NYSE:IFF

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Volume40,153 shs
Average Volume5.52 million shs
Market Capitalization$34.96 billion
P/E Ratio42.06
Dividend Yield2.20%
Beta0.97

Competitors

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) Vs. SHW, ECL, CE, ALB, RPM, and ASH

Should you be buying IFF stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "specialty chemicals" are considered alternatives and competitors to International Flavors & Fragrances, including The Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Ecolab (ECL), Celanese (CE), Albemarle (ALB), RPM International (RPM), and Ashland Global (ASH).

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) and The Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. The Sherwin-Williams pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Sherwin-Williams pays out 10.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and The Sherwin-Williams has increased its dividend for 42 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Sherwin-Williams has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.5% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and The Sherwin-Williams' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.77$455.87 million$6.1722.67
The Sherwin-Williams$17.90 billion3.86$1.54 billion$21.1212.18

The Sherwin-Williams has higher revenue and earnings than International Flavors & Fragrances. The Sherwin-Williams is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than International Flavors & Fragrances, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for International Flavors & Fragrances and The Sherwin-Williams, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
International Flavors & Fragrances041102.73
The Sherwin-Williams131502.74

International Flavors & Fragrances currently has a consensus target price of $145.4933, suggesting a potential upside of 3.94%. The Sherwin-Williams has a consensus target price of $285.3333, suggesting a potential upside of 10.83%. Given The Sherwin-Williams' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe The Sherwin-Williams is more favorable than International Flavors & Fragrances.

Profitability

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and The Sherwin-Williams' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%
The Sherwin-Williams10.41%56.69%10.66%

Summary

The Sherwin-Williams beats International Flavors & Fragrances on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) and Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Ecolab pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ecolab pays out 33.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Ecolab has increased its dividend for 36 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ecolab has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of Ecolab shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Ecolab shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and Ecolab's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.77$455.87 million$6.1722.67
Ecolab$14.91 billion4.21$1.56 billion$5.8237.73

Ecolab has higher revenue and earnings than International Flavors & Fragrances. International Flavors & Fragrances is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ecolab, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for International Flavors & Fragrances and Ecolab, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
International Flavors & Fragrances041102.73
Ecolab08702.47

International Flavors & Fragrances currently has a consensus target price of $145.4933, suggesting a potential upside of 3.94%. Ecolab has a consensus target price of $216.2727, suggesting a potential downside of 1.41%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than Ecolab.

Profitability

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and Ecolab's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%
Ecolab-8.21%18.14%6.75%

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats Ecolab on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) and Celanese (NYSE:CE) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Celanese pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Celanese pays out 28.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Celanese has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. International Flavors & Fragrances is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Volatility and Risk

International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celanese has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.5% of Celanese shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Celanese shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and Celanese's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.77$455.87 million$6.1722.67
Celanese$6.30 billion2.79$852 million$9.5316.14

Celanese has higher revenue and earnings than International Flavors & Fragrances. Celanese is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than International Flavors & Fragrances, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for International Flavors & Fragrances and Celanese, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
International Flavors & Fragrances041102.73
Celanese171202.55

International Flavors & Fragrances currently has a consensus target price of $145.4933, suggesting a potential upside of 3.94%. Celanese has a consensus target price of $129.1111, suggesting a potential downside of 16.26%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than Celanese.

Profitability

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and Celanese's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%
Celanese10.46%31.41%9.42%

Summary

Celanese beats International Flavors & Fragrances on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) and Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Albemarle pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Albemarle has increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.4% of Albemarle shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Albemarle shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and Albemarle's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.77$455.87 million$6.1722.67
Albemarle$3.59 billion4.80$533.23 million$6.0424.44

Albemarle has lower revenue, but higher earnings than International Flavors & Fragrances. International Flavors & Fragrances is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Albemarle, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for International Flavors & Fragrances and Albemarle, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
International Flavors & Fragrances041102.73
Albemarle57902.19

International Flavors & Fragrances currently has a consensus target price of $145.4933, suggesting a potential upside of 3.94%. Albemarle has a consensus target price of $124.3636, suggesting a potential downside of 15.85%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than Albemarle.

