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How to buy Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation stocks (LPX.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $58 – a decrease of 12.08% over the previous week. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation employs 4,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.4 billion.

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation stock price (NYSE:LPX)

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$68.49
52-week range$37.56 - $79.77
50-day moving average $72.34
200-day moving average $64.42
Wall St. target price$81.25
PE ratio 16.442
Dividend yield $0.645 (0.95%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $14.11

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Is it a good time to buy Louisiana-Pacific Corporation stock?

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $68.49 from 2022-01-19

1 week (2022-01-13) -12.08%
1 month (2021-12-20) -4.84%
3 months (2021-10-20) 5.00%
6 months (2021-07-20) 30.61%
1 year (2021-01-20) 76.34%
2 years (2020-01-17) 114.84%
3 years (2019-01-18) 184.55%
5 years (2017-01-20) 263.73%

Is Louisiana-Pacific Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's P/E ratio

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares trade at around 16x 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.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's PEG ratio

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6808. 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 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's EBITDA

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $4.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 42.23%
Gross profit TTM $868 million
Return on assets TTM 53.37%
Return on equity TTM 11474.1%
Profit margin 32.55%
Book value $15.16
Market capitalisation $6.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 4.99% of net profits

Recently Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has paid out, on average, around 4.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.95% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.645 per share.

While Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's shares ever split?

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 8 June 1993. 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 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's share price.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $37.5619 up to $79.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LPX.US volatility(beta: 1.75)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 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's is 1.7527. This would suggest that Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation overview

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets building products primarily for use in new home construction, repair and remodeling, and outdoor structure markets. It operates through four segments: Siding; Oriented Strand Board (OSB); Engineered Wood Products (EWP); and South America. The Siding segment offers LP SmartSide trim and siding products, ExpertFinish prefinished siding products, and LP outdoor building solutions for premium outdoor buildings; and engineered wood siding, trim, soffit, and fascia products. The OSB segment manufactures and distributes OSB structural panel products comprising LP TechShield radiant barriers, LP WeatherLogic air and water barriers, LP Legacy premium sub-flooring products, LP FlameBlock fire-rated sheathing products, and LP TopNotch sub-flooring products. The EWP segment provides laminated veneer lumber, laminated strand lumber, and other related products; and I-joists, which are primarily used in residential and commercial floorings, roofing systems, and other structural applications. The South America segment manufactures and distributes OSB structural panel and siding products. This segment also distributes and sells related products for the region's transition to wood frame construction.

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