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Change Today +0.24 / 0.58%
Volume 142.5K
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Open
$41.14
Previous Close
$41.08
Day High
$41.63
Day Low
$40.85
52 Week High
04/4/14 - $66.51
52 Week Low
12/16/14 - $36.34
Market Cap
919.6M
Average Volume 10 Days
79.1K
EPS TTM
$2.59
Shares Outstanding
22.3M
EX-Date
02/25/15
P/E TM
16.0x
Dividend
$0.72
Dividend Yield
1.69%
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stepan co (SCL) Details

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to manufacturers in various industries worldwide. The company’s 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, toothpastes, and fabric softeners; and germicidal quaternary compounds, lubricating ingredients, emulsifiers, plastics and composites, biodiesel, and enhanced oil recovery. Its Polymers segment provides polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid laminate insulation board and panels for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, and flexible foams; and phthalic anhydride, which 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. Stepan 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: $773.3K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $146.7K
Vice President of Supply Chain
Total Annual Compensation: $323.3K
Consultant
Total Annual Compensation: $417.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

stepan co (SCL) Key Developments

Stepan Company Declares Cash Dividend for the Fourth Quarter of 2014, Payable on March 13, 2015

On February 17, 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 March 13, 2015, to common stockholders of record on February 27, 2015. The company increased its quarterly cash dividend by $0.01 per share in the fourth quarter of 2014, marking the 47th consecutive year of paying increased dividends.

Stepan Company Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Stepan Company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company's net sales were $454,231,000 against $474,329,000 a year ago. Operating income was $9,004,000 against $13,905,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $6,012,000 against $10,310,000 a year ago. Net income was $6,225,000 against $10,537,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $6,239,000 or $0.27 diluted per share against $10,650,000 or $0.46 diluted per share a year ago. Adjusted net income was $8,774,000 or $0.38 per share against $14,294,000 or $0.62 per share a year ago. Net sales for the quarter rose 2% while operating income increased 18% compared to the prior quarter. For the year, the company's net sales were $1,927,213,000 against $1,880,786,000 a year ago. Operating income was $90,694,000 against $109,153,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $75,535,000 against $95,630,000 a year ago. Net income was $57,081,000 against $72,337,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $57,101,000 or $2.49 diluted per share against $72,828,000 or $3.18 diluted per share a year ago. Adjusted net income was $57,746,000 or $2.52 per share against $74,757,000 or $3.26 per share a year ago. Net debt was $188.7 million against $137.3 million a year ago. Capital spending for continuing operations was $102 million for the full year versus $93 million in the prior year. The company provided earnings guidance for the year 2015. For the year the company, capital expenditures for continuing operations were expect to spend between $120 million and $140 million as build the polyol plant in China, expand polyol capacity in Poland and Columbus, Georgia in the U.S. as well as Surfactant capacity in Brazil. The company expects an effective tax rate of between 28% and 32% for 2015 as must assume that in 2015.

Stepan Company to Report Q4, 2014 Results on Feb 18, 2015

Stepan Company announced that they will report Q4, 2014 results at 7:00 AM, US Eastern Standard Time on Feb 18, 2015

 

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