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U.S. Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 28, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-2.6%
  • 3M2.5%
  • 1Y19.9%
  • YTD18.8%

Over the last 7 days, the Chemicals industry has dropped 2.6%, driven by a decline by Linde of 3.5%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 20%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sun, 28 Nov 2021US$883.2bUS$387.1bUS$38.7b21.7x
Tue, 26 Oct 2021US$876.2bUS$370.0bUS$35.2b23.8x
Thu, 23 Sep 2021US$819.4bUS$362.2bUS$32.2b22.3x
Sat, 21 Aug 2021US$844.2bUS$363.4bUS$32.1b21.3x
Sat, 05 Jun 2021US$880.5bUS$332.1bUS$20.2b27.1x
Tue, 09 Mar 2021US$757.4bUS$317.2bUS$15.2b24.3x
Mon, 30 Nov 2020US$713.4bUS$309.0bUS$7.5b26.7x
Thu, 03 Sep 2020US$634.1bUS$314.6bUS$9.8b22.7x
Sun, 07 Jun 2020US$565.1bUS$332.8bUS$13.5b17.8x
Sat, 29 Feb 2020US$546.0bUS$338.6bUS$15.2b16.3x
Tue, 03 Dec 2019US$629.5bUS$342.1bUS$21.2b20x
Fri, 06 Sep 2019US$591.6bUS$342.2bUS$16.7b16.8x
Mon, 10 Jun 2019US$530.6bUS$280.4bUS$24.4b16.1x
Sun, 03 Mar 2019US$612.9bUS$276.9bUS$25.1b18.2x
Wed, 05 Dec 2018US$614.2bUS$291.3bUS$24.0b19.7x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$614.2bTotal Earnings: US$24.0bTotal Revenue: US$291.3b0%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 20.7x. 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 17% per year over the last three years, and revenues for these companies have grown 9.9% 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. Chemicals industry?

Commodity Chemicals-0.13%
Diversified Chemicals-1.41%
Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals-1.47%
Industrial Gases-2.90%
Specialty Chemicals-3.39%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Industrial Gases industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 35.3x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 9.2%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 33% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Commodity Chemicals industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average of 10.6x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Diversified Chemicals industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 34% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 191% per year. Meanwhile, the Commodity Chemicals industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 8.4% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

SQM Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile2.9%+US$514.1m33.9%PE55.7x
DOW Dow0.5%+US$192.3m4.0%PE7.4x
WLK Westlake Chemical1.5%+US$185.3m28.5%PE8.6x
HUN Huntsman1.1%+US$76.3m27.4%PE8.9x
KRO Kronos Worldwide3.8%+US$61.2m2.0%PE18.2x
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