Stepan Company (SCL): Price and Financial Metrics

Stepan Company (SCL)

Today's Latest Price: $120.80 USD

1.90 (-1.55%)

Updated Jan 21 12:26pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 101 in Chemicals

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SCL Stock Summary

  • SCL's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 165.91 -- higher than 80.62% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • SCL's went public 28.87 years ago, making it older than 80.42% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • The volatility of Stepan Co's share price is greater than that of only 22.1% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to SCL, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are CTS, AMOT, ULBI, VIVO, and IRBT.
  • SCL's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Stepan Co's official web site, go to

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SCL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $120.80 52-week high $131.72
Prev. close $122.70 52-week low $69.33
Day low $120.67 Volume 9,928
Day high $123.51 Avg. volume 86,898
50-day MA $120.90 Dividend yield 0.99%
200-day MA $108.62 Market Cap 2.71B

Stepan Company (SCL) Company Bio

Stepan Chemical is a major manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in a broad range of industries. Stepan is a leading merchant producer of surfactants, which are the key ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning compounds. The Company is also a leading supplier of Polyurethane polyols used in the expanding thermal insulation market, and C.A.S.E. (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers) industries. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Northfield, Illinois.

SCL Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$120.80$202.16 65%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Stepan Co. To summarize, we found that Stepan Co ranked in the 63th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 65.67% on a DCF basis. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for SCL, they are:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 31.7 -- which is good for besting 91.95% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Basic Materials sector with positive cash flow).
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 8% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately only 22.39% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.
  • SCL's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 38.31% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Basic Materials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as SCL, try HGLD, ZEUS, OC, AXTA, and CMP.

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Latest SCL News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Stepan Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SCL as an investment opportunity.

Are Investors Undervaluing Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) By 24%?

Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Stepan Company ( NYSE:SCL ) by taking the...

Yahoo | January 6, 2021

Could The Market Be Wrong About Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) Given Its Attractive Financial Prospects?

It is hard to get excited after looking at Stepan's (NYSE:SCL) recent performance, when its stock has declined 5.2...

Yahoo | December 14, 2020

Is SCL A Good Stock To Buy Now?

Before we spend countless hours researching a company, we like to analyze what insiders, hedge funds and billionaire investors think of the stock first. This is a necessary first step in our investment process because our research has shown that the elite investors’ consensus returns have been exceptional. In the following paragraphs, we find out […]

Yahoo | December 12, 2020

Stepan Names Scott Behrens President & Chief Operating Officer

Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) today announced that Scott Behrens will become President and Chief Operating Officer effective as of January 1, 2021.

Yahoo | November 30, 2020

Interim Report January - September 2020

Record sales and operating profit from product segments in Q3

Yahoo | October 27, 2020

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SCL Price Returns

1-mo 4.00%
3-mo 2.40%
6-mo 11.91%
1-year 19.98%
3-year 57.89%
5-year 195.47%
YTD 1.24%
2020 17.75%
2019 39.96%
2018 -5.21%
2017 -2.05%
2016 65.99%

SCL Dividends

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