ECVT Stock Overview
Ecovyst Inc. provides specialty catalysts and services in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$8.80|
|52 Week High||US$13.79|
|52 Week Low||US$8.24|
|1 Month Change||-10.02%|
|3 Month Change||-13.39%|
|1 Year Change||-25.36%|
|3 Year Change||-44.34%|
|5 Year Change||-48.99%|
|Change since IPO||-48.99%|
Recent News & Updates
Is Ecovyst Inc. (NYSE:ECVT) Trading At A 49% Discount?
Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Ecovyst Inc. ( NYSE:ECVT ) by estimating the...
|ECVT||US Chemicals||US Market|
Return vs Industry: ECVT underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned -14.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ECVT underperformed the US Market which returned -23% over the past year.
|ECVT Average Weekly Movement||7.2%|
|Chemicals Industry Average Movement||6.3%|
|Market Average Movement||6.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: ECVT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ECVT's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Ecovyst Inc. provides specialty catalysts and services in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Ecoservices and Catalyst Technologies. The Ecoservices segment offers sulfuric acid recycling services for production of alkylate for refineries; and virgin sulfuric acid for mining, water treatment, and industrial applications.
Ecovyst Fundamentals Summary
|ECVT fundamental statistics|
Is ECVT overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ECVT income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$526.85m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Nov 01, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.29|
|Net Profit Margin||5.32%|
How did ECVT perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
36.4%Current Dividend Yield
Is ECVT undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for ECVT?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is ECVT's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does ECVT's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|ECVT PE Ratio vs Peers|
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Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: ECVT is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.4x) compared to the peer average (56.8x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does ECVT's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Chemicals Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: ECVT is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.4x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (14.2x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is ECVT's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||30.4x|
|Fair PE Ratio||22.4x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: ECVT is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (22.4x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of ECVT when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: ECVT ($8.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($17.86)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ECVT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price, but analysts are not within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is Ecovyst forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ECVT's forecast earnings growth (27.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: ECVT's earnings (27.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ECVT's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ECVT's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ECVT's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ECVT's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.7%).
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How has Ecovyst performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ECVT has a large one-off loss of $26.1M impacting its June 30 2022 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: ECVT's current net profit margins (5.3%) are higher than last year (2.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ECVT has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -9.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: ECVT's earnings growth over the past year (211.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-9.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ECVT earnings growth over the past year (211.5%) exceeded the Chemicals industry 21.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ECVT's Return on Equity (5.1%) is considered low.
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How is Ecovyst's financial position?
Financial Health Score2/6
Financial Health Score 2/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ECVT's short term assets ($356.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($134.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: ECVT's short term assets ($356.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ECVT's net debt to equity ratio (92.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ECVT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 251.3% to 112.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ECVT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.2%).
Interest Coverage: ECVT's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.7x coverage).
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What is Ecovyst current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 2/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ECVT's dividend (36.36%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.66%).
High Dividend: ECVT's dividend (36.36%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.57%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether ECVT's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.
Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if ECVT's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (578.5%), ECVT's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Kurt Bitting (46 yo)
Mr. Kurt J. Bitting serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Ecovyst Inc. since April 25, 2022 and served as its Vice President and President of Refining Services since March 2019. From September...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Kurt's total compensation ($USD1.92M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.62M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Kurt's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: ECVT's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: ECVT's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: ECVT insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|15 Sep 22||BuyUS$87,028||Robert Coxon||Individual||10,000||US$8.70|
|10 Aug 22||SellUS$124,926,936||CCMP Capital Advisors, LP||Company||14,950,030||US$8.36|
|05 Aug 22||BuyUS$95,162||Kurt Bitting||Individual||10,750||US$8.85|
|05 Aug 22||BuyUS$222,532||Robert Coxon||Individual||25,000||US$8.93|
|05 Aug 22||BuyUS$364,592||Jonny Ginns||Individual||40,941||US$8.91|
|04 Aug 22||BuyUS$100,161||Michael Feehan||Individual||11,425||US$8.77|
|04 Aug 22||BuyUS$87,696||Kyle Vann||Individual||10,000||US$8.77|
|04 Aug 22||BuyUS$100,000||Thomas Schneberger||Individual||11,389.69||US$8.78|
|04 Aug 22||BuyUS$100,060||William Sichko||Individual||11,376||US$8.80|
|04 Aug 22||BuyUS$100,253||Joseph Koscinski||Individual||11,400||US$8.79|
|20 May 22||BuyUS$49,297||Thomas Schneberger||Individual||5,000||US$9.86|
|19 May 22||BuyUS$49,794||Michael Feehan||Individual||5,000||US$9.96|
|12 May 22||BuyUS$50,023||Joseph Koscinski||Individual||5,200||US$9.62|
|12 May 22||BuyUS$49,957||Kurt Bitting||Individual||5,144||US$9.71|
|10 May 22||BuyUS$194,516||David Bradley||Individual||20,000||US$9.73|
|05 May 22||BuyUS$394,128||Kevin Fogarty||Individual||40,000||US$9.85|
|20 Dec 21||SellUS$7,147,754||CCMP Capital Advisors, LP||Company||783,745||US$9.12|
|20 Dec 21||SellUS$3,796,246||INEOS Limited||Company||416,255||US$9.12|
|23 Nov 21||SellUS$25,308,310||INEOS Limited||Company||2,775,034||US$9.12|
|23 Nov 21||SellUS$47,651,690||CCMP Capital Advisors, LP||Company||5,224,966||US$9.12|
|19 Nov 21||BuyUS$497,663||Jonny Ginns||Individual||52,631||US$9.46|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Ecovyst Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ecovyst Inc.
- Ticker: ECVT
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1831
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.203b
- Shares outstanding: 136.74m
- Website: https://www.ecovyst.com
Number of Employees
- Ecovyst Inc.
- Valleybrooke Corporate Center
- 300 Lindenwood Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ECVT||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Sep 2017|
|PQGA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Sep 2017|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/25 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/23 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.