PQ Group Holdings Inc. provides specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals, and services in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and internationally. More Details
Moderate growth potential with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has PQ Group Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: PQG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: PQG underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned 2.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PQG underperformed the US Market which returned 12% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is PQ Group Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is PQ Group Holdings 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: PQG ($11.56) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($10.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PQG is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PQG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36.5x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (25.3x).
PE vs Market: PQG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36.5x) compared to the US market (18.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: PQG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PQG is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (1.9x).
How is PQ Group Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: PQG's forecast earnings growth (30.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: PQG's earnings (30.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: PQG's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: PQG's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.8% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: PQG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.9%).
How has PQ Group Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PQG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: PQG's current net profit margins (2.9%) are lower than last year (5.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PQG's earnings have grown significantly by 44.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: PQG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: PQG had negative earnings growth (-51.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (-19.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PQG's Return on Equity (2.4%) is considered low.
How is PQ Group Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PQG's short term assets ($647.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($227.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: PQG's short term assets ($647.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PQG's debt to equity ratio (106.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if PQG's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: PQG's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.6%).
Interest Coverage: PQG's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.5x coverage).
What is PQ Group Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PQG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PQG's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PQG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PQG's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of PQG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Belgacem Chariag (58 yo)
Mr. Belgacem Chariag is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at PQ Group Holdings Inc. since August 9, 2018. He serves as Chairman od the Board at PQ Group Holdings Inc since December 2019. Mr. ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Belgacem's total compensation ($USD5.46M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.53M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Belgacem's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||5.17yrs||US$2.41m||0.14% |
|VP & President of Performance Materials||3.83yrs||US$1.89m||0.11% |
|VP & President of Catalysts||no data||US$1.53m||0.050% |
|Vice President of R&D and Technology||1.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Administrative Officer||15.75yrs||no data||0.57% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations & Financial Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Marketing & Commercial Strategy||1.58yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & President of Refining Services||1.58yrs||no data||0.055% |
|VP & President of Performance Chemicals||0.83yr||no data||0.022% |
Experienced Management: PQG's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Lead Independent Director||no data||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||6.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||12.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||6.75yrs||US$250.01k||0.064% |
|Independent Director||3.25yrs||US$250.01k||0.042% |
|Independent Director||13.75yrs||US$265.01k||0.085% |
|Independent Director||4yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||10.75yrs||no data||0.018% |
|Director||0.25yr||no data||0.011% |
Experienced Board: PQG'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: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
PQ Group Holdings Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: PQ Group Holdings Inc.
- Ticker: PQG
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1831
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$1.650b
- Shares outstanding: 136.05m
- Website: https://www.pqcorp.com
Number of Employees
- PQ Group Holdings Inc.
- 300 Lindenwood Drive
- Valleybrooke Corporate Center
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|PQG||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Sep 2017|
|PQG||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Sep 2017|
PQ Group Holdings Inc. provides specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals, and services in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through four seg ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/31 00:43|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/30 00:00|
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