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: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:SCL
  • CUSIP: 85858610
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.96 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 22,535,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $83.67
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $83.64
  • 52 Week Range: $67.85 - $92.97
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.61
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.83
  • P/E Growth: 4.34
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.83 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.07
  • Book Value: $31.39 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.77
  • Annual Dividend: $0.82
  • Dividend Yield: 0.9%
  • EBITDA: $207.56 million
  • Net Margins: 4.85%
  • Return on Equity: 14.95%
  • Return on Assets: 7.28%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.40%
  • Current Ratio: 2.67%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.02%
  • Average Volume: 78,682 shs.
  • Beta: 1.28
  • Short Ratio: 1.63

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, July 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.205 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $0.82 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. View Stepan Company's Dividend History.

How were Stepan Company's earnings last quarter?

Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.34 by $0.02. The firm earned $495.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $472.35 million. Stepan Company had a return on equity of 14.95% and a net margin of 4.85%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.31 EPS. 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 Wednesday, October, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Stepan Company.

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

5 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Stepan Company's shares. Their predictions range from $33.00 to $41.00. On average, they expect Stepan Company's stock price to reach $36.25 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Stepan Company.

Who are some of Stepan Company's key competitors?

Who are Stepan Company's key executives?

Stepan Company's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Frank Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Scott D. Beamer, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President
  • Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Scott R. Behrens, Vice President, General Manager - Surfactants
  • Arthur W. Mergner, Vice President, General Manager - Polymers, Vice President - Supply Chain
  • Gregory Servatius, Vice President - Human Resources
  • Scott C. Mason, Vice President - Supply Chain
  • Frank Pacholec, Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development
  • Robert V. Slone, Vice President - Corporate Technology and Sustainability
  • Debra A. Stefaniak, Vice President - Business Transformation

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.

What is Stepan Company's stock price today?

One share of Stepan Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $86.83.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Stepan Company (NYSE SCL)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  87 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  125 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  212
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Stepan Company 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 Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.80)
Consensus Price Target: $36.25 (58.25% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Price Target History for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/11/2017National Bank FinancialUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$27.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
9/24/2017TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$33.00LowView Rating Details
9/1/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldMediumView Rating Details
8/14/2017BMO Capital MarketsLower Price Target$42.00 -> $36.00LowView Rating Details
7/27/2017Wellington ShieldsDowngradeBuy -> HoldLowView Rating Details
5/29/2017Industrial Alliance SecuritiesUpgradeBuy -> Strong-Buy$41.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesBoost Price TargetNeutral$66.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
12/18/2015Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$36.00 -> $34.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 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
10/25/2017$1.10N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$1.34$1.32$472.35 million$495.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $4.24
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.60
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.11$1.16$1.14
Q2 20172$1.21$1.36$1.29
Q3 20172$1.03$1.09$1.06
Q4 20172$0.62$0.89$0.76
Q1 20181$1.58$1.58$1.58
Q2 20181$1.54$1.54$1.54
Q3 20181$1.37$1.37$1.37
Q4 20181$1.11$1.11$1.11
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Most Recent Dividend:9/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.82
Dividend Yield:0.94%
Dividend Growth:6.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:21.52% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
17.94% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
15.89% (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: 13.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 62.53%
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
9/18/2017Frank PacholecVPSell1,500$81.60$122,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2017Frank PacholecVPSell1,500$80.10$120,150.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2017Michael Ross BoyceDirectorSell872$77.00$67,144.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2017Scott R BehrensVPSell667$77.64$51,785.88View SEC Filing  
8/16/2017Frank PacholecVPSell1,000$79.33$79,330.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2017F Quinn Stepan JrChairmanSell15,000$79.27$1,189,050.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2017F Quinn StepanDirectorSell8,865$80.50$713,632.50View SEC Filing  
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)


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