Friday, April 4, 2014

Seeking Alpha: Still Waiting For A Better Entry Point On Innospec

When you find a chemicals company that can routinely post double-digit returns on assets and invested capital, it's worth paying attention. Likewise, not many $1 billion companies can get meaningful share in markets when competing against behemoths like the chemical operations of Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX), or Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) Lubrizol. Now, with Innospec (IOSP) making it clear that growing its oilfield chemicals business is a priority, I'd say the story is getting better.

Valuation still remains an issue. I've liked Innospec as a company for quite some time, but as I observed about six months ago, the valuation was and is fairly demanding. The stock hasn't done much in the interim, and I'm likewise concerned that investors buying today may be facing a wait as the company "grows into" its valuation and as the market expects more moves to build the oilfield operations.

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Still Waiting For A Better Entry Point On Innospec

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