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Lyondellbasell-A has the Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Commodity Chemicals Industry (LYB, TSE, KOP, CBT, WLK)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Commodity Chemicals industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Lyondellbasell-A ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 3.6%. Trinseo Sa is next with a projected earnings growth of 5.8%. Koppers Holdings ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 9.2%.

Cabot Corp follows with a projected earnings growth of 18.1%, and Westlake Chemica rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 46.8%.

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