Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company.
Solid track record established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Cabot's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CBT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CBT underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned -3.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CBT underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Cabot's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Cabot 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: CBT ($43.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($39.2)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CBT is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CBT is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.8x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (22.2x).
PE vs Market: CBT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.8x) compared to the US market (18.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CBT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CBT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.2x).
How is Cabot forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CBT's forecast earnings growth (17.8% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CBT's earnings (17.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CBT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CBT's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CBT's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CBT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (20.8%)
How has Cabot performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CBT has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CBT's current net profit margins (3.9%) are higher than last year (2.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CBT's earnings have grown significantly by 26% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CBT's earnings growth over the past year (64.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (26% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CBT earnings growth over the past year (64.9%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -14.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CBT's Return on Equity (13.5%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Cabot's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CBT's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($574.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: CBT's short term assets ($1.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CBT's debt to equity ratio (93.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CBT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 59.9% to 93.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CBT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (47.2%).
Interest Coverage: CBT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7x coverage).
Inventory Level: CBT has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CBT's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.1x debt).
What is Cabot's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: CBT's dividend (3.22%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: CBT's dividend (3.22%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CBT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CBT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (63%), CBT's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CBT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Sean Keohane (52yo)
Mr. Sean D. Keohane serves as Director of Chemours Company since May 3, 2018. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Cabot Corporation since March 11, 2016. Mr. Keohane served as an Execu ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Sean's total compensation ($USD6.68M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.88M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Sean's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||1.8yrs||US$1.57m||0.014% $337.9k|
|Senior VP & General Counsel||1.1yrs||US$1.32m||0.0051% $126.3k|
|Advisor & Director||12.1yrs||US$211.20k||0.38% $9.3m|
|Senior VP||3.8yrs||US$1.58m||0.080% $2.0m|
|Controller & Principal Accounting Officer||0.08yrs||no data||0.011% $269.7k|
|Senior VP & CTO||2yrs||no data||no data|
|VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer||3.6yrs||no data||no data|
|Corporate Communications Director||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||2.8yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CBT's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
|Advisor & Director||12.1yrs||US$211.20k||0.38% $9.3m|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||30.1yrs||US$223.49k||0.095% $2.3m|
|Independent Director||23.1yrs||US$215.50k||0.083% $2.0m|
|Independent Director||5.4yrs||US$219.96k||no data|
|Independent Director||14.9yrs||US$212.04k||0.0037% $91.4k|
|Independent Director||2.1yrs||US$207.99k||0.012% $300.0k|
|Independent Director||7.6yrs||US$217.21k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||1.9yrs||US$320.49k||0.033% $818.1k|
|Independent Director||2.4yrs||US$229.28k||0.0035% $86.9k|
Experienced Board: CBT's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CBT insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Cabot Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Cabot Corporation
- Ticker: CBT
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1882
- Industry: Commodity Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$2.463b
- Shares outstanding: 56.68m
- Website: https://www.cabotcorp.com
Number of Employees
- Cabot Corporation
- Two Seaport Lane
- Suite 1300
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CBT||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 1968|
|CBT||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 1968|
Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The company offers rubber grade carbon blacks used in tires as a rubber reinforcing agent and performance additive, as well as in industrial products, such as hoses, belts, extruded profiles, and molded goods; and compounds of carbon black and rubber. It also provides specialty grades of carbon black used in inks, coatings, plastics, adhesives, toners, batteries, and displays applications; masterbatch and conductive compound products for use in automotive, industrial, packaging, infrastructure, agriculture, consumer products, and electronics industries; inkjet colorants used in the inkjet printing applications; fumed silica used in adhesives, sealants, cosmetics, batteries, inks, toners, silicone elastomers, coatings, polishing slurries, and pharmaceuticals; fumed alumina used in various products, including inkjet media, lighting, coatings, cosmetics, and polishing slurries; and aerogel, a hydrophobic, silica-based particle for use in various thermal insulation and specialty chemical applications. In addition, the company offers activated carbon products used for the purification of water, air, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and other liquids and gases; and activated carbon solutions for activated carbon injection in coal-fired utilities, mobile water filter units, and carbon reactivation services. Cabot Corporation sells its products primarily through distributors and sales representatives in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Cabot Corporation was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/16 23:50|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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