Kronos Worldwide Company Profile (NYSE:KRO)

About Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)

Kronos Worldwide logoKronos Worldwide, Inc. (Kronos) is a producer and marketer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments, a base industrial product that is used in a range of applications. The Company, along with its distributors and agents, sells and provides technical services for its products with sales in Europe and North America. It offers its customers a portfolio of products that include TiO2 pigment grades under the Kronos brand, which provides a range of performance properties. It offers its products to domestic and international paint, plastics, decorative laminate and paper manufacturers. It ships TiO2 to its customers in either a powder or slurry form through rail, truck or ocean carrier. It sells and provides technical services for its products in three end use markets, which include coatings, plastics and paper. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, which include rutile and anatase. Rutile TiO2 is manufactured using both a chloride production process and a sulfate production process.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Commodity Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:KRO
  • CUSIP: 50105F10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.61 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 115,902,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $20.34
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $18.38
  • 52 Week Range: $7.27 - $22.83
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.38
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.46
  • P/E Growth: -0.49
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.5 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.74
  • Book Value: $5.36 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.21
  • Annual Dividend: $0.60
  • Dividend Yield: 2.7%
  • EBIDTA: $240.6 million
  • Net Margins: 18.57%
  • Return on Equity: 24.73%
  • Return on Assets: 9.09%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.57%
  • Current Ratio: 3.79%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.17%
  • Average Volume: 501,552 shs.
  • Beta: 2.11
  • Short Ratio: 4.41

Frequently Asked Questions for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)

What is Kronos Worldwide's stock symbol?

Kronos Worldwide trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KRO."

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

Kronos Worldwide declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share on Thursday, September 21st. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. View Kronos Worldwide's Dividend History.

How were Kronos Worldwide's earnings last quarter?

Kronos Worldwide Inc (NYSE:KRO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May, 8th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $369.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $350 million. Kronos Worldwide had a return on equity of 24.73% and a net margin of 18.57%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.03) earnings per share. View Kronos Worldwide's Earnings History.

When will Kronos Worldwide make its next earnings announcement?

Kronos Worldwide is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Kronos Worldwide.

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

2 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Kronos Worldwide's shares. Their forecasts range from $17.00 to $17.00. On average, they expect Kronos Worldwide's stock price to reach $17.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Kronos Worldwide.

Who are some of Kronos Worldwide's key competitors?

Who are Kronos Worldwide's key executives?

Kronos Worldwide's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert D. Graham, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Gregory M. Swalwell, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Benjamin R. Corona, President - Global Sales Management
  • James Buch, Chief Operating Officer
  • Brian W. Christian, Executive Vice President
  • Kelly D. Luttmer, Executive Vice President, Chief Tax Officer
  • Andrew B. Nace, Executive Vice President
  • John A. Sunny, Chief Information Officer, Vice President
  • Clarence B. Brown III, Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary
  • Tim C. Hafer, Vice President, Controller

Who owns Kronos Worldwide stock?

Kronos Worldwide's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (1.92%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.04%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.99%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.88%), Advisors Asset Management Inc. (0.81%) and 1060 Capital LLC (0.72%). Company insiders that own Kronos Worldwide stock include Benjiman R Corona, Klemens Schluter and Steven L Watson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kronos Worldwide.

Who sold Kronos Worldwide stock? Who is selling Kronos Worldwide stock?

Kronos Worldwide's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 1060 Capital LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Virtu KCG Holdings LLC, Engineers Gate Manager LP, California Public Employees Retirement System, Tudor Investment Corp ET AL and Bank of Montreal Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kronos Worldwide.

Who bought Kronos Worldwide stock? Who is buying Kronos Worldwide stock?

Kronos Worldwide's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Gotham Asset Management LLC, PDT Partners LLC, James Investment Research Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., CIBC World Markets Inc. and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Kronos Worldwide stock in the last two years include Klemens Schluter and Steven L Watson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kronos Worldwide.

How do I buy Kronos Worldwide stock?

Shares of Kronos Worldwide 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 Kronos Worldwide's stock price today?

