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U.S. Materials Sector Analysis

UpdatedDec 01, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies556
  • 7D-4.8%
  • 3M-1.7%
  • 1Y18.3%
  • YTD15.3%

Over the last 7 days, the Materials industry has dropped 4.8%, driven by a pullback from Linde of 3.7%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 18%.

Sector Valuation and Performance

Has the U.S. Materials Sector valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Wed, 01 Dec 2021US$1.4tUS$796.0bUS$78.7b18.2x
Fri, 29 Oct 2021US$1.4tUS$758.9bUS$68.1b17.6x
Sun, 26 Sep 2021US$1.4tUS$725.4bUS$59.6b17.6x
Tue, 24 Aug 2021US$1.4tUS$724.0bUS$59.4b18.1x
Wed, 30 Jun 2021US$1.4tUS$717.3bUS$58.1b19.2x
Sat, 03 Apr 2021US$1.3tUS$653.3bUS$35.8b20.8x
Tue, 05 Jan 2021US$1.2tUS$623.8bUS$25.3b21.1x
Fri, 09 Oct 2020US$1.0tUS$612.7bUS$15.1b19.6x
Thu, 02 Jul 2020US$894.0bUS$617.7bUS$19.4b17.2x
Sun, 05 Apr 2020US$709.4bUS$640.2bUS$25.5b11.6x
Wed, 08 Jan 2020US$1.0tUS$650.3bUS$28.9b15.2x
Tue, 01 Oct 2019US$944.3bUS$658.7bUS$38.5b15.7x
Fri, 05 Jul 2019US$931.5bUS$623.6bUS$33.9b15x
Mon, 08 Apr 2019US$929.3bUS$606.4bUS$45.9b14.1x
Thu, 10 Jan 2019US$851.1bUS$600.7bUS$48.4b11.8x
PE Ratio

11.9x

Total Market Cap: US$921.2bTotal Earnings: US$47.8bTotal Revenue: US$609.1b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year
201920202021

Current Industry PE: Investors are relatively neutral on the industry at the moment, considering it's trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 16.8x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Materials industry have grown 18% per year over the last three years, and revenues for these companies have grown 9.3% per year. This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.S. Materials sector?

Basic Materials-4.54%
Packaging-4.67%
Chemicals-4.76%
Metals and Mining-5.11%
Paper and Forestry Products-5.27%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Packaging industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 19.3x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 17%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 49% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Paper and Forestry Products industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 11.9x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Basic Materials industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 17% over the next 5 years. This is roughly in line with its past earnings growth rate. Meanwhile, the Metals and Mining industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 2.7% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

Company7D1YValuation
SHW Sherwin-Williams1.1%+US$975.7m33.7%PE43.8x
BERY Berry Global Group5.2%+US$484.8m25.4%PE12.8x
MP MP Materials5.4%+US$399.9m113.8%PE70.9x
BVN Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA9.1%+US$154.9m-37.1%PS2.1x
ZY Zymergen11.4%+US$94.7mn/aPS47.3x
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LIN

US$318.14

Linde

7D

-3.7%

1Y

22.9%

DOW

US$54.93

Dow

7D

-7.2%

1Y

2.6%

ZY

US$9.06

Zymergen

7D

11.4%

1Y

n/a

LTHM

US$30.29

Livent

7D

0.9%

1Y

95.4%