LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft, a specialty chemicals company, develops, manufactures, and markets chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals, and plastics worldwide.
Solid track record average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has LANXESS's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LXS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: LXS exceeded the Austrian Chemicals industry which returned 9.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LXS exceeded the Austrian Market which returned 3.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is LANXESS's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is LANXESS undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LXS (€55.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€67.64)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LXS is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LXS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.5x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (16.3x).
PE vs Market: LXS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.5x) compared to the Austrian market (14.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LXS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LXS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the XE Chemicals industry average (1.6x).
How is LANXESS forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LXS's forecast earnings growth (16.9% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.1%).
Earnings vs Market: LXS's earnings (16.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Austrian market (2.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LXS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: LXS's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Austrian market (2.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LXS's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LXS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.8%).
How has LANXESS performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LXS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LXS's current net profit margins (3.4%) are higher than last year (2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LXS has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 22.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: LXS's earnings growth over the past year (67.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (22.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: LXS earnings growth over the past year (67.4%) exceeded the Chemicals industry 2.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: LXS's Return on Equity (9.5%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is LANXESS's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LXS's short term assets (€3.8B) exceed its short term liabilities (€1.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: LXS's short term assets (€3.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€4.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LXS's debt to equity ratio (102.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: LXS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 82% to 102.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LXS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.1%).
Interest Coverage: LXS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.1x coverage).
Inventory Level: LXS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: LXS's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.3x debt).
What is LANXESS's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: LXS's dividend (1.63%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (1.58%).
High Dividend: LXS's dividend (1.63%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (4.58%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: LXS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LXS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (33.4%), LXS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: LXS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (30.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Matthias Zachert (52yo)
Mr. Matthias Zachert serves as the Chairman of Executive Board at Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH. Mr. Zachert has been the Chairman of the Board of Management at Lanxess AG since April 1, 2014. He serves as Cha ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Matthias's total compensation ($USD6.04M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Austrian market ($USD2.46M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Matthias's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman of the Board of Management & CEO||5.8yrs||€5.56m||no data|
|CFO & Member of the Board of Management||4.8yrs||€2.19m||no data|
|Member of the Board of Management||4.3yrs||€2.04m||no data|
|Head of Rhein Chemie Additives Business Unit & Member of the Board of Management||0.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Labor Relations Director & Member of Management Board||0.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Leather Business Unit||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Tire & Speciality Rubbers Business Unit||5.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of High Performance Materials Business Unit||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Inorganic Pigments Business Unit||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: LXS's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).
|Honorary Chairman of Supervisory Board||1.8yrs||€119.94k||no data|
|Vice Chairman of Supervisory Board||0yrs||€181.50k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||15.1yrs||€212.75k||no data|
|Chairman of Supervisory Board||1.8yrs||€258.14k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||4.8yrs||€143.00k||no data|
|Member of the Supervisory Board||9.8yrs||€162.25k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||4.8yrs||€143.00k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||8.7yrs||€141.50k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||5.6yrs||€143.00k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||4.6yrs||€144.50k||no data|
Experienced Board: LXS's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft
- Ticker: LXS
- Exchange: WBAG
- Founded: 1863
- Industry: Diversified Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: €4.834b
- Shares outstanding: 87.45m
- Website: https://lanxess.com
Number of Employees
- LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft
- Kennedyplatz 1
- North Rhine-Westphalia
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LNXS.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Bearer Shares||US||USD||Jan 2005|
|LXS||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Bearer Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 2005|
|0H7I||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Bearer Shares||GB||EUR||Jan 2005|
|LXS||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Bearer Shares||CH||CHF||Jan 2005|
|LXS||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Bearer Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 2005|
|LXSD||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Bearer Shares||GB||EUR||Jan 2005|
|LXS||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Bearer Shares||AT||EUR||Jan 2005|
|2046021||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Bearer Shares||CH||CHF||Jan 2005|
|LXS||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Bearer Shares||IT||EUR||Jan 2005|
|LNXS.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||UNSPONSORED ADR||US||USD||Jan 2011|
LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft, a specialty chemicals company, develops, manufactures, and markets chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals, and plastics worldwide. It operates in four segments: Advanced Intermediates, Specialty Additives, Performance Chemicals, and Engineering Materials. The Advanced Intermediates segment offers high-grade intermediates for the agrochemical and coating industries; fine chemicals as precursors and intermediates for the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and specialty chemical industries; customer-specific specialties; organometallics; and tire chemicals. The Specialty Additives segment provides additives, including lubricants, flame retardants, plasticizers, and bromine derivatives for various applications for rubber, plastic, and paint industries. The Performance Chemicals segment offers material protection products; and inorganic pigments for the coloring of concrete, and emulsion paint and other coatings. It also offers finishing agents for the leather industry; and reverse osmosis membranes and ion exchange resins for water treatment, as well as disinfectant and hygiene solutions. The Engineering Materials segment produces technical plastics, glass fibers, fiber composites, and elastomers on a urethane basis for application in the automotive and electrical/electronics, and construction and medicine industries, as well as sports and leisure sectors. The company was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Cologne, Germany.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/22 22:53|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.