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Are you interested in the shares of the British company Croda and seek further information to achieve comprehensive analyses of this asset? In this article we provide information that will undoubtedly prove valuable for compiling and implementing your analyses including information on the Croda Company and its principal activities as well as facts relating to its major competitors and recent partnerships. We will also be examining the factors essential for preparing a fundamental analysis of this asset including the events and news you should follow in priority.

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Ticker: LON: CRDA
Index or market: FTSE 100

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Elements to consider before selling or buying Croda shares

Analysis N°1

Firstly, you should monitor the global demographic growth. It should be remembered here that the activities of the Croda Company are directly linked to an increase in the population and an aging population which could boost the personal care market and therefore the demand.

Analysis N°2

The economy and particularly the growth of the economy and increase of wealth in the emerging markets are also points to be taken into consideration when completing these analyses as an economic acceleration could open new perspectives for Croda.

Analysis N°3

You should of course also monitor the competition in this activity sector which is becoming increasingly fierce.

Analysis N°4

We also know that the activities of the Croda Company are highly dependent on commodity supplies. An interruption in these supplies could lead to a loss in this company’s production.

Analysis N°5

Finally, Croda depends greatly on its computerised infrastructure and this should therefore be monitored to ensure it doesn’t fall into disarray over the long term which would have catastrophic consequences on the company’s production.

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General presentation of Croda

Let us now take a closer look at the Croda Company and its activities. In fact, it is extremely important to be fully knowledgeable about the economical environment in which this group operates if you wish to effectively understand how this company can grow and the share price change over time. Here therefore is a detailed presentation of the Croda Company.

Croda International Plc is a British company that is specialised in the chemicals sector. More precisely, this company is one of the major manufacturers worldwide in speciality chemical products.

To best understand the activities of the Croda Company it is possible to divide them into different categories according to the turnover they generate and how they do so:

  • Firstly health care and well being products represent the major part of the group’s income with 93.1% of its turnover. This notably concerns lipids and tension-actives, concentrated Omega-3 and 6 essential fatty oils, protein derivatives, lanolin derivatives, emulsifiers, detergents, additives and other products destined for the manufacture of personal health and well being products, cosmetic products, home care products, crop protection products and water filtration products.
  • We then find the industry specialty products sector that generates 6.9% of the turnover. This relates to the oleo chemical products, polymer additives, fatty amino acids, lubricants and other products for the manufacture of plastic components and rubber etc…

It can also be advantageous to know the geographical distribution of the Croda group’s revenue. This company generates 40.5% of its turnover in Europe and the Middle East, 27% in North America, 22.3% in Pacific Asia and 9.4% in Latin America.

The major competitors of Croda

We shall now examine the major competitors of the Croda Company in its particular activity sector.

Fuchs Petrolub

This German company is specialised in the petrochemical industry sector. It has been quoted on the MDAX stock market index since 2008 and creates, develops and sells lubricants for industrial use particularly in the automobile sector.

SGL Carbon

Another German company that is currently one of the global leaders in the manufacture of carbon derived products. It offers a selection of products including synthetic graphite and carbon materials and solutions as well as carbon fibre and composite products.


The American company DuPont is also a competitor to Croda. This is currently one of the largest industrial groups in the chemicals sector worldwide and notably a pioneer in the 20th century plastics industry, this company in fact developed nylon and other well known polymers.


Finally, this British company is specialised in high performance polymer solutions and is included in the FTSE 250 stock market index. It exercises its activities in around 40 different countries and supplies products to various industry sectors.

The major partners of Croda

Now that you know about Croda’s adversaries in their market sector we shall examine their principal partners with details on two particular examples of strategic alliances that this company has implemented recently.

Entekno Materials

In 2020 the group notably signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Entekno Materials Company in the solar protection sector. Through an investment of 1.5 million pounds sterling the Croda Company became a minority shareholder in this business as well as the exclusive representative of the company in the cosmetics industry. The two companies will also implement a partnership for research and development aimed at the innovation and marketing of unique, natural and safe inorganic solar filter products.


Finally, still in 2020, the Croda Group implemented a partnership with the Anomera Company. This is an innovative Canadian company in the environmentally friendly chemicals sector which is based in Quebec. It is notably specialised in the development of high quality carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals, converted to micron sized powder. In accordance with this agreement we find two divisions, firstly Croda which thereby becomes the exclusive distributor of Anomera products for the cosmetic market, and on the other hand the fact that the two companies would jointly develop and produce unique and innovative multi-functional ingredients that respond to the requirements of the beauty market.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the history of the Croda Company since its creation to being quoted on the stock markets?

Croda International Plc was created in 1925 in Yorkshire, England and has since become one of the major producers of polymer additives for lubricants under the name Croda Polymers Ltd. However, since its creation this company has changed and evolved over time and is now quoted on the London Stock Exchange or LSE. It is also included in the composition of the FTSE 100 stock market index.

Who are the major shareholders of Croda?

The largest shareholders of the Croda Company are currently Massachusetts Financial Services with 6.55%, Mawer Investment Management with 6.02%, MFS International with 3.73%, LionTrust Investment Partners with 3.19%, Newton Investment Management with 2.76%, The Vanguard Group with 2.76%, BlackRock Fund Advisors with 2.38%, RBC Global Asset Management with 2.36%, Legal & General Asset Management with 2.36% and Royal London Asset Management with a 2.25% shareholding.

How to anticipate movements in the Croda share price?

To effectively anticipate future movements in the Croda Company share price you should above all complete a full technical analysis and a comprehensive fundamental analysis of this asset. For this you should of course use stock markets charts and refer to the news and events relating to this company.

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