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U.K. (FTSE) Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedApr 13, 2024
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies28
  • 7D2.5%
  • 3M6.5%
  • 1Y-35.5%
  • YTD-0.2%

The Chemicals industry is up 2.5% in the last week, with Croda International up 4.6%. In the past year, the industry is down 35%. Looking forward, earnings are forecast to grow by 22% annually.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.K. Chemicals Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Sun, 14 Apr 2024UK£13.6bUK£19.6bUK£286.0m22.8x47.5x0.7x
Tue, 12 Mar 2024UK£13.0bUK£19.8bUK£188.1m18.3x69.1x0.7x
Thu, 08 Feb 2024UK£13.3bUK£20.0bUK£143.4m17.8x92.6x0.7x
Sat, 06 Jan 2024UK£13.0bUK£20.0bUK£140.9m19x92.2x0.7x
Mon, 04 Dec 2023UK£12.5bUK£20.0bUK£151.2m16.9x82.9x0.6x
Wed, 01 Nov 2023UK£13.9bUK£20.9bUK£256.7m16.6x54x0.7x
Fri, 29 Sep 2023UK£12.6bUK£20.8bUK£222.7m16.8x56.4x0.6x
Sun, 27 Aug 2023UK£13.7bUK£21.0bUK£355.1m24.5x38.5x0.7x
Tue, 25 Jul 2023UK£14.8bUK£21.2bUK£799.3m17.8x18.5x0.7x
Thu, 22 Jun 2023UK£14.0bUK£21.2bUK£801.9m14.3x17.4x0.7x
Sat, 20 May 2023UK£16.3bUK£21.2bUK£829.3m15.9x19.7x0.8x
Mon, 17 Apr 2023UK£17.3bUK£21.1bUK£835.3m16.2x20.7x0.8x
Wed, 15 Mar 2023UK£16.8bUK£21.9bUK£993.9m16.5x17x0.8x
Fri, 10 Feb 2023UK£18.7bUK£22.0bUK£1.1b17.9x16.9x0.8x
Sun, 08 Jan 2023UK£17.7bUK£22.0bUK£1.1b16.5x16.1x0.8x
Tue, 06 Dec 2022UK£18.1bUK£22.0bUK£1.1b17.7x16.3x0.8x
Thu, 03 Nov 2022UK£16.7bUK£23.2bUK£937.4m22.8x17.9x0.7x
Sat, 01 Oct 2022UK£16.3bUK£23.2bUK£936.5m21x17.4x0.7x
Mon, 29 Aug 2022UK£18.0bUK£23.2bUK£985.1m21.3x18.3x0.8x
Wed, 27 Jul 2022UK£18.6bUK£22.7bUK£731.0m27.9x25.5x0.8x
Fri, 24 Jun 2022UK£17.0bUK£22.7bUK£757.0m27.1x22.5x0.7x
Sun, 22 May 2022UK£19.5bUK£24.0bUK£795.3m28.6x24.5x0.8x
Tue, 19 Apr 2022UK£20.2bUK£23.9bUK£792.2m23.1x25.4x0.8x
Thu, 17 Mar 2022UK£19.8bUK£23.9bUK£786.4m22.9x25.2x0.8x
Sat, 12 Feb 2022UK£20.0bUK£23.4bUK£731.1m22x27.4x0.9x
Mon, 10 Jan 2022UK£24.5bUK£23.4bUK£731.2m25.9x33.6x1.1x
Wed, 08 Dec 2021UK£24.8bUK£23.3bUK£712.6m26.2x34.9x1.1x
Fri, 05 Nov 2021UK£26.3bUK£21.7bUK£756.7m24.8x34.7x1.2x
Sun, 03 Oct 2021UK£24.0bUK£21.7bUK£757.0m23.9x31.7x1.1x
Tue, 31 Aug 2021UK£26.2bUK£21.7bUK£753.2m35.2x34.7x1.2x
Wed, 07 Jul 2021UK£23.8bUK£21.7bUK£753.2m35.6x31.6x1.1x
Price to Earnings Ratio

39.6x


Total Market Cap: UK£23.3bTotal Earnings: UK£588.0mTotal Revenue: UK£21.3bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Chemicals Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 35.9x202220232024
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are optimistic on the British Chemicals industry, and appear confident in long term growth rates.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 47.5x which is higher than its 3-year average PE of 35.9x.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PS ratio of 0.86x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Chemicals industry have declined 21% per year over the last three years,
  • Revenues have also declined 2.7% per year.
  • This means overall sales from these companies are declining and profits are subsequently falling as well.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.K. Materials industry?

GB Market1.15%
Materials5.93%
Chemicals2.47%
Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals4.76%
Industrial Gases3.37%
Specialty Chemicals2.61%
Diversified Chemicals0%
Commodity Chemicals-0.051%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Commodity Chemicals industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 39.5x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 33.7%, which is higher than its past year's earnings decline of 7.6% per year.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 93% over the next 5 years.
  • In contrast, the Industrial Gases industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 12% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
CRDA Croda InternationalUK£47.584.6%
+UK£293.1m
-30.4%PE38.8x
TET TreattUK£4.6617.3%
+UK£41.6m
-28.6%PE25.8x
SYNT SynthomerUK£2.665.3%
+UK£22.1m
-89.2%PS0.2x
HE1 Helium One GlobalUK£0.0145.7%
+UK£2.8m
-78.3%PS44962.3x
ITX ItaconixUK£1.739.5%
+UK£2.0m
-24.2%PS4.4x
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33.3%

1Y

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TET

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17.3%

1Y

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HE1

UK£0.014

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7D

5.7%

1Y

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ITX

UK£1.73

Itaconix

7D

9.5%

1Y

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ESNT

UK£1.81

Essentra

7D

-0.5%

1Y

-8.3%

SYNT

UK£2.66

Synthomer

7D

5.3%

1Y

-89.2%

HEIQ

UK£0.086

HeiQ

7D

-4.4%

1Y

-67.5%

ELM

UK£1.44

Elementis

7D

-2.8%

1Y

19.2%

HAYD

UK£0.0046

Haydale Graphene Industries

7D

-3.2%

1Y

-73.6%

EDEN

UK£0.047

Eden Research

7D

6.8%

1Y

6.8%

SNOX

UK£0.32

SulNOx Group

7D

-1.5%

1Y

540.0%