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Builders FirstSource, Inc is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Builders FirstSource shares (BLDR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Builders FirstSource employs 15,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.8 billion.
|52-week range||USD$9 - USD$44.13|
|50-day moving average||USD$40.9468|
|200-day moving average||USD$35.3832|
|Wall St. target price||USD$47.15|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.841|
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Valuing Builders FirstSource stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Builders FirstSource's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Builders FirstSource's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Builders FirstSource shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Builders FirstSource's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.81. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Builders FirstSource's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Builders FirstSource's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$520.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Builders FirstSource's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$7.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.93%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.06%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$8.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 8.9 million Builders FirstSource shares held short by investors – that's known as Builders FirstSource's "short interest". This figure is 12.1% down from 10.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Builders FirstSource shares can be evaluated.
Builders FirstSource's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Builders FirstSource shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Builders FirstSource shares traded daily (recently around 3.3 million). Builders FirstSource's SIR currently stands at 2.67. In other words for every 100,000 Builders FirstSource shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2670 shares are currently held short.
However Builders FirstSource's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Builders FirstSource shares, or, against the total number of tradable Builders FirstSource shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Builders FirstSource's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Builders FirstSource shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0466% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Builders FirstSource shares, roughly 47 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Builders FirstSource.
Find out more about how you can short Builders FirstSource stock.
We're not expecting Builders FirstSource to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Builders FirstSource's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9 up to $44.13. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Builders FirstSource's is 2.5742. This would suggest that Builders FirstSource's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Builders FirstSource, Inc. manufactures and supplies building materials, manufactured components, and construction services to professional homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Northeast, Southeast, South, and West. It offers lumber and lumber sheet goods comprising dimensional lumber, plywood, and oriented strand board products that are used in on-site house framing; manufactured products, such as wood floor and roof trusses, steel roof trusses, wall panels, stairs, and engineered wood products; and windows, and interior and exterior door units, as well as interior trims and custom products under the Synboard brand name. The company also offers gypsum, roofing, and insulation products, including wallboards, ceilings, joint treatments, and finishes; and siding, metal, and concrete products, such as vinyl, composite, and wood siding products, as well as exterior trims, other exteriors, metal studs, and cement products. In addition, it provides other building products and services, such as cabinets and hardware, as well as turn-key framing, shell construction, design assistance, and professional installation services. The company was formerly known as BSL Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Builders FirstSource, Inc. in October 1999. Builders FirstSource, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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