International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cosmetic active and natural health ingredients for use in various consumer products in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Greater Asia, North America, and Latin America. More Details
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Average dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has International Flavors & Fragrances's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: IFF is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: IFF's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: IFF underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned 35.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: IFF underperformed the US Market which returned 35.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is International Flavors & Fragrances's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is International Flavors & Fragrances 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: IFF ($150.64) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($157.53)
Significantly Below Fair Value: IFF is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: IFF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (107x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (25.4x).
PE vs Market: IFF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (107x) compared to the US market (18x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: IFF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: IFF is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (3x).
How is International Flavors & Fragrances forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: IFF's forecast earnings growth (29.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: IFF's earnings (29.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: IFF's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: IFF'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: IFF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8%).
How has International Flavors & Fragrances performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: IFF has a large one-off loss of $449.0M impacting its March 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: IFF's current net profit margins (3.1%) are lower than last year (9.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: IFF's earnings have declined by 2.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: IFF's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: IFF had negative earnings growth (-59.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (25.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: IFF's Return on Equity (0.9%) is considered low.
How is International Flavors & Fragrances's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: IFF's short term assets ($6.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: IFF's short term assets ($6.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($15.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: IFF's debt to equity ratio (54.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: IFF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 91.9% to 54.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: IFF's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (8.9%).
Interest Coverage: IFF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.1x coverage).
What is International Flavors & Fragrances's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: IFF's dividend (2.04%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: IFF's dividend (2.04%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.54%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: IFF's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: IFF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (217.3%), IFF's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: IFF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (47.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Andreas Fibig (59 yo)
Mr. Andreas Fibig serves as Director of Novo Nordisk A/S since March 22, 2018. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) since September 1, 2014. He has been ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Andreas's total compensation ($USD7.73M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.17M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Andreas's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: IFF's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: IFF's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: IFF insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 132.8%.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
- Ticker: IFF
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1833
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$37.497b
- Shares outstanding: 248.92m
- Website: https://www.iff.com
Number of Employees
- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
- 521 West 57th Street
- New York
- New York
- United States
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cosmetic active and natural health ingredients for use in various consumer products in Europe, Africa, the Mi...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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