Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT): Price and Financial Metrics

Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT): $86.93

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  • Quality is the dimension where SXT ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 78.01% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SXT is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • SXT ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 29th percentile.

SXT Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 268.4, Sensient Technologies Corp is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 90.25% of US stocks.
  • Sensient Technologies Corp's stock had its IPO on January 5, 1988, making it an older stock than 89.32% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of Sensient Technologies Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 85.61% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to SXT, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are B, HLNE, CR, FELE, and ENS.
  • Visit SXT's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

SXT Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Basic Materials stock, SXT's price/earnings ratio is 61.31% higher, now standing at 32.1.
  • SXT's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.4 over the prior 243 months.
  • SXT's price/earnings ratio has moved up 15 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SXT.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SXT 2021-09-03 2.7 3.9 32.1 26.3
SXT 2021-09-02 2.7 3.9 32.1 26.2
SXT 2021-09-01 2.7 3.9 32.1 26.2
SXT 2021-08-31 2.7 3.9 31.6 25.9
SXT 2021-08-30 2.7 3.9 31.7 26.0
SXT 2021-08-27 2.7 3.9 32.0 26.2

SXT Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at -3.36%.
  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -24.11%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -6.55%.
SXT's revenue has moved up $70,262,000 over the prior 18 months.

The table below shows SXT'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 1,380.264 145.218 118.745
2021-09-30 1,374.484 192.001 116.685
2021-06-30 1,353.763 200.427 115.683
2021-03-31 1,341.026 210.816 120.367
2020-12-31 1,332.001 218.78 109.472
2020-09-30 1,315.918 192.528 67.341

SXT'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.
  • SXT has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 78.34% of graded US stocks.
  • SXT's asset turnover comes in at 0.798 -- ranking 27th of 89 Chemicals stocks.
  • GCP, CSWI, and GURE are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SXT.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.798 0.325 0.105
2021-06-30 0.788 0.323 0.100
2021-03-31 0.783 0.319 0.103
2020-12-31 0.781 0.318 0.095
2020-09-30 0.772 0.308 0.063
2020-06-30 0.761 0.307 0.060

SXT Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SXT, see our SXT 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 $96.75 Average Broker Recommendation 1.83 (Hold)

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SXT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $86.93 52-week high $106.32
Prev. close $86.92 52-week low $72.75
Day low $86.36 Volume 21,303
Day high $87.33 Avg. volume 234,801
50-day MA $81.97 Dividend yield 1.89%
200-day MA $87.02 Market Cap 3.65B

Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT) Company Bio

Sensient Technologies is a global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances, used in specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The company was founded in 1882 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Sensient Technologies Corporation Reports Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2021

MILWAUKEE, February 11, 2022--Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) reported consolidated revenue of $340.4 million in this year’s fourth quarter compared to $334.7 million in last year’s fourth quarter. Reported operating income in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $40.4 million compared to $34.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. Reported diluted earnings per share was 65 cents in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to 59 cents in the fourth quarter of 2020. Foreign currency translati

Yahoo | February 11, 2022

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Yahoo | February 8, 2022

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Yahoo | February 4, 2022

Sensient Announces Conference Call

MILWAUKEE, January 28, 2022--Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) will hold its conference call to discuss 2021 fourth quarter and year-end results at 8:30 a.m. CST on Friday, February 11, 2022. To participate in the conference call, contact Chorus Call Inc. at (844) 492-3726 or (412) 317-1078, and ask to join the Sensient Technologies Corporation conference call. Alternatively, the call can be accessed by using the webcast link that will be available on the Investor Information section

Yahoo | January 28, 2022

Sensient Declares Dividend

MILWAUKEE, January 21, 2022--The Board of Directors of Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.41 per share. The cash dividend will be paid on March 1, 2022, to shareholders of record on February 2, 2022.

Yahoo | January 21, 2022

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SXT Price Returns

1-mo 10.30%
3-mo 4.33%
6-mo 9.23%
1-year 0.20%
3-year 39.20%
5-year 30.80%
YTD -11.86%
2021 38.25%
2020 14.86%
2019 21.00%
2018 -22.13%
2017 -5.40%

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