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Foundation Building Materials, Inc is an industrial distribution business based in the US. Foundation Building Materials shares (FBM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Foundation Building Materials employs 3,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2 billion.
|52-week range||USD$7.99 - USD$19.3|
|50-day moving average||USD$19.2264|
|200-day moving average||USD$17.1638|
|Wall St. target price||USD$18.06|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.046|
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Valuing Foundation Building Materials stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Foundation Building Materials's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Foundation Building Materials's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Foundation Building Materials shares trade at around 18x 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.
Foundation Building Materials's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.51. 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 Foundation Building Materials's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Foundation Building Materials's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$154.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Foundation Building Materials's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.74%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$656.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.43%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.86%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$831.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 781,532 Foundation Building Materials shares held short by investors – that's known as Foundation Building Materials's "short interest". This figure is 29.3% up from 604,611 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Foundation Building Materials shares can be evaluated.
Foundation Building Materials's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Foundation Building Materials shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Foundation Building Materials shares traded daily (recently around 244228.75). Foundation Building Materials's SIR currently stands at 3.2. In other words for every 100,000 Foundation Building Materials shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3200 shares are currently held short.
However Foundation Building Materials's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Foundation Building Materials shares, or, against the total number of tradable Foundation Building Materials shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Foundation Building Materials's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Foundation Building Materials shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0387% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Foundation Building Materials shares, roughly 39 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 Foundation Building Materials.
Find out more about how you can short Foundation Building Materials stock.
We're not expecting Foundation Building Materials to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Foundation Building Materials's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.99 up to $19.3. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Foundation Building Materials's is 1.7611. This would suggest that Foundation Building Materials's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Foundation Building Materials, Inc. distributes building products in the United States and Canada. It offers wallboard, suspended ceiling system, and metal framing products. The company also provides complementary and other products, tools, and accessories, such as wallboard accessories, stucco and finishing systems, safety accessories, fasteners, insulations, doors, and roofing products. It serves its products to commercial, residential, and other specialty contractors. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
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