Celanese Company Profile (NYSE:CE)

About Celanese (NYSE:CE)

Celanese logoCelanese Corporation (Celanese) is a technology and specialty materials company. The Company's segments include Advanced Engineered Materials, Consumer Specialties, Industrial Specialties, Acetyl Intermediates and Other Activities. The Advanced Engineered Materials segment includes the Company's engineered materials business and certain affiliates. The Consumer Specialties segment includes the Company's cellulose derivatives and food ingredients businesses, which serve consumer-driven applications. The Industrial Specialties segment includes the Company's emulsion polymers and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) polymers businesses. The Acetyl Intermediates segment includes the Company's intermediate chemistry business, which produces and supplies acetyl products, including acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), acetic anhydride and acetate esters. The Company has operations in North America, Europe and Asia. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 30 global production facilities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Chemicals - Major Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:CE
  • CUSIP: 15087010
  • Web: www.celanese.com
  • Market Cap: $12.16 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 139,453,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $88.07
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $85.19
  • 52 Week Range: $60.59 - $93.06
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.19
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.85
  • P/E Growth: 1.13
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.46 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.23
  • Book Value: $18.71 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.66
  • Annual Dividend: $1.44
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
  • EBIDTA: $1.16 billion
  • Net Margins: 16.70%
  • Return on Equity: 31.09%
  • Return on Assets: 11.39%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.93%
  • Current Ratio: 2.71%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.12%
  • Average Volume: 978,242 shs.
  • Beta: 1.23
  • Short Ratio: 3.52

Frequently Asked Questions for Celanese (NYSE:CE)

What is Celanese's stock symbol?

Celanese trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CE."

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

Celanese declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 20th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share on Thursday, May 11th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 27th. This is a positive change from Celanese's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. View Celanese's Dividend History.

How were Celanese's earnings last quarter?

Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) announced its earnings results on Monday, April, 17th. The company reported $1.81 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.72 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $1.47 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.44 billion. Celanese had a return on equity of 31.09% and a net margin of 16.70%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.83 earnings per share. View Celanese's Earnings History.

When will Celanese make its next earnings announcement?

Celanese is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Celanese.

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

14 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Celanese's stock. Their predictions range from $65.00 to $110.00. On average, they expect Celanese's stock price to reach $91.07 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Celanese.

What are analysts saying about Celanese stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Celanese stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Estimate for Celanese for first-quarter 2017 has been stable of late. Celanese has outperformed the Zacks categorized 'Chemicals-Diversified' industry over a year. Celanese’s strategic measures including productivity and efficiency improvement actions should lend support to its earnings in 2017. The company should also gain from capacity expansion and growth initiatives in the emerging regions, including Asia. Moreover, Celanese continues to generate strong cash flows and remains focused on returning value to its shareholders. However, Celanese is exposed to pricing pressure and weak acetyl demand. Acetyl intermediates margins are expected to remain under pressure in the near term. The company's balance sheet leverage is also relatively high." (3/17/2017)
  • 2. Barclays PLC analysts commented, "CE reported 4Q'16 adj. EPS of $1.52 vs. consensus of $1.51 and $1.25 in 4Q'15. Earnings in Materials Solution continue to drive EPS growth, with +20% y/y volume growth in Advanced Engineered Materials (+11c). Earnings in Acetyls were 11c softer than expectations on lower pricing and volumes in the acetyl chain."They up '17 & '18 EPS estimates by a nickel each to $7.25 & $8.05." (2/2/2017)

Who are some of Celanese's key competitors?

Who owns Celanese stock?

Celanese's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.42%), BlackRock Inc. (5.47%), Wellington Management Group LLP (5.29%), GMT Capital Corp (3.05%), State Street Corp (2.62%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.37%). Company insiders that own Celanese stock include Christopher W Jensen, David F Hoffmeister, Farah M Walters, Gjon N Nivica Jr, Kevin S Oliver, Lori A Johnston and Mark C Rohr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Celanese.

Who sold Celanese stock? Who is selling Celanese stock?

