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French (CAC) Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedDec 02, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-2.6%
  • 3M-1.8%
  • 1Y10.6%
  • YTD10.0%

Over the last 7 days, the Chemicals industry has dropped 4.0%, driven by a pullback from L'Air Liquide of 3.7%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 8.2%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Thu, 02 Dec 2021€82.3b€32.2b€3.9b18.9x
Sat, 30 Oct 2021€80.8b€31.8b€3.8b18.8x
Mon, 27 Sep 2021€80.3b€31.7b€3.6b21x
Wed, 25 Aug 2021€82.5b€31.7b€3.6b21x
Thu, 01 Jul 2021€81.4b€31.7b€3.6b19.4x
Sun, 04 Apr 2021€77.1b€30.9b€2.9b24.5x
Wed, 06 Jan 2021€73.8b€30.4b€2.7b28.3x
Sat, 10 Oct 2020€74.0b€30.8b€2.6b27.2x
Fri, 03 Jul 2020€70.1b€31.5b€2.6b33.2x
Mon, 06 Apr 2020€62.2b€32.3b€2.7b13.8x
Thu, 09 Jan 2020€69.6b€32.8b€2.8b22.6x
Wed, 02 Oct 2019€64.8b€32.9b€2.8b25.5x
Sat, 06 Jul 2019€61.0b€32.7b€2.8b20.6x
Tue, 09 Apr 2019€57.1b€32.3b€2.8b18.9x
Mon, 31 Dec 2018€54.2b€31.9b€2.8b17x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: €54.1bTotal Earnings: €2.9bTotal Revenue: €31.2b0%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 22.9x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Chemicals industry have grown 9.9% per year over the last three years, while revenues have remained mostly flat. This means that companies overall are more efficiently conducting business since profits are increasing while sales have been flat.

Industry Trends

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

Commodity Chemicals1.12%
Specialty Chemicals-0.89%
Industrial Gases-2.53%
Diversified Chemicals-3.85%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Industrial Gases industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 25.6x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 10%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 15% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Diversified Chemicals industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 14.4x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Industrial Gases industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 10% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 15% per year. Meanwhile, the Diversified Chemicals industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 17% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

ALCRB Carbios SAS3.0%+€12.5m-9.6%PS314.8x
ALGBE Global Bioenergies12.0%+€6.8m-18.8%PS958.9x
SEFER SergeFerrari Group2.1%+€2.6m72.8%PE18.9x
ORAP Orapi4.4%+€1.8m-15.3%PE15.1x
MLPRX Parx Materials13.6%+€1.2m-33.2%PS77.1x
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