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Market Cap

US$430.0m

Last Updated

2021/06/18 03:21 UTC

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Company Financials

Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend.


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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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.1%

FF

-3.0%

US Chemicals

-0.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

-18.2%

FF

41.9%

US Chemicals

39.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: FF underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned 43.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FF underperformed the US Market which returned 39.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

FFIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.1%-3.0%-0.2%
30 Day-39.1%-4.1%3.1%
90 Day-32.0%3.3%5.6%
1 Year-1.0%-18.2%44.7%41.9%41.7%39.4%
3 Year13.7%-31.2%45.4%23.7%59.7%49.9%
5 Year80.8%-9.6%94.8%56.5%122.6%97.6%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is FutureFuel's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is FutureFuel undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: FF ($10.11) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($37.44)

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 (23.6x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (28.1x).

PE vs Market: FF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.6x) compared to the US market (19.6x).


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 (1.2x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.7x).


Future Growth

How is FutureFuel forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

14.6%

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 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.


Past Performance

How has FutureFuel performed over the past 5 years?

7.8%

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 (1.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: FF's Return on Equity (5.2%) is considered low.


Financial Health

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.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is FutureFuel current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

27.87%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayJun 18 2021Ex Dividend DateAug 31 2021Dividend Pay DateSep 15 202115 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 74 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: FF's dividend (27.1%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.27%).

High Dividend: FF's dividend (27.1%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.36%)


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.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

5.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tony Novelly (76 yo)

8.42yrs

Tenure

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...


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FF's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: FF's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

FutureFuel Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: FutureFuel Corp.
  • Ticker: FF
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: NaN
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$429.996m
  • Shares outstanding: 43.74m
  • Website: https://www.futurefuelcorporation.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • FutureFuel Corp.
  • 8235 Forsyth Boulevard
  • Suite 400
  • Saint Louis
  • Missouri
  • 63105
  • United States

Listings


Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/18 03:21
End of Day Share Price2021/06/17 00:00
Earnings2021/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.