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PQ Group Holdings Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. PQ Group shares (PQG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PQ Group employs 2,274 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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PQ Group share price

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PQ Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$8.43 - $18.90
50-day moving average $16.87
200-day moving average $14.57
Wall St. target price$17.17
PE ratio 56.8065
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.31

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Is PQ Group under- or over-valued?

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

PQ Group's P/E ratio

PQ Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 57x. In other words, PQ Group shares trade at around 57x 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.


PQ Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $265.6 million.

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

PQ Group financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.27%
Gross profit TTM $273.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.89%
Return on equity TTM -11.72%
Profit margin -25.17%
Book value $9.37
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PQ Group shares

There are currently 579,500 PQ Group shares held short by investors – that's known as PQ Group's "short interest". This figure is 0.7% up from 575,525 last month.

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

PQ Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PQ Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PQ Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PQ Group shares traded daily (recently around 201916.37630662). PQ Group's SIR currently stands at 2.87. In other words for every 100,000 PQ Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2870 shares are currently held short.

However PQ Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PQ Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable PQ Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PQ Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PQ Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.015% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PQ Group shares, roughly 15 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 PQ Group.

Find out more about how you can short PQ Group stock.

PQ Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.51% of net profits

Recently PQ Group has paid out, on average, around 1.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PQ Group shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PQ Group's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

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

PQ Group's most recent dividend payout was on 28 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

PQ Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PQ Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.4269 up to $18.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PQG.US volatility(beta: 0.9)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 PQ Group's is 0.8972. This would suggest that PQ Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PQ Group overview

PQ Group Holdings Inc. provides specialty catalysts, chemicals, and services in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Refining Services, Catalysts, and Performance Chemicals. The Refining Services segment offers sulfuric acid recycling and end-to-end logistics services to produce alkylate; and virgin sulfuric acid for water treatment, mining, and industrial applications. The Catalysts segment provides silica catalysts and zeolite catalysts for producers and licensors of polyethylene and methyl methacrylate. The Performance Chemicals segment offers sodium silicates for construction, cleaning, water treatment, pulp and paper, foundry and refractory, green tires, electronics, and refining catalysts; and specialty silicas for use as ingredients in personal care products, foods, edible oils, and beers, as well as industrial uses consisting of gloss control in coil, wood, general industrial leather, and other surface coating applications. This segment also provides other silicate derivatives, including metasilicates, spray dried silicates, and magnesium and potassium silicates for use in cleaning, specialty fertilizer, oil and gas, mining, paint, food, and cosmetic applications, as well as zeolites for use as builders for detergents and other applications, such as stabilizers for the production of polyvinylchloride applications.

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