Sasol, Oxychem, Westlake, Sasol, CPChem, Nova, LyondellBasell, Dow, Trinseo, Olin, Braskem, Eastman, DuPont, Quaker, Hexcel, Solvay, BASF, Kraton
M&A, Cost Curves, Commoditization, Restructuring, Trough Margins, Timing, Aerospace, Autos, Dividends and Balance Sheets
Perspectives No 9
Bargain Hunting – Big Game and Niche Targets
- Its too early to find bargains yet and fundamentals weakness, oversupply and a flat global cost curve could create margin and earnings declines for basic chemicals in 2020 not evident in any current models surprising both companies and investors.
- Significant restructuring likely, some under bankruptcy protection, creating opportunities for public market investors, smart consolidators and private equity