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Australian (ASX) Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 28, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-5.9%
  • 3M9.1%
  • 1Y9.1%
  • YTD16.8%

Over the last 7 days, the Chemicals industry has dropped 5.9%, driven by a pullback from Orica of 5.5%. Meanwhile, Alpha HPA actually outperformed within the industry, gaining 5.6% in the last week. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 9.1%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the Australian Chemicals Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Tue, 30 Nov 2021AU$18.2bAU$13.2b-AU$35,972,920.0036x
Thu, 28 Oct 2021AU$18.5bAU$11.2b-AU$427,203,576.0053.1x
Sat, 25 Sep 2021AU$16.1bAU$11.2b-AU$415,488,874.0049.5x
Mon, 23 Aug 2021AU$15.6bAU$11.2b-AU$406,224,554.5248.1x
Sat, 10 Jul 2021AU$14.8bAU$11.2b-AU$406,224,554.5243.8x
Fri, 02 Apr 2021AU$15.9bAU$11.1b-AU$450,196,279.2071.1x
Mon, 04 Jan 2021AU$14.4bAU$11.3b-AU$388,165,345.3340.5x
Thu, 08 Oct 2020AU$13.7bAU$11.5b-AU$324,219,911.3832x
Wed, 01 Jul 2020AU$14.0bAU$12.7bAU$91.8m27.3x
Sat, 04 Apr 2020AU$13.2bAU$12.8bAU$342.9m27x
Tue, 07 Jan 2020AU$17.8bAU$12.7bAU$328.8m31.2x
Mon, 30 Sep 2019AU$18.2bAU$12.7bAU$302.8m35.4x
Thu, 04 Jul 2019AU$16.5bAU$12.7bAU$311.4m33.6x
Sun, 07 Apr 2019AU$15.0bAU$12.6bAU$307.2m31.9x
Wed, 09 Jan 2019AU$15.4bAU$12.7bAU$177.8m23.4x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: AU$16.4bTotal Earnings: AU$24.3mTotal Revenue: AU$12.5b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

Current Industry PE: Investors are relatively neutral on the industry at the moment, considering it's trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 40.9x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: Total earnings for the Chemicals industry have declined over the last three years, with the industry now making a loss overall. Revenues have remained mostly flat. This means that although sales have remained flat, either the cost of doing business or the level of investment back into businesses has increased, which has decreased profits.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the Australian Chemicals industry?

Commodity Chemicals-5.57%
Diversified Chemicals-5.90%
Specialty Chemicals-6.05%
Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals-6.58%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Commodity Chemicals industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 41.2x. This is likely because analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 52% and investors are willing to pay a premium for that growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 43.8x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Commodity Chemicals industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 52% over the next 5 years. Meanwhile, the Specialty Chemicals industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 2.2% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

A4N Alpha HPA5.6%+AU$23.8m90.0%n/a
HFR Highfield Resources9.1%+AU$18.2m-11.1%n/a
SPN Sparc Technologies6.9%+AU$8.3m258.1%n/a
KLL Kalium Lakes2.9%+AU$5.5m-12.5%n/a
CG1 Carbonxt Group1.8%+AU$847.3k61.1%n/a
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