Stepan Company (SCL): Price and Financial Metrics

Stepan Company (SCL): $102.37

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  • Stability is the dimension where SCL ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 87.37% of US stocks.
  • SCL's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • SCL ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 20th percentile.

SCL Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 1,116.92, Stepan Co is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 97.33% of US stocks.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for SCL is currently 31.7, higher than 82.3% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 67.94%, Stepan Co's debt growth rate surpasses 86.42% of about US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Stepan Co, a group of peers worth examining would be CPSI, AMOT, DGII, AMSWA, and AVGR.
  • SCL's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Stepan Co's official web site, go to

SCL Valuation Summary

  • SCL's price/sales ratio is 1.3; this is 43.48% lower than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, SCL's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 3.2.
  • SCL's price/earnings ratio has moved up 2.9 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SCL.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SCL 2021-09-03 1.3 2.5 18.1 13.9
SCL 2021-09-02 1.3 2.5 18.1 13.9
SCL 2021-09-01 1.3 2.5 17.9 13.8
SCL 2021-08-31 1.3 2.5 17.9 13.8
SCL 2021-08-30 1.2 2.5 17.7 13.6
SCL 2021-08-27 1.3 2.5 17.9 13.7

SCL Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 40.87%.
  • The year over year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -40.75%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 35.03%.
Over the past 34 months, SCL's revenue has gone up $362,274,000.

The table below shows SCL's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 2,345.966 72.135 137.804
2021-09-30 2,230.673 114.94 151.159
2021-06-30 2,092.465 201.411 147.407
2021-03-31 1,957.503 229.993 139.836
2020-12-31 1,869.75 235.216 126.77
2020-09-30 1,820.006 227.457 118.458

SCL's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • SCL has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 50.73% of graded US stocks.
  • SCL's asset turnover comes in at 1.181 -- ranking 15th of 50 Consumer Goods stocks.
  • CL, LZB, and LEG are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SCL.

The table below shows SCL's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 1.181 0.204 0.160
2021-03-31 1.161 0.211 0.160
2020-12-31 1.165 0.205 0.152
2020-09-30 1.165 0.198 0.139
2020-06-30 1.176 0.188 0.125
2020-03-31 1.187 0.184 0.117

SCL Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SCL, see our SCL price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $141.50 Average Broker Recommendation 1.67 (Moderate Buy)

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SCL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $102.37 52-week high $129.35
Prev. close $101.35 52-week low $95.03
Day low $99.93 Volume 90,200
Day high $102.65 Avg. volume 79,355
50-day MA $104.29 Dividend yield 1.31%
200-day MA $110.85 Market Cap 2.29B

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.

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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.

Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) Passed Our Checks, And It's About To Pay A US$0.34 Dividend

Stepan Company ( NYSE:SCL ) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next four days. The ex-dividend date is one business...

Yahoo | February 26, 2022

Stepan Company 2021 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Presentation

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Seeking Alpha | February 18, 2022

Stepan Reports Fourth Quarter Results and Record Full Year 2021 Earnings

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) today reported: Fourth Quarter Highlights Reported net income was $17.0 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, versus $30.4 million, or $1.30 per diluted share, in the prior year. Adjusted net income* was $22.5…

PR Newswire | February 17, 2022

Stepan declares $0.335 dividend

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) declares $0.335/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.Forward yield 1.2%Payable March 15; for shareholders of record March 4; ex-div March 3.See SCL Dividend…

Seeking Alpha | February 17, 2022

Stepan announces CEO succession plan

Stepan (SCL) announced that F. Quinn Stepan, Jr. will retire as CEO on Apr.25, 2022

Seeking Alpha | February 17, 2022

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SCL Price Returns

1-mo -7.96%
3-mo 2.99%
6-mo -15.95%
1-year -15.03%
3-year 15.07%
5-year 23.34%
YTD -17.12%
2021 5.24%
2020 17.75%
2019 39.96%
2018 -5.21%
2017 -2.05%

SCL Dividends

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