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Executive Summary

NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum additives businesses.

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has NewMarket's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: NEU has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Chemicals


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1 Year Return




US Chemicals


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Return vs Industry: NEU exceeded the US Chemicals industry which returned -7.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NEU exceeded the US Market which returned 4.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.0%4.1%2.5%
30 Day0.8%7.2%5.1%
90 Day8.2%4.0%2.0%
1 Year9.8%7.9%2.5%-3.4%10.9%8.4%
3 Year-2.4%-7.3%12.5%-8.4%30.5%21.9%
5 Year1.0%-7.0%25.6%-2.5%56.9%39.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: NEU ($431.44) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($1044.28)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NEU is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.4x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (19.9x).

PE vs Market: NEU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.4x) compared to the US market (15.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate NEU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NEU is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.4x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (1.7x).

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Future Growth

How is NewMarket forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Materials industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as NewMarket has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has NewMarket performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NEU has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: NEU's current net profit margins (12.5%) are higher than last year (10.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NEU's earnings have grown by 0.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: NEU's earnings growth over the past year (17.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (0.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: NEU earnings growth over the past year (17.3%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -11.3%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst NEU's Return on Equity (43.43%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is NewMarket's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NEU's short term assets ($930.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($312.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: NEU's short term assets ($930.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($981.5M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NEU's debt to equity ratio (115.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: NEU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 89.3% to 115.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: NEU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (51.7%).

Interest Coverage: NEU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NEU's dividend (1.76%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.75%).

High Dividend: NEU's dividend (1.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.71%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: NEU's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: NEU's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30%), NEU's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Average management tenure


Teddy Gottwald (58yo)





Mr. Thomas E. Gottwald, also known as Teddy, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at NewMarket Corporation since March 3, 2004 and serves as its Chairman of the Board since July 29, 2014. Mr. ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Teddy's total compensation ($USD3.16M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.98M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Teddy's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Thomas Gottwald
Chairman16.17yrsUS$3.16m5.1% $240.8m
Brian Paliotti
VP & CFO5.33yrsUS$1.25m0.034% $1.6m
Bruce Hazelgrove
Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officerno dataUS$1.52m0.29% $13.5m
M. West
VP, General Counsel & Secretary4.33yrsUS$1.37m0.12% $5.6m
Regina Harm
President of Afton Chemical Corporation2yrsUS$1.71m0.038% $1.8m
William Skrobacz
Principal Accounting Officer & Controller7yrsno data0.0090% $425.7k
Cameron Warner
Treasurer8.58yrsno data0.038% $1.8m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: NEU's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Thomas Gottwald
Chairman16.17yrsUS$3.16m5.1% $240.8m
Bruce Gottwald
Director58.33yrsUS$86.55k21.86% $1.0b
H. Harris
Independent Director4.75yrsUS$194.81k0.0066% $310.5k
Phyllis Cothran
Independent Lead Directorno dataUS$206.90k0.051% $2.4m
Mark Gambill
Independent Director11.33yrsUS$194.81k0.024% $1.1m
Patrick Hanley
Independent Director15.67yrsUS$184.81k0.038% $1.8m
James Rogers
Independent Director17yrsUS$179.81k0.037% $1.7m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: NEU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.5 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

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

Key Information

  • Name: NewMarket Corporation
  • Ticker: NEU
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1887
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$4.719b
  • Shares outstanding: 10.94m
  • Website: https://www.newmarket.com

Number of Employees


  • NewMarket Corporation
  • 330 South Fourth Street
  • Richmond
  • Virginia
  • 23219-4350
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NEUNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon Stock Without Par ValueUSUSDJan 1968
UG9DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon Stock Without Par ValueDEEURJan 1968


NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum additives businesses. The company offers lubricant additives for use in various vehicle and industrial applications, including engine oils, transmission fluids, off-road powertrain and hydraulic systems, gear oils, hydraulic oils, turbine oils, and other applications where metal-to-metal moving parts are utilized; and engine oil, driveline, and industrial additives. It also provides engine oil additives comprising driveline additives for products, such as transmission fluids, axle fluids, and off-road powertrain fluids; and industrial additive comprising products for industrial applications, which include hydraulic fluids, grease, and industrial gear fluids, as well as industrial specialty applications, including turbine oils. In addition, the company offers fuel additives that are used to enhance the oil refining process and the performance of gasoline, diesel, biofuels, and other fuels to industry, government, original equipment manufacturers, and individual customers. Additionally, it engages in the antiknock compounds business, as well as contracted manufacturing and services business. The company has operations in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, Latin America, Canada, Africa, and the Middle East. NewMarket Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/27 09:40
End of Day Share Price2020/05/26 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.