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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares (IFF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. International Flavors-and-Fragrances employs 13,668 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.1 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$115.22|
|52-week range||USD$89.6897 - USD$140.3274|
|50-day moving average||USD$112.5306|
|200-day moving average||USD$119.4606|
|Wall St. target price||USD$135.75|
|Dividend yield||USD$3.08 (2.8%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.342|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||-2.12%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||4.24%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||4.21%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||-10.33%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||-15.31%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||-16.11%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||153.01|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||1.01%|
Valuing International Flavors-and-Fragrances stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of International Flavors-and-Fragrances's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
International Flavors-and-Fragrances's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares trade at around 33x 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.
International Flavors-and-Fragrances's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.0339. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into International Flavors-and-Fragrances's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
International Flavors-and-Fragrances's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a International Flavors-and-Fragrances's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$5.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.74%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.6%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.16%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$11.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 19.1 million International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares held short by investors – that's known as International Flavors-and-Fragrances's "short interest". This figure is 8.1% up from 17.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares can be evaluated.
International Flavors-and-Fragrances's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). International Flavors-and-Fragrances's SIR currently stands at 14.83. In other words for every 100,000 International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14830 shares are currently held short.
However International Flavors-and-Fragrances's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares, or, against the total number of tradable International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case International Flavors-and-Fragrances's short interest could be expressed as 0.18% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares in existence, roughly 180 shares are currently held short) or 0.2772% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares, roughly 277 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against International Flavors-and-Fragrances.
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Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like International Flavors-and-Fragrances.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 25.2
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and International Flavors-and-Fragrances's overall score of 25.2 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like International Flavors-and-Fragrances is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 9.76/100
International Flavors-and-Fragrances's environmental score of 9.76 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that International Flavors-and-Fragrances is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 4.37/100
International Flavors-and-Fragrances's social score of 4.37 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that International Flavors-and-Fragrances is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.07/100
International Flavors-and-Fragrances's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that International Flavors-and-Fragrances is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. International Flavors-and-Fragrances scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that International Flavors-and-Fragrances has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||25.2|
|Total ESG percentile||36.04|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 52.05% of net profits
Recently International Flavors-and-Fragrances has paid out, on average, around 52.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), International Flavors-and-Fragrances shareholders could enjoy a 2.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In International Flavors-and-Fragrances's case, that would currently equate to about $3.08 per share.
International Flavors-and-Fragrances's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
International Flavors-and-Fragrances's most recent dividend payout was on 7 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
International Flavors-and-Fragrances's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 20 January 1994. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares which in turn could have impacted International Flavors-and-Fragrances's share price.
Over the last 12 months, International Flavors-and-Fragrances's shares have ranged in value from as little as $89.6897 up to $140.3274. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while International Flavors-and-Fragrances's is 0.9921. This would suggest that International Flavors-and-Fragrances's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products. It operates through two segments, Taste and Scent. The Taste segment offers flavor compounds primarily to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products, such as prepared foods, beverages, dairy, food, and sweet products. This segment also creates and manufactures a naturals-focused suite of flavor compounds, functional foods, and specialty fine ingredients to small, local, and regional customers. The Scent segment provides fragrance compounds, which include fine fragrances comprising perfumes and colognes, as well as consumer fragrances for personal care, household products, and beauty care; fragrance ingredients comprising synthetic and natural ingredients that could be combined with other materials to create fragrance and consumer compounds; and cosmetic active ingredients consisting of active and functional ingredients, botanicals, and delivery systems to support its customers' cosmetic and personal care product lines. This segment serves perfume and toiletries manufacturers in the cosmetics industry; and manufacturers of soaps, detergents, fabric care, household cleaners, and air fresheners in the household products industry. The company has operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Greater Asia, North America, and Latin America. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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