Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Croda International Plc LSE:CRDA London Ordinary Share GB00BJFFLV09 ORD 10.609756P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 4,748.00p 4,724.00p 4,730.00p - - - 0 01:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Chemicals 1,386.9 317.8 181.4 26.2 6,258

Croda Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
27/4/2012
07:50
A Questor rec. is a mixed blessing but this company is in an extremely profitable niche with little competition. dyor LONDON (SHARECAST) - In the Telegraph, the Questor column puts speciality chemicals maker Croda firmly under the microscope. It makes many of the ingredients for cosmetics like lipstick and yesterday reported sales up 4.7% in the first quarter. The shares have been going great guns this year, up nearly 30% since December. That rise has left them at an earnings multiple of 16.7 times 2012 forecast earnings. Questor says hold
broadwood
26/4/2012
15:31
This is a beauty!! Good news don't stop coming.
blondeamon
26/4/2012
08:58
Good results as usual. Bit of profit taking after a storming run.
broadwood
17/4/2012
10:47
sawadee - I think you hold these. I see one broker has downgraded from Buy to Hold this a.m. AGM next week - 26th I probably will still hold until that date to see what they say. They've never disappointed yet. Just for info.
broadwood
27/3/2012
16:55
I envy the guy who sold 400k worth of shares today, awarded in 2008. These must be 5-baggers already!
blondeamon
19/3/2012
09:39
What's the resistance levels for this one? I was hoping to stay in till after the dividends on May.
blondeamon
09/3/2012
09:14
Normal service continues.
broadwood
08/3/2012
11:00
dropped like a stone?
miked500
08/3/2012
10:12
We're playing in the big league now. Trackers climb on.
broadwood
05/3/2012
13:23
FTSE Group ("FTSE") confirms today that, global investment management group, Aberdeen Asset Management, and global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda International, will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, Cairn Energy and Essar Energy will leave the UK's leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index.
broadwood
24/2/2012
12:39
Still a bit of upside left in this, once the Trackers start using this. Roll on 7th march. FTSE 100. Good Company With Good employees.
shawylove
24/2/2012
08:14
What a week for CRDA - over £22 now. Momentum of FTSE inclusion still making for positivity.
broadwood
23/2/2012
13:35
They're playing catch up. . Numis Croda... 23/02/12 10:03 Upgrades Hold Add 1 1,997.00 2,370.00 373 1
broadwood
23/2/2012
06:02
This is likely to get into the FTSE at the March review which means trackers will have to buy - so even with the strong rise. there could be more to come. Croda International Croda makes the building blocks for products such as sun-creams and fertilisers, as well as industrial applications. Full-year numbers were ahead of consensus expectations in terms of pre-tax profits, earnings per share and dividend. This was despite a challenging environment in its European industrial specialities unit in the final quarter of last year. In the 12 months to December, pre-tax profits rose 25.9pc to £242.2m, beating expectations by 1.8pc. This was on sales that were 6.6pc ahead at £1.068bn. The final dividend was raised by almost 20pc to 30.25p a share, bringing the total payment for the year to 55p – an increase of 57.1pc. The final payment will be made on June 1. The strong rise in the payment reflects Croda's new dividend policy to pay out between 40pc and 50pc of annual earnings. The dividend is in addition to a £50m share buyback completed during the year. Croda is also a strong candidate for entry into the FTSE 100 when the reshuffle is unveiled next month. The company has proved over recent years that it is able to pass on the cost of rising feedstock prices to customers. This role as a price-setter rather than a price-taker is very important for profits. Management expects input costs to continue to rise, but it is important to note that the majority of its feedstocks do not come from oil – about 75pc are from renewable sources such as rape-seed oil and palm oil. The company is split into two units – consumer care and industrial specialities. Growth at its consumer unit was strong, with sales up 11.2pc in 2011, with industrial specialities growing by 1.8pc. Obviously, the industrial operations are leveraged to any upturn. The European industrial operations had a difficult fourth quarter, with total sales at the unit actually falling by 4.8pc. Sales at consumer care, however, rose by more than 9pc in the quarter. The new management has also introduced some new financial targets. For consumer care, Croda has upped its medium-term target for a return on sales to 25pc from 20pc. In industrials, the return on sales target is upped from 15pc to 20pc. Croda has been extremely rewarding for investors over the past few years, as its strategy of focusing on low-volume, high-margin speciality chemicals boosted profitability. This means the shares are now trading at all-time highs. They are up 21pc since they were last tipped on December 21 last year, compared with a FTSE 100 up 10pc, and an impressive 445pc since they were tipped at 389¾p on December 9, 2008. The shares are currently trading on a December 2012 earnings multiple of 15.6 times, falling to 15.1 in 2013, and are yielding a prospective 2.7pc, rising to 3pc in 2013. Questor suspects the shares may pause for breath now after such a strong run, so rates the shares a hold. However, any investors that bought in at a low level should top-slice this investment and sell half.
broadwood
22/2/2012
08:04
This one will help - TP increased substantially. Deutsche Bank Croda... 22/02/12 07:42 Retains Buy Buy 0 2,200.00 2,450.00
broadwood
21/2/2012
09:08
Good results again nice.
gardenarc
21/2/2012
08:12
Excellent figures as usual. The slight weakness in December seems to have been made up in January. Now for some Brokers verdicts.
broadwood
20/2/2012
17:07
Results tomorrow. They've never disappointed whilst I've held them but the comparables will be that much harder this time around. Its a quality company.
broadwood
16/2/2012
10:54
FTSE 100 entry next month and hardly a mention!
naked trader
09/8/2011
09:53
Oversold ?
garethcoulson
28/7/2011
17:20
Maybe there'd been expectations of take-overs, because the fall doesn't seem warranted.
only who?
28/7/2011
14:50
The departing CEO Mike Humphrey remains in a senior advisory role after his retirement at the end of 2011, and his successor Steve Foots has long experience with the company as well. All those I know who have done business with Croda over many years consider it an excellent company, doing the right things in the right way. Sure, we mustn't get too sentimentally attached to our investments but in this case that's pretty difficult to avoid.
nspal
28/7/2011
09:53
Very substantial uplift to the dividend payment and share buyback continues. Is the softness in the price due to news of the departing CEO? It's a good buying opportunity.
kgab2268
28/7/2011
08:14
Great results, but...
only who?
07/7/2011
19:52
There is some take-over talk in the sector.These rumours rarely cme off.
scotch broth
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