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United States Lime & Minerals, Inc is a building materials business based in the US. United States Lime-and-Minerals shares (USLM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. United States Lime-and-Minerals employs 317 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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United States Lime-and-Minerals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$65.60 - $156.00
50-day moving average $141.90
200-day moving average $121.75
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 28.4
Dividend yield $0.64 (0.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.00

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Is United States Lime-and-Minerals under- or over-valued?

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

United States Lime-and-Minerals's P/E ratio

United States Lime-and-Minerals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, United States Lime-and-Minerals shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

United States Lime-and-Minerals's EBITDA

United States Lime-and-Minerals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $55 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a United States Lime-and-Minerals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

United States Lime-and-Minerals financials

Revenue TTM $160.7 million
Operating margin TTM 21.08%
Gross profit TTM $67 million
Return on assets TTM 8.05%
Return on equity TTM 12.26%
Profit margin 17.56%
Book value $43.20
Market capitalisation $808.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting United States Lime-and-Minerals shares

There are currently 25,751 United States Lime-and-Minerals shares held short by investors – that's known as United States Lime-and-Minerals's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% down from 25,987 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting United States Lime-and-Minerals shares can be evaluated.

United States Lime-and-Minerals's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

United States Lime-and-Minerals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of United States Lime-and-Minerals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of United States Lime-and-Minerals shares traded daily (recently around 10383.467741935). United States Lime-and-Minerals's SIR currently stands at 2.48. In other words for every 100,000 United States Lime-and-Minerals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2480 shares are currently held short.

However United States Lime-and-Minerals's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of United States Lime-and-Minerals shares, or, against the total number of tradable United States Lime-and-Minerals shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case United States Lime-and-Minerals's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 United States Lime-and-Minerals shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0124% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable United States Lime-and-Minerals shares, roughly 12 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 United States Lime-and-Minerals.

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United States Lime-and-Minerals share dividends

12%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.09% of net profits

Recently United States Lime-and-Minerals has paid out, on average, around 12.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), United States Lime-and-Minerals shareholders could enjoy a 0.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In United States Lime-and-Minerals's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.

While United States Lime-and-Minerals's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that United States Lime-and-Minerals is investing more in its future growth.

United States Lime-and-Minerals's most recent dividend payout was on 11 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have United States Lime-and-Minerals's shares ever split?

United States Lime-and-Minerals's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 5 February 1987. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your United States Lime-and-Minerals shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for United States Lime-and-Minerals shares which in turn could have impacted United States Lime-and-Minerals's share price.

United States Lime-and-Minerals share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, United States Lime-and-Minerals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $65.5973 up to $156. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

USLM.US volatility(beta: 0.63)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while United States Lime-and-Minerals's is 0.6282. This would suggest that United States Lime-and-Minerals's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

United States Lime-and-Minerals overview

United States Lime & Minerals, Inc. manufactures and supplies lime and limestone products in the United States. The company extracts limestone from open-pit quarries and an underground mine, and processes it as pulverized limestone, quicklime, hydrated lime, and lime slurry. It supplies its products primarily to the construction customers, including highway, road, and building contractors; industrial customers, such as paper and glass manufacturers; environmental customers comprising municipal sanitation and water treatment facilities, and flue gas treatment processes; steel producers; oil and gas services companies; roof shingle manufacturers; and poultry and cattle feed producers. The company also has various royalty interests and non-operating working interests with respect to oil and gas rights in natural gas wells located in Johnson County, Texas in the Barnett Shale Formation. United States Lime & Minerals, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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