32.5%. Net income from equity companies is expected to be down year-on-year compared to the prior assumption for net income to be similar to, or up slightly, versus the prior year. The updated assumption is driven by expectations for lower net income from K-C de Mexico as a result of a difficult macro-economic environment. Adjusted earnings per share in 2014 are anticipated to be $6.00 to $6.15 versus the company's previous target of $6.00 to $6.20. The company announced asset impairment of $42 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Launches GoodNites TRU-FIT Underwear

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that its GoodNites brand has introduced TRU-FIT, cotton-blend underwear with disposable, absorbent inserts. This unique product washes and feels like regular underwear and provides the nighttime protection to help keep sheets and pajamas dry at night. GoodNites TRU-FIT underwear is available now for purchase in most national retailers. GoodNites TRU-FIT underwear is designed for boys and girls in sizes S/M and L/XL with colors and patterns for each size. GoodNites TRU-FIT underwear is real, machine washable underwear accompanied by a disposable, absorbent insert that helps maximize leakage protection.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation to Report Q2, 2014 Results on Jul 22, 2014

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that they will report Q2, 2014 results at 11:30 AM, GMT Standard Time on Jul 22, 2014

 

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