NasdaqGS:USLM

Stock Analysis Report

United States Lime & Minerals

Executive Summary

United States Lime & Minerals, Inc. manufactures and supplies lime and limestone products in the United States.

Rewards

PE ratio (19.1x) is below the Basic Materials industry average (30.7x)

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for USLM from our risk checks.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and slightly overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has United States Lime & Minerals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: USLM has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-10.0%

USLM

-0.1%

US Basic Materials

0.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

21.1%

USLM

46.4%

US Basic Materials

20.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: USLM underperformed the US Basic Materials industry which returned 46.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: USLM exceeded the US Market which returned 20.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

USLMIndustryMarket
7 Day-10.0%-0.1%0.6%
30 Day-6.6%3.6%2.5%
90 Day8.8%1.4%4.9%
1 Year28.6%21.1%47.8%46.4%23.5%20.8%
3 Year25.1%16.2%14.4%11.6%46.5%37.0%
5 Year28.2%17.0%106.4%97.7%64.6%46.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is United States Lime & Minerals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is United States Lime & Minerals undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

19.07x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: USLM ($85.99) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($19.96)

Significantly Below Fair Value: USLM is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: USLM is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.1x) compared to the Basic Materials industry average (30.7x).

PE vs Market: USLM is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.1x) compared to the US market (18.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate USLM's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: USLM is good value based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the US Basic Materials industry average (2x).


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Future Growth

How is United States Lime & Minerals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

19.6%

Forecasted Materials 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 United States Lime & Minerals 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.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has United States Lime & Minerals performed over the past 5 years?

10.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: USLM has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: USLM's current net profit margins (16.3%) are lower than last year (18.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: USLM's earnings have grown by 10.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: USLM's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: USLM had negative earnings growth (-6.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Basic Materials industry average (-19.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: USLM's Return on Equity (10.4%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is United States Lime & Minerals's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: USLM's short term assets ($118.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($11.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: USLM's short term assets ($118.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($19.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: USLM is debt free.

Reducing Debt: USLM has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 12.4%.

Debt Coverage: USLM has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: USLM has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: USLM has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if USLM's debt is covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is United States Lime & Minerals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.63%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company0.6%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage0.9%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: USLM's dividend (0.63%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.43%).

High Dividend: USLM's dividend (0.63%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.71%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: USLM is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of USLM's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

What is the CEO of United States Lime & Minerals's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

13.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Timothy Byrne (61yo)

19yrs

Tenure

US$2,087,823

Compensation

Mr. Timothy W. Byrne has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of United States Lime & Minerals, Inc., a holding company of U.S. Lime Company-St. Clair since December 8, 2000. He serves as Directo ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Timothy's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.69M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Timothy's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

13.9yrs

Average Tenure

62.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: USLM's management team is seasoned and experienced (13.9 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

14.6yrs

Average Tenure

80yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: USLM's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.6 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

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


Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$71,71211 Dec 19
Edward Odishaw
EntityIndividual
Role
Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman
Shares800
Max PriceUS$89.64
SellUS$50,25503 Dec 19
Richard Cardin
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares500
Max PriceUS$100.51
SellUS$30,00029 Nov 19
Richard Cardin
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares300
Max PriceUS$100.00
SellUS$29,66415 Mar 19
Richard Cardin
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares400
Max PriceUS$74.16
SellUS$55,99512 Feb 19
Edward Odishaw
EntityIndividual
Role
Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman
Shares800
Max PriceUS$70.00

Ownership Breakdown

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


Management Team

  • Timothy Byrne (61yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 19yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.09m
  • Russell Riggs (61yo)

    Vice President of Production

    • Tenure: 13.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$275.02k
  • David Leymeister (64yo)

    Senior Sales Representative

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$255.94k
  • M. Owens (65yo)

    Secretary & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 17.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$214.03k
  • Michael Wiedemer

    VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs

Board Members

  • Edward Odishaw (83yo)

    Vice Chairman

    • Tenure: 14.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$82.86k
  • Antoine Doumet (59yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 14.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$60.07k
  • Billy Hughes (80yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 9.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$77.86k
  • Dick Cardin (84yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 21.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$94.86k
  • Timothy Byrne (61yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 19yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.09m
  • Ray Harlin

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs

Company Information

United States Lime & Minerals, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: United States Lime & Minerals, Inc.
  • Ticker: USLM
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1948
  • Industry: Construction Materials
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$482.640m
  • Shares outstanding: 5.60m
  • Website: https://www.uslm.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • United States Lime & Minerals, Inc.
  • 5429 LBJ Freeway
  • Suite 230
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • 75240
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
USLMNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1980

Biography

United States Lime & Minerals, Inc. manufactures and supplies lime and limestone products in the United States. It operates through two segments, Lime and Limestone Operations, and Natural Gas Interests. T ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/12/13 23:49
End of Day Share Price2019/12/13 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.