Cabot Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:CBT)

About Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)

Cabot Corporation logoCabot Corporation is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The Company operates through four business segments: reinforcement materials, performance chemicals, purification solutions and specialty fluids. Reinforcement materials' rubber grade carbon blacks are used to enhance the physical properties of the systems and applications in which they are incorporated. Its rubber blacks products are used in tires and industrial products. Performance Chemicals consists of two businesses: specialty carbons and formulations business, and metal oxides business. Purification Solutions' activated carbon products are used for the purification of water, air and pharmaceuticals, among others, as either a colorant or a decolorizing agent in the production of food and beverage applications. Its specialty fluids segment produces and markets cesium formate as a drilling and completion fluid for use in high pressure and high temperature oil and gas well construction.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Commodity Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:CBT
  • CUSIP: 12705510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.64 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 62,229,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $55.41
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $54.49
  • 52 Week Range: $47.99 - $61.34
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.40
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.62
  • P/E Growth: 1.83
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.61 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.40
  • Book Value: $22.06 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.65
  • Annual Dividend: $1.26
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
  • EBITDA: $488 million
  • Net Margins: 8.61%
  • Return on Equity: 16.03%
  • Return on Assets: 7.24%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.45%
  • Current Ratio: 1.71%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.13%
  • Average Volume: 305,074 shs.
  • Beta: 1.09
  • Short Ratio: 0.87

Frequently Asked Questions for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)

What is Cabot Corporation's stock symbol?

Cabot Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CBT."

How often does Cabot Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cabot Corporation?

Cabot Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.315 per share on Friday, September 8th. This represents a $1.26 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 23rd. View Cabot Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Cabot Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 1st. The company reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.85 by $0.04. The firm earned $705 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $664.16 million. Cabot Corporation had a return on equity of 16.03% and a net margin of 8.61%. Cabot Corporation's revenue was up 13.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. View Cabot Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Cabot Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Cabot Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Cabot Corporation.

Where is Cabot Corporation's stock going? Where will Cabot Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

6 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Cabot Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $56.00 to $68.00. On average, they anticipate Cabot Corporation's share price to reach $60.33 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Cabot Corporation.

Who are some of Cabot Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Cabot Corporation's key executives?

Cabot Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Sean D. Keohane, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Eduardo E. Cordeiro, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, President - Americas and Europe
  • Brian A. Berube, Interim Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
  • Nicholas S. Cross, Executive Vice President, President - Performance Materials and Advanced Technologies
  • Hobart C. Kalkstein, Senior Vice President and President - Reinforcement Materials Segment
  • Friedrich von Gottberg, Senior Vice President, President of Purification Solutions
  • John F. O'Brien, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Michael M. Morrow, Director
  • Juan Enriquez-Cabot, Independent Director
  • William C. Kirby, Independent Director

How do I buy Cabot Corporation stock?

Shares of Cabot Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Cabot Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Cabot Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $58.56.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Cabot Corporation (NYSE CBT)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  157 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  227 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  384
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Cabot Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $60.33 (3.03% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
Price Target History for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
Analysts' Ratings History for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/28/2017Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$59.00MediumView Rating Details
8/15/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$57.00MediumView Rating Details
6/8/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetBuy$68.00LowView Rating Details
5/31/2017AegisReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
5/24/2017Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$63.00HighView Rating Details
4/18/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$56.00LowView Rating Details
8/12/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$48.00 -> $52.00N/AView Rating Details
12/9/2015BB&T CorporationInitiated CoverageBuy$55.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
Earnings by Quarter for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cabot Corporation (NYSE CBT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/31/2017$0.91N/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2017Q3 2017$0.85$0.81$664.16 million$705.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2017Q2 2017$0.85$0.87$637.57 million$678.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2017Q117$0.70$0.84$609.25 million$611.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2016Q416$0.94$1.00$654.40 million$619.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q316$0.93$0.93$611.73 million$621.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2016Q216$0.77$0.70$647.48 million$568.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2016Q116$0.52$0.51$704.75 million$603.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2015Q415$0.66$0.78$707.80 million$672.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q315$0.74$0.64$774.90 million$694.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q215$0.63$0.53$823.00 million$694.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2015Q115$0.65$0.80$863.67 million$812.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q414$0.83$0.85$933.33 million$911.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q314$0.91$0.88$943.70 million$940.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q214$0.84$0.83$910.00 million$898.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q114$0.71$0.86$854.67 million$899.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q413$0.79$0.78$880.00 million$898.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q3 2013$0.91$0.84$931.00 million$903.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q2 2013$0.69$0.63$887.33 million$842.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2013Q1 2013$0.77$0.66$864.00 million$820.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2012$0.76$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012$1.00$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2012$0.79$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2012$0.56$0.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$0.74$0.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.75$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$0.67$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.43
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.70$0.97$0.80
Q2 20174$0.84$0.98$0.88
Q3 20174$0.81$0.85$0.83
Q4 20174$0.88$0.95$0.93
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
Most Recent Dividend:9/8/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.26
Dividend Yield:2.15%
Dividend Growth:11.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:35.29% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
36.63% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
33.60% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)

