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James Hardie Industries plc is a building materials business based in the US. James Hardie Industries shares (JHX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. James Hardie Industries employs 4,869 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.
|52-week range||USD$8.7831 - USD$32.38|
|50-day moving average||USD$29.7385|
|200-day moving average||USD$26.571|
|Wall St. target price||USD$12.16|
|Dividend yield||USD$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.38|
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Valuing James Hardie Industries stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of James Hardie Industries's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
James Hardie Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 80x. In other words, James Hardie Industries shares trade at around 80x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
James Hardie Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$713.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a James Hardie Industries's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$2.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.84%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$936.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.64%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$13.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 89,978 James Hardie Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as James Hardie Industries's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% down from 90,039 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting James Hardie Industries shares can be evaluated.
James Hardie Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of James Hardie Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of James Hardie Industries shares traded daily (recently around 22494.5). James Hardie Industries's SIR currently stands at 4. In other words for every 100,000 James Hardie Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4000 shares are currently held short.
However James Hardie Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of James Hardie Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable James Hardie Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case James Hardie Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 James Hardie Industries shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable James Hardie Industries shares, roughly 0 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 James Hardie Industries.
Find out more about how you can short James Hardie Industries stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 134.59% of net profits
Recently James Hardie Industries has paid out, on average, around 134.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), James Hardie Industries shareholders could enjoy a 2.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In James Hardie Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.
James Hardie Industries's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
James Hardie Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 30 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
James Hardie Industries's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 22 September 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your James Hardie Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for James Hardie Industries shares which in turn could have impacted James Hardie Industries's share price.
Over the last 12 months, James Hardie Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.7831 up to $32.38. 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 James Hardie Industries's is 0.9941. This would suggest that James Hardie Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
James Hardie Industries plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fiber cement siding and backer board products primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Europe. It operates through North America Fiber Cement, Asia Pacific Fiber Cement, Europe Building Products, and Research and Development segments. The company offers fiber cement interior linings, exterior siding products, and related accessories; and fiber cement building materials for a range of applications, including external siding, internal walls, floors, ceilings, soffits, trim, fencing, and decking. It also provides planks, which are used for external siding; flat panels that are used for internal and external wall linings; floor underlayments; fiber gypsum and cement-bonded boards for interior applications, such as dry lining walls, walls in timber frame buildings, and flooring solutions; and cement-bonded boards for use in exterior and industrial applications, and fire protection. The company's products are use in various markets comprising new residential construction, manufactured housing, repair and remodeling, and commercial and industrial applications. It markets its fiber cement products and systems under various brands that include HardiePlank, HardiePanel, HardieTrim, and HardieBacker boards; and Hardieflex, HardieEdge, HardieFire, HardieBreak, and HardieSmart Boundary, as well as other brands, which comprise Aspyre Collection by James Hardie, Artisan, and Reveal; and Stria, Axon, ExoTec, Scyon, Ritek, Fermacell, and AESTUVER. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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