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Armstrong World Industries

Executive Summary

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells ceiling systems primarily for use in the construction and renovation of residential and commercial buildings in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential and slightly overvalued.

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Share Price & News

How has Armstrong World Industries's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 91A has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Building


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Building


DE Market

Return vs Industry: 91A underperformed the German Building industry which returned 3.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 91A underperformed the German Market which returned 4.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-5.9%0.9%0.05%
30 Day-5.2%2.2%5.5%
90 Day-9.9%10.4%19.9%
1 Year-26.6%-27.3%5.8%2.5%5.7%3.4%
3 Year66.3%63.7%3.7%-6.7%3.4%-4.7%
5 Year30.2%28.2%58.8%39.7%10.4%-4.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Armstrong World Industries's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Armstrong World Industries undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 91A (€64) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€99.95)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 91A is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 91A is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the DE Building industry average.

PE vs Market: 91A is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 91A's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 91A is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (9.7x) compared to the DE Building industry average (1x).

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Future Growth

How is Armstrong World Industries forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: 91A is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: 91A is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: 91A's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: 91A's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: 91A's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: 91A's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (44.6%).

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Past Performance

How has Armstrong World Industries performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 91A is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: 91A is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 91A is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 23.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare 91A's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: 91A is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Building industry (22.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 91A has a negative Return on Equity (-4.51%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Armstrong World Industries's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 91A's short term assets ($345.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($169.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: 91A's short term assets ($345.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.1B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 91A's debt to equity ratio (202.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: 91A's debt to equity ratio has increased from 150.1% to 202.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 91A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (25.8%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if 91A's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.

Balance Sheet

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What is Armstrong World Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 91A's dividend (1.06%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.24%).

High Dividend: 91A's dividend (1.06%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.77%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, 91A has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 91A's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 2 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: 91A is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: 91A's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (18.4% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Vic Grizzle (58yo)





Mr. Victor D. Grizzle, also known as Vic, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. since March 30, 2016 and has been its Director since April 2016. Mr. Grizzle ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Vic's total compensation ($USD5.11M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD2.41M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Vic's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.

Leadership Team

Victor Grizzle
President4.33yrsUS$5.11m0.56% $17.2m
Brian MacNeal
Senior VP & CFO4.25yrsUS$1.29m0.10% $3.1m
Mark Hershey
Chief Compliance Officer9yrsUS$1.28m0.093% $2.9m
Ellen Romano
Senior Vice President of Human Resources7.17yrsUS$1.83m0.031% $944.4k
Charles Chiappone
Senior Vice President of Ceilings & Wall Solutions4.33yrsUS$1.21m0.069% $2.1m
Thomas Waters
Vice President of Treasury & Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Jennifer Johnson
Director of Corporate Communicationsno datano datano data
Stephen McNamara
VP & Controller12yrsUS$553.54k0.033% $1.0m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: 91A's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Victor Grizzle
President4.33yrsUS$5.11m0.56% $17.2m
Tao Huang
Independent Director10yrsUS$215.32kno data
Larry McWilliams
Independent Chairman of the Board2.5yrsUS$305.86kno data
Stanley Askren
Independent Director11.75yrsUS$236.71k0.014% $415.9k
Roy Templin
Independent Director3.83yrsUS$205.82k0.018% $557.7k
James Melville
Independent Director8.42yrsUS$224.81k0.0088% $271.9k
Wayne Shurts
Independent Director1yrUS$150.00kno data
Cherryl Thomas
Independent Director4.25yrsUS$200.46kno data
Barbara Loughran
Independent Director1yrUS$150.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: 91A's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).


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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
  • Ticker: 91A
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1891
  • Industry: Building Products
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$3.506b
  • Listing Market Cap: US$3.076b
  • Shares outstanding: 47.83m
  • Website: https://www.armstrongworldindustries.com

Number of Employees


  • Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
  • 2500 Columbia Avenue
  • Lancaster
  • Pennsylvania
  • 17603
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AWINYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 2006
91ADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEUROct 2006
AWII34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REP 1 COM STK USD0.01BRBRLMay 2019


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells ceiling systems primarily for use in the construction and renovation of residential and commercial buildings in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. The company operates through Mineral Fiber and Architectural Specialties segments. The company produces suspended mineral fiber, soft fiber, fiberglass wool, and metal ceiling systems, as well as wood, wood fiber, glass-reinforced-gypsum, and felt ceiling and wall systems; ceiling perimeters and trims, as well as grid products that support drywall ceiling systems; ceilings and walls for use in commercial settings; and acoustical and architectural cast ceilings, walls, facades, columns and moldings, and structural solutions. Armstrong World Industries, Inc. sells its commercial ceiling and architectural specialties products to resale distributors and ceiling system contractors; and residential ceiling products to wholesalers and retailers, such as large home centers. The company was incorporated in 1891 and is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/14 21:35
End of Day Share Price2020/07/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.