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How to buy Louisiana-Pacific Corporation stock (LPX)

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares (LPX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation employs 4,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.7 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 2024-07-07.
Latest market close$85.66
52-week range$48.94 - $95.70
50-day moving average $85.56
200-day moving average $71.21
Wall St. target price$92.78
PE ratio 21.9808
Dividend yield $0.98 (1.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.65

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 $85.66 from 2024-07-12

1 week (2024-07-05) 6.77%
1 month (2024-06-14) -7.02%
3 months (2024-04-12) 11.58%
6 months (2024-01-12) 24.13%
1 year (2023-07-14) 9.01%
2 years (2022-07-14) 50.39%
3 years (2021-07-14) 50.84%
5 years (2019-07-12) 244.00%

Is Louisiana-Pacific Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 22x. In other words, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares trade at around 22x 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 1.0269. 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 $579 million.

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 $2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.3%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.06%
Return on equity TTM 17.21%
Profit margin 9.74%
Book value $22.46
Market Capitalization $5.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.68% of net profits

Recently Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has paid out, on average, around 22.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.3% 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 1.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.98 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 4 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 May 2024 (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 $48.9411 up to $95.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LPX.US volatility(beta: 1.89)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 1.889. 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, provides building solutions primarily for use in new home construction, repair and remodeling, and outdoor structure markets. It operates through Siding, Oriented Strand Board, LP South America, and Other segments. The Siding segment offers LP SmartSide trim and siding products, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish trim and siding products, LP BuilderSeries lap siding products, and LP Outdoor Building Solutions; and engineered wood siding, trim, soffit, and fascia products. Its Oriented Strand Board segment manufactures and distributes oriented strand board structural panel products comprising LP TechShield radiant barriers, LP WeatherLogic air and water barriers, LP Legacy premium sub-flooring products, LP NovaCore, LP FlameBlock fire-rated sheathing products, and LP TopNotch sub-flooring products. The LP South America segment manufactures and distributes oriented strand board structural panel and siding products. This segment distributes and sells related products for the region's transition to wood frame construction. It offers timber and timberlands and other products and services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.767% of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares are held by insiders and 81.967% by institutions.
How many people work for Louisiana-Pacific Corporation?
Latest data suggests 4,100 work at Louisiana-Pacific Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Louisiana-Pacific Corporation?
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Louisiana-Pacific Corporation based?
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's address is: 1610 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN, United States, 37203
What is Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's ISIN number?
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's international securities identification number is: US5463471053
What is Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's CUSIP number?
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 546347105

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