KIMBERLY CLARK/ADR (OTCMKTS:KCDMY) and ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:ELMTY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

KIMBERLY CLARK/ADR has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.58, meaning that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.


KIMBERLY CLARK/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR pays out 26.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares KIMBERLY CLARK/ADR and ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KIMBERLY CLARK/ADR 10.77% 68.65% 10.73%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for KIMBERLY CLARK/ADR and ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares KIMBERLY CLARK/ADR and ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KIMBERLY CLARK/ADR $2.00 billion N/A $213.97 million N/A N/A
ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR $830.30 million 1.34 $117.60 million $0.78 12.32

KIMBERLY CLARK/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR.


KIMBERLY CLARK/ADR beats ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.


Kimberly-Clark de México, S. A. B. de C. V., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and commercializes disposable products for daily use by consumers in Mexico. The company offers diapers, pull-up training pants, swimming diapers, wet wipes, shampoos, creams and bar soaps, and feeding products for babies; toilet papers, napkins, facial tissues, and paper towels for home; and feminine napkins, panty protectors, tampons, and intimate wipes for women. It also provides beauty products, including bar soaps, liquid hand soaps, and foaming liquid soaps; and professional products, such as dispensers, jumbo roll toilet papers, paper towels, hand towels, and industrial cleaning cloths, as well as underwear's, protectors, feminine napkins, and prefolded products for adults. The company offers its products primarily under the Huggies, KleenBebé, Kleenex, Kimlark, Pétalo, Cottonelle, Depend, Kotex, Evenflo, Escudo, Blumen, and Solei brands. It also exports its products. The company is based in México, Mexico.


Elementis plc manufactures and sells specialty chemicals in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. It operates through Specialty Products and Chromium segments. The Specialty Products segment offers functional additives to the personal care, coatings, and energy end markets, as well as oilfield and construction sectors. Its principal products include rheological additives and modifiers, dispersing agents, flow and levelling additives, other specialty additives and resins, organoclays and colourants, defoamers and coalescing agents, wetting and slip agents, and lanolin and other natural oil derivatives. The Chromium segment provides chromium chemicals, such as sodium dichromate, chromic oxide, chromic acid, and liquid chrome sulphate for the leather tanning, metal finishing, chrome pigments, timber treatment, chrome metal alloys, and ceramics/refractory sectors. The company also offers personal care products and waxes, as well as engages in the research and development of personal care products. Elementis plc was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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