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Element Solutions Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Element Solutions shares (ESI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Element Solutions employs 4,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Element Solutions share price

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Element Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$8.87 - $22.05
50-day moving average $19.48
200-day moving average $16.77
Wall St. target price$22.57
PE ratio 70.5921
Dividend yield $0.05 (0.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.30

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Is Element Solutions under- or over-valued?

Valuing Element Solutions stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Element Solutions's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Element Solutions's P/E ratio

Element Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 71x. In other words, Element Solutions shares trade at around 71x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Element Solutions's EBITDA

Element Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $400.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Element Solutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Element Solutions financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.89%
Gross profit TTM $786 million
Return on assets TTM 3.39%
Return on equity TTM 3.39%
Profit margin 4.08%
Book value $9.39
Market capitalisation $5.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Element Solutions shares

There are currently 5.3 million Element Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as Element Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 6.4% up from 4.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Element Solutions shares can be evaluated.

Element Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Element Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Element Solutions shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Element Solutions shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Element Solutions's SIR currently stands at 3.25. In other words for every 100,000 Element Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3250 shares are currently held short.

However Element Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Element Solutions shares, or, against the total number of tradable Element Solutions shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Element Solutions's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Element Solutions shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0278% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Element Solutions shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Element Solutions.

Find out more about how you can short Element Solutions stock.

Element Solutions share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 7.52% of net profits

Recently Element Solutions has paid out, on average, around 7.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Element Solutions shareholders could enjoy a 0.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Element Solutions's case, that would currently equate to about $0.05 per share.

While Element Solutions's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Element Solutions is investing more in its future growth.

Element Solutions's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Element Solutions share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Element Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.8712 up to $22.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ESI.US volatility(beta: 1.62)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Element Solutions's is 1.6183. This would suggest that Element Solutions's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Element Solutions overview

Element Solutions Inc produces and sells specialty chemical products the United States, China, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Electronics and Industrial & Specialty. The Electronics segment researches, formulates, and sells specialty chemicals and materials for various types of electronics hardware products. This segment offers electronic assembly materials; circuitry solutions comprising circuit board metallization products, circuit formation products, electronic materials, and surface finishes; and semiconductor solutions. This segment primarily serves mobile communications, computers, automobiles, and aerospace equipment industries. The Industrial & Specialty segment provides industrial solutions, which include chemical systems that protect and decorate metal and plastic surfaces; consumable chemicals that enable printing image transfer on flexible packaging materials; and energy solutions, which consist of chemistries used in water-based hydraulic control fluids for offshore deep-water production and drilling applications. This segment's products include electroless nickel products, plating products, pre-treatment and cleaning solutions, functional conversion coatings, hard-coated films, and water treatment products; solid sheet printing elements and liquid imaging products; and offshore fluids.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Element Solutions is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.712% of Element Solutions shares are held by insiders and 97.705% by institutions.
How many people work for Element Solutions?
Latest data suggests 4,400 work at Element Solutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Element Solutions?
Element Solutions's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Element Solutions based?
Element Solutions's address is: 500 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States, 33394
What is Element Solutions's ISIN number?
Element Solutions's international securities identification number is: US28618M1062
What is Element Solutions's CUSIP number?
Element Solutions's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 28618M106

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