Here's What You May Have Missed About LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

More and more people are talking about LyondellBasell Industries NV over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Chemicals stock at a price of $92.43? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV has moved 15.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 17.0%

  • LYB has an average analyst rating of hold and is -8.78% away from its mean target price of $101.33 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $6.99

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.2 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $9.56 and its forward P/E ratio is 9.7

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.27 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV is part of the Industrials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 22.19 and an average P/B of 4.06

  • LYB has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 30.9% and gross profit margins of 0.1%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $1.65 Billion, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a chemical company in the United States, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Poland, France, Japan, China, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company operates in six segments: Olefins and Polyolefins—Americas; Olefins and Polyolefins—Europe, Asia, International; Intermediates and Derivatives; Advanced Polymer Solutions; Refining; and Technology. It produces and markets olefins and co-products, polyethylene, and polypropylene; and propylene oxide and derivatives; oxyfuels and related products; and intermediate chemicals, such as styrene monomer, acetyls, ethylene oxide, and ethylene glycol. In addition, the company produce and markets compounding and solutions including polypropylene compounds, engineered plastics, masterbatches, engineered composites, colors and powders, and advanced polymers including catalloy and polybutene-1; and refines heavy, high-sulfur crude oil and other crude oils, as well as refined products, including gasoline and distillates. Further, it develops and licenses chemical and polyolefin process technologies; manufactures and sells polyolefin catalysts; and serves food packaging, home furnishings, automotive components, and paints and coatings applications. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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