Sensient Technologies Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets colors, flavors, and fragrances in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. More Details
Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Sensient Technologies's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SXT is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SXT's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SXT exceeded the US Chemicals industry which returned 15.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SXT underperformed the US Market which returned 22.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Sensient Technologies's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Sensient Technologies 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: SXT ($74.98) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($50.77)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SXT is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SXT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (47.1x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (30.1x).
PE vs Market: SXT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (47.1x) compared to the US market (19.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SXT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SXT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.3x).
How is Sensient Technologies forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SXT's forecast earnings growth (13% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: SXT's earnings (13% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SXT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SXT's revenue (1.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SXT's revenue (1.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SXT's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.9%).
How has Sensient Technologies performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SXT has a large one-off loss of $49.0M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SXT's current net profit margins (5.1%) are lower than last year (9.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SXT's earnings have declined by 2.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SXT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SXT had negative earnings growth (-48.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (-16.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SXT's Return on Equity (7.5%) is considered low.
How is Sensient Technologies's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SXT's short term assets ($752.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($212.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: SXT's short term assets ($752.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($605.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SXT's debt to equity ratio (60.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SXT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 72.2% to 60.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SXT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (35.4%).
Interest Coverage: SXT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.5x coverage).
What is Sensient Technologies's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SXT's dividend (2.08%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.49%).
High Dividend: SXT's dividend (2.08%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.1%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SXT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SXT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (98%), SXT's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SXT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (54.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Paul Manning (45 yo)
Mr. Paul Manning has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sensient Technologies Corporation since February 2, 2014 and as its President since October 18, 2012. Mr. Manning served as Chief Operating Officer ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD5.82M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.19M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||5.83yrs||US$1.68m||0.25% |
|Senior VP||4.67yrs||US$1.03m||0.016% |
|President of Color Group||8.17yrs||US$1.26m||0.032% |
|President of Flavors & Fragrances Group||2.25yrs||US$1.11m||0.0019% |
|VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||2.08yrs||no data||0.0041% |
|VP of Human Resources & Senior Counsel||2.67yrs||US$1.07m||0.00010% |
|VP & Treasurer||1.92yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SXT's management team is considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||27.92yrs||US$239.19k||0.047% |
|Independent Lead Director||0.75yr||US$294.06k||0.033% |
|Independent Director||4yrs||US$206.83k||0.013% |
|Independent Director||14.67yrs||US$208.33k||0.067% |
|Independent Director||7.67yrs||US$212.83k||0.027% |
|Independent Director||5yrs||US$197.83k||0.014% |
|Independent Director||6.92yrs||US$210.89k||0.028% |
|Independent Director||1yr||US$7.63k||0.0048% |
|Independent Director||5yrs||US$199.92k||0.015% |
Experienced Board: SXT's board of directors are considered experienced (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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Sensient Technologies Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Sensient Technologies Corporation
- Ticker: SXT
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1882
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$3.114b
- Shares outstanding: 42.36m
- Website: https://www.sensient.com
Number of Employees
- Sensient Technologies Corporation
- 777 East Wisconsin Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SXT||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 1977|
|SSF||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 1977|
Sensient Technologies Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets colors, flavors, and fragrances in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It op...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/04 23:12|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/04 00:00|
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