Quaker Chemical Corporation develops, produces, and markets various formulated chemical specialty products for a range of heavy industrial and manufacturing applications. More Details
Moderate growth potential with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Quaker Chemical's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KWR is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KWR's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: KWR underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned 35.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KWR underperformed the US Market which returned 35.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Quaker Chemical's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Quaker Chemical 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: KWR ($251.74) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($179.79)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KWR is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KWR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.1x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (25x).
PE vs Market: KWR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.1x) compared to the US market (18.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KWR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KWR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.4x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (3x).
How is Quaker Chemical forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KWR's forecast earnings growth (26.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: KWR's earnings (26.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (15% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: KWR's revenue (3.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KWR's revenue (3.1% 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 KWR's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Quaker Chemical performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KWR has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KWR became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KWR's earnings have declined by 12.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KWR has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: KWR has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (28.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: KWR's Return on Equity (8%) is considered low.
How is Quaker Chemical's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KWR's short term assets ($831.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($396.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: KWR's short term assets ($831.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KWR's debt to equity ratio (68.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: KWR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 25.1% to 68.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KWR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.1%).
Interest Coverage: KWR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.5x coverage).
What is Quaker Chemical current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KWR's dividend (0.63%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: KWR's dividend (0.63%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.55%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KWR is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: KWR is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: KWR is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KWR's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Barry (63 yo)
Mr. Michael F. Barry, also known as Mike, has been the Chairman of the Board at Quaker Chemical Corporation since May 13, 2009 and has also been its Chief Executive Officer and President since October 4, 2...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD7.05M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.32M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: KWR's management team is considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: KWR's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: KWR insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Quaker Chemical Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Quaker Chemical Corporation
- Ticker: KWR
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1918
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$4.499b
- Shares outstanding: 17.87m
- Website: https://www.quakerchem.com
Number of Employees
- Quaker Chemical Corporation
- One Quaker Park
- 901 East Hector Street
- United States
Quaker Chemical Corporation develops, produces, and markets various formulated chemical specialty products for a range of heavy industrial and manufacturing applications. It operates through four segments:...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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