Kureha Corporation manufactures and sells functional materials, specialty chemicals, and plastics in Japan, Asia, Europe, and internationally. More Details
No risks detected for 4023 from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Kureha's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: 4023 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of JP stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: 4023's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: 4023 exceeded the JP Chemicals industry which returned 28% over the past year.
Return vs Market: 4023 exceeded the JP Market which returned 25.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Kureha's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Kureha 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: 4023 (¥8380) is trading above our estimate of fair value (¥6906.14)
Significantly Below Fair Value: 4023 is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: 4023 is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.1x) compared to the JP Chemicals industry average (12.9x).
PE vs Market: 4023 is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.1x) compared to the JP market (15.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: 4023 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: 4023's PB Ratio (0.9x) is in line with the JP Chemicals industry average.
How is Kureha forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: 4023's forecast earnings growth (6.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0%).
Earnings vs Market: 4023's earnings (6.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the JP market (10.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: 4023's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: 4023's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the JP market (4.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: 4023's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: 4023's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.5%).
How has Kureha performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: 4023 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: 4023's current net profit margins (9.8%) are higher than last year (8.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: 4023's earnings have grown by 11.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: 4023's earnings growth over the past year (21.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: 4023 earnings growth over the past year (21.6%) underperformed the Chemicals industry 31.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: 4023's Return on Equity (8%) is considered low.
How is Kureha's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: 4023's short term assets (¥83.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥41.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: 4023's short term assets (¥83.0B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥26.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: 4023's debt to equity ratio (13.9%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: 4023's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 67.8% to 13.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: 4023's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (121.1%).
Interest Coverage: 4023 earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Kureha current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: 4023's dividend (2.03%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (1.27%).
High Dividend: 4023's dividend (2.03%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (2.96%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: 4023's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: 4023's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.5%), 4023's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Yutaka Kobayashi (76 yo)
Mr. Yutaka Kobayashi serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Kureha America, Inc., and Kureha Corporation. Mr. Kobayashi served as the President of Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co Ltd. since Jun...
Experienced Management: 4023's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: 4023's board of directors are considered experienced (3.7 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.
Kureha Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Kureha Corporation
- Ticker: 4023
- Exchange: TSE
- Founded: 1944
- Industry: Commodity Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: JP¥163.558b
- Shares outstanding: 19.52m
- Website: https://www.kureha.co.jp
Number of Employees
- Kureha Corporation
- 3-3-2, Nihonbashi-Hamacho
Kureha Corporation manufactures and sells functional materials, specialty chemicals, and plastics in Japan, Asia, Europe, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Advanced Materials, Special...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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