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Stepan Company is a global manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in a broad range of industries. It operates in three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The company primarily serves the agricultural, construction, consumer product, oilfield, personal care and household, industrial and institutional cleaning, and pharmaceutical markets.

TypePublic
Founded1932
HQNorthfield, IL, US
Websitestepan.com
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)2,284(+2%)
Job Openings7
Revenue (FY, 2020)$1.9 B
Share Price (Dec 2021)$124.3
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Key People/Management at Stepan

F. Quinn Stepan

F. Quinn Stepan

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Janet A. Catlett

Janet A. Catlett

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
David G. Kabbes

David G. Kabbes

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Joseph Whitney

Joseph Whitney

Vice President, Information Technology
David B. Mattingly

David B. Mattingly

Chief Compliance Officer
Sean T. Moriarty

Sean T. Moriarty

Vice President and General Manager, Polymers
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Stepan Office Locations

Stepan has offices in Northfield, Anaheim, Columbus, Elwood and in 14 other locations
Northfield, IL, US (HQ)
22 W Frontage Rd
Anaheim, CA, US
1208 N Patt St
Columbus, GA, US
1 Polymer Way
Elwood, IL, US
22500 Stepan Rd
Fieldsboro, NJ, US
4th St
Maywood, NJ, US
100 W Hunter Ave
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Stepan Financials and Metrics

Stepan Revenue

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Stepan's revenue was reported to be $1.87 b in FY, 2020
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

537.7m

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

109.0m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

20.3%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

40.6m

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

53.9m

Market capitalization (31-Dec-2021)

2.8b

Closing stock price (31-Dec-2021)

124.3

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

150.7m

EV

2.9b
Stepan's current market capitalization is $2.8 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

1.9b2.0b1.9b1.9b

Revenue growth, %

9%4%(7%)

Cost of goods sold

1.6b1.7b1.5b1.5b

Gross profit

338.3m341.5m339.7m383.6m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

499.3m519.9m508.0m489.2m473.0m451.6m450.0m460.5m464.5m537.7m

Cost of goods sold

409.8m430.6m423.9m404.6m380.0m374.2m370.7m362.1m367.4m428.8m

Gross profit

89.6m89.3m84.1m84.6m93.0m77.4m79.3m98.5m97.1m109.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

18%17%17%17%20%17%18%21%21%20%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

91.5m112.8m103.1m127.7m

Depreciation and Amortization

79.0m81.1m78.7m81.9m

Inventories

5.7m(26.8m)28.5m(15.4m)

Accounts Payable

30.5m(19.0m)(15.1m)55.7m
Quarterly
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

918.4k

Debt/Equity

0.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Stepan Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Facilities Leased

54441

Facilities Owned

151516178
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Stepan Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Nanjing Stepan Jinling Chemical Limited Liability Company
PBC Industria Quimica Ltda.
Stepan Asia Pte. Ltd.
Stepan Canada Inc.
Stepan CDMX, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Stepan Chemical (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.
Stepan Chemical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Stepan Colombia S.A.S.
Stepan Deutschland GmbH
Stepan Europe S.A.S.
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Stepan Revenue Breakdown

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Stepan revenue breakdown by business segment: 68.5% from Surfactants, 27.6% from Polymers and 4.0% from Other

Stepan revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 60.0% from United States, 7.9% from France, 8.4% from Poland, 5.2% from United Kingdom, 5.5% from Brazil and 13.0% from All Other Countries

Stepan Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Stepan Online and Social Media Presence

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Stepan News and Updates

Stepan Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend, Marking the 54th Consecutive Year of Increases, and Announces Share Repurchase Program

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) today reported: On October 19, 2021, the Board of Directors of Stepan Company approved an increase of $0.030 per share, or 9.8%, on its quarterly cash dividend on its common stock. The dividend of $0.335 per share...

