Kraton Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:KRA)

About Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)

Kraton Corporation logoKraton Corporation, formerly Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., is a specialty chemicals company. The Company manufactures styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers. The Company also produces specialty products primarily derived from pine wood pulping co-products. The Company operates through two segments: Polymer Segment, which comprises SBCs and other engineered polymers business, and Chemical Segment, which comprises pine-based specialty products business. Its SBCs are used in a range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. The Company also sells isoprene rubber (IR) and isoprene rubber latex (IRL), which are non-SBC products primarily used in applications, such as medical products, personal care, adhesives, tackifiers, paints and coatings. It offers crude tall oil (CTO) and crude sulfate turpentine (CST).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:KRA
  • CUSIP: 50077C10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.06 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 31,210,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $33.92
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $32.76
  • 52 Week Range: $24.95 - $37.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.95
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.13
  • P/E Growth: 0.22
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.85 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.57
  • Book Value: $17.21 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.98
  • EBIDTA: $338.62 million
  • Net Margins: 2.36%
  • Return on Equity: 9.52%
  • Return on Assets: 1.69%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.14%
  • Current Ratio: 2.71%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.43%
  • Average Volume: 223,231 shs.
  • Beta: 1.28
  • Short Ratio: 3.04

Frequently Asked Questions for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)

What is Kraton Corporation's stock symbol?

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

How were Kraton Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.24. The business earned $525.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $506.58 million. Kraton Corporation had a return on equity of 9.52% and a net margin of 2.36%. Kraton Corporation's quarterly revenue was up 15.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.63 EPS. View Kraton Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Kraton Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Kraton Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Kraton Corporation.

Who are some of Kraton Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Kraton Corporation's key executives?

Kraton Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Dan F. Smith, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Kevin M. Fogarty, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Stephen E. Tremblay, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Melinda S. Conley, Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Vijay Mhetar, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
  • Marcello C. Boldrini, Senior Vice President, Chemical Segment President
  • J. Fernando C. Haddad, Senior Vice President, Global Operations
  • Holger R. Jung Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Polymer Segment President
  • Christopher H. Russell, Chief Accounting Officer
  • James L. Simmons, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Who owns Kraton Corporation stock?

Kraton Corporation's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.74%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (9.90%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.30%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.39%), Rothschild Asset Management Inc. (3.06%) and State Street Corp (2.37%). Company insiders that own Kraton Corporation stock include Dan F Smith, Francis S Kalman, Holger R Jung, James Leo Simmons, Karen A Twitchell, Kevin Michael Fogarty, Melinda Scissors Conley and Steven J Demetriou. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kraton Corporation.

Who sold Kraton Corporation stock? Who is selling Kraton Corporation stock?

Kraton Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rubric Capital Management LP, FMR LLC, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Prudential Financial Inc. and Pinebridge Investments L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Kraton Corporation stock in the last year include Holger R Jung, James Leo Simmons and Kevin Michael Fogarty. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kraton Corporation.

Who bought Kraton Corporation stock? Who is buying Kraton Corporation stock?

Kraton Corporation's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management, Ameriprise Financial Inc., BlackRock Inc., Northpointe Capital LLC, TVR Capital Management LP, Bank of Montreal Can, Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC and Evermore Global Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kraton Corporation.

How do I buy Kraton Corporation stock?

