Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT): Price and Financial Metrics

Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT): $74.66

-0.99 (-1.31%)

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where SXT ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 82% of US stocks.
  • SXT's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 178 days.
  • SXT's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 24.79% of US stocks).

SXT Stock Summary

  • SXT's went public 34.94 years ago, making it older than 90.27% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for SXT is currently 71.22, higher than 94.14% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • Of note is the ratio of SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.85% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP are CSWI, KMT, HWKN, MGRC, and HELE.
  • SXT's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP's official web site, go to

SXT Valuation Summary

  • SXT's price/earnings ratio is 22.9; this is 88.48% higher than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, SXT's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SXT.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SXT 2022-12-02 2.2 3.3 22.9 18.9
SXT 2022-12-01 2.2 3.3 22.5 18.6
SXT 2022-11-30 2.2 3.3 22.6 18.7
SXT 2022-11-29 2.2 3.2 22.2 18.4
SXT 2022-11-28 2.2 3.2 22.3 18.5
SXT 2022-11-25 2.2 3.3 22.5 18.6

SXT Growth Metrics

    The 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -5.08%.
  • The 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -14.29%.
  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 39.38%.
SXT's revenue has moved up $105,817,000 over the prior 33 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
2022-09-30 1,428.751 43.968 138.995
2022-06-30 1,411.962 78.75 136.859
2022-03-31 1,376.083 115.362 124.148
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

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 $74.66 52-week high $101.76
Prev. close $75.65 52-week low $63.17
Day low $74.02 Volume 94,678
Day high $75.42 Avg. volume 210,666
50-day MA $70.97 Dividend yield 2.17%
200-day MA $79.09 Market Cap 3.14B

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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Below are the latest news stories about SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SXT as an investment opportunity.

Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) Has Some Way To Go To Become A Multi-Bagger

If you're not sure where to start when looking for the next multi-bagger, there are a few key trends you should keep an...

Yahoo | November 21, 2022

Declining Stock and Decent Financials: Is The Market Wrong About Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)?

With its stock down 20% over the past three months, it is easy to disregard Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT). However...

Yahoo | November 7, 2022

With EPS Growth And More, Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) Makes An Interesting Case

Investors are often guided by the idea of discovering 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story stocks...

Yahoo | October 23, 2022

Sensient Technologies Corporation Reports Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2022

MILWAUKEE, October 21, 2022--Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) reported consolidated revenue of $361.1 million in this year’s third quarter compared to $344.3 million in last year’s third quarter. Reported operating income in the third quarter of 2022 was $47.5 million compared to $47.0 million in the third quarter of 2021. Reported diluted earnings per share was 85 cents in the third quarter of 2022 compared to 80 cents in the third quarter of 2021. Foreign currency translation decr

Yahoo | October 21, 2022

Sensient Declares Dividend

MILWAUKEE, October 20, 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 December 1, 2022, to shareholders of record on November 7, 2022.

Yahoo | October 20, 2022

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SXT Price Returns

1-mo 9.22%
3-mo -2.13%
6-mo -11.16%
1-year -20.37%
3-year 24.55%
5-year 9.46%
YTD -23.84%
2021 38.25%
2020 14.86%
2019 21.00%
2018 -22.13%
2017 -5.40%

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