Header cover image

U.S. Specialty Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedMay 28, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D7.3%
  • 3M-0.6%
  • 1Y-11.5%
  • YTD-16.3%

Over the last 7 days, the Specialty Chemicals industry has risen 7.2%, driven by gains in Sherwin-Williams and Albemarle of 7.1% and 15%, respectively. In the same time, Rayonier Advanced Materials was down 12%. In the past year, the industry is down 12%. Looking forward, earnings are forecast to grow by 15% annually.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sun, 29 May 2022US$386.4bUS$166.9bUS$9.9b23.3x
Tue, 26 Apr 2022US$352.8bUS$153.2bUS$8.6b23.6x
Thu, 24 Mar 2022US$356.5bUS$156.9bUS$11.6b22.2x
Sat, 19 Feb 2022US$373.6bUS$156.7bUS$11.6b24.9x
Mon, 17 Jan 2022US$421.8bUS$157.5bUS$12.2b26.8x
Wed, 15 Dec 2021US$428.9bUS$157.3bUS$12.2b26.8x
Fri, 12 Nov 2021US$422.3bUS$146.0bUS$11.7b26.6x
Sun, 10 Oct 2021US$382.4bUS$140.1bUS$11.3b24.9x
Tue, 07 Sep 2021US$395.9bUS$140.0bUS$11.2b25.6x
Thu, 05 Aug 2021US$391.3bUS$140.0bUS$11.3b26.7x
Sun, 09 May 2021US$387.1bUS$130.1bUS$5.9b33.5x
Wed, 10 Feb 2021US$325.1bUS$122.3bUS$4.8b27.3x
Tue, 03 Nov 2020US$278.2bUS$117.5bUS$3.3b28.6x
Fri, 07 Aug 2020US$264.9bUS$118.5bUS$4.2b26.9x
Thu, 30 Apr 2020US$240.3bUS$125.6bUS$6.6b19.1x
Sun, 02 Feb 2020US$274.9bUS$128.3bUS$7.5b27.2x
Wed, 06 Nov 2019US$287.0bUS$129.3bUS$7.6b22x
Sat, 10 Aug 2019US$290.3bUS$130.1bUS$6.9b24.2x
Median PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$278.7bTotal Earnings: US$8.3bTotal Revenue: US$131.2bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.S. Specialty Chemicals Industry Median PE3Y Average 25.8x202020212022
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 25.8x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Specialty Chemicals industry have grown 6.0% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 8.3% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Comparison

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

US Market6.18%
Specialty Chemicals7.26%
Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals7.19%
Diversified Chemicals5.32%
Commodity Chemicals5.16%
Industrial Gases4.81%
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
SHW Sherwin-WilliamsUS$276.357.1%
ALB AlbemarleUS$270.9214.6%
PPG PPG IndustriesUS$130.038.6%
DD DuPont de NemoursUS$68.367.1%
ECL EcolabUS$166.034.1%
Simply Wall St™
Simply Wall Street Pty Ltd
17-21 Bellevue Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
Simply Wall Street Pty Ltd (ACN 600 056 611), is a Corporate Authorised Representative (Authorised Representative Number: 467183) of Sanlam Private Wealth Pty Ltd (AFSL No. 337927). Any advice contained in this website is general advice only and has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should not rely on any advice and/or information contained in this website and before making any investment decision we recommend that you consider whether it is appropriate for your situation and seek appropriate financial, taxation and legal advice. Please read our Financial Services Guide before deciding whether to obtain financial services from us.

Latest News