Meritage Homes Corporation designs and builds single-family homes in the United States.
Excellent balance sheet with solid track record.
Share Price & News
How has Meritage Homes's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MTH's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Consumer Durables
1 Year Return
US Consumer Durables
Return vs Industry: MTH exceeded the US Consumer Durables industry which returned 2.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MTH exceeded the US Market which returned 4.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Meritage Homes's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Meritage Homes undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MTH ($73.33) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($56.73)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MTH is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MTH is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.4x) compared to the Consumer Durables industry average (10.5x).
PE vs Market: MTH is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.4x) compared to the US market (16.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MTH's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MTH is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average (1.2x).
How is Meritage Homes 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: MTH's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.2% per year).
Earnings vs Market: MTH's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MTH's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MTH's revenue (1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MTH's revenue (1% 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 MTH's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Meritage Homes performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MTH has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MTH's current net profit margins (7.7%) are higher than last year (6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MTH's earnings have grown by 15.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MTH's earnings growth over the past year (41.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (15.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: MTH earnings growth over the past year (41.5%) exceeded the Consumer Durables industry 10.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: MTH's Return on Equity (14.8%) is considered low.
How is Meritage Homes's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MTH's short term assets ($3.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($346.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: MTH's short term assets ($3.8B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MTH's debt to equity ratio (75.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: MTH's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 85.3% to 75.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MTH's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (23.7%).
Interest Coverage: MTH's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (85x coverage).
What is Meritage Homes's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate MTH's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate MTH's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MTH's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MTH's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MTH's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Hilton (59yo)
Mr. Steven J. Hilton, also known as Steve, co-founded Meritage Homes Corporation in 1985 and has also been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since May 18, 2006. Mr. Hilton served as the Co-Chairman ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD9.20M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.86M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||23.58yrs||US$9.20m||1.23% $33.8m|
|CFO & Executive VP||4.25yrs||US$3.11m||0.074% $2.0m|
|COO & Executive VP||5.25yrs||US$5.07m||0.11% $2.9m|
|General Counsel||14.75yrs||US$2.66m||0.11% $3.0m|
|Chief Human Resources Officer & Executive VP||4.67yrs||US$1.21m||0.040% $1.1m|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|President of Florida Division||3.25yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Texas Region Operations||14yrs||no data||no data|
|President of South Region||2.42yrs||no data||no data|
|South Region President||6.17yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: MTH's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||23.58yrs||US$9.20m||1.23% $33.8m|
|Independent Director||15.5yrs||US$272.41k||0.032% $880.0k|
|Lead Independent Director||17.75yrs||US$322.41k||0.081% $2.2m|
|Independent Director||22.58yrs||US$262.41k||0.053% $1.5m|
|Independent Director||4.33yrs||US$262.41k||0.038% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||10.92yrs||US$272.41k||0.16% $4.3m|
|Independent Director||8.58yrs||US$272.41k||0.073% $2.0m|
|Independent Director||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||1.08yrs||US$267.06k||no data|
Experienced Board: MTH's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: MTH 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.
Meritage Homes Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Meritage Homes Corporation
- Ticker: MTH
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1985
- Industry: Homebuilding
- Sector: Consumer Durables
- Market Cap: US$2.757b
- Shares outstanding: 37.60m
- Website: https://www.meritagehomes.com
Number of Employees
- Meritage Homes Corporation
- 8800 East Raintree Drive
- Suite 300
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MTH||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 1988|
|MEY||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 1988|
Meritage Homes Corporation designs and builds single-family homes in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Homebuilding and Financial Services. It acquires and develops land; and constructs, markets, and sells homes for first-time and first move-up buyers. The company also offers luxury homes under the Monterey Homes brand name; and title insurance and closing/settlement services to its homebuyers. It builds and sells homes in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee under the Meritage Homes brand name. Meritage Homes Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/01 23:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/01 00:00|
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