Armstrong World Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, 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. More Details
Mediocre balance sheet with limited growth.
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: AWI is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AWI's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: AWI underperformed the US Building industry which returned 117.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AWI underperformed the US Market which returned 51.8% over the past year.
Long-Term 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
3 days ago | Simply Wall StArmstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) Strong Profits May Be Masking Some Underlying Issues
6 days ago | Simply Wall StCan Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) Maintain Its Strong Returns?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden
Is Armstrong World Industries undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AWI ($102.58) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($97.65)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AWI is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AWI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.9x) compared to the US Building industry average (25.7x).
PE vs Market: AWI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.9x) compared to the US market (20.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AWI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AWI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.4x) compared to the US Building industry average (3.1x).
How is Armstrong World Industries forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AWI's forecast earnings growth (13.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: AWI's earnings (13.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AWI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AWI's revenue (8.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AWI's revenue (8.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AWI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (33.4%)
How has Armstrong World Industries performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AWI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AWI became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AWI's earnings have declined by 5.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AWI has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AWI has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Building industry (18.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst AWI's Return on Equity (37.16%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Armstrong World Industries's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AWI's short term assets ($316.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($156.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: AWI's short term assets ($316.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AWI's debt to equity ratio (154.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AWI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 128.3% to 154.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AWI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29%).
Interest Coverage: AWI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.7x coverage).
What is Armstrong World Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AWI's dividend (0.82%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: AWI's dividend (0.82%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.42%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, AWI has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AWI's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.6%), AWI's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: AWI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (19.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Vic Grizzle (58 yo)
Mr. Victor D. Grizzle, also known as Vic, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. since March 30, 2016 and Director since April 2016. Mr. Grizzle served as an...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Vic's total compensation ($USD5.11M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.50M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Vic's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: AWI's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AWI's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
- Ticker: AWI
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1891
- Industry: Building Products
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$4.912b
- Shares outstanding: 47.89m
- Website: https://www.armstrongceilings.com
Number of Employees
- Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
- 2500 Columbia Avenue
- United States
Armstrong World Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells ceiling systems primarily for use in the construction and renovation of residential and commercial buildin...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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