Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Innospec Looking To The Next Run

Specialty chemical company Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) has been quite the stock over recent years. Up almost 40% over the last year, over 60% over the past two years, and over 600% over the last five years, Innospec has done a good job of leveraging its solid share in fuel additives and surfactants used in personal care products. Along the way, Innospec has also uncovered a pretty interesting growth opportunity in drilling/oilfield chemicals that could ultimately increase its addressable revenue opportunities by several times.

The only "but" in the story is the valuation. As strong as the markets have been, this is a familiar lament (particularly from value-oriented investors like me) and certainly not exclusive to Innospec. On one hand,...

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