FutureFuel Corp., through its subsidiary, FutureFuel Chemical Company, manufactures and sells diversified chemical, bio-based fuel, and bio-based specialty chemical products in the United States. More Details
Flawless balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has FutureFuel's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FF is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 13% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FF's weekly volatility (13%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FF underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned 34.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FF underperformed the US Market which returned 34.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is FutureFuel's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is FutureFuel 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: FF ($8.67) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($37.76)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FF is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.2x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (24.9x).
PE vs Market: FF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.2x) compared to the US market (17.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate FF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FF is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.9x).
How is FutureFuel forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
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 FutureFuel 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.
How has FutureFuel performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FF has a large one-off gain of $13.0M impacting its March 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: FF's current net profit margins (9.7%) are lower than last year (48.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FF's earnings have grown by 7.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FF's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: FF had negative earnings growth (-81.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (25.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FF's Return on Equity (5.2%) is considered low.
How is FutureFuel's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FF's short term assets ($340.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($43.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: FF's short term assets ($340.1M) exceed its long term liabilities ($30.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FF is debt free.
Reducing Debt: FF has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FF has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: FF has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is FutureFuel current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FF's dividend (31.6%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.32%).
High Dividend: FF's dividend (31.6%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.57%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: FF's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56%), FF's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tony Novelly (77 yo)
Mr. Paul Anthony Novelly, II, also known as Tony, has been an Executive Chairman of FutureFuel Corp., since August 12, 2005. Mr. Novelly has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at WPT GP LLC sinc...
Experienced Management: FF's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: FF's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: FF 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.
FutureFuel Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: FutureFuel Corp.
- Ticker: FF
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: NaN
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$379.254m
- Shares outstanding: 43.74m
- Website: https://www.futurefuelcorporation.com
Number of Employees
- FutureFuel Corp.
- 8235 Forsyth Boulevard
- Suite 400
- Saint Louis
- United States
FutureFuel Corp., through its subsidiary, FutureFuel Chemical Company, manufactures and sells diversified chemical, bio-based fuel, and bio-based specialty chemical products in the United States. The compa...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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