Profitability

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and Albemarle's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats Albemarle on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) and RPM International (NYSE:RPM) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RPM International has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and RPM International's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.77$455.87 million$6.1722.67
RPM International$5.51 billion2.17$304.39 million$3.0729.85

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher earnings, but lower revenue than RPM International. International Flavors & Fragrances is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RPM International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and RPM International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%
RPM International7.50%35.72%8.85%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for International Flavors & Fragrances and RPM International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
International Flavors & Fragrances041102.73
RPM International04502.56

International Flavors & Fragrances currently has a consensus target price of $145.4933, suggesting a potential upside of 3.94%. RPM International has a consensus target price of $95.8750, suggesting a potential upside of 4.35%. Given RPM International's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe RPM International is more favorable than International Flavors & Fragrances.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of RPM International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of RPM International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. RPM International pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. RPM International pays out 49.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and RPM International has increased its dividend for 19 consecutive years.

Summary

RPM International beats International Flavors & Fragrances on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) and International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Ashland Global has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ashland Global and International Flavors & Fragrances' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ashland Global$2.33 billion2.31$-508,000,000.00$2.8031.68
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.77$455.87 million$6.1722.67

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than Ashland Global. International Flavors & Fragrances is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ashland Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Ashland Global and International Flavors & Fragrances' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ashland Global-21.84%5.40%2.43%
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ashland Global and International Flavors & Fragrances, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ashland Global01702.88
International Flavors & Fragrances041102.73

Ashland Global currently has a consensus price target of $91.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.29%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus price target of $145.4933, suggesting a potential upside of 3.94%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than Ashland Global.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.9% of Ashland Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of Ashland Global shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Ashland Global pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Ashland Global pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Ashland Global has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years. International Flavors & Fragrances is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats Ashland Global on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


International Flavors & Fragrances Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
The Sherwin-Williams logo
SHW
The Sherwin-Williams
2.7$257.30-0.8%$68.62 billion$17.90 billion12.70
Ecolab logo
ECL
Ecolab
2.2$219.58-0.1%$62.78 billion$14.91 billion-59.51
Celanese logo
CE
Celanese
2.2$153.82-1.0%$17.39 billion$6.30 billion31.85
Albemarle logo
ALB
Albemarle
2.1$147.59-0.2%$17.19 billion$3.59 billion41.23
RPM International logo
RPM
RPM International
2.3$91.65-0.1%$11.94 billion$5.51 billion27.77Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Ashland Global logo
ASH
Ashland Global
1.8$88.70-0.1%$5.39 billion$2.33 billion-10.56Analyst Downgrade
Quaker Chemical logo
KWR
Quaker Chemical
2.0$245.52-0.4%$4.36 billion$1.13 billion682.02
NewMarket logo
NEU
NewMarket
1.0$387.74-0.4%$4.22 billion$2.19 billion16.88
W. R. Grace & Co. logo
GRA
W. R. Grace & Co.
2.0$62.46-0.4%$4.15 billion$1.96 billion297.43
Balchem logo
BCPC
Balchem
1.8$121.30-0.0%$3.93 billion$643.71 million47.57
Sensient Technologies logo
SXT
Sensient Technologies
1.8$79.65-0.3%$3.36 billion$1.32 billion50.09
H.B. Fuller logo
FUL
H.B. Fuller
2.1$64.31-0.4%$3.35 billion$2.90 billion29.23Dividend Increase
Stepan logo
SCL
Stepan
2.2$127.25-0.4%$2.87 billion$1.86 billion24.95
Minerals Technologies logo
MTX
Minerals Technologies
1.8$77.41-0.9%$2.59 billion$1.79 billion24.19
Innospec logo
IOSP
Innospec
1.8$103.19-0.6%$2.52 billion$1.51 billion69.26
Ferro logo
FOE
Ferro
1.1$16.94-0.4%$1.41 billion$1.02 billion-282.29
Kraton logo
KRA
Kraton
1.2$36.62-0.6%$1.17 billion$1.80 billion-5.14
FutureFuel logo
FF
FutureFuel
1.3$13.85-0.2%$604.53 million$205.23 million5.33
Landec logo
LNDC
Landec
2.0$10.02-1.1%$290.59 million$590.37 million-5.76Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Flotek Industries logo
FTK
Flotek Industries
0.6$1.51-3.3%$113.18 million$119.35 million-0.59
Advanced Emissions Solutions logo
ADES
Advanced Emissions Solutions
0.9$5.18-0.8%$96.67 million$70.09 million-7.85
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