H.B. Fuller Company, together with its subsidiaries, formulates, manufactures, and markets adhesives, sealants, coatings, polymers, tapes, encapsulants, and other specialty chemical products worldwide.
Very undervalued established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has H.B. Fuller's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FUL's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FUL underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned -30% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FUL underperformed the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is H.B. Fuller's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StWhat Is H.B. Fuller's (NYSE:FUL) P/E Ratio After Its Share Price Tanked?
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2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHow Does H.B. Fuller's (NYSE:FUL) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After The Share Price Drop?
Is H.B. Fuller 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: FUL ($27.91) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($53.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FUL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FUL is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.1x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (15.2x).
PE vs Market: FUL is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.1x) compared to the US market (13.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FUL is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FUL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (1.4x).
How is H.B. Fuller forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FUL's forecast earnings growth (16.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: FUL's earnings (16.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FUL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FUL's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FUL's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: FUL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14%).
How has H.B. Fuller performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FUL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FUL's current net profit margins (4.5%) are lower than last year (4.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FUL's earnings have grown by 13.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FUL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: FUL had negative earnings growth (-5.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (-7.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FUL's Return on Equity (10.5%) is considered low.
How is H.B. Fuller's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FUL's short term assets ($1.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($543.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: FUL's short term assets ($1.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FUL's debt to equity ratio (163.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: FUL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 87.5% to 163.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FUL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.1%).
Interest Coverage: FUL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.6x coverage).
Inventory Level: FUL has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: FUL's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.5x debt).
What is H.B. Fuller's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FUL's dividend (2.29%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.95%).
High Dividend: FUL's dividend (2.29%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.4%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: FUL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FUL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (25.4%), FUL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: FUL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (18.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jim Owens (54yo)
Mr. James J. Owens, also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of H.B. Fuller Company since November 22, 2010. Mr. Owens served as the Senior Vice President of North America Regi ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.58M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||3.83yrs||US$1.21m||0.056% $800.8k|
|Executive Vice President of Engineering Adhesives||2.17yrs||US$1.49m||0.047% $673.3k|
|Vice President of Global Business Process Improvement||8.33yrs||US$1.16m||0.031% $438.7k|
|Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer||0.42yr||no data||0.019% $279.3k|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||1.58yrs||no data||no data|
|VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||14.25yrs||US$598.25k||0.044% $627.8k|
|Vice President of Human Resources||3.92yrs||no data||0.025% $355.0k|
|Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets||10.42yrs||US$1.09m||0.059% $854.1k|
|Executive Vice President of Hygiene||0.42yr||no data||0.0073% $105.0k|
Experienced Management: FUL's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||16.25yrs||US$212.89k||0.029% $417.9k|
|Independent Director||1.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Chairman & Presiding Director||13.25yrs||US$297.99k||0.083% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||7.5yrs||US$208.45k||0.0026% $37.5k|
|Independent Director||19.17yrs||US$200.00k||0.0070% $100.5k|
|Vice Chairman||9.17yrs||US$257.94k||0.015% $214.1k|
|Independent Director||9.67yrs||US$208.51k||0.0026% $37.6k|
|Director||2.42yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: FUL's board of directors are considered experienced (9.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: FUL 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.
H.B. Fuller Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: H.B. Fuller Company
- Ticker: FUL
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1887
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$1.436b
- Shares outstanding: 51.41m
- Website: https://www.hbfuller.com
Number of Employees
- H.B. Fuller Company
- 1200 Willow Lake Boulevard
- PO Box 64683
- Saint Paul
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|FUL||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1980|
|HB1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1980|
|HB1||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1980|
H.B. Fuller Company, together with its subsidiaries, formulates, manufactures, and markets adhesives, sealants, coatings, polymers, tapes, encapsulants, and other specialty chemical products worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Americas Adhesives, EIMEA, Asia Pacific, Construction Adhesives, and Engineering Adhesives. It produces and supplies industrial adhesives products for applications in various markets, including appliances, filters, and insulating glass; food and beverage containers, flexible packaging, consumer goods, package integrity and re-enforcement, and durable and non-durable goods; corrugation, folding carton, tape and label, paper converting, envelopes, books, multi-wall bags, sacks, and tissue and towel; nonwoven and hygiene, such as disposable diapers, feminine care, and medical garments; windows, doors, and wood flooring; and insulating glass and textile. The company also provides specialty adhesives, including thermoplastic, thermoset, reactive, water-based, and solvent-based products; and products used for tile setting, commercial roofing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and insulation applications, as well as caulks and sealants for the consumer market and professional trade. In addition, it produces and supplies high performance industrial adhesives to the transportation, electronics, medical, clean energy, aerospace and defense, appliance, and heavy machinery markets. The company sells its products directly through distributors and retailers. H.B. Fuller Company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/01 00:02|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/31 00:00|
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