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Sensient Technologies Corp (SXT) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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Sensient Technologies Corp (SXT) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Sensient Technologies Corp operates in the chemical industry. It manufactures colors, flavors and fragrances used to develop foods and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceuticals. Sensient Technologies Corp has a market cap of $2.74 billion; its shares were traded at around $64.87 with a P/E ratio of 17.48 and P/S ratio of 1.97. The dividend yield of Sensient Technologies Corp stocks is 2.13%. Sensient Technologies Corp had annual average EBITDA growth of 2.60% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated Sensient Technologies Corp the business predictability rank of 3-star.


For the last quarter Sensient Technologies Corp reported a revenue of $324.6 million, compared with the revenue of $328.9 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $1.4 billion, an increase of 1.8% from last year. For the last five years Sensient Technologies Corp had an average revenue decline of 1.3% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $3.7 for the year, an increase of 82.3% from previous year. Over the last five years Sensient Technologies Corp had an EPS growth rate of 10.6% a year. The Sensient Technologies Corp had a decent operating margin of 14.67%, compared with the operating margin of 12.32% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Sensient Technologies Corp is 12.73%. The profitability rank of the company is 7 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, Sensient Technologies Corp has the cash and cash equivalents of $31.9 million, compared with $29.3 million in the previous year. The long term debt was $689.6 million, compared with $604.2 million in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is 9.3. Sensient Technologies Corp has a financial strength rank of 6 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $64.87, Sensient Technologies Corp is traded at 33.4% premium to its historical median P/S valuation band of $48.61. The P/S ratio of the stock is 1.97, while the historical median P/S ratio is 1.49. The intrinsic value of the stock is $39.70 a share, according to GuruFocus DCF Calculator. The stock lost 8.49% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of SXT, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.