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How to buy LyondellBasell Industries N-V (LYB) shares

Learn how to easily invest in LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. LyondellBasell Industries N-V stocks (LYB.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $89.11 – a decrease of 6.36% over the previous week. LyondellBasell Industries N-V employs 19,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $41.3 billion.

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LyondellBasell Industries N-V stock price (NYSE:LYB)

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LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-14.
Latest market close$96.27
52-week range$81.51 - $116.55
50-day moving average $91.72
200-day moving average $99.61
Wall St. target price$111.28
PE ratio 18.1841
Dividend yield $4.36 (4.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $17.16

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Is it a good time to buy LyondellBasell Industries N-V stock?

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LyondellBasell Industries N-V price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $96.27 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) -6.36%
1 month (2021-12-21) 9.00%
3 months (2021-10-21) -0.30%
6 months (2021-07-21) -0.83%
1 year (2021-01-21) 3.94%
2 years (2020-01-21) 7.70%
3 years (2019-01-18) 9.57%
5 years (2017-01-20) 5.92%

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 18x. In other words, LyondellBasell Industries N-V shares trade at around 18x 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 $8.1 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 $41.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.46%
Gross profit TTM $3.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.03%
Return on equity TTM 6010.68%
Profit margin 13.9%
Book value $35.37
Market capitalisation $33.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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: 26.71

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and LyondellBasell Industries N-V's overall score of 26.71 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 43rd 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: 7.12/100

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.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V share dividends

26%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.48% of net profits

Recently LyondellBasell Industries N-V has paid out, on average, around 26.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.46% 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 4.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In LyondellBasell Industries N-V's case, that would currently equate to about $4.36 per share.

While LyondellBasell Industries N-V's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that LyondellBasell Industries N-V may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

LyondellBasell Industries N-V's most recent dividend payout was on 6 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 November 2021 (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 $81.5102 up to $116.5538. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LYB.US volatility(beta: 1.47)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 1.4693. 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, Poland, 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, ethylene glycols, 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.

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