Stepan Reports Third Quarter Results and Record Nine Month Earnings

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) today reported: Third Quarter Highlights Reported net income was $36.9 million, or $1.59 per diluted share versus $33.2 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, in the prior year. Adjusted net income* was $36.4...

Stepan to Expand Alkoxylation Capacity with U.S. Gulf Coast Investment

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) announces today that it plans to build and operate a new alkoxylation plant at its existing Pasadena, Texas facility. Alkoxylates are a core surfactant technology critical to the agricultural, oilfield,...

Stepan to Announce Third Quarter 2021 Results on October 20, 2021

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) will issue its third quarter 2021 earnings results on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at approximately 7:00 am ET (6:00 am CT). Supporting slides will be posted at approximately the same time on the...

Stepan Reports Record Second Quarter Results and Record First Half Earnings

NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) today reported: Second Quarter Highlights Reported net income was a record $43.3 million, or $1.85 per diluted share, versus $35.7 million, or $1.54 per diluted share, in the prior year. Adjusted net income* was a...

Stepan to Announce Second Quarter 2021 Results on July 28, 2021

NORTHFIELD, Ill., June 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) will issue its second quarter 2021 earnings results on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at approximately 7:00 am ET (6:00 am CT). Supporting slides will be posted at approximately the same time on the...
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Stepan Blogs

Stepan Reports Second Quarter Results and First Half Earnings

NORTHFIELD, Ill. , July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) today reported: Second Quarter Highlights Reported net income was $30.2 million , or $1.30 per diluted share, versus $33.5 million , or $1.44 per diluted share, in the prior year.  Adjusted net income* was $35.1 million ,

Stepan to Announce Second Quarter 2019 Results on July 24, 2019

Stepan to Announce Second Quarter 2019 Results on July 24, 2019 Content Import Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:01 Stepan to Announce Second Quarter 2019 Results on July 24, 2019 Jun 25, 2019 This release is a backfill from a News Wire General …

Stepan to present at the Stifel Cross Sector Insight Conference in Boston on June 10 & 11, 2019

NORTHFIELD, Ill. , May 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL), announced today its participation in the upcoming Stifel Cross Sector Insight Conference in Boston on June 10 and 11, 2019. Luis E. Rojo , Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will represent the company during this

Q1 2019 Stepan Company Earnings Conference Call

Q1 2019 Stepan Company Earnings Conference Call william.meady@… Tue, 04/02/2019 - 07:54 Q1 2019 Stepan Company Earnings Conference Call Display "add to calendar" true Event Type Corporate Conference Call Click here for webcast…

Stepan Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year 2018 Results

NORTHFIELD, Ill. , Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) today reported: Fourth Quarter Highlights Reported net income was $26.9 million , or $1.16 per diluted share versus $9.9 million , or $0.42 per diluted share, in the prior year.

Stepan to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results on February 21, 2019

Stepan to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results on February 21, 2019 Content Import Tue, 01/22/2019 - 07:01 Stepan to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results on February 21, 2019 Jan 22, 2019 This release is a backfill from a News Wire…
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Stepan Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Stepan founded?

    Stepan was founded in 1932.

  • Who are Stepan key executives?

    Stepan's key executives are F. Quinn Stepan, Janet A. Catlett and David G. Kabbes.

  • How many employees does Stepan have?

    Stepan has 2,284 employees.

  • What is Stepan revenue?

    Latest Stepan annual revenue is $1.9 b.

  • What is Stepan revenue per employee?

    Latest Stepan revenue per employee is $818.6 k.

  • Who are Stepan competitors?

    Competitors of Stepan include BASF, Cabot and Solvay.

  • Where is Stepan headquarters?

    Stepan headquarters is located at 22 W Frontage Rd, Northfield.

  • Where are Stepan offices?

    Stepan has offices in Northfield, Anaheim, Columbus, Elwood and in 14 other locations.

  • How many offices does Stepan have?

    Stepan has 19 offices.