GMS Inc. distributes wallboards, suspended ceilings systems, and complementary building products in the United States and Canada. More Details
Solid track record and good value.
Share Price & News
How has GMS's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GMS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: GMS's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
US Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: GMS exceeded the US Trade Distributors industry which returned 51.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GMS exceeded the US Market which returned 34.7% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is GMS's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
5 days ago | Simply Wall StIs There An Opportunity With GMS Inc.'s (NYSE:GMS) 41% Undervaluation?
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Is GMS 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: GMS ($48.39) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($83.83)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GMS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GMS is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.6x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (23.9x).
PE vs Market: GMS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.6x) compared to the US market (18x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GMS is good value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GMS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.5x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (2.4x).
How is GMS forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GMS's forecast earnings growth (20% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: GMS's earnings (20% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: GMS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: GMS's revenue (7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GMS's revenue (7% 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 GMS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has GMS performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GMS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: GMS's current net profit margins (3.2%) are higher than last year (0.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GMS's earnings have grown by 9.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GMS's earnings growth over the past year (352.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (9.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: GMS earnings growth over the past year (352.9%) exceeded the Trade Distributors industry 50.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: GMS's Return on Equity (12.8%) is considered low.
How is GMS's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GMS's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($562.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: GMS's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GMS's debt to equity ratio (107.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GMS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 205.7% to 107.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GMS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.4%).
Interest Coverage: GMS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.3x coverage).
What is GMS current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate GMS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate GMS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if GMS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if GMS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of GMS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Turner (52 yo)
Mr. John C. Turner, Jr., has been the President of GMS Inc. since May 1, 2019 and has been its Chief Executive Officer and Director since August 2, 2019. He joined GMS Inc. in 2019. He was the President of...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD4.55M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.69M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare John's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: GMS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: GMS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.1 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: GMS insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
GMS Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: GMS Inc.
- Ticker: GMS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1971
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$2.085b
- Shares outstanding: 43.08m
- Website: https://www.gms.com
Number of Employees
- GMS Inc.
- 100 Crescent Centre Parkway
- Suite 800
- United States
GMS Inc. distributes wallboards, suspended ceilings systems, and complementary building products in the United States and Canada. The company offers ceilings products, including suspended mineral fibers, s...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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