LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB): A Fundamentally Weighted Stock for Long-Term Investors

    Shares of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) recorded -0.67% loss during trading session on August 6th, 2019. The script traded as low as $74.90 and last traded at $75.80. 3.62 million shares changed exchanged hands during trading, a drop of -8.71% from the 30-day average session volume of 3.33M shares. The firm had previously closed at $76.31. The company has $396.35M outstanding shares, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.83, price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.79 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a RSI of 27.09, ATR of 2.15 and a volatility of 3.88% this week. LYB has a 52 week low price of $73.94 and a 52 week high price of $116.63.

    Investors have identified the tech company LyondellBasell Industries N.V. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around 30.04B, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.

    LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) Fundamentals that are to be considered.

    When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For LYB, the company has in raw cash 1.31 billion on their books with 3.12 billion currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on a decline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 0 total, with 22 million as their total liabilities. This figure have given the company a good sense of viability under numerous contexts.

    LYB were able to record 622 million as free cash flow during the recently reported quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 907 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 1.84 billion as operating cash flow.

    Potential earnings growth for LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB)

    In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the third quarter of the year, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. recorded a total of 9.05 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with -0.13% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the third quarter increasing by 0.03%.

    What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 7.54 billion trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 1.51 billion. This allows shareholders to hold on to 396.35M with the revenue now reading 2700 cents per share. This is a figure that is close to analyst’s prediction for their fourth quarter (2.59 cents a share).

    Is the stock of LYB attractive?

    Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 12.17 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on LYB sounds very interesting.

    In related news, Director Buchanan Robin W.T. bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on December 6th, 2019. The purchase was performed at an average price of 88.63, for a total value of 443,150. As the purchase deal closes, the 10% Owner Buchanan Robin W.T. now bought 486,773 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 46,287,024. Also, 10% Owner AI INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS LLC bought 950,000 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on November 12th, 2019. The shares were bought at an average cost of 95.60 per share, with a total market value of 4,613,227. Following this completion of disposal, the 10% Owner now holds 750,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 71,964,624. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.20%.

    3 out of 21 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 10 have maintained a Hold recommendation on LyondellBasell Industries N.V. stock. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the LYB stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $100.57.