Stepan Company Company Profile (NYSE:SCL)

About Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)

Stepan Company logoStepan Company produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and used in a range of end products. The Company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers and Specialty Products. The Company's principal markets include manufacturers of cleaning and washing compounds (including detergents, shampoos, fabric softeners, toothpastes and household cleaners), paints, cosmetics, food, beverages, nutritional supplements, agricultural products and plastics. Its 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. Its Polymers segment includes polyurethane polyols, polyester resins and phthalic anhydride. Its Specialty Products segment includes flavors, emulsifiers and solubilizers used in food, flavoring, nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical applications.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Cleaning Products
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:SCL
  • CUSIP: 85858610
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.93 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 22,469,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $82.71
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $80.01
  • 52 Week Range: $56.05 - $89.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.12
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.53
  • P/E Growth: 4.26
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.79 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.08
  • Book Value: $29.96 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.87
  • Annual Dividend: $0.82
  • Dividend Yield: 0.9%
  • EBIDTA: $211.35 million
  • 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: 2.09%
  • Average Volume: 78,598 shs.
  • Beta: 1.17
  • Short Ratio: 1.7

Frequently Asked Questions for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)

What is Stepan Company's stock symbol?

Stepan Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

How often does Stepan Company pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan Company?

Stepan Company announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 26th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.205 per share on Thursday, June 15th. This represents a $0.82 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 25th. View Stepan Company's Dividend History.

How were Stepan Company's earnings last quarter?

Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 25th. The company reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.19 by $0.17. The firm earned $468.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $461.70 million. Stepan Company had a net margin of 5.03% and a return on equity of 16.74%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.29 earnings per share. View Stepan Company's Earnings History.

When will Stepan Company make its next earnings announcement?

Stepan Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 18th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Stepan Company.

Where is Stepan Company's stock going? Where will Stepan Company's stock price be in 2017?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Stepan Company's shares. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan Company's stock price to reach $47.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Stepan Company.

Who are some of Stepan Company's key competitors?

Who owns Stepan Company stock?

Stepan Company's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.03%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.34%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.61%), LSV Asset Management (2.51%), State Street Corp (2.17%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.74%). Company insiders that own Stepan Company stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory Servatius, Jan Stern Reed, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Scott C Mason, Scott D Beamer and Scott R Behrens. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Stepan Company.

Who sold Stepan Company stock? Who is selling Stepan Company stock?

Stepan Company's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, Ameriprise Financial Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nationwide Fund Advisors, LSV Asset Management and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Stepan Company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory Servatius, Scott C Mason and Scott R Behrens. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan Company.

Who bought Stepan Company stock? Who is buying Stepan Company stock?

Stepan Company's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Hillcrest Asset Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., HighTower Advisors LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Eagle Asset Management Inc., MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd and Marshall Wace North America L.P.. Company insiders that have bought Stepan Company stock in the last two years include Debra Stefaniak, Jan Stern Reed, Jennifer Ansbro Hale and Scott D Beamer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan Company.

How do I buy Stepan Company stock?

Shares of Stepan Company can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Stepan Company stock cost?