Dividend History by Quarter for Cabot Corporation (NYSE CBT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 84.28%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/14/2017Hobart KalksteinInsiderSell3,881$53.39$207,206.59View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Patrick M PrevostDirectorSell61,363$59.14$3,629,007.82View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017Patrick M PrevostDirectorSell92,562$58.22$5,388,959.64View SEC Filing  
2/9/2017Patrick M PrevostDirectorSell62,400$57.48$3,586,752.00View SEC Filing  
2/7/2017Eduardo E CordeiroInsiderSell37,695$57.60$2,171,232.00View SEC Filing  
2/7/2017Patrick M PrevostDirectorSell48,902$57.23$2,798,661.46View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017Brian A BerubeSVPSell39,215$57.56$2,257,215.40View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017Eduardo E CordeiroCFOSell23,159$57.55$1,332,800.45View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017Gottberg Friedrich VonInsiderSell15,909$57.42$913,494.78View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017Nicholas S CrossEVPSell7,000$57.79$404,530.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2016Hobart KalksteinInsiderSell4,890$51.80$253,302.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2016Gottberg Friedrich VonInsiderSell19,553$51.05$998,180.65View SEC Filing  
9/28/2016James Patrick KellyVPSell2,500$52.95$132,375.00View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Nicholas S CrossInsiderSell21,584$50.56$1,091,287.04View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016Patrick M PrevostDirectorSell47,800$49.59$2,370,402.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2016Brian A BerubeSVPSell16,489$49.90$822,801.10View SEC Filing  
8/23/2016Eduardo E CordeiroInsiderSell27,073$49.98$1,353,108.54View SEC Filing  
8/23/2016Patrick M PrevostDirectorSell2,200$50.21$110,462.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2016James Patrick KellyVPSell2,500$50.95$127,375.00View SEC Filing  
7/12/2016James Patrick KellyVPSell2,500$48.95$122,375.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Patrick M PrevostDirectorSell60,000$46.30$2,778,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016James Patrick KellyVPSell12,225$47.05$575,186.25View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Patrick M PrevostCEOSell60,000$44.98$2,698,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Ronaldo H SchmitzDirectorSell5,000$46.85$234,250.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2015Patrick M PrevostCEOSell30,000$47.08$1,412,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015Lydia W ThomasDirectorSell4,496$46.16$207,535.36View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014David A MillerEVPSell8,000$47.19$377,520.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014David A MillerEVPSell3,493$53.67$187,469.31View SEC Filing  
6/11/2014Roderick MacleodDirectorSell57,800$59.51$3,439,678.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Patrick M PrevostCEOSell15,000$59.32$889,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Sean D KeohaneSVPSell25,200$59.33$1,495,116.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Patrick M PrevostCEOSell15,000$56.28$844,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014David MillerEVPSell3,494$58.61$204,783.34View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Patrick PrevostCEOSell15,000$56.61$849,150.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2014Patrick PrevostCEOSell15,000$59.22$888,300.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Brian BerubeSVPSell12,500$55.17$689,625.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Eduardo CordeiroCFOSell33,622$55.04$1,850,554.88View SEC Filing  
2/13/2014Patrick PrevostCEOSell15,000$50.16$752,400.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013Patrick PrevostCEOSell47,054$49.30$2,319,762.20View SEC Filing  
12/5/2013Sean KeohaneSVPSell25,000$48.74$1,218,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Brian BerubeSVPSell10,445$48.49$506,478.05View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Eduardo CordeiroCFOSell48,753$48.23$2,351,357.19View SEC Filing  
11/14/2013David MillerEVPSell3,494$47.86$167,222.84View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013James Patrick KellyVPSell2,500$47.75$119,375.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013James Patrick KellyVPSell7,500$46.58$349,350.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2013Brian BerubeSVPSell23,000$42.07$967,610.00View SEC Filing  
9/20/2013Patrick PrevostCEOSell12,000$42.80$513,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013Sean KeohaneSVPSell25,000$42.56$1,064,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
Latest Headlines for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT)
