NYSE:KOP - Koppers Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$18.00 +0.48 (+2.74 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 08:37 AM ET)
Previous Close$17.52
Today's Range$17.61 - $18.58
52-Week Range$17.43 - $51.60
Volume221,798 shs
Average Volume300,528 shs
Market Capitalization$359.31 million
P/E Ratio4.89
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.84
Koppers Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Railroad and Utility Products and Services (RUPS), Performance Chemicals (PC), and Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC). The RUPS segment procures and treats crossties, switch ties, and various types of lumber used for railroad bridges and crossings. It also provides rail joint bars to join rails together for railroads; transmission and distribution poles for electric and telephone utilities; and pilings. This segment also provides railroad services, such as engineering, design, repair, and inspection services for railroad bridges. The Performance Chemicals segment develops, manufactures, and markets water-based wood preservatives and wood specialty additives, including micronized copper quaternary and micronized copper azole, micronized pigments, alkaline copper quaternary, amine copper azole, and chromated copper arsenate for decking, fencing, utility poles, construction lumber and timbers, and vineyard stakes. The CMC segment manufactures creosote for use in the treatment of wood or as a feedstock in the production of carbon black; carbon pitch, a raw material used in the production of aluminum and steel; naphthalene for use as a feedstock in the production of phthalic anhydride and as a surfactant in the production of concrete; phthalic anhydride for the production of plasticizers, polyester resins, and alkyd paints; and carbon black feedstock for use in the production of carbon black. The company serves the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries. Koppers Holdings Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Lumber & wood products, except furniture
Sub-IndustryCommodity Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNYSE:KOP
Previous Symbol
CUSIP50060P10
Phone412-227-2001

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio12.97
Current Ratio2.14
Quick Ratio1.12

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio4.89
Forward P/E Ratio5.39
P/E Growth0.29

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.48 billion
Price / Sales0.25
Cash Flow$6.4748 per share
Price / Cash Flow2.78
Book Value$5.10 per share
Price / Book3.53

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.68
Net Income$29.10 million
Net Margins0.68%
Return on Equity70.26%
Return on Assets5.11%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,800
Outstanding Shares20,510,000
Market Cap$359.31 million
OptionableOptionable

Koppers (NYSE:KOP) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Koppers' stock symbol?

Koppers trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KOP."

How were Koppers' earnings last quarter?

Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.38. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $442.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $502.63 million. Koppers had a net margin of 0.68% and a return on equity of 70.26%. Koppers's revenue was up 15.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.43 EPS. View Koppers' Earnings History.

When is Koppers' next earnings date?

Koppers is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Koppers.

What guidance has Koppers issued on next quarter's earnings?

Koppers updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.11. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.81 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KOP?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Koppers' shares. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Koppers' share price to reach $37.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 105.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Koppers.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Koppers?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Koppers in the last year. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Koppers.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Koppers stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Koppers stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Koppers Holdings Inc., with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. Their products and services are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end-markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber and construction industries. Including their joint ventures, the company serve their customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China and Europe. " (11/13/2018)
  • 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We expect profitability to improve over time as the company leverages its vertical integration advantage, improves its self-sufficiency and realizes revenue synergies from its recent acquisitions. Excluding further acquisitions, the company plans to reduce pro-forma net debt to approximately 3.5x by year-end (3.9x as of June 30) and sub 3.0x by the end of next year. We are reiterating our OUTPERFORM investment rating and price target of $61. Holdings, Inc. operates as a holding company, which produces treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. It operates through the following segments: Carbon Materials & Products & Services; and Performance Chemicals. The Carbon Materials & Chemicals segment manufactures carbon pitch naphthalene, phthalic anhydride, creosote and carbon black feedstock." (10/26/2018)

Has Koppers been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about KOP stock have trended neutral on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Koppers earned a media sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Koppers' key competitors?

Who are Koppers' key executives?

Koppers' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Leroy M. Ball Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 49)
  • Mr. Michael J. Zugay, CFO & Treasurer (Age 66)
  • Mr. Steven R. Lacy, Chief Admin. Officer, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 62)
  • Mr. James A. Sullivan, Sr. VP of Railroad Products and Services & Global Carbon Materials and Chemicals (Age 54)
  • Mr. Stephen Clifford Reeder, Sr. VP of Performance Chemicals - Koppers Inc. (Age 65)

Who are Koppers' major shareholders?

Koppers' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (15.75%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.31%), Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. (9.01%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.17%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.72%) and Prudential Financial Inc. (1.52%). Company insiders that own Koppers stock include Albert J Neupaver, Cynthia A Baldwin, Daniel R Groves, David M Hillenbrand, James A Sullivan, Jianzhong Zhu, Joseph P Dowd, Leslie S Hyde, Louann E Tronsberg-Deihle, M Leroy Ball, R Michael Johnson, Stephen C Reeder and Thomas D Loadman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Koppers.

Which institutional investors are selling Koppers stock?

KOP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Bank of Montreal Can, Alliancebernstein L.P., Wells Fargo & Company MN and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Koppers company stock in the last year include Cynthia A Baldwin, Daniel R Groves, Jianzhong Zhu, Joseph P Dowd, Leslie S Hyde, Louann E Tronsberg-Deihle, Stephen C Reeder and Thomas D Loadman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Koppers.

Which institutional investors are buying Koppers stock?

KOP stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Nordea Investment Management AB, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Victory Capital Management Inc., Rafferty Asset Management LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Koppers stock in the last two years include Albert J Neupaver, James A Sullivan, M Leroy Ball and R Michael Johnson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Koppers.

How do I buy shares of Koppers?

Shares of KOP can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Koppers' stock price today?

One share of KOP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.00.

How big of a company is Koppers?

Koppers has a market capitalization of $359.31 million and generates $1.48 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $29.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.68 on an earnings per share basis. Koppers employs 1,800 workers across the globe.

What is Koppers' official website?

The official website for Koppers is http://www.koppers.com.

How can I contact Koppers?

Koppers' mailing address is 436 SEVENTH AVENUE, PITTSBURGH PA, 15219. The specialty chemicals company can be reached via phone at 412-227-2001 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Koppers (NYSE KOP)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  211 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  219 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  430
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Koppers and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KOP will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KOP will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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