| Kimberly-Clark is principally engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products primarily made from natural or synthetic fibers using technologies in fibers, nonwovens and absorbency. Co. has three reportable business segments: Personal Care, which provides solutions and products such as disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products; Consumer Tissue, which provides facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins and related products; and K-C Professional, which provides a range of solutions and supporting products such as wipers, tissue, towels, apparel, soaps and sanitizers. We show 51 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our KMB shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute KMB market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing KMB market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing KMB's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of KMB versus a peer is one thing; comparing
KMB market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like KMB can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching KMB by allowing them to research the KMB market cap history.