Balchem (BCPC) earnings: expect 2% revenue growth

12:57 pm ET, 02 May 2019

Balchem Corporation (BCPC) is announcing earnings on May 03, before market opening. Wondering what revenue and earnings will look like?

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $164M, which implies 2% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.69. If this materializes, EPS will decline -9% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Balchem Corporation (BCPC) returned +8.7%.

How is the stock valued?

Balchem Corporation (BCPC) forward P/E ratio is 33.1, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Balchem Corporation (BCPC) average analyst price target is 6.72% above its current price ($101.51).

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Balchem Corporation (BCPC) Stock Guide

Updated at: 12:10 pm ET, 17 Sep 2020

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Looking to buy or sell Balchem Corporation (BCPC)? Interested in getting the full scoop on BCPC, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this BCPC stock guide, we'll address key questions about BCPC, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are BCPC earnings?
2. What is BCPC dividend?
3. What is BCPC dividend yield?
4. What is BCPC stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
5. BCPC buy or sell? What is BCPC Finny Score?
6. What are the reasons to buy BCPC? Why should I buy BCPC stock?
7. What are the reasons to sell BCPC? Why should I sell BCPC stock?
8. What are BCPC key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are BCPC earnings?

BCPC trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.52.

2. What is BCPC dividend?

BCPC forward dividend is $0.52.

3. What is BCPC dividend yield?

BCPC forward dividend yield is 0.53%.

Analyst Predictions

4. What is BCPC stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on BCPC analyst price targets, BCPC stock forecast is $115.33 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for BCPC stock is $115.33. The prediction is based on 3 analyst estimates.

The low price target for BCPC is $100.00, while the high price target is $126.00.

BCPC analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

5. BCPC buy or sell? What is BCPC Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:44}Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell BCPC, resulting in Finny Score of 44.

6. What are the reasons to buy BCPC? Why should I buy BCPC stock?

Here are the reasons to buy BCPC stock:

  • CM-AT approval could materially increase profits, providing a windfall for Balchem shareholders.
  • Higher oil prices could drive material profit growth for the industrial products segment.
  • Balchem should harness material synergies via the integration of its recent acquisitions.
  • BCPC quarterly revenue growth was 7.30%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.48% and 0.19%, respectively). See BCPC revenue growth chart.
  • BCPC PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.25, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See BCPC PEG chart.
  • BCPC average analyst price target ($115.33) is above its current price ($95.14). See BCPC price target chart.
  • BCPC cash to debt ratio is 0.34, higher than the average industry (0.13) and sector (0.07) cash to debt ratio. See BCPC cash to debt chart.

7. What are the reasons to sell BCPC? Why should I sell BCPC stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell BCPC stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • CM-AT could fail to achieve FDA approval, driving Balchem's shares sharply lower as a result.
  • Ongoing weak oil prices would weigh on the industrial products segment, limiting ROICs into the future.
  • Balchem’s recent acquisitions might not prove value-accretive, jeopardizing the durability of the company’s moat.
  • BCPC profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -2.94 percentage points. See BCPC profitability chart.
  • BCPC forward P/E ratio is 30.28, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See BCPC forward P/E ratio chart.
  • BCPC Price/Sales ratio is 4.75, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See BCPC forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • BCPC short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.44. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See BCPC short interest ratio chart.
  • BCPC Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 4.92, which is high compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See BCPC Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

Key Stats

8. What are BCPC key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for BCPC:

Metrics BCPC
Price $98.26
Average Price Target / Upside $115.33 / 17.37%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 0.53%
Industry Specialty Chemicals
Sector Basic Materials
Number of Employees 1,135
Market Cap $3.19B
Forward P/E Ratio 30.28
Price/Book Ratio 4.75
Revenue (TTM) $672.91M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 7.30%
Profit Margin 12.18%

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