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U.S. Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedDec 06, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies159
  • 7D1.4%
  • 3M8.7%
  • 1Y-6.1%
  • YTD-8.5%

In the last week, the Chemicals industry is up 1.4%, with Sherwin-Williams up 4.9%. In the past year, the industry is down 6.1%. As for the next few years, earnings are expected to grow by 11% per annum.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Wed, 07 Dec 2022US$823.6bUS$458.5bUS$42.3b14.9x19.5x1.8x
Fri, 04 Nov 2022US$749.6bUS$457.5bUS$44.1b13.3x17x1.6x
Sun, 02 Oct 2022US$705.6bUS$454.8bUS$45.5b13.9x15.5x1.6x
Tue, 30 Aug 2022US$804.1bUS$454.7bUS$45.5b14.9x17.7x1.8x
Thu, 28 Jul 2022US$776.5bUS$435.4bUS$44.2b15.7x17.6x1.8x
Sat, 25 Jun 2022US$755.0bUS$432.2bUS$44.3b16.1x17x1.7x
Mon, 23 May 2022US$846.2bUS$433.1bUS$44.4b17x19.1x2x
Wed, 20 Apr 2022US$873.9bUS$404.3bUS$38.9b19.8x22.5x2.2x
Fri, 18 Mar 2022US$819.2bUS$407.9bUS$41.4b20.4x19.8x2x
Sun, 13 Feb 2022US$834.6bUS$401.0bUS$39.5b21.1x21.1x2.1x
Tue, 11 Jan 2022US$894.4bUS$390.2bUS$38.7b21.4x23.1x2.3x
Thu, 09 Dec 2021US$899.8bUS$387.1bUS$38.7b21.9x23.3x2.3x
Sat, 06 Nov 2021US$909.8bUS$385.4bUS$37.9b23.2x24x2.4x
Mon, 04 Oct 2021US$828.8bUS$362.3bUS$32.2b22.7x25.7x2.3x
Wed, 01 Sep 2021US$861.3bUS$363.4bUS$32.1b21.4x26.8x2.4x
Thu, 08 Jul 2021US$846.0bUS$363.2bUS$32.1b23x26.4x2.3x
Wed, 31 Mar 2021US$819.6bUS$331.2bUS$20.3b26.6x40.3x2.5x
Sat, 02 Jan 2021US$735.3bUS$315.4bUS$15.5b23.6x47.6x2.3x
Tue, 06 Oct 2020US$633.6bUS$308.9bUS$7.4b22.1x85.5x2.1x
Fri, 10 Jul 2020US$568.9bUS$314.5bUS$9.8b21.2x58.3x1.8x
Thu, 02 Apr 2020US$450.5bUS$333.0bUS$13.5b14.8x33.4x1.4x
Sun, 05 Jan 2020US$645.5bUS$338.6bUS$15.2b21.1x42.4x1.9x
Price to Earnings Ratio

42.4x


Total Market Cap: US$645.5bTotal Earnings: US$15.2bTotal Revenue: US$338.6bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.S. Chemicals Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 37.5x20212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the American Chemicals industry, indicating that they anticipate long term growth rates will be lower than they have historically.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 19.5x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 37.5x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 2.0x is higher than the industry's current PS ratio of 1.8x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Chemicals industry have grown 41% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 11% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

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

US Market1.07%
Materials2.07%
Chemicals1.35%
Specialty Chemicals2.58%
Commodity Chemicals1.49%
Industrial Gases0.27%
Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals0.15%
Diversified Chemicals0.12%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Specialty Chemicals industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 48.1x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 19.1%, which is higher than its past year's earnings growth of 3.0% per year.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Diversified Chemicals industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 21.9x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Specialty Chemicals industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 19% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings growth rate of 3.0% per year.
  • In contrast, the Diversified Chemicals industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 5.6% 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
SHW Sherwin-WilliamsUS$253.464.9%
+US$3.1b
-25.8%PE33.7x
APD Air Products and ChemicalsUS$312.103.3%
+US$2.2b
5.5%PE30.9x
ECL EcolabUS$148.432.4%
+US$1.0b
-35.7%PE37.5x
IFF International Flavors & FragrancesUS$104.952.5%
+US$650.2m
-27.7%PS2.1x
DOW DowUS$51.050.8%
+US$281.5m
-6.9%PE6.3x
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