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
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$101.23|
|52 Week High||US$138.02|
|52 Week Low||US$92.28|
|1 Month Change||-6.34%|
|3 Month Change||-11.87%|
|1 Year Change||-10.58%|
|3 Year Change||274.65%|
|5 Year Change||352.93%|
|Change since IPO||532.69%|
Recent News & Updates
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.
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|WMS||US Building||US Market|
Return vs Industry: WMS exceeded the US Building industry which returned -18.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WMS matched the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.
|WMS Average Weekly Movement||6.9%|
|Building Industry Average Movement||6.5%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
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
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. It operates through Pipe, International and Infiltrator, and Allied Products & Other segments. The company offers single, double, and triple wall corrugated polypropylene and polyethylene pipes; plastic leachfield chambers and systems, EZflow synthetic aggregate bundles, mechanical aerated wastewater solutions, septic tanks and accessories, and combined treatment 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
|WMS fundamental statistics|
Is WMS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WMS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$1.80b|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
May 19, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.87|
|Net Profit Margin||8.13%|
How did WMS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.4%Current Dividend Yield
Is Advanced Drainage Systems undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WMS ($101.23) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($163.84)
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 (35.3x) compared to the US Building industry average (16.3x).
PE vs Market: WMS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (35.3x) compared to the US market (15.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WMS is good value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WMS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (9.1x) compared to the US Building industry average (2.2x).
How is Advanced Drainage Systems forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Future Growth Score5/6
Future Growth Score 5/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WMS's forecast earnings growth (36.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: WMS's earnings (36.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WMS's revenue (9.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WMS's revenue (9.8% 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 (46.9%).
How has Advanced Drainage Systems performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score3/6
Past Performance Score 3/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WMS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WMS's current net profit margins (8.1%) are lower than last year (8.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WMS's earnings have grown significantly by 23% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WMS's earnings growth over the past year (21.7%) is below its 5-year average (23% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WMS earnings growth over the past year (21.7%) underperformed the Building industry 27.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WMS's Return on Equity (24.2%) is considered high.
How is Advanced Drainage Systems's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WMS's short term assets ($807.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($364.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: WMS's short term assets ($807.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WMS's net debt to equity ratio (90.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WMS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 54.5% to 92.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WMS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (20.7%).
Interest Coverage: WMS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.2x coverage).
What is Advanced Drainage Systems's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WMS's dividend (0.43%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.54%).
High Dividend: WMS's dividend (0.43%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WMS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: WMS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: WMS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: WMS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Donald Barbour (58 yo)
Mr. Donald Scott Barbour has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. since September 1, 2017. He serves as Independent Director at Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc....
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Donald's total compensation ($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.
Experienced Management: WMS's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WMS's board of directors are considered experienced (5.2 years average tenure).
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.
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
- Ticker: WMS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1966
- Industry: Building Products
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Implied Market Cap: US$7.280b
- Shares outstanding: 71.92m
- Website: https://www.adspipe.com
Number of Employees
- Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
- 4640 Trueman Boulevard
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/15 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/13 00:00|
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.