International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products.
Established dividend payer with proven track record.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: IFF underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned -4.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: IFF underperformed the US Market which returned 5.3% over the past year.
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
2 months ago | Simply Wall StShould We Worry About International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.'s (NYSE:IFF) P/E Ratio?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StIs There More To The Story Than International Flavors & Fragrances's (NYSE:IFF) Earnings Growth?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Does International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.'s (NYSE:IFF) Earnings Growth Stack Up Against Industry Performance?
Is International Flavors & Fragrances 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: IFF ($127.01) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($115.16)
Significantly Below Fair Value: IFF is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: IFF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (20.6x).
PE vs Market: IFF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30x) compared to the US market (16.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: IFF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: IFF is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2x).
How is International Flavors & Fragrances forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: IFF's forecast earnings growth (11.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: IFF's earnings (11.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: IFF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: IFF's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: IFF's revenue (3.9% 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 (11.1%).
How has International Flavors & Fragrances performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: IFF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: IFF's current net profit margins (9.1%) are higher than last year (7.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: IFF's earnings have declined by -3.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: IFF's earnings growth over the past year (51.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-3.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: IFF earnings growth over the past year (51.1%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -6.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: IFF's Return on Equity (8%) is considered low.
How is International Flavors & Fragrances's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: IFF's short term assets ($2.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: IFF's short term assets ($2.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($5.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: IFF's debt to equity ratio (67.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: IFF's debt to equity ratio has increased from 60% to 67.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: IFF's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.6%).
Interest Coverage: IFF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6x coverage).
What is International Flavors & Fragrances's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: IFF's dividend (2.36%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.68%).
High Dividend: IFF's dividend (2.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.59%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: IFF's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: IFF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (70.4%), IFF's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: IFF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (50.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Andreas Fibig (58yo)
Mr. Andreas Fibig serves as Director of Novo Nordisk A/S since March 22, 2018. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) since September 1, 2014.. He has been ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Andreas's total compensation ($USD7.63M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.56M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Andreas's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||5.83yrs||US$7.63m||0.060% $8.2m|
|Executive VP||9.25yrs||US$1.49m||0.044% $6.0m|
|Divisional Chief Executive Officer of Scent||15.75yrs||US$2.43m||0.030% $4.1m|
|Executive VP & Integration Officer||0.50yr||US$1.86m||0.021% $2.9m|
|Divisional Chief Executive Officer of Taste||6.25yrs||US$1.74m||0.037% $5.1m|
|Executive VP & CFO||0.50yr||no data||0.0015% $203.6k|
|Executive Vice President of Operations||4.92yrs||no data||0.020% $2.7m|
|Executive VP and Chief Global Scientific & Sustainability Officer||4.08yrs||no data||0.0036% $487.2k|
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||1.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations and Communications & Divisional CFO of Scent||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||3.67yrs||no data||0.0054% $732.8k|
|Senior VP & Controller||no data||no data||0.013% $1.8m|
Experienced Management: IFF's management team is considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||5.83yrs||US$7.63m||0.060% $8.2m|
|Lead Independent Director||no data||US$282.09k||0.0037% $508.9k|
|Independent Director||11.75yrs||US$257.09k||0.0023% $317.6k|
|Independent Director||13yrs||US$257.09k||0.0030% $404.4k|
|Independent Director||7.5yrs||US$272.18k||0.0054% $735.6k|
|Independent Director||5.75yrs||US$257.09k||no data|
|Independent Director||5.17yrs||US$277.09k||no data|
|Independent Director||4.5yrs||US$257.09k||no data|
|Independent Director||10.5yrs||US$264.59k||no data|
|Member of Scientific Advisory Board||5.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Scientific Advisory Board||3.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2.92yrs||US$257.09k||no data|
Experienced Board: IFF's board of directors are considered experienced (5.6 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.
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$13.571b
- Shares outstanding: 106.85m
- Website: https://www.iff.com
Number of Employees
- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
- 521 West 57th Street
- New York
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|IFF||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|IFF||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|IFF||ENXTPA (Euronext Paris)||Yes||Common Stock||FR||EUR||Jan 1968|
|0RF3||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||EUR||Jan 1968|
|IFF||TASE (The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||IL||ILS||Jan 1968|
|I1FF34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 SHS UNSPON||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products. It operates through two segments, Taste and Scent. The Taste segment offers flavor compounds primarily to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products, such as prepared foods, beverages, dairy, food, and sweet products. This segment also creates and manufactures a naturals-focused suite of flavor compounds, functional foods, and specialty fine ingredients to small, local, and regional customers. The Scent segment provides fragrance compounds, which include fine fragrances comprising perfumes and colognes, as well as consumer fragrances for personal care, household products, and beauty care; fragrance ingredients comprising synthetic and natural ingredients that could be combined with other materials to create fragrance and consumer compounds; and cosmetic active ingredients consisting of active and functional ingredients, botanicals, and delivery systems to support its customers’ cosmetic and personal care product lines. This segment serves perfume and toiletries manufacturers in the cosmetics industry; and manufacturers of soaps, detergents, fabric care, household cleaners, and air fresheners in the household products industry. The company has operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Greater Asia, North America, and Latin America. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/14 00:00|
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