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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc is a building materials business based in the US. Martin Marietta Materials shares (MLM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Martin Marietta Materials employs 8,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.4 billion.
|52-week range||USD$150.5268 - USD$353.56|
|50-day moving average||USD$335.7752|
|200-day moving average||USD$289.7314|
|Wall St. target price||USD$334.82|
|Dividend yield||USD$2.24 (0.65%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$11.54|
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Valuing Martin Marietta Materials stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Martin Marietta Materials's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Martin Marietta 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 29x. In other words, Martin Marietta Materials shares trade at around 29x 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.
Martin Marietta Materials's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1675. 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 Martin Marietta 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.
Martin Marietta Materials's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Martin Marietta Materials's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$4.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.33%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.82%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$21 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 625,753 Martin Marietta Materials shares held short by investors – that's known as Martin Marietta Materials's "short interest". This figure is 18.4% down from 766,506 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Martin Marietta Materials shares can be evaluated.
Martin Marietta Materials's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Martin Marietta Materials shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Martin Marietta Materials shares traded daily (recently around 474055.3030303). Martin Marietta Materials's SIR currently stands at 1.32. In other words for every 100,000 Martin Marietta Materials shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1320 shares are currently held short.
However Martin Marietta Materials's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Martin Marietta Materials shares, or, against the total number of tradable Martin Marietta Materials shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Martin Marietta Materials's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Martin Marietta Materials shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0114% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Martin Marietta Materials shares, roughly 11 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 Martin Marietta Materials.
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Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Martin Marietta Materials.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 30
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Martin Marietta Materials's overall score of 30 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 63rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Martin Marietta Materials is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 18.22/100
Social score: 1.66/100
Governance score: 8.11/100
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Martin Marietta Materials scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Martin Marietta Materials has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||30|
|Total ESG percentile||62.84|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 21.15% of net profits
Recently Martin Marietta Materials has paid out, on average, around 21.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Martin Marietta Materials shareholders could enjoy a 0.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Martin Marietta Materials's case, that would currently equate to about $2.24 per share.
While Martin Marietta Materials's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Martin Marietta Materials is investing more in its future growth.
Martin Marietta Materials's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Martin Marietta Materials's shares have ranged in value from as little as $150.5268 up to $353.56. 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 Martin Marietta Materials's is 0.6442. This would suggest that Martin Marietta Materials's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., a natural resource-based building materials company, supplies aggregates and heavy-side building materials to the construction industry in the United States and internationally. It offers crushed stone, sand, and gravel products; ready mixed concrete and asphalt; paving products and services; and Portland and specialty cement used in the infrastructure projects, and nonresidential and residential construction markets, as well as in the railroad, agricultural, utility, and environmental industries. The company also manufactures and markets magnesia-based chemical products for the industrial, agricultural, and environmental applications; and dolomitic lime primarily for customers in the steel and mining industries. Its chemical products are used in flame retardants, wastewater treatment, pulp and paper production, and other environmental applications. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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