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Executive Summary

H.B. Fuller Company, together with its subsidiaries, formulates, manufactures, and markets adhesives, sealants, coatings, polymers, tapes, encapsulants, and other specialty chemical products worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Average dividend payer and fair value.


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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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

7.9%

FUL

5.4%

US Chemicals

2.9%

US Market


1 Year Return

-3.2%

FUL

-2.1%

US Chemicals

8.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: FUL matched the US Chemicals industry which returned -4.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FUL underperformed the US Market which returned 8.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

FULIndustryMarket
7 Day7.9%5.4%2.9%
30 Day20.1%16.8%10.6%
90 Day5.8%9.7%5.1%
1 Year-1.7%-3.2%0.1%-2.1%11.4%8.9%
3 Year-18.2%-21.3%16.0%-5.4%34.3%25.4%
5 Year5.2%-1.3%26.4%-1.2%60.7%42.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is H.B. Fuller's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is H.B. Fuller undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.09%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: FUL ($41.54) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($41.58)

Significantly Below Fair Value: FUL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FUL is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.5x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (21x).

PE vs Market: FUL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (16.5x) compared to the US market (15.8x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FUL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FUL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (1.9x).


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Future Growth

How is H.B. Fuller forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?

13.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FUL's forecast earnings growth (13.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: FUL's earnings (13.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: FUL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: FUL's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FUL's revenue (2.9% 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 (12.4%).


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Past Performance

How has H.B. Fuller performed over the past 5 years?

13.8%

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 (-11.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: FUL's Return on Equity (10.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is H.B. Fuller's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.56%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: FUL's dividend (1.56%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).

High Dividend: FUL's dividend (1.56%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.48%).


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 (19.5% payout ratio).


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Management

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

3.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jim Owens (54yo)

9.58yrs

Tenure

US$4,619,550

Compensation

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 ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.77M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
James Owens
President9.58yrsUS$4.62m0.42% $8.9m
John Corkrean
Executive VP & CFO4.08yrsUS$1.21m0.056% $1.2m
Zhiwei Cai
Executive Vice President of Engineering Adhesives2.42yrsUS$1.49m0.047% $1.0m
Traci Jensen
Vice President of Global Business Process Improvement8.58yrsUS$1.16m0.031% $652.4k
Theodore Clark
Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer0.67yrno data0.019% $415.4k
Barbara Doyle
Vice President of Investor Relations1.83yrsno datano data
Timothy Keenan
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary14.5yrsUS$598.25k0.044% $933.7k
Nathan Weaver
Vice President of Human Resources0.42yrno data0.014% $306.5k
Steven Kenny
Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets10.67yrsUS$1.09mno data
Andrew Tometich
Executive Vice President of Hygiene0.67yrno data0.0073% $156.1k

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: FUL's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
James Owens
President9.58yrsUS$4.62m0.42% $8.9m
John van Roden
Independent Director16.5yrsUS$212.89k0.029% $621.5k
Daniel Florness
Independent Director1.92yrsno datano data
Lee Mitau
Independent Chairman & Presiding Director13.5yrsUS$297.99k0.083% $1.8m
Dante Parrini
Independent Director7.75yrsUS$208.45k0.0026% $55.7k
Robert Van Sant
Vice Chairman9.42yrsUS$257.94k0.015% $318.4k
Thomas W. Handley
Independent Director9.92yrsUS$208.51k0.0026% $56.0k
Maria Hilado
Director6.67yrsUS$210.38k0.0026% $56.0k
Ruth Kimmelshue
Director2.67yrsno datano data

9.4yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: FUL's board of directors are considered experienced (9.4 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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

H.B. Fuller Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: H.B. Fuller Company
  • Ticker: FUL
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1887
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$2.136b
  • Shares outstanding: 51.41m
  • Website: https://www.hbfuller.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • H.B. Fuller Company
  • 1200 Willow Lake Boulevard
  • PO Box 64683
  • Saint Paul
  • Minnesota
  • 55164
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
FULNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1980
HB1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1980

Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/04 02:46
End of Day Share Price2020/06/03 00:00
Earnings2020/02/29
Annual Earnings2019/11/30


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.