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NYSE:IFFInternational Flavors & Fragrances Competitors & Alternatives

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50-Day Range
$119.05
MA: $128.73
$137.86
52-Week Range
$92.14
Now: $125.25
$147.20
Volume520,600 shs
Average Volume829,947 shs
Market Capitalization$13.38 billion
P/E Ratio29.96
Dividend Yield2.40%
Beta1.05

Competitors

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

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 Ecolab (ECL), Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Celanese (CE), RPM International (RPM), Albemarle (ALB), and NewMarket (NEU).

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion2.60$455.87 million$6.1720.30
Ecolab$14.91 billion3.89$1.56 billion$5.8234.48

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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.7% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.1% of Ecolab shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Ecolab shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for International Flavors & Fragrances and Ecolab, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
International Flavors & Fragrances43702.21
Ecolab113302.12

International Flavors & Fragrances presently has a consensus target price of $136.7429, indicating a potential upside of 9.18%. Ecolab has a consensus target price of $188.7692, indicating a potential downside of 5.93%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly 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 & Fragrances9.09%11.03%5.13%
Ecolab10.32%20.12%8.17%

Volatility and Risk

International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ecolab has a beta of 1, meaning that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Ecolab pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 48.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ecolab pays out 32.3% 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 raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years and Ecolab has raised its dividend for 34 consecutive years.

Summary

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

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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sherwin-Williams and International Flavors & Fragrances' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sherwin-Williams$17.90 billion2.96$1.54 billion$21.1227.64
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion2.60$455.87 million$6.1720.30

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.3% of Sherwin-Williams shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.7% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Sherwin-Williams shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Sherwin-Williams1111112.50
International Flavors & Fragrances43702.21

Sherwin-Williams currently has a consensus price target of $586.7273, indicating a potential upside of 0.50%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus price target of $136.7429, indicating a potential upside of 9.18%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than Sherwin-Williams.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Sherwin-Williams8.98%53.04%9.69%
International Flavors & Fragrances9.09%11.03%5.13%

Volatility and Risk

Sherwin-Williams has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Sherwin-Williams pays an annual dividend of $5.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Sherwin-Williams pays out 25.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 48.6% 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. Sherwin-Williams has raised its dividend for 41 consecutive years and International Flavors & Fragrances has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Summary

Sherwin-Williams beats International Flavors & Fragrances on 14 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Celanese12.08%37.21%11.89%
International Flavors & Fragrances9.09%11.03%5.13%

Volatility & Risk

Celanese has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.1% of Celanese shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.7% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Celanese 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, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Celanese$6.30 billion1.62$852 million$9.539.07
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion2.60$455.87 million$6.1720.30

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 recommendations for Celanese and International Flavors & Fragrances, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Celanese013702.35
International Flavors & Fragrances43702.21

Celanese currently has a consensus price target of $99.3889, indicating a potential upside of 14.97%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus price target of $136.7429, indicating a potential upside of 9.18%. Given Celanese's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Celanese is more favorable than International Flavors & Fragrances.

Dividends

Celanese pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Celanese pays out 26.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 48.6% 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. Celanese has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years and International Flavors & Fragrances has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years. Celanese is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Celanese beats International Flavors & Fragrances on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
RPM International5.81%30.07%7.47%
International Flavors & Fragrances9.09%11.03%5.13%

Risk & Volatility

RPM International has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.6% of RPM International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.7% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of RPM International 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
RPM International$5.56 billion1.77$266.56 million$2.7127.94
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion2.60$455.87 million$6.1720.30

International Flavors & Fragrances has lower revenue, but higher earnings 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.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
RPM International05702.58
International Flavors & Fragrances43702.21

RPM International currently has a consensus price target of $76.7143, indicating a potential upside of 1.33%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus price target of $136.7429, indicating a potential upside of 9.18%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than RPM International.

