Clariant AG, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells specialty chemicals worldwide. More Details
Adequate balance sheet unattractive dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Clariant's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CLN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Swiss stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CLN's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CLN underperformed the Swiss Chemicals industry which returned 24.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CLN underperformed the Swiss Market which returned -0.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Clariant's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StAt CHF18.82, Is Clariant AG (VTX:CLN) Worth Looking At Closely?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThese 4 Measures Indicate That Clariant (VTX:CLN) Is Using Debt Extensively
2 months ago | Simply Wall StWhat Is The Ownership Structure Like For Clariant AG (VTX:CLN)?
Is Clariant undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CLN (CHF19.33) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CHF10.28)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CLN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CLN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (45.2x) compared to the CH Chemicals industry average (44.8x).
PE vs Market: CLN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (45.2x) compared to the Swiss market (24.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CLN's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CLN is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the CH Chemicals industry average (8.4x).
How is Clariant forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CLN's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-34.1% per year).
Earnings vs Market: CLN's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-34.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CLN's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CLN's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (4.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CLN's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CLN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.9%).
How has Clariant performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CLN has a large one-off gain of CHF78.0M impacting its June 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: CLN became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CLN's earnings have declined by 23.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CLN has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CLN has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (0.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CLN's Return on Equity (6.6%) is considered low.
How is Clariant's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CLN's short term assets (CHF3.9B) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF2.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: CLN's short term assets (CHF3.9B) exceed its long term liabilities (CHF2.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CLN's debt to equity ratio (81.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CLN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 103.6% to 81.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CLN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22.8%).
Interest Coverage: CLN's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.4x coverage).
What is Clariant current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CLN's dividend (2.85%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.62%).
High Dividend: CLN's dividend (2.85%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.79%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, CLN has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CLN's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (128.5%), CLN's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CLN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (56.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Conrad Keijzer (52 yo)
Mr. Conrad Keijzer has been Chief Executive Officer at Clariant AG since January 01, 2021. He served as Chief Executive Officer & Director of IMERYS since May 04, 2018 until October 2019. He was Deputy Chi...
|Chief Executive Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Business Unit Additives||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & COO||1.5yrs||no data||0.031% |
|CTO and Head of Group Technology & Innovation||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Investor Relations Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Legal Department||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Global Marketing||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Group Human Resources||no data||no data||no data|
|Country Head of Switzerland||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Business Unit Oil & Mining Services||8.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Transformation Officer||1.17yrs||no data||0.017% |
Experienced Management: CLN's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Executive Chairman||2.25yrs||CHF788.81k||0.13% |
|Independent Lead Director||1.5yrs||CHF444.94k||0.0061% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||10yrs||CHF309.02k||0.020% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.75yrs||CHF360.00k||0.0043% |
|Independent Non Executive Director||10yrs||CHF290.00k||1.85% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.83yrs||CHF299.70k||0.36% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.75yrs||CHF299.17k||0.0046% |
|Independent Vice Chairman of the Board||1yr||CHF295.69k||0.00066% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.25yrs||CHF308.77k||0.00066% |
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||CHF303.28k||0.00066% |
|Non-Executive Director||0.58yr||no data||no data|
|Non-Executive Director||0.58yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: CLN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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.
Clariant AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Clariant AG
- Ticker: CLN
- Exchange: SWX
- Founded: 1886
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: CHF6.365b
- Shares outstanding: 329.35m
- Website: https://www.clariant.com
Number of Employees
- Clariant AG
- Rothausstrasse 61
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CLRN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 1995|
|CLN||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||CH||CHF||Jun 1995|
|0QJS||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||CHF||Jun 1995|
|CLRN||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 1995|
|CLZN.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jun 1995|
|CLZN.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||ADR EACH REPR 1 COM||US||USD||Oct 2008|
|CLRS||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||ADR EACH REPR 1 COM||DE||EUR||Oct 2008|
Clariant AG, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells specialty chemicals worldwide. It operates in four segments: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Pl...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/16 02:39|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/15 00:00|
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