W. R. Grace & Co., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide. More Details
Reasonable growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has W. R. Grace's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GRA is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: GRA's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: GRA underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned 54.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GRA underperformed the US Market which returned 55.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is W. R. Grace's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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5 months ago | Simply Wall StEstimating The Fair Value Of W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA)
Is W. R. Grace undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: GRA ($63.28) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($77.93)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GRA is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GRA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Chemicals industry average.
PE vs Market: GRA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate GRA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GRA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (18.1x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.7x).
How is W. R. Grace forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GRA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: GRA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: GRA's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: GRA's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GRA's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GRA's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (52.1%).
How has W. R. Grace performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GRA is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: GRA is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GRA is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 6.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare GRA's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: GRA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (3.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GRA has a negative Return on Equity (-0.72%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is W. R. Grace's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GRA's short term assets ($875.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($559.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: GRA's short term assets ($875.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($3.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GRA's debt to equity ratio (850.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GRA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 998% to 850.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GRA's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.5%).
Interest Coverage: GRA is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is W. R. Grace current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GRA's dividend (2.09%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.27%).
High Dividend: GRA's dividend (2.09%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, GRA has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GRA's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: GRA is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GRA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (10.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Hudson La Force (55 yo)
Mr. Hudson La Force, III, CPA, serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at W. R. Grace & Co. and served as its Chief Operating Officer since November 8, 2018. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. La ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Hudson's total compensation ($USD5.53M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.05M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Hudson's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: GRA's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: GRA's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
W. R. Grace & Co.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: W. R. Grace & Co.
- Ticker: GRA
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1854
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$4.189b
- Shares outstanding: 66.19m
- Website: https://www.grace.com
Number of Employees
- W. R. Grace & Co.
- 7500 Grace Drive
- United States
W. R. Grace & Co., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide. It operates through two segments, Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies....
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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