Dividends

RPM International pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. RPM International pays out 53.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 48.6% 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. RPM International has increased its dividend for 45 consecutive years and International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years. International Flavors & Fragrances is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

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

Volatility & Risk

International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albemarle has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for International Flavors & Fragrances and Albemarle, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
International Flavors & Fragrances43702.21
Albemarle414702.12

International Flavors & Fragrances presently has a consensus target price of $136.7429, indicating a potential upside of 9.18%. Albemarle has a consensus target price of $74.5435, indicating a potential downside of 5.51%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly 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 & Fragrances9.09%11.03%5.13%
Albemarle14.50%15.34%6.88%

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 48.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Albemarle pays out 25.5% 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 raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years and Albemarle has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion2.60$455.87 million$6.1720.30
Albemarle$3.59 billion2.34$533.23 million$6.0413.06

Albemarle has lower revenue, but higher earnings than International Flavors & Fragrances. Albemarle 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.7% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.3% of Albemarle shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Albemarle shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

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

Volatility & Risk

International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NewMarket has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for International Flavors & Fragrances and NewMarket, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
International Flavors & Fragrances43702.21
NewMarket01002.00

International Flavors & Fragrances presently has a consensus target price of $136.7429, indicating a potential upside of 9.18%. NewMarket has a consensus target price of $420.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.67%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than NewMarket.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
International Flavors & Fragrances9.09%11.03%5.13%
NewMarket12.55%43.71%15.10%

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. NewMarket pays an annual dividend of $7.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 48.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years and NewMarket has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion2.60$455.87 million$6.1720.30
NewMarket$2.19 billion1.97$254.29 millionN/AN/A

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than NewMarket.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.7% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.3% of NewMarket shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of NewMarket shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats NewMarket on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Ecolab logo
ECL
Ecolab
1.9$200.66+1.6%$58.03 billion$14.91 billion37.93
Sherwin-Williams logo
SHW
Sherwin-Williams
2.1$583.80+0.7%$53.01 billion$17.90 billion33.73
Celanese logo
CE
Celanese
2.5$86.45+2.8%$10.22 billion$6.30 billion14.48
RPM International logo
RPM
RPM International
2.0$75.71+1.6%$9.82 billion$5.56 billion30.04
Albemarle logo
ALB
Albemarle
2.5$78.89+4.0%$8.39 billion$3.59 billion16.54
NewMarket logo
NEU
NewMarket
1.6$393.72+1.5%$4.31 billion$2.19 billion15.85
Ashland Global logo
ASH
Ashland Global
2.1$68.94+2.3%$4.15 billion$2.49 billion-52.23
Quaker Chemical logo
KWR
Quaker Chemical
1.9$186.49+2.0%$3.31 billion$1.13 billion-504.01Decrease in Short Interest
W. R. Grace & Co logo
GRA
W. R. Grace & Co
3.0$48.34+1.6%$3.20 billion$1.96 billion22.48
Balchem logo
BCPC
Balchem
1.6$94.35+2.9%$3.05 billion$643.71 million37.89
PolyOne logo
POL
PolyOne
2.5$25.41+4.2%$2.32 billion$2.86 billion3.40
Sensient Technologies logo
SXT
Sensient Technologies
1.6$53.15+3.8%$2.25 billion$1.32 billion32.21Upcoming Earnings
HB Fuller logo
FUL
HB Fuller
2.1$43.11+2.3%$2.22 billion$2.90 billion18.11Dividend Increase
Stepan logo
SCL
Stepan
2.1$95.06+3.2%$2.14 billion$1.86 billion20.94
Innospec logo
IOSP
Innospec
1.8$75.00+3.4%$1.84 billion$1.51 billion15.89Analyst Downgrade
Minerals Technologies logo
MTX
Minerals Technologies
1.8$45.11+4.4%$1.54 billion$1.79 billion11.93
Ferro logo
FOE
Ferro
1.4$11.36+3.7%$934.28 million$1.02 billion113.61
Kraton logo
KRA
Kraton
2.1$16.37+7.1%$521.46 million$1.80 billion2.14
FutureFuel logo
FF
FutureFuel
1.6$11.55+1.8%$505.23 million$205.23 million4.98
OMNOVA Solutions logo
OMN
OMNOVA Solutions
0.8$10.14+0.0%$454.82 million$736.20 million-20.28
Landec logo
LNDC
Landec
2.2$8.04+3.2%$234.63 million$557.56 million-10.18
Valaris logo
VAL
Valaris
1.4$0.60+6.7%$123.57 million$2.05 billion-0.04
Advanced Emissions Solutions logo
ADES
Advanced Emissions Solutions
2.4$4.85+1.2%$89.69 million$70.09 million4.66
Flotek Industries logo
FTK
Flotek Industries
0.8$1.36+5.9%$80.17 million$119.35 million-0.62
This page was last updated on 7/13/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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