Shares of Kraton 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 Kraton Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Kraton Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $34.03.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Kraton Corporation (NYSE KRA)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  83 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  123 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  206
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/1/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldMediumView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
Earnings by Quarter for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Kraton Corporation (NYSE KRA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/24/2017$0.96N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.58$0.82$506.58 million$525.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2017Q1 2017($0.23)($0.15)$487.17 million$458.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2017Q416$0.33$0.29$465.83 million$415.39 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316$0.70$0.63$454.01 million$454.14 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.70$0.63$445.07 million$454.65 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$0.55$0.80$462.13 million$419.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2016Q415$0.44$0.74$245.00 million$248.28 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.62$0.48$292.76 million$269.01 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215$0.41$0.02$287.81 million$255.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.32$0.76$298.00 million$261.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414($0.04)$0.16$286.76 million$276.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.39$0.35$336.10 million$318.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$0.52$0.46$342.61 million$323.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q114$0.38$0.46$328.05 million$311.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413($0.16)$0.08$287.12 million$290.36 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313($0.18)($0.03)$328.20 million$327.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.25$0.15$370.33 million$334.54 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$0.28$0.07$356.10 million$340.11 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q4 2012$0.11($0.91)$286.31 million$296.42 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2012Q312($0.28)($0.48)$388.23 million$342.64 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012$0.79$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2012$0.64$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/29/2012($0.27)($0.66)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2011$1.00$1.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.80$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.18
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.04
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172($0.25)($0.20)($0.23)
Q2 20172$0.40$0.69$0.55
Q3 20172$0.92$1.10$1.01
Q4 20172$0.71$0.98$0.85
Q1 20181$0.82$0.82$0.82
Q2 20181$1.11$1.11$1.11
Q3 20181$1.11$1.11$1.11
Q4 20181$1.00$1.00$1.00
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.01%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 97.75%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/31/2017James Leo SimmonsSVPSell4,252$36.81$156,516.12View SEC Filing  
4/27/2017Kevin Michael FogartyInsiderSell27,968$35.09$981,397.12View SEC Filing  
4/10/2017Holger R JungSVPSell5,805$31.33$181,870.65View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016Kevin Michael FogartyInsiderSell36,012$30.05$1,082,160.60View SEC Filing  
10/31/2016Francis S KalmanDirectorBuy4,000$25.75$103,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2016Dan F SmithDirectorSell14,801$36.51$540,384.51View SEC Filing  
9/2/2016Karen A TwitchellDirectorSell4,000$36.31$145,240.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016James Leo SimmonsVPSell4,500$31.87$143,415.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016Steven J DemetriouDirectorSell1,850$30.57$56,554.50View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Melinda Scissors ConleyVPSell16,002$33.20$531,266.40View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Holger R JungVPBuy1,500$17.90$26,850.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Lothar FreundVPSell2,875$20.06$57,672.50View SEC Filing  
2/26/2013Gmt Capital CorpMajor ShareholderSell75,500$25.58$1,931,290.00View SEC Filing  
12/27/2012Gmt Capital CorpMajor ShareholderSell21,839$23.65$516,492.35View SEC Filing  
12/26/2012Gmt Capital CorpMajor ShareholderSell34,861$23.95$834,920.95View SEC Filing  
12/26/2012Kevin Michael FogartyCEOSell13,488$23.81$321,149.28View SEC Filing  
12/24/2012Stephen E TremblayCFOSell5,396$23.58$127,237.68View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
Latest Headlines for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA)
