Continental Materials Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products; and construction products in North America.
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Share Price & News
How has Continental Materials's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CUO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CUO underperformed the US Building industry which returned -16% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CUO underperformed the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Continental Materials's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Continental Materials 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: CUO ($9.01) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($569.43)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CUO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CUO is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Building industry average.
PE vs Market: CUO is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CUO's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CUO is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the US Building industry average (1.2x).
How is Continental Materials forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Capital Goods industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Continental Materials has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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- Examine whether Continental Materials is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
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How has Continental Materials performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CUO is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: CUO is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CUO is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -0.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CUO's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: CUO is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Building industry (-15.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CUO has a negative Return on Equity (-39.78%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Continental Materials's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CUO's short term assets ($48.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($27.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: CUO's short term assets ($48.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($27.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CUO is debt free.
Reducing Debt: CUO has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 7.9%.
Inventory Level: CUO has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CUO's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are -5.4063461726769E+16x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable CUO has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: CUO is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 33.2% per year.
What is Continental Materials's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CUO's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CUO's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CUO's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CUO'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 CUO'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
James Gidwitz (72yo)
Mr. James G. Gidwitz has been the Chief Executive Officer at Continental Materials Corp. since 1983. Mr. Gidwitz has been the Chairman of Continental Materials Corp. since 1983 and has been its Director si ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: James's total compensation ($USD672.90K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD602.37K).
Compensation vs Earnings: James's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman of the Board & CEO||37.25yrs||US$672.90k||1.98% $298.3k|
|President & COO||1.83yrs||US$484.76k||0.036% $5.4k|
|CFO, VP||1.5yrs||US$326.81k||0.060% $9.0k|
Experienced Management: CUO's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Chairman of the Board & CEO||37.25yrs||US$672.90k||1.98% $298.3k|
|Independent Director||23.25yrs||US$45.31k||1.3% $196.5k|
|Independent Director||19.25yrs||US$49.06k||1.3% $196.5k|
Experienced Board: CUO's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 23.2 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Continental Materials Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Continental Materials Corporation
- Ticker: CUO
- Exchange: AMEX
- Founded: 1954
- Industry: Building Products
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$15.079m
- Shares outstanding: 1.68m
- Website: https://www.continental-materials.com
Number of Employees
- Continental Materials Corporation
- 440 South LaSalle Street
- Suite 3100
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CUO||AMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jan 1968|
Continental Materials Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products; and construction products in North America. The company’s HVAC Industry Group offers gas-fired wall furnaces, console heaters, and fan coils, as well as evaporative coolers. The company sells its HVAC products through plumbing, heating, and air conditioning wholesale distributors, as well as directly to retail home-centers and other retail outlets; and HVAC installing contractors and equipment manufacturers for commercial applications. Its Construction Products Industry Group provides concrete, aggregates, and construction supplies; and hollow metal and wood doors, door frames and related hardware, lavatory fixtures, and electronic access and security systems. The company primarily sells its construction products to general and sub-contractors, government entities, and individuals. Continental Materials Corporation was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/31 00:00|
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