Stepan Company Profile (NYSE:SCL)

About Stepan

Stepan logoStepan Company produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and used in a variety of end products. The Company has three segments: Surfactants, Polymers and Specialty Products. The Company's Surfactants segment offers products, which are principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes. The Company's Polymers segment includes polyurethane polyols, polyester resins and phthalic anhydride. The Company's Specialty Products segment includes flavors, emulsifiers and solubilizers used in food, flavoring, nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical applications. Its markets include manufacturers of cleaning and washing compounds, paints, cosmetics, food, beverages, nutritional supplements, agricultural products, plastics, furniture, automotive equipment, insulation and refrigeration.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Cleaning Products
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: SCL
  • CUSIP: 85858610
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $71.05
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $71.86
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $64.33
  • 52-Week Range: $41.42 - $77.62
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.35
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.86
  • P/E Growth: 0.93
  • Market Cap: $1.62B
  • Outstanding Shares: 22,819,000
  • Beta: 1.17
  • Net Margins: 5.03%
  • Return on Equity: 16.74%
  • Return on Assets: 7.87%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.48%
  • Current Ratio: 2.85%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.06%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Stepan (NYSE:SCL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $44.50 (37.37% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Stepan (NYSE:SCL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/24/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesBoost Price TargetNeutral$66.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
8/15/2016National Bank FinancialUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$32.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
8/12/2016TD SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuy$39.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
3/18/2016Wellington ShieldsDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
12/18/2015Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$36.00 -> $34.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Stepan (NYSE:SCL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/18/2016Q316$0.95$1.06$444.65 million$445.03 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2016Q216$1.17$1.31$453.45 million$454.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$0.98$1.29$444.85 million$445.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$0.53$0.74$438.10 million$419.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$0.79$0.92$455.80 million$444.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2015Q215$0.94$0.91$471.30 million$452.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$0.68$0.90$463.10 million$460.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2015Q414$0.46$0.38$481.90 million$454.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q214$0.90$0.68$499.20 million$491.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q2$1.01$1.06$498.20 million$504.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q1$0.83$0.57ViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2014Q4$0.86$0.62$463.60 million$474.33 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2013Q313$0.93$0.92$467.40 million$475.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$1.01$0.89$486.70 million$474.45 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Stepan (NYSE:SCL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.35 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.48 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$0.78$1.05$0.89
Q2 20162$1.16$1.18$1.17
Q3 20162$0.93$0.96$0.95
Q4 20162$0.66$0.72$0.69
Q1 20171$1.15$1.15$1.15
Q2 20171$1.23$1.23$1.23
Q3 20171$1.12$1.12$1.12
Q4 20171$0.96$0.96$0.96
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Stepan (NYSE:SCL)
Annual Dividend:$0.76
Dividend Yield:1.07%
Dividend Growth:8.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:19.64% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
17.47% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
16.96% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:48 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Stepan (NYSE:SCL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Stepan (NYSE:SCL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 14.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 59.77%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/7/2016Frank PacholecVPSell1,500$72.00$108,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Frank PacholecVPSell1,500$70.00$105,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Frank PacholecVPSell1,000$68.00$68,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Scott C MasonVPSell6,070$67.45$409,421.50View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell5,438$66.54$361,844.52View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016Frank PacholecVPSell1,750$65.19$114,082.50View SEC Filing  
