Quaker Chemical Corporation, doing business as Quaker Houghton, engages in the development, production, and marketing of various formulated specialty chemical products for various industrial and manufacturing applications.
Moderate growth potential with worrying balance sheet.
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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: KWR underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned -8.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KWR underperformed the US Market which returned 3.7% over the past year.
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
2 months ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Quaker Chemical (NYSE:KWR) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
3 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Much is Quaker Chemical Corporation's (NYSE:KWR) CEO Getting Paid?
3 months ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Been Selling Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) Shares?
Is Quaker Chemical undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KWR ($170.26) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($146.45)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KWR is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KWR is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Chemicals industry average.
PE vs Market: KWR is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate KWR's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KWR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (1.7x).
How is Quaker Chemical forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KWR is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: KWR is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: KWR's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: KWR's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KWR's revenue (6.9% 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 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 is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: KWR is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KWR is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -13.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare KWR's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: KWR is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (-11.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: KWR has a negative Return on Equity (-0.89%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Quaker Chemical's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KWR's short term assets ($895.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($340.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: KWR's short term assets ($895.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KWR's debt to equity ratio (96.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: KWR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 19.9% to 96.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KWR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (9.2%).
Interest Coverage: KWR is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Quaker Chemical's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KWR's dividend (0.9%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.75%).
High Dividend: KWR's dividend (0.9%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: KWR is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: KWR is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: KWR is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KWR's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Barry (61yo)
Mr. Michael F. Barry, also known as Mike, has been the Chairman of the Board at Quaker Chemical Corporation since May 13, 2009 and has also been its Chief Executive Officer and President since October 4, 2 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD7.19M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.00M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Chairman of the Board||11.58yrs||US$7.19m||0.93% $28.1m|
|Senior VP||4.5yrs||US$1.05m||0.034% $1.0m|
|Senior VP of Global Operations||no data||US$1.47m||0.025% $764.8k|
|Senior VP||8.17yrs||US$911.81k||0.022% $675.0k|
|Senior VP of Global Specialty Businesses & Chief Strategy Officer||10.08yrs||US$1.17m||0.079% $2.4m|
|VP of Finance & Chief Accounting Officer||5.67yrs||no data||0.018% $539.2k|
|Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer||0.75yr||no data||0.021% $642.6k|
|VP of Global Strategy & Marketing and Global Leader – Grease & Fluid Power||6yrs||US$706.21k||0.027% $809.8k|
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & MD of Asia Pacific||8.92yrs||no data||0.038% $1.1m|
Experienced Management: KWR's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).
|Chairman of the Board||11.58yrs||US$7.19m||0.93% $28.1m|
|Chairman Emeriti||no data||US$511.75k||no data|
|Lead Independent Director||4yrs||US$196.72k||0.031% $930.8k|
|Independent Director||24.33yrs||US$176.72k||0.068% $2.1m|
|Chairman Emeriti||no data||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||14.33yrs||US$170.47k||0.038% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||0.75yr||US$115.50k||0.0031% $92.5k|
|Independent Director||7.33yrs||US$169.47k||0.013% $392.2k|
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$166.97k||0.020% $594.8k|
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$189.47k||0.017% $504.1k|
Experienced Board: KWR's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 33.2%.
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$3.024b
- Shares outstanding: 17.76m
- Website: https://www.quakerchem.com
Number of Employees
- Quaker Chemical Corporation
- One Quaker Park
- 901 East Hector Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KWR||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1972|
|QUC||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1972|
Quaker Chemical Corporation, doing business as Quaker Houghton, engages in the development, production, and marketing of various formulated specialty chemical products for various industrial and manufacturing applications. The company operates through four segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia/Pacific; and Global Specialty Businesses. Its principal products include metal removal fluids, cleaning fluids, corrosion inhibitors, metal drawing and forming fluids, die cast mold releases, heat treatment and quenchants, metal forging fluids, hydraulic fluids, specialty greases, offshore sub-sea energy control fluids, rolling lubricants, rod and wire drawing fluids, and surface treatment chemicals. The company also offers operating equipment; and chemical management services. It serves metalworking, metals, and industrial end markets, including steel, aluminum, aerospace, defense, transportation-original equipment manufacturer, transportation-components, offshore sub-sea energy, architectural aluminum, construction, tube and pipe, can and container, mining, specialty coatings, and specialty greases. 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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/05/25 09:05|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/22 00:00|
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