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U.S. Materials Sector Analysis

UpdatedFeb 06, 2023
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies550
  • 7D0.8%
  • 3M12.3%
  • 1Y3.6%
  • YTD9.8%

Over the last 7 days, the Materials industry has remained flat, although notably Sherwin-Williams gained 4.7%. As for the the longer term, the industry is up 3.6% over the past 12 months. As for the next few years, earnings are expected to grow by 6.8% per annum.

Sector Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Mon, 06 Feb 2023US$1.4tUS$961.3bUS$90.6b12.3x15.8x1.5x
Wed, 04 Jan 2023US$1.3tUS$967.2bUS$95.5b11.1x13.6x1.3x
Fri, 02 Dec 2022US$1.4tUS$967.0bUS$95.6b10.7x14.4x1.4x
Sun, 30 Oct 2022US$1.3tUS$959.4bUS$96.4b10.9x13.1x1.3x
Tue, 27 Sep 2022US$1.1tUS$954.2bUS$102.9b9.8x11x1.2x
Thu, 25 Aug 2022US$1.3tUS$954.5bUS$102.9b12.2x13x1.4x
Sat, 23 Jul 2022US$1.3tUS$913.0bUS$99.0b12.7x13x1.4x
Mon, 20 Jun 2022US$1.2tUS$895.0bUS$97.4b12.2x12.8x1.4x
Wed, 18 May 2022US$1.4tUS$893.4bUS$96.5b13.5x14.2x1.5x
Fri, 15 Apr 2022US$1.5tUS$848.1bUS$84.8b16.7x18x1.8x
Sun, 13 Mar 2022US$1.4tUS$846.4bUS$87.1b16.7x16.2x1.7x
Tue, 08 Feb 2022US$1.4tUS$827.2bUS$83.8b16.8x16.4x1.7x
Thu, 06 Jan 2022US$1.5tUS$800.1bUS$78.9b19x18.9x1.9x
Sat, 04 Dec 2021US$1.4tUS$796.1bUS$78.7b18.3x17.8x1.8x
Mon, 01 Nov 2021US$1.4tUS$781.1bUS$73.2b17.2x19.4x1.8x
Wed, 29 Sep 2021US$1.4tUS$725.4bUS$59.6b17.2x22.7x1.9x
Fri, 27 Aug 2021US$1.4tUS$724.0bUS$59.4b18.3x24.1x2x
Sat, 03 Jul 2021US$1.4tUS$717.3bUS$58.1b19.2x23.9x1.9x
Tue, 06 Apr 2021US$1.3tUS$653.3bUS$35.8b20.8x37.3x2x
Fri, 08 Jan 2021US$1.2tUS$623.8bUS$25.3b21.1x47x1.9x
Thu, 01 Oct 2020US$1.0tUS$612.7bUS$15.1b19.6x66.5x1.6x
Sun, 05 Jul 2020US$894.0bUS$617.7bUS$19.4b17.2x46x1.4x
Wed, 08 Apr 2020US$709.4bUS$640.2bUS$25.5b11.6x27.9x1.1x
Price to Earnings Ratio

29.3x


Total Market Cap: US$849.1bTotal Earnings: US$28.9bTotal Revenue: US$650.3bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.S. Materials Sector Price to Earnings3Y Average 30.2x202120222023
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 15.8x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 30.2x.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PS ratio of 1.6x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Materials industry have grown 46% 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 Market1.73%
Materials0.75%
Paper and Forestry Products3.92%
Basic Materials3.26%
Packaging2.05%
Chemicals0.63%
Metals and Mining0.066%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Basic Materials industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 25.7x.
    • Analysts expect its future annual earnings growth (13.0%) 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 9.1x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Basic Materials industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 13% 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 8.1% 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
SHW Sherwin-WilliamsUS$241.734.7%
+US$2.8b
-13.4%PE30.8x
NUE NucorUS$176.636.2%
+US$2.6b
59.0%PE5.9x
ALB AlbemarleUS$287.235.6%
+US$1.8b
30.7%PE21.7x
STLD Steel DynamicsUS$128.187.6%
+US$1.6b
119.7%PE5.8x
DOW DowUS$60.003.5%
+US$1.4b
0.2%PE9.3x
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9.4%

1Y

-11.4%

CTVA

US$61.50

Corteva

7D

-1.6%

1Y

24.1%

APD

US$285.02

Air Products and Chemicals

7D

-9.2%

1Y

12.0%

NUE

US$176.63

Nucor

7D

6.2%

1Y

59.0%

SMG

US$82.27

Scotts Miracle-Gro

7D

24.7%

1Y

-37.3%

DOW

US$60.00

Dow

7D

3.5%

1Y

0.2%

STLD

US$128.18

Steel Dynamics

7D

7.6%

1Y

119.7%

SHW

US$241.73

Sherwin-Williams

7D

4.7%

1Y

-13.4%

FMC

US$127.39

FMC

7D

-2.2%

1Y

17.7%

LIN

US$323.60

Linde

7D

-0.4%

1Y

9.2%

AEM

US$52.44

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7D

-6.3%

1Y

6.6%