7/26/2016Scott C MasonVPSell9,368$64.10$600,488.80View SEC Filing  
7/21/2016F Quinn Stepan JrCEOSell32,000$63.46$2,030,720.00View SEC Filing  
7/21/2016Frank PacholecVPSell2,000$65.00$130,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/20/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,400$62.86$88,004.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,000$62.80$62,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell3,534$62.34$220,309.56View SEC Filing  
7/13/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,466$61.86$90,686.76View SEC Filing  
6/23/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,000$61.60$61,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,000$61.40$61,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,000$61.20$61,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016Arthur W MergnerVPSell4,500$61.18$275,310.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2016F Quinn StepanChairmanSell13,400$62.32$835,088.00View SEC Filing  
4/18/2016F Quinn Stepan JrCEOSell462$58.46$27,008.52View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016F Quinn Stepan JrCEOSell31,538$58.46$1,843,711.48View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Debra StefaniakVPBuy500$54.05$27,025.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Scott D BeamerCFOBuy2,000$51.16$102,320.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Gregory ServatiusVPSell3,000$53.30$159,900.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2015Jan Stern ReedDirectorBuy1,000$51.21$51,210.00View SEC Filing  
10/23/2015Gregory ServatiusVPSell3,500$52.13$182,455.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Arthur W MergnerVPSell1,000$47.01$47,010.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Arthur W MergnerVPSell3,000$50.05$150,150.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Scott C MasonVPBuy3,000$40.55$121,650.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Frank PacholecVPSell1,000$43.55$43,550.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014Scott C MasonVPBuy1,000$43.22$43,220.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Frank PacholecVPSell1,000$48.32$48,320.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2014Scott D BeamerCFOBuy1,000$52.10$52,100.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2014Robert John WoodVPSell3,000$65.00$195,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Frank PacholecVPSell1,400$62.21$87,094.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014Robert John WoodVPSell3,100$61.03$189,193.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Frank PacholecVPSell2,000$60.71$121,420.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2014Robert John WoodVPSell7,381$60.01$442,933.81View SEC Filing  
2/25/2014F Quinn StepanChairmanSell9,979$59.73$596,045.67View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Edward J WehmerDirectorSell2,256$60.26$135,946.56View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013H Edward WynnVPSell1,180$62.15$73,337.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013F Quinn StepanChairmanSell39,712$59.92$2,379,543.04View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Frank PacholecVPSell2,000$59.95$119,900.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2013Gregory ServatiusVPSell5,443$59.02$321,245.86View SEC Filing  
11/14/2013Scott D BeamerCFOBuy1,000$58.77$58,770.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2013Frank PacholecVPSell2,000$58.55$117,100.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013F Quinn StepanChairmanSell4,000$60.00$240,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013F Quinn StepanChairmanSell1,400$60.03$84,042.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013F Quinn StepanChairmanSell17,899$60.67$1,085,932.33View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013John V VenegoniVPSell1,398$57.83$80,846.34View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013John V VenegoniVPSell1,464$54.56$79,875.84View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Michael Ross BoyceDirectorBuy2,500$53.57$133,925.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Edward J WehmerDirectorSell8,934$54.03$482,704.02View SEC Filing  
11/26/2012Frank PacholecVPSell1,500$97.93$146,895.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2012John V VenegoniVPSell1,000$96.46$96,460.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2012Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,309$97.00$126,973.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Stepan (NYSE:SCL)
