NYSE:KWR

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Quaker Chemical Corporation develops, produces, and markets various formulated chemical specialty products for a range of heavy industrial and manufacturing applications in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia/Pacific, and South America.

Rewards

Trading at 24.2% below its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 73.81% per year

Risk Analysis

Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow

Large one-off items impacting financial results

Profit margins (2.5%) are lower than last year (4.8%)

Shareholders have been diluted in the past year



Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential and slightly overvalued.


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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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.5%

KWR

-0.4%

US Chemicals

0.06%

US Market


1 Year Return

-11.6%

KWR

-6.0%

US Chemicals

19.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: KWR underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned -6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KWR underperformed the US Market which returned 19.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

KWRIndustryMarket
7 Day2.5%-0.4%0.06%
30 Day11.2%-1.8%1.1%
90 Day30.5%1.2%8.9%
1 Year-10.9%-11.6%7.7%-6.0%21.9%19.4%
3 Year43.0%39.3%27.6%3.1%48.9%39.3%
5 Year127.6%115.3%37.2%7.5%71.9%53.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Quaker Chemical's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Quaker Chemical undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

24.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: KWR ($187.95) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($247.89)

Significantly Below Fair Value: KWR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KWR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (109.3x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (22.4x).

PE vs Market: KWR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (109.3x) compared to the US market (18.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: KWR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KWR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.8x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.1x).


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Future Growth

How is Quaker Chemical forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

73.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: KWR's forecast earnings growth (73.8% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: KWR's earnings (73.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: KWR's revenue (18.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: KWR's revenue (18.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: KWR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.5%).


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Past Performance

How has Quaker Chemical performed over the past 5 years?

-6.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KWR has a large one-off loss of $62.4M impacting its September 30 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: KWR's current net profit margins (2.5%) are lower than last year (4.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KWR's earnings have declined by -6.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: KWR's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: KWR had negative earnings growth (-42.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (-15.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: KWR's Return on Equity (2%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Quaker Chemical's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KWR's short term assets ($724.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($345.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: KWR's short term assets ($724.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.2B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KWR's debt to equity ratio (71.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: KWR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 17.1% to 71.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: KWR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7.3%).

Interest Coverage: KWR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: KWR has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: KWR's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.8x debt).


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Dividend

What is Quaker Chemical's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.82%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company0.8%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.2%forecastin3Years0.8%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: KWR's dividend (0.82%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.43%).

High Dividend: KWR's dividend (0.82%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.7%).


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.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

8.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mike Barry (61yo)

11.3yrs

Tenure

US$4,848,181

Compensation

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 ($USD4.85M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.89M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Michael Barry
Chairman of the Board11.3yrsUS$4.85m0.91% $29.7m
Mary Hall
CFO, VP & Treasurer4.3yrsUS$924.20k0.031% $1.0m
Wilbert Platzer
President & MD - EMEA0yrsUS$803.29k0.038% $1.2m
Joseph Berquist
MD of North America Operations & VP9.8yrsUS$868.89k0.077% $2.5m
Shane Hostetter
Global Controller & Principal Accounting Officer0yrsno data0.016% $521.7k
Robert Traub
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary7.8yrsno data0.031% $999.1k
Jan Nieman
VP of Global Strategy & Marketing and Global Leader – Grease & Fluid Power5.8yrsUS$706.21k0.027% $875.1k
Ronald Ettinger
Vice President of Human Resources8.2yrsno data0.029% $937.4k
Dieter Laininger
VP, MD of South America & Global Leader of Primary Metals8.7yrsno data0.034% $1.1m
Adrian Steeples
MD of Asia Pacific & VP6.6yrsno data0.033% $1.1m

8.0yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: KWR's management team is seasoned and experienced (8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Michael Barry
Chairman of the Board11.3yrsUS$4.85m0.91% $29.7m
Robert Chappell
Independent Director23.1yrsUS$134.83k0.17% $5.5m
Donald Caldwell
Lead Director3.8yrsUS$153.33k0.031% $1.0m
Robert Rock
Independent Director24.1yrsUS$136.08k0.068% $2.2m
Ramaswami Seshasayee
Additional Director0.5yrsno data0.0031% $99.8k
Jeffry Frisby
Independent Director14.1yrsUS$134.33k0.038% $1.2m
Sanjay Hinduja
Additional Director0.5yrsno data0.0031% $99.8k
Mark Douglas
Independent Director7.1yrsUS$133.08k0.013% $423.8k
William Osborne
Independent Director4yrsUS$131.83k0.020% $642.8k
Fay West
Independent Director4yrsUS$142.58k0.017% $544.9k

5.5yrs

Average Tenure

62yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: KWR's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Quaker Chemical Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Quaker Chemical Corporation
  • Ticker: KWR
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1918
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$3.263b
  • Shares outstanding: 17.73m
  • Website: https://www.quakerchem.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Quaker Chemical Corporation
  • One Quaker Park
  • 901 East Hector Street
  • Conshohocken
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19428
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KWRNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1972
QUCDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 1972

Biography

Quaker Chemical Corporation develops, produces, and markets various formulated chemical specialty products for a range of heavy industrial and manufacturing applications in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia/Pacific, and South America. The company’s products include rolling lubricants used by manufacturers of steel in the hot and cold rolling of steel, and aluminum in the hot rolling of aluminum; machining and grinding compounds for use in cutting, shaping, and grinding metal parts; hydraulic fluids for steel, metalworking, and other customers to operate hydraulic equipment; corrosion preventives to protect metals during manufacture, storage, and shipment; and specialty greases used in automotive and aerospace production processes, steel manufacturing, and various other applications. It also provides metal finishing compounds to prepare metal surfaces for special treatments, such as galvanizing and tin plating, as well as to prepare metal for further processing; forming compounds used to facilitate the drawing and extrusion of metal products; chemical milling maskants for the aerospace industry; and temporary and permanent coatings for metal and concrete products. In addition, the company offers construction products comprising flexible sealants and protective coatings for various applications; bio-lubricants used in machinery in forestry and construction industries; and die casting lubricants, as well as provides chemical management services. It serves steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans, and other industries. The company was formerly known as Quaker Chemical Products Corporation and changed its name to Quaker Chemical Corporation in August 1962. Quaker Chemical Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/19 00:35
End of Day Share Price2020/02/18 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.