Stepan Company (SCL): Price and Financial Metrics

Stepan Company (SCL): $113.60

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  • SCL scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 84.21% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SCL is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 178 days.
  • SCL ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 24th percentile.

SCL Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 330.49, 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 92.73% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 81.53%, STEPAN CO's debt growth rate surpasses 86.22% of about US stocks.
  • The volatility of STEPAN CO's share price is greater than that of only 4.6% 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 AVID, AVNW, PII, CTSO, and YQ.
  • 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/earnings ratio is 16.5; this is 35.8% higher than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, SCL's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SCL.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SCL 2022-12-02 0.9 2.2 16.5 14.2
SCL 2022-12-01 0.9 2.2 16.3 14.0
SCL 2022-11-30 0.9 2.2 16.2 14.0
SCL 2022-11-29 0.9 2.1 15.8 13.7
SCL 2022-11-28 0.9 2.1 15.7 13.6
SCL 2022-11-25 0.9 2.2 16.0 13.8

SCL Growth Metrics

    The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at 3.02%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 8.12%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 22.62%.
Over the past 33 months, SCL's revenue has gone up $897,376,000.

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
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 $113.60 52-week high $126.24
Prev. close $112.28 52-week low $91.64
Day low $109.90 Volume 55,100
Day high $114.06 Avg. volume 75,725
50-day MA $102.14 Dividend yield 1.29%
200-day MA $103.24 Market Cap 2.53B

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 (NYSE:SCL) Has Announced That It Will Be Increasing Its Dividend To $0.365

The board of Stepan Company ( NYSE:SCL ) has announced that it will be paying its dividend of $0.365 on the 15th of...

Yahoo | November 25, 2022

Stepan's (NYSE:SCL) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

Stepan Company's ( NYSE:SCL ) dividend will be increasing from last year's payment of the same period to $0.365 on 15th...

Yahoo | November 11, 2022

Stepan Third Quarter 2022 Earnings: Beats Expectations

Stepan ( NYSE:SCL ) Third Quarter 2022 Results Key Financial Results Revenue: US$719.2m (up 19% from 3Q 2021). Net...

Yahoo | November 9, 2022

Is Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) Trading At A 32% Discount?

In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Stepan Company ( NYSE:SCL ) by taking the forecast...

Yahoo | November 7, 2022

Stepan Co. (SCL) is an Incredible Growth Stock: 3 Reasons Why

Stepan Co. (SCL) could produce exceptional returns because of its solid growth attributes.

Yahoo | October 28, 2022

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SCL Price Returns

1-mo 8.71%
3-mo 15.77%
6-mo 4.92%
1-year -0.79%
3-year 20.64%
5-year 52.82%
YTD -7.07%
2021 5.24%
2020 17.75%
2019 39.96%
2018 -5.21%
2017 -2.05%

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