One share of Stepan Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $85.96.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $47.50 (44.74% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/24/2017Wellington ShieldsUpgradeHold -> AccumulateN/AView Rating Details
1/10/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price Target$40.00 -> $42.00N/AView Rating Details
12/7/2016TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy$39.00 -> $41.00N/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesBoost Price TargetNeutral$66.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
8/15/2016National Bank FinancialUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$32.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
12/18/2015Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$36.00 -> $34.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Earnings by Quarter for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/25/2017Q1 2017$1.19$1.36$461.70 million$468.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2017Q416$0.69$0.52$432.80 million$420.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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$0.57$477.44 millionViewListenView 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 Company (NYSE:SCL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.48
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.66
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.11$1.16$1.14
Q2 20172$1.21$1.36$1.29
Q3 20172$1.06$1.17$1.12
Q4 20172$0.91$0.97$0.94
Q1 20181$1.58$1.58$1.58
Q2 20181$1.64$1.64$1.64
Q3 20181$1.36$1.36$1.36
Q4 20181$1.08$1.08$1.08
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Next Dividend:6/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.82
Dividend Yield:0.95%
Dividend Growth:6.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:21.19% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
17.67% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
15.77% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:49 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 14.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 61.61%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/10/2017F Quinn Stepan JrChairmanSell5,381$85.15$458,192.15View SEC Filing  
5/8/2017F Quinn Stepan JrChairmanSell9,619$85.32$820,693.08View SEC Filing  
5/3/2017F Quinn Stepan JrChairmanSell14,348$85.44$1,225,893.12View SEC Filing  
5/2/2017F Quinn Stepan JrCEOSell236$85.50$20,178.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2017F Quinn Stepan JrCEOSell4,348$85.59$372,145.32View SEC Filing  
4/27/2017F Quinn Stepan JrChairmanSell10,000$86.36$863,600.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2017Frank PacholecVPSell4,000$86.63$346,520.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2017Scott R BehrensVPSell664$78.96$52,429.44View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Scott R BehrensVPSell1,623$77.26$125,392.98View SEC Filing  
3/6/2017Scott R BehrensVPSell657$77.96$51,219.72View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Scott R BehrensVPSell1,017$79.44$80,790.48View SEC Filing  
2/24/2017Jennifer Ansbro HaleVPBuy1,400$70.50$98,700.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Debra StefaniakVPSell1,000$77.63$77,630.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell4,832$74.86$361,723.52View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Arthur W MergnerVPSell2,438$69.82$170,221.16View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Latest Headlines for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
DateHeadline logoWhy You Shouldn't Bet Against Stepan Company (SCL) Stock - May 23 at 7:05 PM logoWhy You Shouldn't Bet Against Stepan Company (SCL) Stock - May 22 at 6:48 PM logoStepan Company declares $0.205 dividend - May 21 at 4:45 AM logoStepan Company Announces Dividend Record Date Correction - May 19 at 11:24 PM logoStepan Company: An Unknown Opportunity - May 15 at 6:58 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Chairman Sells $458,192.15 in Stock - May 11 at 7:40 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Chairman Sells $820,693.08 in Stock - May 8 at 7:37 PM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Stepan Company (SCL) to "Strong-Buy" - May 7 at 4:02 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Likely to Impact Stepan Company (SCL) Stock Price - May 4 at 8:18 PM logoF Quinn Stepan, Jr. Sells 4,348 Shares of Stepan Company (SCL) Stock - May 4 at 1:28 AM logoF Quinn Stepan, Jr. Sells 236 Shares of Stepan Company (SCL) Stock - May 4 at 1:27 AM logoF Quinn Stepan, Jr. Sells 236 Shares of Stepan Company (SCL) Stock - May 4 at 1:27 AM logoInsider Selling: Stepan Company (SCL) Chairman Sells 14,348 Shares of Stock - May 3 at 10:04 PM logoEquities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Stepan Company's Q2 2017 Earnings (SCL) - May 3 at 7:46 AM logoETFs with exposure to Stepan Co. : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 5:33 PM logoQ3 2018 Earnings Forecast for Stepan Company (SCL) Issued By Seaport Global Securities - May 2 at 3:28 PM logoF Quinn Stepan, Jr. Sells 10,000 Shares of Stepan Company (SCL) Stock - May 1 at 9:46 PM logoStepan Co. :SCL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 6:59 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of -0.18 - May 1 at 1:25 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Lifted to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - April 30 at 3:12 PM logoFrank Pacholec Sells 4,000 Shares of Stepan Company (SCL) Stock - April 27 at 9:40 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.21 - April 26 at 7:04 PM logoEdited Transcript of SCL earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-17 12:00pm GMT - April 26 at 9:27 AM logoStepan's (SCL) CEO Quinn Stepan Jr. on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - April 25 at 6:46 PM logoShares of Stepan Company Popped 9% After Record First-Quarter - April 25 at 4:48 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows - April 25 at 1:54 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.17 EPS - April 25 at 10:56 AM logoStepan Reports Record Quarterly Earnings - April 25 at 9:59 AM logoStepan Co. posts 1Q profit - April 25 at 9:59 AM logoStepan Company (SCL) Given Media Impact Rating of -0.35 - April 16 at 11:03 AM logoStepan Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SCL-US : April 14, 2017 - April 14 at 11:57 AM logoStepan Company (SCL) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold" - April 7 at 5:31 PM logoStepan Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SCL-US : April 4, 2017 - April 7 at 12:29 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - March 31 at 10:15 AM logoStepan Company (SCL) Raised to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - March 27 at 10:15 AM logoStepan to Announce First Quarter 2017 Results on April 25, 2017 - March 27 at 9:17 AM logoStepan Company (SCL) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - March 21 at 8:53 AM logoInsider Selling: Stepan Company (SCL) VP Sells 664 Shares of Stock - March 20 at 8:15 PM logoResearch Analysts Set Expectations for Stepan Company’s Q1 2017 Earnings (SCL) - March 13 at 8:23 AM logoStepan to present at the Seaport Global Securities Transports & Industrials Conference on March 22, 2017 - March 8 at 7:59 PM logoStepan Company (SCL) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - March 8 at 7:51 AM logoSTEPAN CO Financials - March 2 at 7:49 PM logoSTEPAN CO Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - February 24 at 9:38 PM logoStepan Declares Quarterly Dividend - February 22 at 9:47 AM logoStepan Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year 2016 Results - February 22 at 9:47 AM logoStepan Co Earnings Call scheduled for 10:00 am ET today - February 22 at 9:47 AM logoSTEPAN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits - February 22 at 9:47 AM logoStepan to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results on February 22, 2017 - January 9 at 9:00 AM logo6:56 am Stepan Company announces F. Quinn Stepan to retire as Chairman; F. Quinn Stepan, Jr., President and CEO, to add Chairman role - October 20 at 7:31 PM logoSTEPAN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits - October 20 at 7:31 PM



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