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How to buy LyondellBasell Industries N-V stock

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LyondellBasell Industries N.V is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares (LYB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LyondellBasell Industries N-V employs 19,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$29.9 billion.

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LyondellBasell Industries N-V share price

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LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$33.71 - USD$98.91
50-day moving average USD$70.5674
200-day moving average USD$62.0889
Wall St. target priceUSD$75.04
PE ratio 11.5305
Dividend yield USD$4.2 (6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.051

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Is LyondellBasell Industries N-V under- or over-valued?

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

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's P/E ratio

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

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's PEG ratio

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.51. 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 LyondellBasell Industries N-V's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's EBITDA

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a LyondellBasell Industries N-V's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V financials

Revenue TTM USD$29.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.91%
Gross profit TTM USD$5.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.32%
Return on equity TTM 22.15%
Profit margin 6.77%
Book value $22.041
Market capitalisation USD$23.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares

There are currently 4.8 million LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares held short by investors – that's known as LyondellBasell Industries N-V's "short interest". This figure is 23.7% up from 3.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares can be evaluated.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). LyondellBasell Industries N-V's SIR currently stands at 2.76. In other words for every 100,000 LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2760 shares are currently held short.

However LyondellBasell Industries N-V's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares, or, against the total number of tradable LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LyondellBasell Industries N-V's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0186% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares, roughly 19 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 LyondellBasell Industries N-V.

Find out more about how you can short LyondellBasell Industries N-V stock.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's environmental, social and governance track record

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 LyondellBasell Industries N-V.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.18

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and LyondellBasell Industries N-V's overall score of 23.18 (as at 08/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 42nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like LyondellBasell Industries N-V 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.).

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.28/100

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's environmental score of 13.28 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that LyondellBasell Industries N-V is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's social score

Social score: 0.2/100

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's social score of 0.2 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that LyondellBasell Industries N-V is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's governance score

Governance score: 7.6/100

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that LyondellBasell Industries N-V is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. LyondellBasell Industries N-V scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that LyondellBasell Industries N-V has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

LyondellBasell Industries N.V was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 23.18
Total ESG percentile 42.3
Environmental score 13.28
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 0.2
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 7.6
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

LyondellBasell Industries N-V share dividends

69%

Dividend payout ratio: 69.19% of net profits

Recently LyondellBasell Industries N-V has paid out, on average, around 69.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), LyondellBasell Industries N-V shareholders could enjoy a 6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In LyondellBasell Industries N-V's case, that would currently equate to about $4.2 per share.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V'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.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's most recent dividend payout was on 8 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

LyondellBasell Industries N-V share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LyondellBasell Industries N-V's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.71 up to $98.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LYB.US volatility(beta: 1.53)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 LyondellBasell Industries N-V's is 1.5323. This would suggest that LyondellBasell Industries N-V's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

LyondellBasell Industries N-V overview

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a chemical company in the United States, Germany, Mexico, Italy, France, Japan, China, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company operates in six segments: Olefins and Polyolefins?Americas; Olefins and Polyolefins?Europe, Asia, International; Intermediates and Derivatives; Advanced Polymer Solutions; Refining; and Technology. It produces and markets olefins and co-products; polyolefins; polyethylene products, which consist of high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, and linear low density polyethylene; and polypropylene (PP) products, such as PP homopolymers and copolymers. The company also produces and sells propylene oxide and its derivatives; oxyfuels and related products; and intermediate chemicals, such as styrene monomers, acetyls, and ethylene oxides and derivatives. In addition, it produces and markets compounds and solutions, such as polypropylene compounds, engineered plastics, masterbatches, engineered composites, colors, and powders; and advanced polymers. Further, the company refines crude oil and other crude oils of varied types and sources into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel; develops and licenses chemical and polyolefin process technologies; and manufactures and sells polyolefin catalysts. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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