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Kronos Worldwide NYSE:KRO Stock Report

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24 May, 2022


Company Financials +
KRO fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health6/6

KRO Stock Overview

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2) in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally.

Kronos Worldwide Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Kronos Worldwide
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$18.43
52 Week HighUS$18.48
52 Week LowUS$12.06
1 Month Change15.91%
3 Month Change31.46%
1 Year Change13.42%
3 Year Change42.43%
5 Year Change-1.13%
Change since IPO130.38%

Recent News & Updates

Apr 29
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Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) Seems To Use Debt Rather Sparingly

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Shareholder Returns

KROUS ChemicalsUS 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.

Price Volatility

Is KRO's price volatile compared to industry and market?
KRO volatility
KRO Average Weekly Movement5.5%
Chemicals Industry Average Movement7.1%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

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

19162,248Robert Graham

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

How do Kronos Worldwide's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
KRO fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$2.13b
Earnings (TTM)US$150.80m
Revenue (TTM)US$2.04b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
KRO income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$1.54b
Gross ProfitUS$499.80m
Other ExpensesUS$349.00m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.31
Gross Margin24.53%
Net Profit Margin7.40%
Debt/Equity Ratio48.7%

How did KRO perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does KRO pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy KRO by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Kronos Worldwide dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateJun 03 2022
Dividend Pay DateJun 16 2022
Days until Ex dividend8 days
Days until Dividend pay date21 days

Does KRO pay a reliable dividends?

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Is Kronos Worldwide undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • 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.

Future Growth

How is Kronos Worldwide forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


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

Past Performance

How has Kronos Worldwide performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


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.

Financial Health

How is Kronos Worldwide's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

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).

Balance Sheet


What is Kronos Worldwide current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 25 2022Ex Dividend DateJun 03 2022Dividend Pay DateJun 16 202213 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 8 days to receive the upcoming dividend

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.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: KRO's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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Key Information

  • 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:

Number of Employees


  • Kronos Worldwide, Inc.
  • 5430 LBJ Freeway
  • Suite 1700
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • 75240-2620
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.