Croda International PLC

Croda International creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals. Co.'s sales, marketing and research activities are organized into four global market sectors: Personal Care, which focuses on ingredients for skin, hair, sun protection and color cosmetic products; Life Sciences, which comprises of three complementary businesses: Health Care, Crop Protection, and Seed Enhancement; Performance Technologies, which targets technologies in Smart Materials and Energy Technologies and continues to develop its presence in Home Care and Water Treatment; and Industrial Chemicals, which is a sector based on selling co-streams, developing niche industrial applications and undertaking toll processing.
  • TickerCRDA
  • ISINGB00BYZWX769
  • ExchangeLondon Stock Exchange
  • SectorChemicals
  • CountryUnited Kingdom

Analysts

CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC. sees a downgrade to Slightly Negative on account of less fundamental stars

The independent financial analyst theScreener just lowered the general evaluation of CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC. (GB), active in the Specialty Chemicals industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title now shows 1 out of 4 stars while market behaviour can be considered moderately risky. theScreener believes that the title remains under pressure due to the loss of a star(s) and downgrades its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date October 19, 2018, the closing price was GBp 4,722.00 and its target price was estimated at GBp 4,485.90.

Valérie GASTALDY

Analyse court terme - CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC : La tendance est baissière.

La tendance est baissière. Le mouvement se poursuit. Le prochain objectif est à 4 332,38 p, puis 4 143,33 p. Le franchissement de 5 330,00 p remettrait en cause la suite de la baisse.

Valérie GASTALDY

Short term view - CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC : The trend is bearish.

The trend is bearish. The movement goes on. The next target is at 4,332.38 p, then 4,143.33 p. Passing 5,330.00 p would question the continuation of the fall.

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Medium term view - CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC : The background trend is clearly bullish.

The background trend is clearly bullish. Prices are still making progress. The following targets are at 5,359.21 p and 5,755.62 p. The trend would be invalidated below the support at 4,661.27 p.

Valérie GASTALDY
Rob Hales

Morningstar | Croda's first half reveals impressive margin improvement in performance technologies.

Croda is a British speciality chemicals company, known as the leader in skincare active ingredients for the personal-care market. Actives are a niche segment, but they have the highest value, as they allow companies to make performance marketing claims for their products, such as antiwrinkle creams. Continuous innovation and entrenched customer relationships have driven EBIT margins in Croda’s personal-care segment to nearly 35% in recent times, and contribution to group EBIT is now a hefty 47%. A key driver for the company is the percentage of sales from new, patented, or protected products. ...

Rob Hales

Croda's first half reveals impressive margin improvement in performance technologies.

Narrow-moat Croda reported first-half results that were broadly in line with our expectations. Adjusted operating profit was GBP 179 million, up 6% in constant currencies over the prior-year period. We are impressed with the margin improvement in the performance technologies segment. In the first half, operating margin in the segment reached 19.3% due to demarketing low-value products, primarily for the oil and gas market. As a result, performance technologies adjusted operating profit in consta...

Rob Hales

Morningstar | Croda’s 1H Reveals Impressive Margin Improvement in Performance Technologies; Shares Overvalued

Narrow-moat Croda reported first-half results that were broadly in line with our expectations. Adjusted operating profit was GBP 179 million, up 6% in constant currencies over the prior-year period. We are impressed with the margin improvement in the performance technologies segment. In the first half, operating margin in the segment reached 19.3% due to demarketing low-value products, primarily for the oil and gas market. As a result, performance technologies adjusted operating profit in constant currencies was up 15.2% over 2017, despite volumes shrinking 9%. We previously expected performan...

Rob Hales

Croda’s 1H Reveals Impressive Margin Improvement in Performance Technologies; Shares Overvalued

Narrow-moat Croda reported first-half results that were broadly in line with our expectations. Adjusted operating profit was GBP 179 million, up 6% in constant currencies over the prior-year period. We are impressed with the margin improvement in the performance technologies segment. In the first half, operating margin in the segment reached 19.3% due to demarketing low-value products, primarily for the oil and gas market. As a result, performance technologies adjusted operating profit in consta...

Rob Hales, CFA

Solid Start to 2018 in the Core Business for Croda; Shares Overvalued

We are maintaining Croda’s GBX 3,800 fair value estimate and narrow moat rating after reviewing the company’s first-quarter trading update. At current levels, the shares are overvalued. Constant-currency sales in the core business were up 4% in the first quarter over 2017, or 2.6% including the industrial chemicals business. However, reported sales declined due to currency headwinds. Personal care delivered very strong 7.6% constant-currency growth over 2017. Demand was strong across all three ...

Eight Directors sold after exercising options/sold 24,659 shares at 3,934p.

Eight Directors at Croda International sold after exercising options/sold 24,659 shares at 3,934p. The significance rating of the trade was 61/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted und...

CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC. sees a downgrade to Slightly Negative on account of less fundamental stars

The independent financial analyst theScreener just lowered the general evaluation of CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC. (GB), active in the Specialty Chemicals industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title now shows 1 out of 4 stars while market behaviour can be considered moderately risky. theScreener believes that the title remains under pressure due to the loss of a star(s) and downgrades its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date October 19, 2018, the closing price was GBp 4,722.00 and its target price was estimated at GBp 4,485.90.

Ford Equity International Rating and Forecast Report

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Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS)

Etude de l'AG du 26/04/2017

Item 3: Approve the remuneration report. The structure is generally acceptable, though there is concern with the possibility for accelerated vesting of the LTIP. Variable remuneration has the potential to be excessive, but was not during the year. However, the annual bonus only uses one performance metric and targets are not disclosed so it is unclear whether the bonus adequately aligns pay with performance.Item 13: Re-appoint the auditors. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has been the external auditors of the Group since 1970. The tenure of the auditors is extremely long, which clearly may un...

Valérie GASTALDY

Analyse court terme - CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC : La tendance est baissière.

La tendance est baissière. Le mouvement se poursuit. Le prochain objectif est à 4 332,38 p, puis 4 143,33 p. Le franchissement de 5 330,00 p remettrait en cause la suite de la baisse.

Valérie GASTALDY

Short term view - CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC : The trend is bearish.

The trend is bearish. The movement goes on. The next target is at 4,332.38 p, then 4,143.33 p. Passing 5,330.00 p would question the continuation of the fall.

Valérie GASTALDY

Medium term view - CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC : The background trend is clearly bullish.

The background trend is clearly bullish. Prices are still making progress. The following targets are at 5,359.21 p and 5,755.62 p. The trend would be invalidated below the support at 4,661.27 p.

Valérie GASTALDY
Valérie GASTALDY

Analyse court terme - CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC : Les cours progressent toujours.

La tendance de fond est clairement orientée à la hausse. Les cours progressent toujours. Les objectifs suivants sont à 5 242,94 p et 5 300,51 p. La tendance serait invalidée sous le support à 4 655,47 p.

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