Phil Oakley 

Croda shares look like a quality trap

Phil Oakley

Croda shares look like a quality trap

Croda International (CRDA) has proven to be a very dependable share over the past decade and has handsomely rewarded its investors. Its business model ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what it does and the high returns it generates. This has led its shares to become highly valued by the stock market. That it is a good business is not in question, but unless its profits can keep on growing the high valuation attached to its shares looks unwarranted. Recent results suggest that the company has some work to do to keep shareholders happy.

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