DateHeadline logoFinancial Survey: Kraton Corporation (KRA) and Orion Engineered Carbons S.A (OEC) - September 11 at 6:20 AM logoSchnitzer Steel Up 37% in 3 Months: What's Driving the Stock? - September 6 at 9:04 PM logoHouston chemical CEO after Harvey: 'It’s all about the safety of our people' - September 6 at 9:04 PM logoGlobal Asphalt Additives Market is Expected to Reach US$ 4.73 Bn in 2025: Transparency Market Research - September 4 at 7:05 PM logoKraton Corporation (KRA) Receives "Hold" Rating from KeyCorp - September 4 at 3:08 PM logoKraton Announces Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts - August 31 at 6:46 AM logoKraton Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:KRA) : August 30, 2017 - August 30 at 1:33 AM logoKraton Corporation (KRA) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub - August 25 at 7:50 PM logo5 Solid Relative Price Strength Stocks for Assured Returns - August 25 at 7:44 AM logoKraton Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : KRA-US : August 23, 2017 - August 24 at 8:29 AM logo5 Reasons to Add Kraton Corp (KRA) Stock to Your Portfolio - August 23 at 8:21 AM logoSunTrust Banks Weighs in on Kraton Corporation's Q3 2017 Earnings (KRA) - August 21 at 2:54 AM logoKraton (KRA) Closes Euro Term Loan, Reprices USD Term Loan - August 18 at 6:17 AM logoKraton Corporation Announces Successful Closing of Euro-denominated Term Loan and Repricing of Existing USD-denominated Term Loan Balance - August 16 at 8:22 PM logoKraton Corporation (KRA) vs. Valvoline (VVV) Critical Review - August 16 at 10:54 AM logoKraton Corporation Announces Appointment of Two Additional Directors - August 15 at 12:52 AM logoKraton Corporation (KRA) Downgraded by BidaskClub - August 13 at 9:02 AM logoKraton Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : KRA-US : August 11, 2017 - August 12 at 2:01 AM logoETFs with exposure to Kraton Corp. : August 11, 2017 - August 12 at 2:01 AM logoJacobs (JEC) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Cards? - August 5 at 12:21 AM logoKraton Corporation (KRA) SVP James Leo Simmons Sells 4,252 Shares - August 1 at 7:48 PM logoKeyCorp Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) - July 31 at 7:45 AM logoKraton Corporation (KRA) Expected to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.08 Per Share - July 31 at 7:45 AM logoContrasting Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) and Minerals Technologies (MTX) - July 30 at 10:24 AM logoKraton Corp. :KRA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : July 28, 2017 - July 30 at 12:25 AM
News IconBRIEF-Kraton to initiate euro-denominated term loan and reprice existing term loan - July 29 at 1:37 AM logoZacks: Kraton Corporation (KRA) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - July 28 at 9:58 AM logoKraton Corporation 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - July 28 at 1:46 AM logoInvestor Network: Kraton Corporation to Host Earnings Call - July 28 at 1:46 AM logoKraton Corporation Announces Intent to Initiate Euro-denominated Term Loan and reprice Existing Term Loan - July 28 at 1:46 AM logoEdited Transcript of KRA earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 1:00pm GMT - July 28 at 1:46 AM logoKraton Polymers LLC -- Moody's rates Kraton's new term loans Ba3; affirms B1 CFR - July 28 at 1:46 AM logoKraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - July 26 at 9:34 PM logoKraton Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results - July 26 at 9:33 PM logoKraton posts 2Q profit - July 26 at 9:33 PM logoKraton Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Conference Call and Webcast - July 10 at 11:41 PM logoShort Interest in Kraton Corporation (KRA) Decreases By 42.6% - July 4 at 7:04 AM logoKraton Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:KRA) : June 30, 2017 - June 30 at 11:16 PM logoKraton Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : KRA-US : June 29, 2017 - June 30 at 12:54 AM logoKraton Corporation (KRA) Upgraded to Hold at BidaskClub - June 28 at 6:14 PM logo Kraton Corporation (KRA) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - June 26 at 4:16 PM logoNon-PVC IV Bags Market is expected to reach USD 2.29 billion by 2025 - June 19 at 10:14 PM logoMedical Fluid Bags Market to cross $4 billion by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc. - June 14 at 10:56 AM logo4 Reasons to Add Kraton Corp (KRA) Stock to Your Portfolio - June 8 at 10:17 AM logoNon-PVC IV Bags Market Worth $2.29 Billion by 2025 | CAGR: 8.4%: Grand View Research, Inc. - June 5 at 9:55 AM logoKraton Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : KRA-US : June 1, 2017 - June 1 at 7:02 PM logoKraton Increases Global Prices for Selective Product Line - June 1 at 7:02 PM logoKraton Corporation (KRA) Announces Price Increases - May 31 at 6:36 PM logoKraton Announces Global Price Increase for Rosin Ester, Terpene and AMS/AMS Phenolic Products - May 31 at 6:36 PM logoHuntsman and Clariant announce merger to create $20B chemical co. - May 22 at 10:25 AM



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