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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 2,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$14.78|
|52-week range||USD$6.5187 - USD$15.39|
|50-day moving average||USD$14.3988|
|200-day moving average||USD$12.6401|
|Wall St. target price||USD$14|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.72 (4.79%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.546|
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|1 week (2021-01-07)||-6.57%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||-2.70%|
|3 months (2020-10-15)||6.10%|
|6 months (2020-07-15)||33.27%|
|1 year (2020-01-15)||16.38%|
|2 years (2019-01-15)||18.71%|
|3 years (2018-01-13)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||224.12%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Kronos Worldwide shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Kronos Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$152.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kronos Worldwide's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.98%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$386.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.11%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.66%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.3 million Kronos Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as Kronos Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 39.4% down from 2.2 million 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) is the quantity of Kronos Worldwide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kronos Worldwide shares traded daily (recently around 240173.26007326). Kronos Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 5.46. In other words for every 100,000 Kronos Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5460 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 0.0594% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kronos Worldwide shares, roughly 59 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly 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.
Dividend payout ratio: 137.4% of net profits
Recently Kronos Worldwide has paid out, on average, around 137.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.79% 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 4.79% 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.
Kronos Worldwide'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.
Kronos Worldwide's most recent dividend payout was on 10 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Kronos Worldwide's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 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.
Over the last 12 months, Kronos Worldwide's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.5187 up to $15.39. 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 Kronos Worldwide's is 1.2588. 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, 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. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. is a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc.
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