NYSE:GFF

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Griffon Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the home and building products, and defense electronics businesses primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and China.

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Fundamentals

Solid track record and slightly overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has Griffon's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.8%

GFF

0.5%

US Building

0.9%

US Market


1 Year Return

82.5%

GFF

28.8%

US Building

16.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: GFF exceeded the US Building industry which returned 28.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GFF exceeded the US Market which returned 16.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

GFFIndustryMarket
7 Day1.8%0.5%0.9%
30 Day4.6%3.5%4.5%
90 Day22.2%10.4%6.2%
1 Year86.0%82.5%30.9%28.8%19.4%16.8%
3 Year7.5%-2.4%23.1%17.2%47.5%38.0%
5 Year96.5%74.3%51.6%31.8%62.0%44.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Griffon undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

19.83x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GFF ($22.1) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($20.44)

Significantly Below Fair Value: GFF is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GFF is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.8x) compared to the Building industry average (21.1x).

PE vs Market: GFF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.8x) compared to the US market (18.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: GFF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GFF is good value based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the US Building industry average (2.5x).


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Future Growth

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

16.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GFF's forecast earnings growth (16.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: GFF's earnings (16.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.4% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: GFF's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GFF's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: GFF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.4%).


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Past Performance

How has Griffon performed over the past 5 years?

12.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GFF has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GFF's current net profit margins (2.1%) are higher than last year (1.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GFF has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 12.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: GFF's earnings growth over the past year (37.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (12.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GFF earnings growth over the past year (37.2%) exceeded the Building industry -5.5%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: GFF's Return on Equity (9.5%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Griffon's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GFF's short term assets ($925.2M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($390.1M)

Long Term Liabilities: GFF's short term assets ($925.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities (1.2B)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GFF's debt to equity ratio (231.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: GFF's debt to equity ratio has increased from 150.3% to 231.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GFF's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.1%).

Interest Coverage: GFF's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: GFF has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: GFF's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.8x debt).


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Dividend

What is Griffon's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.36%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market

company1.4%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.7%forecastin3Years1.4%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: GFF's dividend (1.36%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.43%).

High Dividend: GFF's dividend (1.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.68%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: GFF's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (26%), GFF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: GFF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (19.3% payout ratio).


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Management

What is the CEO of Griffon's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

6.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Ron Kramer (61yo)

11.6yrs

Tenure

US$14,379,946

Compensation

Mr. Ronald J. Kramer, also known as Ron, serves as Independent Director of Business Development Corporation of America. since October 28, 2016. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Griffon Corporatio ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ron's total compensation ($USD14.38M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.63M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ron's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

6.9yrs

Average Tenure

53.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: GFF's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.9 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

4.5yrs

Average Tenure

68.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: GFF's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

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


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Ownership Breakdown

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


Management Team

  • Ron Kramer (61yo)

    Chairman of the Board & CEO

    • Tenure: 11.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$14.38m
  • Bob Mehmel (57yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$5.32m
  • Kevin McSweeney

    President of Telephonics Corporation

    • Tenure: 3.1yrs
  • Brian Harris (50yo)

    Senior VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.91m
  • Mike Sarrica

    President of The AMES Companies & ClosetMaid and Senior VP

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
  • Seth Kaplan (50yo)

    Senior VP

    • Tenure: 9.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.77m
  • Chris Durborow

    VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Steve Lynch

    President of Clopay Building Products

    • Tenure: 10.8yrs

Board Members

  • Thomas Brosig (69yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$168.00k
  • Henry Alpert (72yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 24.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$182.00k
  • Ron Kramer (61yo)

    Chairman of the Board & CEO

    • Tenure: 11.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$14.38m
  • William Waldorf (81yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 56.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$163.50k
  • Cheryl Turnbull (58yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$133.51k
  • Bob Mehmel (57yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$5.32m
  • Robert Harrison (83yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 15.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$167.00k
  • Lou Grabowsky (68yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$183.50k
  • Gene Renuart (69yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 5.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$153.50k
  • Kevin Sullivan (65yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4yrs
    • Compensation: US$195.00k

Company Information

Griffon Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Griffon Corporation
  • Ticker: GFF
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1959
  • Industry: Building Products
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$980.534m
  • Shares outstanding: 43.60m
  • Website: https://www.griffon.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Griffon Corporation
  • 712 Fifth Avenue
  • 18th Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10019
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GFFNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJul 1968

Biography

Griffon Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the home and building products, and defense electronics businesses primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, a ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/11/19 23:37
End of Day Share Price2019/11/19 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/09/30


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.