KRO Stock Overview
Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2) in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$18.43|
|52 Week High||US$18.48|
|52 Week Low||US$12.06|
|1 Month Change||15.91%|
|3 Month Change||31.46%|
|1 Year Change||13.42%|
|3 Year Change||42.43%|
|5 Year Change||-1.13%|
|Change since IPO||130.38%|
Recent News & Updates
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|KRO||US Chemicals||US Market|
Return vs Industry: KRO exceeded the US Chemicals industry which returned -3.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KRO exceeded the US Market which returned -12.3% over the past year.
|KRO Average Weekly Movement||5.5%|
|Chemicals Industry Average Movement||7.1%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: KRO is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KRO's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2) in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, rutile and anatase to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for various products, including paints, coatings, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics, as well as for various specialty products, such as inks, foods, and cosmetics. It also produces ilmenite, a raw material used directly as a feedstock by sulfate-process TiO2 plants; iron-based chemicals, which are used as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater, as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement, and agricultural products; specialty chemicals for use in the formulation of pearlescent pigments, and production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices, as well as for use in pearlescent pigments, natural gas pipe, and other specialty applications.
Kronos Worldwide Fundamentals Summary
|KRO fundamental statistics|
Is KRO overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|KRO income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$1.54b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.31|
|Net Profit Margin||7.40%|
How did KRO perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
4.1%Current Dividend Yield
Does KRO pay a reliable dividends?See KRO dividend history and benchmarks
|Kronos Worldwide dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jun 03 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Jun 16 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||8 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||21 days|
Does KRO pay a reliable dividends?See KRO dividend history and benchmarks
Is Kronos Worldwide undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 4/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KRO ($18.43) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($32.31)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KRO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KRO is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (14.1x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (16.9x).
PE vs Market: KRO is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (14.1x) compared to the US market (15.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate KRO's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KRO's Price-To-Book Ratio (2.3x) is in line with the US Chemicals industry average.
How is Kronos Worldwide forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if KRO's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if KRO's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: KRO's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KRO's revenue (5.9% 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 KRO's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Kronos Worldwide 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: KRO has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KRO's current net profit margins (7.4%) are higher than last year (3.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KRO's earnings have declined by 29.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KRO's earnings growth over the past year (166.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (-29.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KRO earnings growth over the past year (166.9%) exceeded the Chemicals industry 30.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: KRO's Return on Equity (16.5%) is considered low.
How is Kronos Worldwide's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KRO's short term assets ($1.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($281.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: KRO's short term assets ($1.3B) exceed its long term liabilities ($840.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KRO's net debt to equity ratio (10.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: KRO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 85.5% to 48.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KRO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.5%).
Interest Coverage: KRO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.8x coverage).
What is Kronos Worldwide current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 5/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KRO's dividend (4.12%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.57%).
High Dividend: KRO's dividend (4.12%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KRO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KRO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (55.9%), KRO's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (126.8%), KRO's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Robert Graham (65 yo)
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CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Robert's total compensation ($USD3.74M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.43M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Robert's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: KRO's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: KRO's board of directors are considered experienced (8.3 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.
Kronos Worldwide, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Kronos Worldwide, Inc.
- Ticker: KRO
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1916
- Industry: Commodity Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Implied Market Cap: US$2.128b
- Shares outstanding: 115.46m
- Website: https://kronostio2.com
Number of Employees
- Kronos Worldwide, Inc.
- 5430 LBJ Freeway
- Suite 1700
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/24 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/24 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.