Koppers Holdings Inc. provides treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds in the United States, Australasia, Europe, and internationally.
Solid track record and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Koppers Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KOP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: KOP underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned 4.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KOP underperformed the US Market which returned 15.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Koppers Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Koppers Holdings 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: KOP ($25.95) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($14.77)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KOP is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KOP is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.2x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (24.3x).
PE vs Market: KOP is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.2x) compared to the US market (18.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KOP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KOP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.1x).
How is Koppers Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KOP's forecast earnings growth (6.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: KOP's earnings (6.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KOP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KOP's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KOP's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if KOP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Koppers Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KOP has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KOP's current net profit margins (4.2%) are higher than last year (1.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KOP has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 54.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: KOP's earnings growth over the past year (162.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (54.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KOP earnings growth over the past year (162.8%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -19.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst KOP's Return on Equity (40.15%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Koppers Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KOP's short term assets ($573.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($292.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: KOP's short term assets ($573.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KOP's debt to equity ratio (486.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: KOP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 1006.7% to 486.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KOP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.1%).
Interest Coverage: KOP's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.4x coverage).
What is Koppers Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate KOP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KOP's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KOP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KOP's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: KOP is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KOP's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Leroy Ball (51 yo)
Mr. Leroy M. Ball, Jr., has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Koppers Holdings Inc. and Koppers Inc. since January 01, 2015. Mr. Ball is a Director of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated si ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Leroy's total compensation ($USD4.72M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.06M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Leroy's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||6yrs||US$1.31m||0.29% |
|Executive VP & COO||0.58yr||US$1.47m||0.25% |
|Chief Accounting Officer||no data||no data||0.11% |
|General Counsel & Secretary||0.42yr||no data||0.064% |
|Director of Investor Relations - Koppers Inc||5.58yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: KOP's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.6 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||11yrs||US$195.51k||0.31% |
|Independent Director||1.92yrs||US$194.47k||0.067% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board||1.83yrs||US$287.16k||0.18% |
|Independent Director||11.25yrs||US$195.51k||0.13% |
|Independent Director||1.92yrs||US$185.51k||0.067% |
|Independent Director||7.25yrs||US$204.83k||0.16% |
Experienced Board: KOP's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: KOP 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.
Koppers Holdings Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Koppers Holdings Inc.
- Ticker: KOP
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1988
- Industry: Commodity Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$546.137m
- Shares outstanding: 21.05m
- Website: https://www.koppers.com
Number of Employees
- Koppers Holdings Inc.
- 436 Seventh Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KO9||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 2006|
|KOP||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 2006|
Koppers Holdings Inc. provides treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds in the United States, Australasia, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through three segme ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/07 01:42|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/06 00:00|