CBT:NYE-Cabot Corporation (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Specialty Chemicals | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 61.52

Change

-0.85 (-1.36)%

Market Cap

USD 3.53B

Volume

0.42M

Average Target Price

USD 74.00 (+20.29%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. It operates through three segments: Reinforcement Materials, Performance Chemicals, and Purification Solutions. The company offers rubber grade carbon blacks used in tires as a rubber reinforcing agent and performance additive, as well as in industrial products, such as hoses, belts, extruded profiles, and molded goods; and engineered elastomer composites. It also provides specialty grades of carbon black used in inks, coatings, plastics, adhesives, toners, batteries, and displays applications; masterbatch and conductive compound products for use in automotive, industrial, packaging, infrastructure, agriculture, consumer products, and electronics industries; inkjet colorants used in the inkjet printing applications; fumed silica used in adhesives, sealants, cosmetics, batteries, inks, toners, silicone elastomers, coatings, polishing slurries, and pharmaceuticals; fumed alumina used in various products, including inkjet media, lighting, coatings, cosmetics, and polishing slurries; and aerogel, a hydrophobic, silica-based particle for use in various thermal insulation and specialty chemical applications. In addition, the company offers activated carbon products used for the purification of water, air, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and other liquids and gases; and activated carbon solutions for activated carbon injection in coal-fired utilities, mobile water filter units, and carbon reactivation services. The company sells its products through distributors and sales representatives in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Cabot Corporation was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Specialty Chemicals)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 37.08% 93% A 87% B+
Dividend Return 0.78% 69% D+ 42% F
Total Return 37.86% 93% A 87% B+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 93.22% 60% D- 79% C+
Dividend Return 4.40% 72% C- 60% D-
Total Return 97.61% 60% D- 80% B-
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 38.09% 45% F 53% F
Dividend Return 14.77% 70% C- 50% F
Total Return 52.86% 48% F 52% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -1.55% 21% F 24% F
Dividend Return 2.68% 69% D+ 61% D-
Total Return 1.13% 23% F 25% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 27.87% 56% F 37% F
Risk Adjusted Return 4.07% 23% F 23% F
Market Capitalization 3.53B 48% F 68% D+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Specialty Chemicals)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 39.34 39% F 19% F
Price/Book Ratio 4.36 41% F 25% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 9.37 74% C 48% F
EV/EBITDA 13.75 63% D 52% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -11.60% 12% F 19% F
Return on Invested Capital -2.07% 7% F 21% F
Return on Assets 6.31% 76% C 85% B
Debt to Equity Ratio 158.32% 37% F 22% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 3.10 53% F 33% F
Short Percent 1.50% 70% C- 77% C+
Beta 1.68 28% F 19% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector