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Advanced Drainage Systems NYSE:WMS Stock Report

Last Price

US$104.91

Market Cap

US$8.8b

7D

3.6%

1Y

-6.4%

Updated

21 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
WMS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health3/6
Dividends0/6

WMS Stock Overview

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets thermoplastic corrugated pipes and related water management products, and drainage solutions for use in the underground construction and infrastructure marketplace in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Advanced Drainage Systems
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$104.91
52 Week HighUS$138.02
52 Week LowUS$92.28
Beta1.39
1 Month Change-3.66%
3 Month Change-10.00%
1 Year Change-6.41%
3 Year Change250.17%
5 Year Change408.04%
Change since IPO555.69%

Recent News & Updates

May 20
Here's Why I Think Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) Might Deserve Your Attention Today

Here's Why I Think Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) Might Deserve Your Attention Today

For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to...

May 15

Advanced Drainage Systems: Pullback In Stock Occurred, 48% Upside Possible

Advanced Drainage Systems is poised for strong growth as its solutions are needed for all phases of storm water management. The recent sell-off improved the valuation, leaving plenty of upside for the stock. The technical perspective is indicating a bullish turnaround for the stock.

May 08
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE:WMS) Shares Could Be 39% Below Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE:WMS) Shares Could Be 39% Below Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. ( NYSE:WMS ) by taking...

Shareholder Returns

WMSUS BuildingUS Market
7D3.6%-3.1%-2.7%
1Y-6.4%-19.8%-12.9%

Return vs Industry: WMS exceeded the US Building industry which returned -19.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WMS exceeded the US Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WMS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WMS volatility
WMS Average Weekly Movement7.0%
Building Industry Average Movement6.3%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

Stable Share Price: WMS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WMS's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19665,635Donald Barbourhttps://www.adspipe.com

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets thermoplastic corrugated pipes and related water management products, and drainage solutions for use in the underground construction and infrastructure marketplace in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. The company operates through Pipe, International, Infiltrator, and Allied Products & Other segments. It offers single, double, and triple wall corrugated polypropylene and polyethylene pipes; plastic leachfield chambers and systems, EZflow synthetic aggregate bundles, mechanical aeration wastewater solutions, septic tanks and accessories, and combined treatment and dispersal systems; and allied products, including storm retention/detention and septic chambers, polyvinyl chloride drainage structures, fittings, and water quality filters and separators.

Advanced Drainage Systems Fundamentals Summary

How do Advanced Drainage Systems's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WMS fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$8.85b
Earnings (TTM)US$229.53m
Revenue (TTM)US$2.77b

38.6x

P/E Ratio

3.2x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WMS income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$2.77b
Cost of RevenueUS$1.95b
Gross ProfitUS$819.57m
Other ExpensesUS$590.03m
EarningsUS$229.53m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)2.72
Gross Margin29.59%
Net Profit Margin8.29%
Debt/Equity Ratio84.0%

How did WMS perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

0.5%

Current Dividend Yield

14%

Payout Ratio

Does WMS pay a reliable dividends?

See WMS dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy WMS by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Advanced Drainage Systems dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateMay 31 2022
Dividend Pay DateJun 15 2022
Days until Ex dividend8 days
Days until Dividend pay date23 days

Does WMS pay a reliable dividends?

See WMS dividend history and benchmarks

Valuation

Is Advanced Drainage Systems undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

2/6

Valuation Score 2/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


26.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WMS ($104.91) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($142.22)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WMS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WMS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.6x) compared to the US Building industry average (16.3x).

PE vs Market: WMS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.6x) compared to the US market (15.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WMS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WMS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (9.9x) compared to the US Building industry average (2.1x).


Future Growth

How is Advanced Drainage Systems forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

Future Growth Score

5/6

Future Growth Score 5/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


24.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WMS's forecast earnings growth (24% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: WMS's earnings (24% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WMS's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WMS's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WMS's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (46.5%).


Past Performance

How has Advanced Drainage Systems performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

3/6

Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


28.7%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WMS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WMS's current net profit margins (8.3%) are lower than last year (9.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WMS's earnings have grown significantly by 28.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WMS's earnings growth over the past year (23.8%) is below its 5-year average (28.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WMS earnings growth over the past year (23.8%) underperformed the Building industry 27.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: WMS's Return on Equity (24.9%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is Advanced Drainage Systems's financial position?

Financial Health Score

3/6

Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WMS's short term assets ($871.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($391.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: WMS's short term assets ($871.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.2B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WMS's net debt to equity ratio (82.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WMS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 63.6% to 84% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WMS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.6%).

Interest Coverage: WMS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Advanced Drainage Systems's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


0.46%

Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 22 2022Ex Dividend DateMay 31 2022Dividend Pay DateJun 15 202215 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 8 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WMS's dividend (0.46%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.58%).

High Dividend: WMS's dividend (0.46%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.11%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: WMS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: WMS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: WMS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: WMS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


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Management

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

3.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Donald Barbour (58 yo)

4.67yrs

Tenure

US$6,078,864

Compensation

Mr. Donald Scott Barbour has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. since September 1, 2017. He serves as Independent Director at Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc....


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Donald's total compensation ($USD6.08M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD8.23M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WMS's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: WMS's board of directors are considered experienced (5.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 18.7%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
  • Ticker: WMS
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1966
  • Industry: Building Products
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: US$8.850b
  • Shares outstanding: 84.35m
  • Website: https://www.adspipe.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
  • 4640 Trueman Boulevard
  • Hilliard
  • Ohio
  • 43026
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/21 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Earnings2022/03/31
Annual Earnings2022/03/31


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.