Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. More Details
Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Croda International's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CRDA is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CRDA's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CRDA underperformed the UK Chemicals industry which returned 48.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CRDA exceeded the UK Market which returned 27.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Croda International's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Croda International 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: CRDA (£65.34) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£45.73)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CRDA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CRDA's PE Ratio (42.1x) is in line with the UK Chemicals industry average.
PE vs Market: CRDA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.1x) compared to the UK market (25.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CRDA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CRDA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.8x) compared to the GB Chemicals industry average (3.4x).
How is Croda International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CRDA's forecast earnings growth (11.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: CRDA's earnings (11.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (17.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CRDA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CRDA's revenue (7.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CRDA's revenue (7.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CRDA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.8%).
How has Croda International performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CRDA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CRDA's current net profit margins (14.5%) are lower than last year (16.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CRDA's earnings have grown by 2.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CRDA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CRDA had negative earnings growth (-9.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (-12.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CRDA's Return on Equity (12.6%) is considered low.
How is Croda International's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CRDA's short term assets (£699.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (£345.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: CRDA's short term assets (£699.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CRDA's debt to equity ratio (51.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CRDA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 60.8% to 51.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CRDA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34.8%).
Interest Coverage: CRDA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (16.9x coverage).
What is Croda International current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CRDA's dividend (1.39%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.39%).
High Dividend: CRDA's dividend (1.39%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.09%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CRDA's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CRDA's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (58.7%), CRDA's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CRDA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (46.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Foots (51 yo)
Mr. Stephen Edward Foots, also known as Steve, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Croda International plc since January 1, 2012 and its Executive Director since July 2010. Mr. Foots serves as the Pre...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD2.18M) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.64M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CRDA's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CRDA's board of directors are considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CRDA insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.3%.
Croda International Plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Croda International Plc
- Ticker: CRDA
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1925
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: UK£9.044b
- Shares outstanding: 138.41m
- Website: https://www.croda.com
Number of Employees
- Croda International Plc
- Cowick Hall
- North Humberside
- DN14 9AA
- United Kingdom
Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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