Celanese Corporation, a technology and specialty materials company, manufactures and sells high performance engineered polymers in the United States and internationally. More Details
Established dividend payer with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Celanese's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CE has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CE underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned 2.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CE underperformed the US Market which returned 12% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Celanese's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Celanese 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: CE ($106.14) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($93.79)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CE is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CE is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.8x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (24.6x).
PE vs Market: CE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.8x) compared to the US market (17.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CE is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (1.9x).
How is Celanese 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: CE's forecast earnings growth (23.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: CE's earnings (23.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CE's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CE's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CE's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (44%).
How has Celanese performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CE has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CE's current net profit margins (11.4%) are lower than last year (15.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CE's earnings have grown by 14.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CE had negative earnings growth (-38.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (-18.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst CE's Return on Equity (22.76%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Celanese's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CE's short term assets ($2.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: CE's short term assets ($2.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CE's debt to equity ratio (139.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 77.2% to 139.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34%).
Interest Coverage: CE earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Celanese current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CE's dividend (2.34%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.75%).
High Dividend: CE's dividend (2.34%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.99%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CE's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CE's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (46.2%), CE's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Lori Ryerkerk (57 yo)
Ms. Lori J. Ryerkerk, BS, serves as an Independent Director at Eaton Corporation plc since April 22, 2020. She serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Celanese Corporation since May 1, ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Lori's total compensation ($USD6.03M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.36M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Lori's compensation with company performance.
|Executive VP & CFO||2.58yrs||US$2.38m||0.023% |
|Senior VP & General Counsel||1.58yrs||US$3.86m||0.019% |
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||3.17yrs||US$1.46m||0.0058% |
|Chief Accounting Officer||2.42yrs||no data||0.0010% |
|VP and Chief Technology & Innovation Officer||4.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Acetyls||0.42yr||no data||0.017% |
|Chief Financial Officer for European Headquarters||2.42yrs||US$3.67m||0.017% |
|Senior Vice President of Engineered Materials & Corporate Strategy Development||1.67yrs||no data||0.014% |
|VP, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||10.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Treasurer & VP of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Manufacturing||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CE's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||6.58yrs||US$269.96k||0.0046% |
|Independent Director||14.08yrs||US$274.96k||0.016% |
|Lead Independent Director||3.58yrs||US$279.96k||0.0068% |
|Independent Director||8.58yrs||US$269.96k||0.0048% |
|Independent Director||4.67yrs||US$254.96k||0.000090% |
|Independent Director||5.17yrs||US$274.96k||0.0065% |
|Independent Director||1.92yrs||US$254.96k||0.000050% |
|Independent Director||14.67yrs||US$254.96k||0.038% |
Experienced Board: CE's board of directors are considered experienced (5.2 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.
Celanese Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Celanese Corporation
- Ticker: CE
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1918
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$12.555b
- Shares outstanding: 118.29m
- Website: https://www.celanese.com
Number of Employees
- Celanese Corporation
- 222 West Las Colinas Boulevard
- Suite 900N
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CE||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 2005|
|DG3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 2005|
|0HUR||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 2005|
|C1NS34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
Celanese Corporation, a technology and specialty materials company, manufactures and sells high performance engineered polymers in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Engine ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/09/26 06:08|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/25 00:00|
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