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Last $49.01 USD
Change Today -0.39 / -0.79%
Volume 161.8K
SCL On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
New York
As of 8:04 PM 07/31/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

stepan co (SCL) Snapshot

Open
$49.59
Previous Close
$49.40
Day High
$50.07
Day Low
$48.74
52 Week High
07/16/15 - $55.67
52 Week Low
12/16/14 - $36.34
Market Cap
1.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
157.5K
EPS TTM
$2.58
Shares Outstanding
22.3M
EX-Date
08/27/15
P/E TM
19.0x
Dividend
$0.72
Dividend Yield
1.45%
Current Stock Chart for STEPAN CO (SCL)

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stepan co (SCL) Details

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors, and walls; shampoos, body washes and conditioners, fabric softeners, toothpastes, cosmetics, and other personal care products; emulsifiers for agricultural products; emulsion polymers, such as floor polishes and latex foams and coatings, wetting, and foaming agents for wallboard manufacturing; and enhanced oil recovery. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, and flexible foams; polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE and polyurethane systems house applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials, as well as components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.

2,024 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
Founded in 1932

stepan co (SCL) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $796.7K
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and M...
Total Annual Compensation: $310.1K
Vice President of Supply Chain
Total Annual Compensation: $331.7K
Vice President and General Manager of Surfact...
Total Annual Compensation: $263.9K
Consultant
Total Annual Compensation: $368.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

stepan co (SCL) Key Developments

Stepan Company Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on September 15, 2015; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

The Board of Directors of Stepan Company declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.18 per share. The dividend is payable on September 15, 2015, to common stockholders of record on August 31, 2015. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. The company reported net income was $16.9 million or $0.74 per diluted share versus $24.4 million or $1.06 per diluted share in the prior year. Adjusted net income was $20.9 million or $0.91 per diluted share versus $20.6 million or $0.90 per diluted share in the prior year. Net income was $1.8 million or $0.08 per diluted share lower due to the negative impacts of a stronger U.S. dollar. Operating income was $28.595 million against $36.914 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $24.146 million against $33.206 million a year ago. The company had capital expenditures of $26 million compared to $19 million a year ago. Net sales were $452.414 million against $504.111 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $16.914 million against $24.353 million a year ago. For the six months, the company reported net income was $38.2 million or $1.67 per diluted share versus $37.4 million or $1.63 per diluted share in the prior year. Adjusted net income was $41.3 million or $1.80 per diluted share versus $33.4 million or $1.46 per diluted share in the prior year. Net income was $3.6 million or $0.16 per diluted share lower due to the negative impacts of a stronger U.S. dollar. Net debt was $178.1 million compared to $186.4 million as of March 31, 2015. Operating income was $63.773 million against $59.437 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $54.682 million against $51.295 million a year ago. Capital expenditures of $54 million compared to $39 million a year ago. Net sales were $912.865 million against $981.553 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $38.184 million against $37.371 million a year ago.

Stepan Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Half of 2015

Stepan provided earnings guidance for the second half of 2015. The company expects its second-half 2015 results to benefit from two recent long-term surfactants supply deals in the US and Brazil, executives for the company.

Stepan Company Completes $100 Million Offering of 3.95% Senior Notes Due in 2027

Stepan Company announced that it has completed a $100 million offering of 3.95% Senior Notes due in 2027. Stepan intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund capital expenditures and to pay off existing higher cost debt according to normal payoff schedules.

 

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