Stepan Company (SCL): Price and Financial Metrics

Stepan Company (SCL): $99.14

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  • SCL scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 79.61% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SCL is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • SCL's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 27.09% of US stocks).

SCL Stock Summary

  • STEPAN CO's stock had its IPO on March 17, 1992, making it an older stock than 82.63% of US equities in our set.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 51.74%, STEPAN CO's debt growth rate surpasses 82.1% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, SCL is more volatile than just 6.68% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to STEPAN CO, a group of peers worth examining would be APPN, CTSO, SONM, OSTK, and DIOD.
  • Visit SCL's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

SCL Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Basic Materials stock, SCL's price/sales ratio is 52.94% lower, now standing at 0.8.
  • Over the past 243 months, SCL's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SCL.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SCL 2023-03-16 0.8 1.8 14.6 13.2
SCL 2023-03-15 0.8 1.8 14.5 13.1
SCL 2023-03-14 0.8 1.9 14.7 13.2
SCL 2023-03-13 0.8 1.8 14.3 12.9
SCL 2023-03-10 0.8 1.8 14.6 13.2
SCL 2023-03-09 0.8 1.9 14.9 13.4

SCL Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 1.73%.
  • The 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -12.4%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at -25.23%.
SCL's revenue has moved up $663,656,000 over the prior 15 months.

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
2022-09-30 2,756.121 125.66 153.314
2022-06-30 2,639.624 85.592 150.85
2022-03-31 2,483.502 62.903 142.002
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

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 $99.14 52-week high $116.72
Prev. close $96.46 52-week low $91.64
Day low $95.27 Volume 98,700
Day high $99.27 Avg. volume 85,456
50-day MA $105.20 Dividend yield 1.51%
200-day MA $104.42 Market Cap 2.21B

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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Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript

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SCL Price Returns

1-mo -4.94%
3-mo N/A
6-mo 6.21%
1-year -0.06%
3-year 20.61%
5-year 28.27%
YTD -6.55%
2022 -12.91%
2021 5.24%
2020 17.75%
2019 39.96%
2018 -5.21%

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