One share of Kronos Worldwide stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.55.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE KRO)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  114 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  160 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  274
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kronos Worldwide and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.50)
Consensus Price Target: $17.00 (24.61% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/10/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetUnderweight$15.00 -> $17.00LowView Rating Details
3/28/2017Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldLowView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
Earnings by Quarter for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE KRO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/8/2017Q1 2017$0.24$0.32$350.00 million$369.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q3 2016$0.08$0.19$353.67 million$356.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2016Q2$0.03$0.01$334.00 million$356.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2016Q1($0.13)($0.03)$308.50 million$318.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2016Q4($0.07)($0.18)$302.00 million$287.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2015Q315$0.06($0.03)$339.20 million$336.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2015Q2$0.23($0.08)$388.28 million$360.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$0.16$0.16$410.30 million$365.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/12/2015Q414$0.14$0.17$359.43 million$373.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2014Q3 2014$0.21$0.28$415.90 million$414.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q2$0.23$0.29$486.00 million$443.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q1$0.13$0.12$433.67 million$420.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/12/2014Q413$0.01$0.03$371.50 million$368.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313($0.02)($0.26)$445.92 million$419.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013($0.12)($0.29)$464.79 million$481.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.08($0.35)$451.22 million$463.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/12/2013Q4 2012($0.06)($0.16)$398.70 million$396.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2012$0.26$0.30$483.23 million$472.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2012$0.44$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$0.74$1.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2012$0.50$0.74ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20171$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q3 20171$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q4 20171$0.39$0.39$0.39
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
Most Recent Dividend:9/21/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.60
Dividend Yield:2.66%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:24.90% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
42.25% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
38.46% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE KRO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.08%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 15.42%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/5/2017Benjiman R CoronaInsiderSell2,000$18.35$36,700.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2016Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy6,000$4.05$24,300.00View SEC Filing  
1/25/2016Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy34,134$4.09$139,608.06View SEC Filing  
1/20/2016Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy18,000$4.11$73,980.00View SEC Filing  
1/19/2016Klemens SchluterCOOBuy10,000$4.37$43,700.00View SEC Filing  
1/19/2016Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy17,000$4.26$72,420.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2016Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy10,995$4.40$48,378.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2016Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy15,000$4.43$66,450.00View SEC Filing  
1/11/2016Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy25,100$4.59$115,209.00View SEC Filing  
1/8/2016Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy50,000$4.89$244,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy40,000$5.44$217,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/7/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy20,000$5.71$114,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy8,200$5.84$47,888.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy41,100$5.93$243,723.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Steven L WatsonChairmanBuy5,000$5.99$29,950.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy31,000$6.06$187,860.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2015Steven L WatsonInsiderBuy2,500$6.53$16,325.00View SEC Filing  
9/28/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy15,000$6.06$90,900.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy20,000$6.18$123,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy5,000$6.52$32,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2015Loretta J. FeehanDirectorBuy2,000$6.91$13,820.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy26,000$6.60$171,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy20,000$6.97$139,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy2,450$7.23$17,713.50View SEC Filing  
8/26/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy4,000$6.99$27,960.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Brien Bobby D OCEOBuy5,000$7.20$36,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy9,000$7.10$63,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy7,000$7.23$50,610.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2015Brien Bobby D OCEOBuy11,082$7.45$82,560.90View SEC Filing  