Celanese's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Bank of America Corp DE, Prudential Financial Inc., Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, AQR Capital Management LLC and First Quadrant L P CA. Company insiders that have sold Celanese stock in the last year include Farah M Walters, Gjon N Nivica Jr, Kevin S Oliver, Lori A Johnston and Mark C Rohr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Celanese.

Who bought Celanese stock? Who is buying Celanese stock?

Celanese's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Boston Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Victory Capital Management Inc., Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., FMR LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA and Vanguard Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Celanese.

How do I buy Celanese stock?

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

How much does a share of Celanese stock cost?

One share of Celanese stock can currently be purchased for approximately $87.20.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Celanese (NYSE:CE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.79)
Consensus Price Target: $91.07 (4.44% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/2/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
4/25/2017Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetBuy$100.00 -> $101.00LowView Rating Details
4/25/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweight$105.00 -> $98.00LowView Rating Details
4/22/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$100.00 -> $104.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuy$100.00 -> $96.00MediumView Rating Details
4/19/2017InstinetBoost Price TargetNeutral$77.00 -> $88.00MediumView Rating Details
4/19/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$99.00 -> $90.00MediumView Rating Details
4/19/2017NomuraReiterated RatingHold$88.00MediumView Rating Details
4/4/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncBoost Price TargetBuy -> Conviction-Buy$103.00 -> $110.00LowView Rating Details
2/17/2017Robert W. BairdInitiated CoverageOutperform$105.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2016KeyCorpInitiated CoverageOverweight$80.00N/AView Rating Details
7/27/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral$75.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
7/1/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoveragePositive$80.00N/AView Rating Details
6/16/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$65.00N/AView Rating Details
4/25/2016Alembic Global AdvisorsDowngradeNeutral -> Underweight$60.00 -> $64.00N/AView Rating Details
1/11/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$80.00N/AView Rating Details
11/16/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$75.00 -> $80.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
Earnings by Quarter for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
Earnings History by Quarter for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/17/2017Q1 2017$1.72$1.81$1.44 billion$1.47 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2017Q416$1.51$1.52$1.29 billion$1.31 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2016Q316$1.61$1.67$1.63 billion$1.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2016Q216$1.56$1.59$1.42 billion$1.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2016Q116$1.49$1.83$1.39 billion$1.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/21/2016Q415$1.24$1.25$1.37 billion$1.33 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/19/2015Q315$1.37$1.50$1.52 billion$1.41 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/16/2015Q215$1.42$1.58$1.57 billion$1.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/16/2015Q115$1.32$1.72$1.65 billion$1.45 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2015Q414$1.19$1.28$1.68 billion$1.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2014Q314$1.44$1.61$1.73 billion$1.77 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$1.23$1.47$1.72 billion$1.77 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2014Q114$1.21$1.33$1.69 billion$1.71 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2014Q413$1.02$1.04$1.57 billion$1.62 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2013Q313$1.16$1.08$1.65 billion$1.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/18/2013Q2 2013$1.16$1.12$1.66 billion$1.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2013Q1 2013$0.79$1.14$1.62 billion$1.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2013Q4 2012$0.64$0.67$1.52 billion$1.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2012$0.90$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2012$1.42$1.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$0.77$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2012$0.56$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$1.08$1.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011$1.43$1.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.82$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2011$0.68$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.24
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.66$1.75$1.71
Q2 20173$1.73$1.78$1.75
Q3 20173$1.87$1.96$1.92
Q4 20173$1.84$1.92$1.87
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
Most Recent Dividend:5/11/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.44
Dividend Yield:1.65%
Dividend Growth:38.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:23.38% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
19.78% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
17.91% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Celanese (NYSE:CE)

