American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals for agricultural, commercial, and consumer uses in the United States and internationally. More Details
Adequate balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has American Vanguard's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AVD is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AVD's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: AVD underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned 16.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AVD underperformed the US Market which returned 22.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is American Vanguard's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is American Vanguard 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: AVD ($15.67) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($16.38)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AVD is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AVD is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.7x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (30.8x).
PE vs Market: AVD is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.7x) compared to the US market (19.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AVD is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AVD is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.4x).
How is American Vanguard forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AVD's forecast earnings growth (57.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: AVD's earnings (57.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AVD's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AVD's revenue (6.1% 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 AVD's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has American Vanguard performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AVD has a large one-off loss of $3.5M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: AVD's current net profit margins (2.4%) are lower than last year (3.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AVD's earnings have grown by 9.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AVD's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AVD had negative earnings growth (-38.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (-16.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AVD's Return on Equity (3.1%) is considered low.
How is American Vanguard's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AVD's short term assets ($353.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($150.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: AVD's short term assets ($353.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($180.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AVD's debt to equity ratio (43.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AVD's debt to equity ratio has increased from 34.7% to 43.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AVD's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.2%).
Interest Coverage: AVD's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.2x coverage).
What is American Vanguard current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AVD's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AVD's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AVD's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AVD's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: AVD is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AVD's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Eric Wintemute (64 yo)
Mr. Eric G. Wintemute serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President at AMVAC Chemical Corporation. Mr. Wintemute has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Vanguard Corp....
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Eric's total compensation ($USD1.95M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.75M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Eric's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||26.42yrs||US$1.95m||3.44% |
|VP, CFO & Treasurer||12.75yrs||US$697.83k||0.21% |
|COO & Executive VP||5.92yrs||US$661.02k||0.49% |
|General Counsel||10.5yrs||US$607.64k||0.24% |
|Senior Vice President of Crop Sales for U.S. & Canada||2.33yrs||US$474.12k||no data|
|Managing Director of AMVAC Netherlands BV||2.5yrs||US$514.97k||0.15% |
|Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications||13.42yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Gemchem Inc||21.5yrs||US$352.78k||no data|
Experienced Management: AVD's management team is seasoned and experienced (11.6 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||26.42yrs||US$1.95m||3.44% |
|Independent Director||10.5yrs||US$168.50k||0.072% |
|Independent Lead Director||no data||US$172.00k||0.17% |
|Independent Director||7.17yrs||US$165.50k||0.082% |
|Independent Director||14.83yrs||US$164.00k||0.13% |
|Independent Director||10.5yrs||US$160.00k||0.14% |
|Independent Director||9.5yrs||US$151.00k||0.074% |
|Independent Director||6.92yrs||US$157.00k||0.074% |
|Independent Director||1yr||US$43.11k||0.027% |
Experienced Board: AVD's board of directors are considered experienced (9.5 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.
American Vanguard Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: American Vanguard Corporation
- Ticker: AVD
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1969
- Industry: Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$474.606m
- Shares outstanding: 30.29m
- Website: https://www.american-vanguard.com
Number of Employees
- American Vanguard Corporation
- 4695 MacArthur Court
- Newport Beach
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AVD||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Mar 1987|
American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals for agricultural, commercial, and consumer uses in the United States and internationally. Th...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/06 00:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/04 00:00|
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