8/21/2015Steven L. WatsonChairmanBuy6,000$7.53$45,180.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2015Janet G KeckeisenVPBuy6,500$7.80$50,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2015Steven L WatsonChairmanBuy24,500$8.13$199,185.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Steven L WatsonChairmanBuy10,000$12.04$120,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Steven WatsonCEOBuy2,000$15.00$30,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2013Steven WatsonCEOBuy3,250$14.98$48,685.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2013Steven WatsonCEOBuy2,500$15.03$37,575.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Steven WatsonCEOBuy3,000$14.95$44,850.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013Harold C SimmonsMajor ShareholderSell100,000$17.25$1,725,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2013Glenn R SimmonsDirectorBuy15,000$17.49$262,350.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2013Harold C SimmonsMajor ShareholderBuy5,000$19.25$96,250.00View SEC Filing  
1/24/2013Glenn R SimmonsDirectorBuy10,000$19.46$194,600.00View SEC Filing  
1/18/2013Glenn R SimmonsDirectorBuy5,000$19.18$95,900.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2012Glenn R SimmonsDirectorBuy5,000$13.29$66,450.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
Latest Headlines for Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)
DateHeadline logoKronos Worldwide, Inc. : KRO-US: Dividend Analysis : September 05th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 25, 2017 - September 25 at 6:52 PM logoHow These Specialty Chemicals Stocks are Performing? -- Ferro, GCP Applied Technologies, International Flavors ... - PR Newswire (press release) - September 25 at 9:07 AM logoETFs with exposure to Kronos Worldwide, Inc. : September 22, 2017 - September 22 at 11:45 AM logoKronos Worldwide, Inc. :KRO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 21, 2017 - September 21 at 3:54 PM logoKronos Worldwide Scales New 52-Week High on Bright Prospects - Nasdaq - September 21 at 9:26 AM logoKronos Worldwide Scales New 52-Week High on Bright Prospects - September 21 at 9:26 AM logoPPG Industries (PPF) to Exhibit Advanced Transparent Coatings - September 21 at 9:25 AM logoNucor Board Clears Micromill Project & Merchant Bar Expansion - September 20 at 12:28 AM logoKronos Worldwide (KRO) vs. Its Rivals Head-To-Head Analysis - September 19 at 12:48 AM logoNucor (NUE) Lowers Q3 Guidance on Outages & Import Pressure - September 18 at 7:51 PM logoComparing Kronos Worldwide (KRO) & Its Peers - September 16 at 10:32 AM logoKronos Worldwide Up 14% in a Month: What's Driving It? - Nasdaq - September 15 at 4:20 AM logoKRONOS WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF €400 MILLION PRIVATE OFFERING OF SENIOR SECURED NOTES - September 14 at 7:00 AM logoKronos Worldwide Up 14% in a Month: What's Driving It? - September 14 at 6:59 AM logoKroger brings its new prepared meal kits to Louisville - September 14 at 6:59 AM logoKronos Worldwide (KRO) to Offer Senior Notes to Repay Debt - Nasdaq - September 5 at 3:44 PM logoArcelorMittal Poised on Debt Cuts, Action 2020 Initiatives - September 5 at 3:43 PM logoKronos Worldwide (KRO) to Offer Senior Notes to Repay Debt - September 4 at 7:08 PM logoKronos Worldwide, Inc. (KRO) Raised to "Strong-Buy" at ValuEngine - September 2 at 11:50 PM logoForm 3 KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC For: Aug 21 Filed by: Hanley Bryan A. - September 2 at 7:13 PM logoKRONOS WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES €400 MILLION PRIVATE OFFERING OF SENIOR SECURED NOTES - September 2 at 7:13 PM logoComparing OCI Partners (OCIP) and Kronos Worldwide (KRO) - September 2 at 6:30 PM logoKRONOS WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES €400 MILLION PRIVATE OFFERING OF SENIOR SECURED NOTES - Nasdaq - September 2 at 3:24 AM logoKronos Worldwide Inc (KRO) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - September 2 at 3:02 AM logoForm 3 KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC For: Aug 21 Filed by: Hanley Bryan A. - - September 1 at 2:02 AM logoKronos Worldwide Inc (KRO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 31, 2017 - Nasdaq - September 1 at 2:02 AM logoKronos Worldwide About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (KRO) - Nasdaq - August 29 at 8:31 PM logoKronos Worldwide Inc (KRO) Upgraded by BidaskClub to "Buy" - August 26 at 3:42 PM logo6 Reasons to Add Kronos Worldwide Stock to Your Portfolio - August 24 at 8:33 AM logoKronos Worldwide, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : KRO-US : August 23, 2017 - August 24 at 8:33 AM logoHere's Why You Should Buy Orion Engineered (OEC) Stock Now - August 24 at 8:33 AM logoHere's Why Investors Should Avoid A. Schulman (SHLM) Stock - August 23 at 8:22 AM logoFreeport-McMoRan (FCX) to Redeem Five Series of Senior Notes - August 21 at 7:31 PM logoHead-To-Head Review: Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL) versus Kronos Worldwide (KRO) - August 20 at 10:42 AM logoSunTrust Banks Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for Kronos Worldwide Inc (KRO) - August 14 at 8:52 AM logoKronos Worldwide, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : KRO-US : August 9, 2017 - August 11 at 5:54 AM logoContrasting Versum Materials (VSM) and Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) - August 10 at 10:24 PM logoKronos Worldwide (KRO) Misses on Q2 Earnings, Sales Up Y/Y - Nasdaq - August 10 at 1:18 AM logoKronos Worldwide Inc (NYSE:KRO) Plans $0.15 Quarterly Dividend - August 9 at 6:07 PM logoMid-Afternoon Market Update: Michael Kors Gains On Earnings Beat; Commercial Vehicle Shares Slide - Benzinga - August 8 at 8:01 PM logoKronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - August 8 at 7:34 AM logoKRONOS WORLDWIDE, INC. ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND - Nasdaq - August 8 at 5:46 AM logoKronos Worldwide posts 2Q profit - August 8 at 12:43 AM logoKRONOS WORLDWIDE REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2017 RESULTS - August 7 at 7:43 PM logoAfter-Hours Earnings Report for August 4, 2017 : KRO, LONE - Nasdaq - August 5 at 12:24 AM logoKronos Worldwide Inc (KRO) to Release Earnings on Friday - August 3 at 11:16 AM logoLeading Analyst Firms Rank Kronos as a Top Human Capital Management Vendor Worldwide Based on Revenue - August 2 at 2:53 AM logo22,000 Customers Now in the Kronos Cloud as Shift to SaaS Surges - August 1 at 12:44 AM logoFY2018 Earnings Estimate for Kronos Worldwide Inc (NYSE:KRO) Issued By SunTrust Banks - July 28 at 6:33 PM logoBrokers Offer Predictions for Kronos Worldwide Inc's Q2 2017 Earnings (NYSE:KRO) - July 27 at 8:21 AM



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