DateHeadline logo6:56 am Stepan Company announces F. Quinn Stepan to retire as Chairman; F. Quinn Stepan, Jr., President and CEO, to add Chairman role (NYSE:SCL) - October 20 at 7:31 PM logoStepan Company Announces Changes to Board of Directors (NYSE:SCL) - October 20 at 7:31 PM logoSTEPAN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:SCL) - October 20 at 7:31 PM logoStepan's (SCL) CEO F. Quinn Stepan Jr. on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 7:04 PM logoStepan Co. posts 3Q profit (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoQ3 2016 Stepan Co Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoStepan Reports Strong Third Quarter Results (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoStepan Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend, Marking the Forty-Ninth Consecutive Year of Increases (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoStepan Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SCL-US : October 18, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoSTEPAN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Other Events, Financial Statements and E (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoMore on Stepan's Q3 (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 9:20 AM logoStepan Co. : SCL-US: Dividend Analysis : August 31st, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : October 12, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - October 12 at 12:42 PM logoUptrend Call Working As Stepan Stock Rises 19.3% (SCL) (NYSE:SCL) - October 11 at 7:33 PM logo18.8% Return Seen to Date on SmarTrend Stepan Call (SCL) (NYSE:SCL) - September 23 at 6:39 PM logoStepan to Announce Third Quarter 2016 Results on October 18, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - September 15 at 7:18 PM logoJo Maes succeeds Stépan Breedveld as CEO of Ordina N.V. effective 1 April 2017 (NYSE:SCL) - September 15 at 10:50 AM featured highlights: American Woodmark, CONE Midstream Partners, NTT DOCOMO, Universal Forest Products and Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) - September 12 at 11:56 AM logoStepan Company Common Stock (NYSE:SCL) Trading Down – Insider Trading Activity (NYSE:SCL) - September 10 at 11:24 AM logoShares now up at $71.27 Stepan to present at the KeyBanc Capital… (NYSE:SCL) - September 6 at 11:56 AM logoStepan to present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging Conference on September … (NYSE:SCL) - September 6 at 11:56 AM logoStepan to present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging Conference on September 13, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - September 6 at 11:56 AM logoWhy the Earnings Streak Will Continue for Stepan (SCL) (NYSE:SCL) - September 1 at 10:23 AM logoStratfor: The latest scary way Russia is striking out at dissent (NYSE:SCL) - August 29 at 10:43 PM featured highlights: Omega Protein, Universal Forest Products, American Woodmark, Stepan and CONE Midstream Partners (NYSE:SCL) - August 26 at 10:13 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Stepan, Crescent Point Energy and Tesoro (NYSE:SCL) - August 25 at 12:24 PM logoRide the Solid Price Momentum of These 5 Stocks (NYSE:SCL) - August 16 at 10:39 AM logoShawcor Declares Quarterly Dividend (NYSE:SCL) - August 10 at 7:50 PM logoShawcor Ltd. Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results (NYSE:SCL) - August 10 at 7:50 PM logo5 Low Leverage Bargain Stocks to Buy Now (NYSE:SCL) - August 9 at 7:36 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Hits New 52-week High During August 08 Session (NYSE:SCL) - August 9 at 7:36 PM logoSTEPAN CO Financials (NYSE:SCL) - August 4 at 7:47 PM logoSTEPAN CO Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report (NYSE:SCL) - July 29 at 10:53 AM logoCelanese (CE) Q2 Earnings Beat but Stock Down; Keeps View (NYSE:SCL) - July 27 at 9:28 AM logoWhy Stepan (SCL) Could Be a Top Value Stock Pick (NYSE:SCL) - July 27 at 8:58 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Stepan Co. : July 25, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - July 25 at 1:06 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Hits New 52-week High During July 21 Session (NYSE:SCL) - July 22 at 7:05 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Hits New 52-week High During July 20 Session (NYSE:SCL) - July 22 at 10:15 AM logoStepan Company (SCL) is Trading Higher on Unusual Volume for July 20 (NYSE:SCL) - July 21 at 7:39 PM logoStepan Co. :SCL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : July 21, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - July 21 at 11:37 AM logoStepan Co. posts 2Q profit (NYSE:SCL) - July 20 at 8:10 PM logoStepan's (SCL) CEO F. Quinn Stepan Jr on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:SCL) - July 20 at 8:10 PM logoInsider Trading Activity – Stepan Company Common Stock (NYSE:SCL) (NYSE:SCL) - July 20 at 8:10 PM logoStepan Co. (SCL) Tops Q2 EPS by 14c; Will Acquire Commercial Business of Brazil's Tebras (NYSE:SCL) - July 20 at 8:10 PM logoEdited Transcript of SCL earnings conference call or presentation 20-Jul-16 2:00pm GMT (NYSE:SCL) - July 20 at 5:23 PM logoStepan announces agreement to acquire a commercial business and sulfonation production facility in Brazil (NYSE:SCL) - July 20 at 11:36 AM logoBRIEF-Stepan agrees to buy sulfonation production facility in Brazil (NYSE:SCL) - July 20 at 8:35 AM logoMore on Stepan's Q2 (NYSE:SCL) - July 20 at 8:16 AM logoWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Stepan Company (SCL) (NYSE:SCL) - July 19 at 8:50 AM logoInsiders Are Selling – Stepan Company Common Stock (NYSE:SCL) (NYSE:SCL) - July 19 at 8:25 AM logoShould You Buy Stepan (SCL) Ahead of Earnings? 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Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Chart for Wednesday, October, 26, 2016

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