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How to buy RPM International stock | $87.81

Learn how to easily invest in RPM International stock.

RPM International Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. RPM International shares (RPM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. RPM International employs 15,490 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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RPM International stock price (NYSE: RPM)

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RPM International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$87.81
52-week range$76.06 - $98.40
50-day moving average $80.02
200-day moving average $87.97
Wall St. target price$93.23
PE ratio 21.0123
Dividend yield $1.52 (1.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.51

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Is it a good time to buy RPM International stock?

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RPM International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $87.81 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-15) 5.17%
1 month (2021-09-23) 10.49%
3 months (2021-07-23) -0.41%
6 months (2021-04-23) -7.34%
1 year (2020-10-22) -1.49%
2 years (2019-10-22) 24.45%
3 years (2018-10-22) 46.42%
5 years (2016-10-21) 81.80%

Is RPM International under- or over-valued?

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

RPM International's P/E ratio

RPM International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, RPM International shares trade at around 21x 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.

RPM International's PEG ratio

RPM International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0842. 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 RPM International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

RPM International's EBITDA

RPM International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $821.3 million.

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

RPM International financials

Revenue TTM $6.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.92%
Gross profit TTM $2.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.08%
Return on equity TTM 2796.99%
Profit margin 7.43%
Book value $13.79
Market capitalisation $10.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting RPM International shares

There are currently 1.4 million RPM International shares held short by investors – that's known as RPM International's "short interest". This figure is 23.6% down from 1.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting RPM International shares can be evaluated.

RPM International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

RPM International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of RPM International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of RPM International shares traded daily (recently around 530518.77394636). RPM International's SIR currently stands at 2.61. In other words for every 100,000 RPM International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2610 shares are currently held short.

However RPM International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of RPM International shares, or, against the total number of tradable RPM International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case RPM International's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 RPM International shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0108% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable RPM International 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 RPM International.

Find out more about how you can short RPM International stock.

RPM International'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 RPM International.

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

RPM International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 50.89

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and RPM International's overall score of 50.89 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 101st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

RPM International's environmental score

Environmental score: 30.61/100

RPM International's environmental score of 30.61 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that RPM International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

RPM International's social score

Social score: 17.79/100

RPM International's social score of 17.79 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that RPM International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

RPM International's governance score

Governance score: 15.49/100

RPM International's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that RPM International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

RPM International's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

RPM International Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 50.89
Total ESG percentile 100.56
Environmental score 30.61
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 17.79
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 15.49
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

RPM International share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 40.53% of net profits

Recently RPM International has paid out, on average, around 40.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), RPM International shareholders could enjoy a 1.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In RPM International's case, that would currently equate to about $1.52 per share.

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

RPM International's most recent dividend payout was on 28 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have RPM International's shares ever split?

RPM International's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 8 December 1997. So if you had owned 4 shares 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 RPM International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for RPM International shares which in turn could have impacted RPM International's share price.

RPM International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, RPM International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $76.0609 up to $98.3974. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RPM.US volatility(beta: 0.94)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 RPM International's is 0.9418. This would suggest that RPM International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

RPM International overview

RPM International Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells specialty chemicals for the industrial, specialty, and consumer markets worldwide. It offers waterproofing, coatings, and institutional roofing systems; air barriers, tapes, and foams; residential home weatherization systems; roofing and building maintenance and related services; sealing and bonding, and subfloor preparation, flooring, and in-plant glazing solutions; solutions for fire stopping and intumescent steel coating, and the manufacturing industry; rolled asphalt roofing materials and chemical admixtures; concrete and masonry admixtures, concrete fibers, curing and sealing compounds, structural grouts and mortars, epoxy adhesives, injection resins, polyurethane foams, floor hardeners and toppings, joint fillers, industrial and architectural coatings, decorative color/stains/stamps, and restoration materials; and insulated building cladding materials and concrete form wall systems. It also provides polymer flooring systems; fiberglass reinforced plastic gratings and shapes; corrosion-control coating, containment and railcar lining, fire and sound proofing, and heat and cryogenic insulation products; and specialty construction products; and amine curing agents, reactive diluents, specialty epoxy resins and other intermediates. In addition, it offers fluorescent colorants and pigments; shellac-based-specialty and marine coatings; fire and water damage restoration, and carpet cleaning and disinfecting products; fuel additives; wood treatments, furniture finishes, and touch-up products; and nail enamels, polishes, and coating components. Further, it offers specialty products for paint contractors and the DIYers, concrete restoration and flooring systems, metallic and faux finish coatings, cleaners, and hobby paints and cements; and caulk, sealant, adhesive, insulating foam, spackling, glazing, and patch and repair products. The company was incorporated in 1947 and is headquartered in Medina, Ohio.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of RPM International is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.213% of RPM International shares are held by insiders and 78.927% by institutions.
How many people work for RPM International?
Latest data suggests 15,490 work at RPM International.
When does the fiscal year end for RPM International?
RPM International's fiscal year ends in May.
Where is RPM International based?
RPM International's address is: 2628 Pearl Road, Medina, OH, United States, 44258
What is RPM International's ISIN number?
RPM International's international securities identification number is: US7496851038
What is RPM International's CUSIP number?
RPM International's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 749685103

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