Kimberly-Clark Corp Q4 Earnings Rise 7%

Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB) announced a profit for its fourth quarter that rose compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line advanced to $556 million, or $1.57 per share. This was up from $520 million, or $1.45 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.55 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 0.9% to $4.58 billion. This was up from $4.54 billion last year.

Kimberly-Clark Corp earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $556 Mln. vs. $520 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 6.9%
-EPS (Q4): $1.57 vs. $1.45 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 8.3%
-Analysts Estimate: $1.55
-Revenue (Q4): $4.58 Bln vs. $4.54 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 0.9%

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