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Kronos Worldwide, Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Kronos Worldwide shares (KRO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kronos Worldwide employs 2,242 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Kronos Worldwide share price

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Kronos Worldwide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$7.74 - $17.65
50-day moving average $15.92
200-day moving average $14.90
Wall St. target price$17.75
PE ratio 31.5913
Dividend yield $0.72 (4.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.55

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Is Kronos Worldwide under- or over-valued?

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

Kronos Worldwide's P/E ratio

Kronos Worldwide's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Kronos Worldwide shares trade at around 32x 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.

Kronos Worldwide's EBITDA

Kronos Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $159.1 million.

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

Kronos Worldwide financials

Revenue TTM $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.16%
Gross profit TTM $351.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.15%
Return on equity TTM 7.93%
Profit margin 3.9%
Book value $6.90
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kronos Worldwide shares

There are currently 812,204 Kronos Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as Kronos Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 10.3% up from 736,110 last month.

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

Kronos Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kronos Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kronos Worldwide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kronos Worldwide shares traded daily (recently around 191557.54716981). Kronos Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 4.24. In other words for every 100,000 Kronos Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4240 shares are currently held short.

However Kronos Worldwide's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kronos Worldwide shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kronos Worldwide shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kronos Worldwide's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kronos Worldwide shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0368% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kronos Worldwide shares, roughly 37 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 Kronos Worldwide.

Find out more about how you can short Kronos Worldwide stock.

Kronos Worldwide share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.31% of net profits

Recently Kronos Worldwide has paid out, on average, around 1.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kronos Worldwide shareholders could enjoy a 4.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kronos Worldwide's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.

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

Kronos Worldwide's most recent dividend payout was on 17 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kronos Worldwide's shares ever split?

Kronos Worldwide's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 May 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kronos Worldwide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kronos Worldwide shares which in turn could have impacted Kronos Worldwide's share price.

Kronos Worldwide share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kronos Worldwide's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.7449 up to $17.65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KRO.US volatility(beta: 1.32)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 Kronos Worldwide's is 1.3221. This would suggest that Kronos Worldwide's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Kronos Worldwide overview

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2) in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, rutile and anatase to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for various products, including paints, coatings, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics, as well as for various specialty products, such as inks, foods, and cosmetics. It also produces ilmenite, a raw material used directly as a feedstock by sulfate-process TiO2 plants; iron-based chemicals, which are used as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater, as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement, and agricultural products; titanium oxychloride for use in the formulation of pearlescent pigments, and production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices; and titanyl sulfate that is used in pearlescent pigments, natural gas pipe, and other specialty applications. In addition, the company provides technical services for its products. It sells its products under the KRONOS brand through agents and distributors to paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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