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Kimberly-Clark Corp Q2 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB) announced a profit for second quarter that declined from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $455 million, or $1.30 per share. This compares with $531 million, or $1.49 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, Kimberly-Clark Corp reported adjusted earnings of $557 million or $1.59 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.57 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 0.4% to $4.60 billion from $4.58 billion last year.

Kimberly-Clark Corp earnings at a glance:

-Analysts Estimate: $1.57
-Revenue (Q2): $4.60 Bln vs. $4.58 Bln last year.

-Guidance:
Full year EPS guidance: $6.60 - $6.80

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