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Quanex Building Products

Executive Summary

Quanex Building Products Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides components for the fenestration industry worldwide. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend.


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Share Price & News

How has Quanex Building Products's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: NX is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: NX's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.8%

NX

-1.5%

US Building

-4.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

44.8%

NX

38.8%

US Building

38.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: NX exceeded the US Building industry which returned 34.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NX exceeded the US Market which returned 38.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

NXIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.8%-1.5%-4.6%
30 Day7.8%7.1%0.6%
90 Day15.8%9.7%1.9%
1 Year47.9%44.8%48.4%38.8%41.5%38.5%
3 Year51.0%43.1%64.6%51.2%56.7%46.7%
5 Year41.1%31.6%129.9%97.7%123.5%98.6%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Quanex Building Products undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

7.8%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: NX ($24.33) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($26.38)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NX is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NX is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.7x) compared to the US Building industry average (22.5x).

PE vs Market: NX is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.7x) compared to the US market (21.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: NX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NX is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Building industry average (3.1x).


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Future Growth

How is Quanex Building Products forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

14.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NX's forecast earnings growth (14.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: NX's earnings (14.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (20.2% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: NX's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NX's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: NX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.7%).


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Past Performance

How has Quanex Building Products performed over the past 5 years?

-24.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NX has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: NX became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NX's earnings have declined by 24.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: NX has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: NX has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Building industry (21.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: NX's Return on Equity (10.8%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Quanex Building Products's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NX's short term assets ($207.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($130.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: NX's short term assets ($207.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($205.6M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NX's debt to equity ratio (28.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: NX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 14% to 28.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: NX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (98.7%).

Interest Coverage: NX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Quanex Building Products's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.31%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NX's dividend (1.31%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.35%).

High Dividend: NX's dividend (1.31%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.72%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: NX's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: NX's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (27.2%), NX's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: NX's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (56.6% payout ratio).


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Management

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

1.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

George Wilson (51 yo)

1.08yrs

Tenure

US$2,107,910

Compensation

Mr. George L. Wilson has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Quanex Building Products Corporation since January 1, 2020 and had been its Chief Operating Officer and Vice President s...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: George's total compensation ($USD2.11M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.22M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
William Griffiths
Executive Chairman of the Board7.58yrsUS$1.31m0.70%
$ 5.7m
George Wilson
President1.08yrsUS$2.11m0.30%
$ 2.5m
Scott Zuehlke
Senior VP1.67yrsUS$823.42k0.079%
$ 637.6k
Mark Livingston
VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller1.25yrsUS$501.13k0.030%
$ 245.7k
Paul Cornett
Senior VP1.25yrsUS$807.99k0.066%
$ 530.8k
Vince Warne
Director of Technical Services6.83yrsno datano data
Chris Alderson
Managing Director of UK & Asia Pacific- Edgetech UK5.08yrsno datano data
Bob Daniels
President of North American Fenestration4.58yrsno datano data
John Sleva
President of North American Cabinet Components0.50yrno datano data
Martin Thurley
Chief Executive Officer of Liniar HL Plastics3.08yrsno datano data
Larry Patterson
Director of Operations6.83yrsno datano data

1.7yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: NX's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
William Griffiths
Executive Chairman of the Board7.58yrsUS$1.31m0.70%
$ 5.7m
George Wilson
President1.08yrsUS$2.11m0.30%
$ 2.5m
Robert Buck
Independent Director9.25yrsUS$168.66k0%
$ 0
Curtis Stevens
Independent Director10.33yrsUS$172.26k0%
$ 0
Joseph Rupp
Independent Lead Directorno dataUS$181.34k0.14%
$ 1.1m
Susan Davis
Independent Director14.08yrsUS$170.79k0%
$ 0
Meredith Mendes
Independent Director1.33yrsUS$153.63k0%
$ 0
Donald Maier
Independent Director1.92yrsUS$162.02k0%
$ 0
William Waltz
Independent Director0.33yrUS$5.69k0%
$ 0

4.8yrs

Average Tenure

66yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: NX's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: NX insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Quanex Building Products Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Quanex Building Products Corporation
  • Ticker: NX
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1927
  • Industry: Building Products
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$810.146m
  • Shares outstanding: 33.30m
  • Website: https://www.quanex.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Quanex Building Products Corporation
  • 1800 West Loop South
  • Suite 1500
  • Houston
  • Texas
  • 77027
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NXNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDApr 2008
4Q2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURApr 2008

Biography

Quanex Building Products Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides components for the fenestration industry worldwide. It operates through three segments: North American Fenestration, European ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/02/27 00:37
End of Day Share Price2021/02/26 00:00
Earnings2020/10/31
Annual Earnings2020/10/31


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.