Dividend History by Quarter for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.49%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 98.08%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/14/2017Kevin S OliverInsiderSell2,327$87.74$204,170.98View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Lori A JohnstonCAOSell83,829$72.30$6,060,836.70View SEC Filing  
10/26/2016Gjon N Nivica JrSVPSell25,000$71.36$1,784,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2016Farah M WaltersDirectorSell14,650$68.61$1,005,136.50View SEC Filing  
6/16/2016Mark C RohrCEOSell17,200$69.50$1,195,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016David F HoffmeisterDirectorSell8,300$64.05$531,615.00View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Christopher W JensenCFOSell5,100$60.86$310,386.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2015Gjon N Nivica JrSVPSell16,359$67.30$1,100,960.70View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014Gjon N Nivica JrSVPSell86,998$60.81$5,290,348.38View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Christopher JensenSVPSell1,330$52.41$69,705.30View SEC Filing  
11/4/2013Gjon N Nivica JrSVPSell21,502$55.74$1,198,521.48View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013Christopher W JensenSVPSell20,630$57.47$1,185,606.10View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013Steven SterinCFOSell65,240$57.66$3,761,738.40View SEC Filing  
2/14/2013Gjon N Nivica JrSVPSell9,000$50.12$451,080.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
Latest Headlines for Celanese (NYSE:CE)
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Announces Anhydride Price Increases in Europe
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 8:49 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Announces Ethyl Acetate Price Increases in the Americas Region
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 12:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Increases the Price of Acetic Acid
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 3:58 PM
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www.bizjournals.com - May 10 at 9:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Announces Acetyls Price Increases
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 9:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 9:24 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Closes Buyout of Nilit's Nylon Compounding Unit
finance.yahoo.com - May 8 at 10:08 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Celanese Corp. : May 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 4:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese (CE) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 12:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Completes Acquisition of Nylon Compounding Division of Nilit
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 4:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Announces Ethyl Acetate Price Increases
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 7:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Rating Reiterated by Royal Bank of Canada
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 3:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Favorable Press Coverage Very Likely to Impact Celanese (CE) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 4:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.45 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 9:15 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Announces Vinyl Acetate-based Emulsions Price Increases in China
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 9:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese (CE) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.13
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 8:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Corp. : CE-US: Dividend Analysis : May 01st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 27, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 4:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect Celanese Co. (CE) to Announce $1.75 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 1:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese (CE) Receives Media Impact Rating of -0.02
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 3:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Receives Hold Rating from Nomura
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 9:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group LLC Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Celanese Co. (CE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 12:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.46 (CE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 3:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokers Offer Predictions for Celanese Co.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (CE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 12:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Announces Engineered Materials Price Increases in the Americas
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 9:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Corporation Increases Dividend 28 Percent and Declares Quarterly Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 4:21 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Celanese Corp. : April 20, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 4:21 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSunTrust Banks Equities Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for Celanese Co. (CE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 10:53 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group Comments on Celanese Co.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (CE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 10:53 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese's (CE) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 10:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Announces Vinyl Acetate Monomer Price Increases in Asia and Ethyl Acetate Price Increase in Europe
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 9:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Given "Neutral" Rating at Instinet
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 6:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Rating Reiterated by Cowen and Company
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 4:23 PM
seekingalpha.com logoCelanese's (CE) CEO Mark Rohr on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - April 19 at 4:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of CE earnings conference call or presentation 18-Apr-17 2:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 12:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Corp. :CE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : April 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 12:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Expected to Earn Q1 2017 Earnings of $1.75 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 7:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. to Post FY2017 Earnings of $7.35 Per Share, KeyCorp Forecasts (CE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 4:12 PM
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www.finanznachrichten.de - April 18 at 4:05 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese (CE) Receives News Impact Score of 0.37
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 1:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Corporation Reports First Quarter Earnings; Reaffirms 2017 Outlook
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 12:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 9:05 PM
marketbeat.com logoCelanese tops Street 1Q forecasts
marketbeat.com - April 17 at 4:43 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Monday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 8:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CE-US : April 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 14 at 10:54 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese (CE) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.56
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 10:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 10:38 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese Earns 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCelanese to Hold First Quarter Earnings Conference Call on April 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:54 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at Vetr Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 3:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCelanese Co. (CE) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.71 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 9:49 AM



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