DateHeadline logoCabot Corporation (CBT) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - October 11 at 6:36 PM logoShould Value Investors Pick Cabot Corporation (CBT) Stock Now? - October 11 at 6:30 PM logoCabot Corporation to Reduce Activated Carbon Manufacturing Capacity in Marshall, Texas - October 10 at 6:13 PM logo$686.46 Million in Sales Expected for Cabot Corporation (CBT) This Quarter - October 7 at 12:58 PM logoETFs with exposure to Cabot Corp. : October 6, 2017 - October 6 at 5:14 PM logoCabot Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter 2017 Operating Results - October 5 at 9:03 PM logoCritical Comparison: Cabot Corporation (CBT) & The Competition - October 4 at 8:30 PM logoCabot Corporation (CBT) Coverage Initiated at Loop Capital - September 28 at 11:28 PM logoCBT Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level - September 22 at 4:00 PM logoETFs with exposure to Cabot Corp. : September 22, 2017 - September 22 at 4:00 PM logoFinancial Review: Cabot Corporation (CBT) vs. Its Competitors - September 22 at 12:18 PM logo[$$] Why Cape Breton is attracting holiday home buyers - September 22 at 10:17 AM logoCabot Corp. :CBT-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : September 21, 2017 - September 21 at 4:51 PM logoCabot Corp. : CBT-US: Dividend Analysis : August 25th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 20, 2017 - September 20 at 5:51 PM logoCabot Corporation (CBT) Insider Sells $207,206.59 in Stock - September 18 at 4:16 PM logoCabot Corporation (CBT) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - September 16 at 7:14 PM logoCabot Corporation (CBT) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.93 Per Share - September 16 at 4:12 PM logoCabot Corporation (CBT) & Its Rivals Financial Contrast - September 15 at 12:34 PM logoCabot Corporation Opens Asia Technology Center in Shanghai - September 14 at 10:44 PM logoCabot Corp. (CBT) Elects Michael Morrow to the Board of Directors - September 11 at 5:40 PM logoCabot Corporation Elects New Member to the Board of Directors - September 11 at 5:40 PM logoCabot Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CBT-US : September 5, 2017 - September 5 at 6:33 PM logo Brokerages Expect Cabot Corporation (CBT) to Post $0.93 Earnings Per Share - August 29 at 4:08 AM logoCabot Corp (CBT) and Trinseo (TSE) Head-To-Head Contrast - August 27 at 10:28 AM logoSum Up The Parts: FXZ Could Be Worth $42 - August 22 at 5:37 PM logoCabot Corporation - Positive Outlook - August 18 at 10:07 PM logoCabot Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:CBT) : August 17, 2017 - August 16 at 10:29 PM logoCabot Corporation (CBT) Upgraded at J P Morgan Chase & Co - August 15 at 8:02 PM logoStepan (SCL) vs. Cabot Corporation (CBT) Head-To-Head Analysis - August 11 at 12:14 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Cabot Corp. - August 10 at 3:31 AM logoCabot Corporation to Post FY2017 Earnings of $3.45 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts (CBT) - August 9 at 8:54 AM logoSunTrust Banks Comments on Cabot Corporation's Q4 2017 Earnings (CBT) - August 8 at 9:36 AM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Cabot Corporation Cut by Analyst (NYSE:CBT) - August 7 at 8:09 AM logoCabot's (CBT) CEO Sean Keohane on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 4 at 5:15 PM logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) Increased by Jefferies Group - August 4 at 2:40 PM logoCabot Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CBT-US : August 3, 2017 - August 3 at 6:30 PM logoEdited Transcript of CBT earnings conference call or presentation 2-Aug-17 6:00pm GMT - August 3 at 3:46 AM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Cabot Corp Q3 Earnings Report - August 1 at 10:47 PM logoCabot misses 3Q profit forecasts - August 1 at 10:47 PM logoCabot Corporation (CBT) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - August 1 at 9:29 PM logoCabot Corp Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results - August 1 at 5:45 PM logoCabot Corporation (CBT) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - July 28 at 6:48 PM logoWhat's in the Cards for Cabot Corp (CBT) in Q3 Earnings? - July 28 at 6:32 PM logoWhat's in the Cards for Cabot Corp (CBT) in Q3 Earnings? - July 28 at 6:32 PM logoCabot Corporation to Present at the Jefferies 2017 Industrials Conference - July 28 at 6:32 PM logoCritical Survey: OMNOVA Solutions (OMN) versus Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) - July 28 at 10:33 AM logoCabot Oil & Gas misses by $0.01, beats on revenue - July 28 at 1:22 AM logoJefferies Group Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) - July 27 at 9:44 AM logoCabot Corporation (CBT) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday - July 25 at 7:18 AM logo$661.11 Million in Sales Expected for Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) This Quarter - July 23 at 9:36 AM



Cabot Corporation (CBT) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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