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U.K. (FTSE) Specialty Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedMay 26, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D2.0%
  • 3M2.8%
  • 1Y-18.5%
  • YTD-23.3%

The Specialty Chemicals industry is up 2.0% in the last week, with Croda International up 3.1%. In the past year, the industry is down 18%. Earnings are forecast to grow by 6.9% annually.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sat, 28 May 2022UK£18.1bUK£22.9bUK£776.4m28.1x
Mon, 25 Apr 2022UK£18.8bUK£22.8bUK£769.7m22.1x
Wed, 23 Mar 2022UK£18.7bUK£22.8bUK£770.2m23.3x
Fri, 18 Feb 2022UK£18.4bUK£22.3bUK£711.0m23x
Sun, 16 Jan 2022UK£21.1bUK£22.3bUK£711.0m25.8x
Tue, 14 Dec 2021UK£24.2bUK£22.3bUK£711.5m27.2x
Thu, 11 Nov 2021UK£25.1bUK£20.7bUK£736.6m26x
Sat, 09 Oct 2021UK£22.3bUK£20.7bUK£736.5m24.7x
Mon, 06 Sep 2021UK£25.2bUK£20.6bUK£737.9m35x
Wed, 04 Aug 2021UK£24.3bUK£20.6bUK£737.6m35.1x
Sat, 08 May 2021UK£22.0bUK£20.2bUK£579.8m34x
Tue, 09 Feb 2021UK£20.0bUK£19.4bUK£366.3m37.6x
Mon, 02 Nov 2020UK£16.1bUK£18.7bUK£329.1m33.3x
Thu, 06 Aug 2020UK£15.4bUK£18.5bUK£442.8m24.1x
Sun, 10 May 2020UK£14.0bUK£18.6bUK£608.0m29.2x
Sat, 01 Feb 2020UK£16.1bUK£17.7bUK£746.4m21.1x
Tue, 05 Nov 2019UK£16.5bUK£16.8bUK£822.0m20.1x
Fri, 09 Aug 2019UK£16.7bUK£15.9bUK£844.6m18.8x
Median PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: UK£16.8bTotal Earnings: UK£871.7mTotal Revenue: UK£14.9bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Specialty Chemicals Industry Median PE3Y Average 27.4x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are relatively neutral on the industry at the moment, indicating that they anticipate long term growth rates to remain steady.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 27.4x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Specialty Chemicals industry have declined 3.8% per year over the last three years.
  • Meanwhile revenues for these companies have grown 15% per year.
  • This means that although more sales are being generated, either the cost of doing business or the level of investment back into businesses has increased, which has decreased profits.

Industry Comparison

How does U.K. Specialty Chemicals compare with similar industries?

GB Market1.04%
Specialty Chemicals1.95%
Industrial Gases5.37%
Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals1.96%
Commodity Chemicals1.23%
Diversified Chemicals0%
Industry PEThere is insufficient data on the sub-industries of this industry.
Forecasted GrowthThere is insufficient data on the sub-industries of this industry.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
CRDA Croda InternationalUK£68.822.3%
SYNT SynthomerUK£3.286.1%
ELM ElementisUK£1.226.4%
VCT VictrexUK£17.330.8%
VRS VersarienUK£0.2233.5%
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