GrafTech International Ltd. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells graphite and carbon based products worldwide. More Details
Undervalued with limited growth.
Share Price & News
How has GrafTech International's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: EAF is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.
Volatility Over Time: EAF's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: EAF underperformed the US Electrical industry which returned 66.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EAF exceeded the US Market which returned 38.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is GrafTech International's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StDo Institutions Own GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF) Shares?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StGrafTech International (NYSE:EAF) Share Prices Have Dropped 11% In The Last Year
1 month ago | Simply Wall StAre Investors Undervaluing GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF) By 48%?
Is GrafTech International 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: EAF ($11.83) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($22.87)
Significantly Below Fair Value: EAF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EAF is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.3x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (31.3x).
PE vs Market: EAF is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.3x) compared to the US market (21.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: EAF is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EAF has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Electrical industry average.
How is GrafTech International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: EAF's forecast earnings growth (18.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: EAF's earnings (18.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (20.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: EAF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: EAF's revenue (10.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: EAF's revenue (10.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if EAF's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has GrafTech International performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EAF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: EAF's current net profit margins (35.5%) are lower than last year (41.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EAF has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 49.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: EAF's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: EAF had negative earnings growth (-41.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electrical industry average (-10.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: EAF's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is GrafTech International's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EAF has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: EAF has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EAF has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: EAF's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Debt Coverage: EAF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (39.9%).
Interest Coverage: EAF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.1x coverage).
What is GrafTech International current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: EAF's dividend (0.34%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).
High Dividend: EAF's dividend (0.34%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.76%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: EAF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: EAF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: EAF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of EAF's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dave Rintoul (62 yo)
Mr. David J. Rintoul, also known as Dave, has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of GrafTech International Ltd. since March 1, 2018. Mr. Rintoul served as Senior Vice President of Tub...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dave's total compensation ($USD2.36M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.96M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dave's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman||2.92yrs||US$19.02k||no data|
|CFO, VP of Finance & Treasurer||5.75yrs||US$667.14k||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Operations & Development||1.75yrs||US$1.51m||0.0027% |
|Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary||2.58yrs||US$948.34k||0.00098% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Commercial||1yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: EAF's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
|Executive Chairman||2.92yrs||US$19.02k||no data|
|Independent Director||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2.83yrs||US$125.00k||0.0019% |
|Independent Director||2.83yrs||US$140.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||1.92yrs||US$97.57k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.83yrs||US$125.00k||0.0033% |
Experienced Board: EAF's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
GrafTech International Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: GrafTech International Ltd.
- Ticker: EAF
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1886
- Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$3.161b
- Shares outstanding: 267.19m
- Website: https://www.graftech.com
Number of Employees
- GrafTech International Ltd.
- 982 Keynote Circle
- Brooklyn Heights
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|EAF||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Apr 2018|
|G6G||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Apr 2018|
GrafTech International Ltd. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells graphite and carbon based products worldwide. It offers graphite electrodes to produce electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/02/27 00:21|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/02/26 00:00|
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