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How to buy Forterra (FRTA) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Forterra stocks.

Forterra is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Forterra stocks (FRTA.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $23.51 – the same closing value as a week prior. Forterra employs 4,824 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.9 billion.

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Forterra stock price (NASDAQ:FRTA)

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Forterra shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-15.
Latest market close$24.00
52-week range$22.60 - $24.01
50-day moving average $23.55
200-day moving average $23.63
Wall St. target price$24.00
PE ratio 14.3713
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.67

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Is it a good time to buy Forterra stock?

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Forterra price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24 from 2022-03-18

1 week (2022-06-17) N/A
1 month (2022-05-24) N/A
3 months (2022-03-24) N/A
6 months (2021-12-28) 0.88%
1 year (2021-06-28) 2.35%
2 years (2020-06-26) 169.36%
3 years (2019-06-28) 382.90%
5 years (2017-06-28) 188.46%

Is Forterra under- or over-valued?

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

Forterra's P/E ratio

Forterra's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Forterra shares trade at around 14x 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.

Forterra's PEG ratio

Forterra's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.54. 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 Forterra's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Forterra's EBITDA

Forterra's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $299.6 million.

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

Forterra financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.68%
Gross profit TTM $420.4 million
Return on assets TTM 7.9%
Return on equity TTM 45.36%
Profit margin 6.26%
Book value $4.74
Market capitalisation $1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Forterra share dividends

We're not expecting Forterra to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Forterra share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Forterra's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.6 up to $24.01. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FRTA.US volatility(beta: 2.19)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 Forterra's is 2.1924. This would suggest that Forterra's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Forterra overview

Forterra, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells pipe and precast products in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates through Drainage Pipe & Products; and Water Pipe & Products segments. The company offers concrete drainage pipes used for storm water applications, residential and non-residential site developments, sanitary sewers, low-pressure sewer force mains, tunneled systems, treatment plant piping, and utility tunnels; precast concrete products, including box culverts, utility vaults, manholes, drainage inlets, and pipe end sections used for roadway and airport drainage, storm water management, utility construction, and water treatment and filtration systems; and architectural panels for buildings, modular railroad crossings, retaining wall and storm water treatment systems, highway noise barriers, and concrete vaults that are used to house dry or wet utilities. It also provides hollow-core planks, prestressed bridge girders, beams, columns, wall panels, stairs, garage floors, and architectural claddings for parking garages and arched and modular bridges; precast concrete bridge girders for highway projects; precast concrete foundation to support prefabricated shelters or equipment buildings; precast product that consolidates and protects underground electrical and communication cables; and storm water technologies for storm water management market. In addition, the company offers ductile iron pipes for transmission and distribution of potable and wastewater; concrete pressure pipes for water transmission and distribution, power plant cooling water lines, sewage force mains for waste and storm water, and other applications; and prestressed concrete and bar-wrapped concrete pipes. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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