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Adbri ASX:ABC Stock Report

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27 Jun, 2022


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ABC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health4/6

ABC Stock Overview

Adbri Limited manufactures, imports, distributes, and markets construction materials in Australia.

Adbri Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Adbri
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$2.48
52 Week HighAU$3.87
52 Week LowAU$2.27
1 Month Change-11.74%
3 Month Change-19.48%
1 Year Change-29.35%
3 Year Change-42.19%
5 Year Change-55.87%
Change since IPO45.88%

Recent News & Updates

May 25
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Shareholder Returns

ABCAU Basic MaterialsAU Market

Return vs Industry: ABC exceeded the Australian Basic Materials industry which returned -36.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ABC underperformed the Australian Market which returned -11.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ABC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ABC volatility
ABC Average Weekly Movement4.4%
Basic Materials Industry Average Movement6.1%
Market Average Movement9.7%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market16.3%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market4.2%

Stable Share Price: ABC is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ABC's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

18821,500Nick Miller

Adbri Limited manufactures, imports, distributes, and markets construction materials in Australia. The company operates in two segments: Cement, Lime, Concrete and Aggregates; and Masonry. It provides cement, lime, premixed concrete, aggregates, and sand; various concrete bricks, besser blocks, pavers, and retaining wall blocks; and industrial minerals comprising agricultural lime products, stockfield minerals and fillers for glass manufacturing, and quick and hydrated lime for industrial processing and water treatment applications.

Adbri Fundamentals Summary

How do Adbri's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ABC fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$1.62b
Earnings (TTM)AU$116.70m
Revenue (TTM)AU$1.57b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ABC income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueAU$1.34b
Gross ProfitAU$233.30m
Other ExpensesAU$116.60m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Aug 22, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.18
Gross Margin14.87%
Net Profit Margin7.44%
Debt/Equity Ratio44.3%

How did ABC perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is ABC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

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ABC key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue1.4x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA9.9x
PEG Ratio1.9x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does ABC's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

ABC PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for ABC vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average12.5x
BKW Brickworks
WGN Wagners Holding
JHX James Hardie Industries
ABC Adbri

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: ABC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (13.9x) compared to the peer average (12.5x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does ABC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Basic Materials Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: ABC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (13.9x) compared to the Global Basic Materials industry average (13.2x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is ABC's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

ABC PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio13.9x
Fair PE Ratio16.4x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: ABC is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (13.9x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.4x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of ABC when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: ABC (A$2.48) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$9.23)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ABC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ABC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)

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Future Growth

How is Adbri forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ABC's forecast earnings growth (7.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).

Earnings vs Market: ABC's earnings (7.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: ABC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: ABC's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (5.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ABC's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ABC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.8%).

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Past Performance

How has Adbri performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ABC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ABC's current net profit margins (7.4%) are higher than last year (6.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ABC's earnings have declined by 17% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ABC's earnings growth over the past year (24.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-17% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ABC earnings growth over the past year (24.5%) underperformed the Basic Materials industry 85.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: ABC's Return on Equity (9.2%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Adbri's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ABC's short term assets (A$530.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$230.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: ABC's short term assets (A$530.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$783.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ABC's net debt to equity ratio (34.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: ABC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 25.5% to 44.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ABC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34.7%).

Interest Coverage: ABC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Adbri current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ABC's dividend (5.04%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.75%).

High Dividend: ABC's dividend (5.04%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.85%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: ABC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: ABC's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (69.9%), ABC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (149.1%), ABC's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Nick Miller





Mr. Nicholas D. Miller, also known as Nick, NZCE(Civil), BE(Hons), FIPENZ, GAICD, has been Chief Executive Officer of ADBRI Limited (formerly known as Adelaide Brighton Limited) since January 30, 2019 and...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Nick's total compensation ($USD2.15M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD1.04M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Nick's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: ABC's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: ABC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Adbri Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Adbri Limited
  • Ticker: ABC
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1882
  • Industry: Construction Materials
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$1.619b
  • Shares outstanding: 652.63m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Adbri Limited
  • Aurora Place
  • Level 9
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Australia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/27 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.