How to buy Croda International shares | 6334p

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Croda International Plc (CRDA) is a leading specialty chemicals business based in the UK. It opened the day at 6370p after a previous close of 6330p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 6316p to a high of 6398p. The latest price was 6334p (25 minute delay). Croda International is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 4,580 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Croda International

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CRDA in this case.
  5. Research Croda International shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Croda International shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Croda International's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Croda International's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 6360p, which is 21.15% up on its pre-crash value of 5015p and 66.75% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 3814p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Croda International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £825.34 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £1,261.82.

Croda International share price

Use our graph to track the performance of CRDA stocks over time.

Croda International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open6370p
High6398p
Low6316p
Close6334p
Previous close6330p
Change 4p
Change % 0.063%
Volume 577,516
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range3745.7899p - 6884p
50-day moving average 6208.1177p
200-day moving average 5947.1973p
Wall St. target price5017.35p
PE ratio 40.3019
Dividend yield 0.79p (1.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 159p
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£100
0.45%
£11.95
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Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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0.75%
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
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0.25%
£9.95
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£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
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No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
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2,500 funds
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Over 11,000 funds
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Is it a good time to buy Croda International stock?

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Croda International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 6334p

1 week (2021-01-08) -4.20%
1 month (2020-12-18) 6334
3 months (2020-10-16) -2.01%
6 months (2020-07-17) 13.03%
1 year (2020-01-17) 23.71%
2 years (2019-01-17) 28.58%
3 years (2018-01-17) 39.48%
5 years (2016-01-15) 114.62%

Is Croda International under- or over-valued?

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

Croda International's P/E ratio

Croda International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Croda International shares trade at around 40x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Croda International's PEG ratio

Croda International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.0603. 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 Croda International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Croda International's EBITDA

Croda International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £353.6 million.

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

Croda International financials

Revenue TTM £1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.53%
Gross profit TTM £512.2 million
Return on assets TTM 9.48%
Return on equity TTM 22.39%
Profit margin 15.52%
Book value 7.582p
Market capitalisation £8.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Croda International'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 Croda International.

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

Croda International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.14

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Croda International's overall score of 24.14 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 38th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Croda International 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.).

Croda International's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.51/100

Croda International's environmental score of 12.51 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Croda International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Croda International's social score

Social score: 4.66/100

Croda International's social score of 4.66 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Croda International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Croda International's governance score

Governance score: 3.48/100

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

Croda International's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Croda International Plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.14
Total ESG percentile 38.25
Environmental score 12.51
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 4.66
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 3.48
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Croda International share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 5590.06% of net profits

Recently Croda International has paid out, on average, around 5590.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Croda International shareholders could enjoy a 1.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Croda International's case, that would currently equate to about 0.79p per share.

Croda International'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.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Croda International's shares ever split?

Croda International's shares were split on a 41:42 basis on 29 April 2019. So if you had owned 42 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 41 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Croda International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.4% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Croda International shares which in turn could have impacted Croda International's share price.

Croda International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Croda International's shares have ranged in value from as little as 3745.7899p up to 6884p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Croda International's is 0.4594. This would suggest that Croda International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Croda International overview

Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. It offers adhesives; crop protection additives and adjuvants, seed enhancement and animal health chemicals, chemical bio-stimulants, and specialty additives for agricultural films; and lubricant additives, coatings and polymers, vehicle cleaning chemicals, and products for automotive textiles and fibers, as well as specialty additives for plastics, and battery and catalyst industries. The company also provides specialty ingredients for self-tanning, color cosmetics, bath and shower, deodorants, anti-perspirants, depilatories, men's grooming, and oral hygiene, as well as skin, hair, sun, body, and baby care applications; construction chemicals and bitumen additives; dietary supplements; and advanced materials, and polymer additives for electronics and devices. In addition, it provides chemistries, emulsifiers, fuel and power generation additives, and polymer additives; food additives; specialty polymer additives for furniture and wood applications; household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products; lubricants; oleochemicals; and packaging, print, and paper chemicals. Further, it provides paints and coatings; active pharmaceutical ingredients; thermal management products; plastic and rubber products for food packaging, carrier bags and toys, car bumpers, mobile phones, and home appliances; skin health products; hygiene and industrial nonwovens, botanical extracts, tissues, and textile auxiliaries; and water treatment chemicals. Additionally, the company offers bio-based phase change materials for buildings and ventilation, clothing and healthcare, electronics and devices, food and refrigeration, energy storage and recovery, temperature controlled packaging, and vehicles and automotive applications. Croda International Plc was founded in 1925 an

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