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U.S. Materials Sector Analysis

UpdatedNov 30, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies531
  • 7D0.4%
  • 3M10.8%
  • 1Y-1.3%
  • YTD-7.3%

Over the last 7 days, the Materials industry has dropped 1.5%, driven by Linde declining 2.3%. The industry has fallen 4.9% in the last year. As for the next few years, earnings are expected to grow by 6.1% per annum.

Sector Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Thu, 01 Dec 2022US$1.3tUS$966.8bUS$95.6b10.5x14.1x1.4x
Sat, 29 Oct 2022US$1.3tUS$960.3bUS$98.0b10.9x12.9x1.3x
Mon, 26 Sep 2022US$1.2tUS$954.3bUS$102.9b10.1x11.2x1.2x
Wed, 24 Aug 2022US$1.3tUS$954.5bUS$102.9b12.1x12.9x1.4x
Fri, 22 Jul 2022US$1.3tUS$913.0bUS$99.0b12.7x13x1.4x
Sun, 19 Jun 2022US$1.2tUS$895.0bUS$97.4b12.2x12.8x1.4x
Tue, 17 May 2022US$1.4tUS$893.1bUS$97.0b13.1x14.2x1.5x
Thu, 14 Apr 2022US$1.5tUS$848.2bUS$84.8b17x18x1.8x
Sat, 12 Mar 2022US$1.4tUS$849.5bUS$87.1b16.7x16.2x1.7x
Mon, 07 Feb 2022US$1.4tUS$827.1bUS$83.8b16.9x16.4x1.7x
Wed, 05 Jan 2022US$1.5tUS$800.1bUS$78.9b19.4x18.9x1.9x
Fri, 03 Dec 2021US$1.4tUS$796.1bUS$78.7b18.5x17.6x1.7x
Sun, 31 Oct 2021US$1.4tUS$779.6bUS$72.8b17.1x19.5x1.8x
Tue, 28 Sep 2021US$1.4tUS$725.4bUS$59.6b18x23x1.9x
Thu, 26 Aug 2021US$1.4tUS$724.0bUS$59.4b17.7x23.7x1.9x
Fri, 02 Jul 2021US$1.4tUS$717.3bUS$58.1b19.2x23.9x1.9x
Mon, 05 Apr 2021US$1.3tUS$653.3bUS$35.8b20.8x37.3x2x
Thu, 07 Jan 2021US$1.2tUS$623.8bUS$25.3b21.1x47x1.9x
Wed, 30 Sep 2020US$1.0tUS$612.7bUS$15.1b19.6x66.5x1.6x
Sat, 04 Jul 2020US$894.0bUS$617.7bUS$19.4b17.2x46x1.4x
Tue, 07 Apr 2020US$709.4bUS$640.2bUS$25.5b11.6x27.9x1.1x
Fri, 10 Jan 2020US$1.0tUS$650.3bUS$28.9b15.2x34.8x1.5x
Price to Earnings Ratio

25.3x


Total Market Cap: US$975.0bTotal Earnings: US$38.6bTotal Revenue: US$658.8bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.S. Materials Sector Price to Earnings3Y Average 31.4x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the American Materials industry, indicating that they anticipate long term growth rates will be lower than they have historically.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 14.1x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 31.4x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 1.7x is higher than the industry's current PS ratio of 1.4x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Materials industry have grown 35% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 14% 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?

US Market1.54%
Materials0.43%
Metals and Mining1.99%
Packaging0.69%
Basic Materials0.63%
Paper and Forestry Products0.071%
Chemicals-0.24%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Basic Materials industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 26.0x.
    • Analysts expect its future annual earnings growth (13.6%) to be largely in line with prior year's earnings growth.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Paper and Forestry Products industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 9.6x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Basic Materials industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 14% over the next 5 years.
  • This is roughly in line with its past earnings growth rate.
  • In contrast, the Paper and Forestry Products industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 25% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
FCX Freeport-McMoRanUS$39.804.6%
+US$2.5b
9.9%PE14.7x
SCCO Southern CopperUS$61.022.8%
+US$1.3b
6.3%PE18.4x
IFF International Flavors & FragrancesUS$105.824.9%
+US$1.3b
-25.2%PS2.1x
CTVA CortevaUS$67.162.1%
+US$971.7m
50.4%PE34.3x
NEM NewmontUS$47.472.6%
+US$968.4m
-11.9%PE38.9x
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US$85.01

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