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How to buy Kronos Worldwide stock

Learn how to easily invest in Kronos Worldwide stock.

Kronos Worldwide 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 2,248 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.1 billion.

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Kronos Worldwide stock price (NYSE: KRO)

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Kronos Worldwide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$11.31
52-week range$8.31 - $19.12
50-day moving average $9.88
200-day moving average $13.47
Wall St. target price$10.00
PE ratio 8.0809
Dividend yield $0.75 (6.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.36

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Kronos Worldwide price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.31 from 2023-01-27

1 week (2023-01-19) 4.14%
1 month (2022-12-29) 19.68%
3 months (2022-10-28) 18.93%
6 months (2022-07-28) -34.70%
1 year (2022-01-28) -20.30%
2 years (2021-01-29) -20.13%
3 years (2020-01-30) 0.27%
5 years (2018-01-30) 27.49

Is Kronos Worldwide stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 8x. In other words, Kronos Worldwide shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

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

Kronos Worldwide's EBITDA

Kronos Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $250.5 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 $2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.52%
Gross profit TTM $446.2 million
Return on assets TTM 6.28%
Return on equity TTM 18.34%
Profit margin 7.49%
Book value $7.61
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Kronos Worldwide share dividends

56%

Dividend payout ratio: 55.88% of net profits

Recently Kronos Worldwide has paid out, on average, around 55.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.97% 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 6.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kronos Worldwide's case, that would currently equate to about $0.75 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 14 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2022 (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 $8.3126 up to $19.1161. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KRO.US volatility(beta: 1.04)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 1.0415. This would suggest that Kronos Worldwide's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly 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; specialty chemicals for use in the formulation of pearlescent pigments, and production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices, as well as for use 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Kronos Worldwide is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 80.966% of Kronos Worldwide shares are held by insiders and 16.275% by institutions.
How many people work for Kronos Worldwide?
Latest data suggests 2,248 work at Kronos Worldwide.
When does the fiscal year end for Kronos Worldwide?
Kronos Worldwide's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Kronos Worldwide based?
Kronos Worldwide's address is: 5430 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX, United States, 75240-2620
What is Kronos Worldwide's ISIN number?
Kronos Worldwide's international securities identification number is: US50105F1057
What is Kronos Worldwide's CUSIP number?
Kronos Worldwide's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 50105F105

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