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How to buy PPG Industries stock

Learn how to easily invest in PPG Industries stock.

PPG Industries is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. PPG Industries shares (PPG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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PPG Industries stock price (NYSE: PPG)

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PPG Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-24.
Latest market close$128.15
52-week range$105.98 - $156.22
50-day moving average $129.16
200-day moving average $123.91
Wall St. target price$139.96
PE ratio 30.2471
Dividend yield $2.42 (1.9%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.33

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PPG Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $128.15 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-18) 0.29%
1 month (2022-12-23) 1.13%
3 months (2022-10-27) 14.05%
6 months (2022-07-25) 1.01%
1 year (2022-01-27) -16.45%
2 years (2021-01-27) -8.43%
3 years (2020-01-27) 4.22%
5 years (2018-01-26) 5.50%

Is PPG Industries stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing PPG Industries stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PPG Industries's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

PPG Industries's P/E ratio

PPG 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 30x. In other words, PPG Industries shares trade at around 30x 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.

PPG Industries's PEG ratio

PPG Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8666. 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 PPG Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PPG Industries's EBITDA

PPG Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a PPG Industries's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

PPG Industries financials

Revenue TTM $17.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.7%
Gross profit TTM $6.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.65%
Return on equity TTM 16.82%
Profit margin 5.81%
Book value $25.67
Market capitalisation $30.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

PPG Industries's environmental, social and governance track record

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 PPG Industries.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

PPG Industries's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PPG Industries's overall score of 28.8 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PPG Industries 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.).

PPG Industries's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.67/100

PPG Industries's environmental score of 9.67 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PPG Industries is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PPG Industries's social score

Social score: 7.78/100

PPG Industries's social score of 7.78 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PPG Industries is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

PPG Industries's governance score

Governance score: 8.85/100

PPG Industries's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that PPG Industries is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PPG Industries's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PPG Industries scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that PPG Industries has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

PPG Industries Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.8
Total ESG percentile 48.24
Environmental score 9.67
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 7.78
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.85
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

PPG Industries share dividends

33%

Dividend payout ratio: 33.47% of net profits

Recently PPG Industries has paid out, on average, around 33.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PPG Industries shareholders could enjoy a 1.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PPG Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $2.42 per share.

While PPG Industries's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that PPG Industries may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

PPG Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 10 March 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PPG Industries's shares ever split?

PPG Industries's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 June 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PPG Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PPG Industries shares which in turn could have impacted PPG Industries's share price.

PPG Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PPG Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $105.9754 up to $156.2151. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PPG.US volatility(beta: 1.19)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while PPG Industries's is 1.187. This would suggest that PPG Industries's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

PPG Industries overview

PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes paints, coatings, and specialty materials worldwide. The company's Performance Coatings segment offers coatings, solvents, adhesives, sealants, sundries, and software for automotive and commercial transport/fleet repair and refurbishing, light industrial coatings, and specialty coatings for signs; and coatings, sealants, transparencies, transparent armor, adhesives, engineered materials, and packaging and chemical management services for commercial, military, regional jet, and general aviation aircraft. It also provides coatings and finishes for the protection of metals and structures, such as metal fabricators, heavy duty maintenance contractors, and manufacturers of ships, bridges, and rail cars; paints, wood stains, adhesives, and purchased sundries for painting and maintenance contractors, and consumers for decoration and maintenance of residential and commercial building structures; and paints, thermoplastics, pavement marking products, and other technologies for pavement marking. The company's Industrial Coatings segment offers coatings, adhesives and sealants, and metal pretreatments, as well as services and coatings applications for appliances, agricultural and construction equipment, consumer electronics, automotive parts and accessories, building products, kitchenware, and transportation vehicles and other finished products; and on-site coatings services. It also provides coatings for metal cans, closures, plastic tubes, and promotional and specialty packaging; amorphous precipitated silica for tire, battery separator, and other end-uses; TESLIN substrates for labels, e-passports, drivers' licenses, breathable membranes, and loyalty and identification cards; and organic light emitting diode materials, displays and lighting lens materials, optical lenses, color-change products, and photochromic dyes. The company was incorporated in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of PPG Industries is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.266% of PPG Industries shares are held by insiders and 82.318% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for PPG Industries?
PPG Industries's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is PPG Industries based?
PPG Industries's address is: One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15272
What is PPG Industries's ISIN number?
PPG Industries's international securities identification number is: US6935061076
What is PPG Industries's CUSIP number?
PPG Industries's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 693506107

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