POL: PolyOne Corporation is a provider of specialized polymer materials and services with operations in thermoplastic compounds, specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, thermoplastic resin distribution and specialty polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins. Also, POL has two equity investments: SunBelt Chlor-Alkali Partnership, a manufacturer of caustic soda and chlorine and BayOne Urethane Systems, L.L.C., a formulator of polyurethane compounds.
Closing Price: 13.99 on 2/25/11
52-Week Price Range: 7.38-14.97
Risk: You need to further evaluate POL thoroughly. Well-informed, you decide what to do. Remember that there is risk of loss in all trading. I don’t own any POL shares. Here are the pluses and minuses.
– Beta: 1.90
+ Debt: 432.9 million
– Dividend: POL does not presently pay a dividend.
+ Earnings: For the first quarter of 2011, analysts estimate POL will earn $0.21 per share and that is an increase of 11.21% from the 2010 first-quarter earnings per share of $0.19.
+ Free Cash Flow: 1.06
+ Reuters Research Average Rating: Outperform
+ PE: 8.33
+ Price/Book Ratio: 2.55
+ Price/Sales Ratio: 0.50
+ Sales: 2,621.9 million in trailing 12-month sales