Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR) vs. its Peers Head-To-Head Comparison

Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) is one of 35 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Quaker Chemical Corporation to related companies based off the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Quaker Chemical Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Quaker Chemical Corporation $777.77 million $106.55 million 35.62
Quaker Chemical Corporation Competitors $4.37 billion $977.90 million 28.64

Quaker Chemical Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Quaker Chemical Corporation. Quaker Chemical Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Quaker Chemical Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quaker Chemical Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Quaker Chemical Corporation Competitors 188 992 1261 55 2.47

Quaker Chemical Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $153.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.30%. All “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 1.30%. Given Quaker Chemical Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Quaker Chemical Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.


Quaker Chemical Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Quaker Chemical Corporation pays out 36.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 55.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Quaker Chemical Corporation has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.8% of Quaker Chemical Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Quaker Chemical Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Quaker Chemical Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quaker Chemical Corporation 6.73% 15.52% 9.26%
Quaker Chemical Corporation Competitors -27.97% 23.83% 5.35%

Volatility & Risk

Quaker Chemical Corporation has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quaker Chemical Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.16, indicating that their average stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Quaker Chemical Corporation rivals beat Quaker Chemical Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Quaker Chemical Corporation Company Profile

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a range of industries, including steel, aluminum, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans and others. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia/Pacific and South America. It develops, produces, and markets a range of formulated chemical specialty products and offers chemical management services. Its products and services include rolling lubricants (used by manufacturers of steel in the hot and cold rolling of steel and by manufacturers of aluminum in the hot rolling of aluminum); machining and grinding compounds (used by metalworking customers in cutting, shaping, and grinding metal parts, which require special treatment to enable them to tolerate the manufacturing process, achieve closer tolerance, and improve tool life), and hydraulic fluids (used by steel, metalworking, and other customers to operate hydraulic equipment).

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