Sensient Technologies Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:SXT)

About Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)

Sensient Technologies Corporation logoSensient Technologies Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. The Company uses technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's three segments include the Flavors & Fragrances Group and the Color Group, which are managed on a product-and-services basis, and the Asia Pacific Group, which is managed on a geographic basis. The Company's principal products include flavors, flavor enhancers and bionutrients; fragrances, aroma chemicals and essential oils; natural ingredients, including dehydrated vegetables and other food ingredients; natural and synthetic food and beverage colors; cosmetic colors and ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients and ingredients, and technical colors, specialty inks and colors, and specialty dyes and pigments.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:SXT
  • CUSIP: 81725T10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.47375 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 43,866,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $76.39
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $78.27
  • 52 Week Range: $71.21 - $84.98
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 31.89
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.40
  • P/E Growth: 2.66
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.36 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.55
  • Book Value: $20.15 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.93
  • Annual Dividend: $1.20
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
  • EBITDA: $247.07 million
  • Net Margins: 7.89%
  • Return on Equity: 17.45%
  • Return on Assets: 8.94%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.66%
  • Current Ratio: 3.85%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.58%
  • Average Volume: 188,902 shs.
  • Beta: 1.09
  • Short Ratio: 5.19

Frequently Asked Questions for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)

What is Sensient Technologies Corporation's stock symbol?

Sensient Technologies Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SXT."

How often does Sensient Technologies Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sensient Technologies Corporation?

Sensient Technologies Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 6th will be given a dividend of $0.33 per share on Friday, December 1st. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 3rd. This is a boost from Sensient Technologies Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. View Sensient Technologies Corporation's Dividend History.

How will Sensient Technologies Corporation's stock buyback program work?

Sensient Technologies Corporation announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Friday, October 20th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase 3,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Sensient Technologies Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 19th. The company reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.01. The company earned $353.52 million during the quarter. Sensient Technologies Corporation had a return on equity of 17.45% and a net margin of 7.89%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.83 EPS. View Sensient Technologies Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Sensient Technologies Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Sensient Technologies Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Sensient Technologies Corporation.

Where is Sensient Technologies Corporation's stock going? Where will Sensient Technologies Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

2 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Sensient Technologies Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $88.30 to $90.00. On average, they anticipate Sensient Technologies Corporation's share price to reach $89.15 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Sensient Technologies Corporation.

Who are some of Sensient Technologies Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Sensient Technologies Corporation's key executives?

Sensient Technologies Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Paul Hurton Manning, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Stephen J. Rolfs, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Michael C. Geraghty, President - Color Group
  • Gautam Grover, President - Flavors and Fragrances Group
  • Robert J. Wilkins, President - Asia Pacific Group
  • Jeffrey T. Makal, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller
  • John J. Manning, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Kimberly Chase, Vice President, Treasurer
  • Kimberly A. Morin, Vice President - Human Resources
  • Elaine R. Wedral Ph.D., Lead Independent Director

Who owns Sensient Technologies Corporation stock?

Sensient Technologies Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Tributary Capital Management LLC (0.54%), Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning (0.34%), Strs Ohio (0.17%), Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.08%) and State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%). Company insiders that own Sensient Technologies Corporation stock include Essie Whitelaw, Fergus M Clydesdale, Hank Brown, Joseph Carleone, Paul Manning and Stephen J Rolfs. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Sensient Technologies Corporation.

Who sold Sensient Technologies Corporation stock? Who is selling Sensient Technologies Corporation stock?

Sensient Technologies Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning, State Treasurer State of Michigan and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Sensient Technologies Corporation stock in the last year include Fergus M Clydesdale and Hank Brown. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sensient Technologies Corporation.

Who bought Sensient Technologies Corporation stock? Who is buying Sensient Technologies Corporation stock?

Sensient Technologies Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Tributary Capital Management LLC and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have bought Sensient Technologies Corporation stock in the last two years include Joseph Carleone and Paul Manning. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sensient Technologies Corporation.

How do I buy Sensient Technologies Corporation stock?

Shares of Sensient Technologies 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 Sensient Technologies Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Sensient Technologies Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $79.19.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE SXT)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  93 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  142 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  235
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sensient Technologies Corporation 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 Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $89.15 (12.58% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
Price Target History for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
Analysts' Ratings History for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/22/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$88.30LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$90.00LowView Rating Details
9/2/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
7/25/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
2/5/2016BB&T CorporationLower Price TargetBuy$75.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
Earnings by Quarter for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE SXT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/19/2017Q3 2017$0.88$0.89$353.52 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2017Q2 2017$0.87$0.87$338.48 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2017Q1 17$0.82$0.82$341.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2017Q416$0.78$0.80$345.04 million$330.24 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$0.82$0.83$354.44 million$349.66 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2016Q216$0.79$0.84$348.80 million$360.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2016Q116$0.75$0.75$345.20 million$342.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.71$0.71$333.63 million$339.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$0.77$0.77$344.40 million$344.53 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.80$0.80$354.98 million$346.01 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/20/2015Q115$0.73$0.76$361.95 million$346.23 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.77$0.78$383.50 million$364.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.79$0.81$388.90 million$374.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/14/2014Q114$0.66$0.71$361.60 million$368.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2014Q413$0.63$0.63$359.40 million$351.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2013Q313$0.71$0.72$372.40 million$371.99 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2013Q2 2013$0.72$0.74$381.30 million$378.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q4 2012$0.61$0.55$344.30 million$356.24 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2012$0.66$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2012$0.71$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2012$0.57$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2012$0.56$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2011$0.53$0.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2011$0.51$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.36
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.79$0.79$0.79
Q2 20171$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q3 20171$0.86$0.86$0.86
Q4 20171$0.84$0.84$0.84
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
Next Dividend:12/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.20
Dividend Yield:1.52%
Dividend Growth:6.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:49.59% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
34.99% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
32.43% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)

Dividend History by Quarter for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE SXT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.95%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 88.96%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/24/2017Joseph CarleoneDirectorBuy1,000$75.32$75,320.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017Hank BrownDirectorSell2,000$79.28$158,560.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016Fergus M. ClydesdaleDirectorSell2,000$74.49$148,980.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Essie WhitelawDirectorSell1,269$74.00$93,906.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016Stephen J RolfsCFOSell915$67.83$62,064.45View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Paul ManningCEOBuy1,500$54.10$81,150.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016Hank BrownDirectorSell2,000$55.32$110,640.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Essie WhitelawDirectorSell1,350$64.50$87,075.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2015Fergus M. ClydesdaleDirectorSell2,000$65.01$130,020.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Hank BrownDirectorSell2,000$58.80$117,600.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Fergus M ClydesdaleDirectorSell2,000$57.37$114,740.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Essie WhitelawDirectorSell3,576$53.12$189,957.12View SEC Filing  
2/27/2014James Ad CroftDirectorSell3,300$52.36$172,788.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013John L HammondVPSell5,650$48.97$276,680.50View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013Kenneth P ManningCEOSell16,750$48.97$820,247.50View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013Richard F HobbsCFOSell7,450$48.97$364,826.50View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Fergus M ClydesdaleDirectorSell2,000$52.89$105,780.00View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Richard MalinInsiderSell13,250$52.84$700,130.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013John L HammondVPSell7,000$43.22$302,540.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013Richard F HobbsCFOSell12,000$43.22$518,640.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2012Richard F HobbsCFOSell63,874$35.44$2,263,694.56View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

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