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U.S. Basic Materials Industry Analysis

UpdatedDec 01, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-4.5%
  • 3M3.6%
  • 1Y43.1%
  • YTD41.0%

Over the last 7 days, the Basic Materials industry has dropped 4.5%, driven by pullbacks in Martin Marietta Materials and Vulcan Materials of 4.2% and 4.2%, respectively. Meanwhile, Smith-Midland actually outperformed within the industry, gaining 23% in the last week. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 43%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Wed, 01 Dec 2021US$65.0bUS$16.8bUS$2.1b18.3x
Fri, 29 Oct 2021US$63.2bUS$17.6bUS$2.2b18.3x
Sun, 26 Sep 2021US$59.6bUS$17.5bUS$2.2b17.1x
Tue, 24 Aug 2021US$62.7bUS$16.3bUS$2.2b17.6x
Wed, 30 Jun 2021US$58.9bUS$16.3bUS$2.2b19.1x
Sat, 03 Apr 2021US$55.8bUS$15.9bUS$2.2b16.4x
Tue, 05 Jan 2021US$46.8bUS$15.7bUS$1.8b18x
Fri, 09 Oct 2020US$40.2bUS$15.7bUS$1.7b16.5x
Thu, 02 Jul 2020US$35.0bUS$15.9bUS$1.7b17.4x
Sun, 05 Apr 2020US$31.4bUS$14.3bUS$1.6b15.6x
Wed, 08 Jan 2020US$44.8bUS$14.2bUS$1.5b19.4x
Tue, 01 Oct 2019US$44.9bUS$14.0bUS$1.4b18.8x
Fri, 05 Jul 2019US$40.9bUS$13.8bUS$1.3b22.4x
Mon, 08 Apr 2019US$36.0bUS$13.6bUS$1.4b19.2x
Thu, 10 Jan 2019US$30.2bUS$13.4bUS$1.4b19.1x
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Total Market Cap: US$33.0bTotal Earnings: US$2.0bTotal Revenue: US$13.2b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

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 18.8x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Basic Materials industry have grown 2.2% per year over the last three years, and revenues for these companies have grown 8.4% 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. Basic Materials industry?

Construction Materials-4.54%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Construction Materials industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 18.8x. This is likely because analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 17%, which is higher than its past year's earnings growth of 15% per year.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Construction Materials industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 17% over the next 5 years. This is roughly in line with its past earnings growth rate.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

SMID Smith-Midland23.1%+US$35.6m336.3%PE23x
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