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Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Company Profile

Updated Jun 19, 2020
Kronos Worldwide has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Kronos Worldwide Inc
Short Name:Kronos Worldwide
Trading Ticker Symbol:KRO
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Texas, TX
Primary Industry Sector:Basic Industries
Seconday Sub-sector:Major Chemicals
Main Business Areas: Basic Industries, Major Chemicals, Basic Materials, Specialty Chemicals
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding Kronos Worldwide stock

Market and Trading Information for Kronos Worldwide

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Kronos Worldwide as of writing:
Current Share Price:$9.78
Previous Year's Closing Price:$13.4
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-27.01%
Market Cap:$1.13 billion
52-week Price Range:$6.81 - $16
Dividend Per Share:$0.72
EPS (TTM):0.72
Price-Earnings (Trailing):13.51
Price-Earnings (Forward):13.77

Company Profile and Business Description for Kronos Worldwide

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (Kronos), incorporated on October 13, 1989, is a producer and marketer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments, a base industrial product that is used in a range of applications. The Company, along with its distributors and agents, sells and provides technical services for its products with sales in Europe and North America. The Company offers its customers a portfolio of products that include TiO2 pigment grades under the Kronos brand, which provides a range of performance properties. It offers its products to domestic and international paint, plastics, decorative laminate and paper manufacturers. It ships TiO2 to its customers in either a powder or slurry form through rail, truck or ocean carrier. It sells and provides technical services for its products in three end-use markets, which include coatings, plastics and paper. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, which include rutile and anatase. Rutile TiO2 is manufactured using both a chloride production process and a sulfate production process, whereas anatase TiO2 is only produced using a sulfate production process.

The Company's TiO2 is used to provide opacity, durability, tinting strength and brightness in industrial coatings, as well as coatings for commercial and residential interiors and exteriors, automobiles, aircraft, machines, appliances, traffic paint and other special purpose coatings. The amount of TiO2 used in coatings varies depending on the opacity, color and quality desired. It produces TiO2 pigments for the optical and physical properties in plastics, including whiteness and opacity. TiO2 is used to provide opacity in items, such as containers and packaging materials, and vinyl products, such as windows, door profiles and siding. TiO2 also provides hiding power, neutral undertone, brightness and surface durability for housewares, appliances, toys, computer cases and food packages. TiO2 is used in some engineering plastics to help mask their undesirable natural color. TiO2 is also used in masterbatch, which is a concentrate of TiO2 and other additives and is used for TiO2 in the plastics end-use market. In masterbatch, the TiO2 is dispersed at high concentrations into a plastic resin and is then used by manufacturers of plastic containers, bottles, packaging and agricultural films.

The Company's TiO2 is used in the production of several types of paper, including laminate (decorative) paper, filled paper and coated paper to provide whiteness, brightness, opacity and color stability. Its primary focus is on the TiO2 grades used in paper laminates, where several layers of paper are laminated together using melamine resin under high temperature and pressure. Paper laminates are used to replace materials, such as wood and tile for such applications as counter tops, furniture and wallboard. TiO2 prevents the material from fading or changing color after prolonged exposure to sunlight and other weathering agents. It produces TiO2 for the opacity and hiding power of printing inks. Its TiO2 is also used in textile applications where TiO2 functions as an opacifying and delustering agent. In man-made fibers, such as rayon and polyester, TiO2 corrects an undesirable glossy and translucent appearance.

The Company produces purity sulfate process anatase TiO2 that is used to provide opacity, whiteness and brightness in a range of cosmetic and personal care products, such as skin cream, lipstick, eye shadow and toothpaste. Its TiO2 is also found in food products, such as candy and confectionaries, and in pet foods where it is used to obtain uniformity of color and appearance. In pharmaceuticals, its TiO2 is used commonly as a colorant in pill and capsule coatings, as well as in liquid medicines to provide uniformity of color and appearance. Kronos purified anatase grades meet the applicable requirements of the Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrances Association (CTFA), the United States Pharmacopoeia and British Pharmacopoeia (USP and BP) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Company owns and operates ilmenite mines in Norway and sells ilmenite ore to third parties. It manufactures and sells iron-based chemicals, which are co-products and processed co-products of the sulfate and chloride process TiO2 pigment production. These co-product chemicals are marketed through its Ecochem division and are primarily used as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater, as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement and agricultural products.

The Company manufactures and sells titanium oxychloride and titanyl sulfate, which are side-stream specialty products from the production of TiO2. Titanium oxychloride is used in specialty applications in the formulation of pearlescent pigments, production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices. Titanyl sulfate productions are used in pearlescent pigments, natural gas pipe and other specialty applications. The Company operates TiO2 plants in Europe, including Leverkusen, Germany; Nordenham, Germany; Langerbrugge, Belgium, and Fredrikstad, Norway. In North America, it has a TiO2 plant in Varennes, Quebec, Canada. In addition, it operates a rutile slurry manufacturing plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which converts dry pigment manufactured for the Company at the Lake Charles TiO2 facility into a slurry form that is then shipped to customers.

The Company competes with The Chemours Company, National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd., Huntsman Corporation and Tronox Incorporated.

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ETFs Holding Kronos Worldwide Stock

As of March 2020, the following exchange-traded funds (ETF) hold the Kronos Worldwide stocks in their respective portfolios. Below is a random list of only 10 ETFs in no particular order that have Kronos Worldwide stock holding. There are a total of 44 ETFs in Fknol.com records which are holding Kronos Worldwide stock in their portfolio. See Full List.

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DTDWisdomTree US Total Dividend ETFThe WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund tracks an index of U.S. companies selected and weighted based on the dollar amount of dividends paid. ...Full Details0.28%864
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FDLFirst Trust Morningstar Dividend LeadersThe First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders ETF tracks a dividend-weighted index of US companies with consistent and sustained dividend payments. The fund holds roughly 100 securities and excludes REITs. ...Full Details0.45%101
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ITOTiShares Core S&P Total US Stock Market ETFThe iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF tracks a market cap-weighted index of all common equities listed on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.03%3090
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IWViShares Russell 3000 ETFThe iShares Russell 3000 ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, covering the entire market-cap spectrum, including micro-caps. ...Full Details0.2%3002
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SCHBSchwab US Broad Market ETFThe Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF tracks a cap-weighted index of the largest 2,500 stocks in the US. ...Full Details0.03%2365
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VTHRVanguard Russell 3000 ETFThe Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, covering the entire market-cap spectrum including micro-caps. ...Full Details0.15%1581
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VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETFThe Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, encompassing the entire market-cap spectrum. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.04%1515
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BUYUSCF SummerHaven SHPEI Index FundThe USCF SummerHaven SHPEI Index Fund tracks an equal-weighted index of roughly 200 micro-, small-, and midcap US stocks that exhibit similar return characteristics to those companies held by private equity firms. ...Full Details0.95%297
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CSAVictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Weighted ETFThe VictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Wtd Index ETF tracks an index composed of 500 of the largest companies domiciled in the US that are no larger than 3 billion in market capitalization. These stocks are then weighted by inverse volatility. ...Full Details0.35%379
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CSBVictoryShares US Small Cap High Dividend Volatility Weighted ETFVictoryShares US Small Cap High Div Volatility Wtd ETF tracks the performance of the Compass EMP US Small Cap High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index by investing in small-cap dividend-paying US common stocks. ...Full Details0.35%101
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