H.B. Fuller Company, together with its subsidiaries, formulates, manufactures, and markets adhesives, sealants, coatings, polymers, tapes, encapsulants, and other specialty chemical products worldwide.
Undervalued with proven track record and pays a dividend.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FUL exceeded the US Chemicals industry which returned 1.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FUL underperformed the US Market which returned 24.7% 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?
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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 ($49.33) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($60.73)
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 (17.9x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (20.8x).
PE vs Market: FUL is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.9x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FUL is good value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FUL is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.2x).
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 (18.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: FUL's earnings (18.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FUL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FUL's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FUL's revenue (3% 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 (13.8%).
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 (4.8%) are higher than last year (4.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FUL's earnings have grown by 17.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FUL's earnings growth over the past year (13.5%) is below its 5-year average (17.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: FUL earnings growth over the past year (13.5%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -17%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: FUL's Return on Equity (11.9%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is H.B. Fuller's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FUL's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($457.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: FUL's short term assets ($1.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FUL's debt to equity ratio (180.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: FUL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 59% to 180.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FUL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (14.5%).
Interest Coverage: FUL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.2x coverage).
Inventory Level: FUL has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: FUL's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.5x debt).
What is H.B. Fuller's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: FUL's dividend (1.3%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.4%).
High Dividend: FUL's dividend (1.3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.66%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: FUL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FUL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.9%), FUL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: FUL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (16.4% payout ratio).
What is the CEO of H.B. Fuller's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?
Average management tenure
Jim Owens (54yo)
Mr. James J. Owens, also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of H.B. Fuller Company since November 22, 2010. Mr. Owens served as the Senior Vice President of North America Regi ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.99M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Management Age and Tenure
Experienced Management: FUL's management team is considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).
Board Age and Tenure
Experienced Board: FUL's board of directors are considered experienced (9.1 years average tenure).
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.
Vice President of Investor Relations
- Tenure: 1.4yrs
Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer
- Tenure: 0.3yrs
Steve Kenny (57yo)
Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets
- Tenure: 10.3yrs
- Compensation: US$1.09m
Tim Keenan (61yo)
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
- Tenure: 14.1yrs
- Compensation: US$598.25k
John Corkrean (53yo)
Executive VP & CFO
- Tenure: 3.7yrs
- Compensation: US$1.21m
Jim Owens (54yo)
- Tenure: 9.2yrs
- Compensation: US$4.62m
Andy Tometich (52yo)
Executive Vice President of Hygiene
- Tenure: 0.3yrs
Traci Jensen (52yo)
Vice President of Global Business Process Improvement
- Tenure: 8.2yrs
- Compensation: US$1.16m
Zhiwei Cai (56yo)
Executive Vice President of Engineering Adhesives
- Tenure: 2yrs
- Compensation: US$1.49m
Paula Cooney (50yo)
Vice President of Human Resources
- Tenure: 3.8yrs
John van Roden (69yo)
- Tenure: 16.1yrs
- Compensation: US$212.89k
Dan Florness (56yo)
- Tenure: 1.5yrs
Lee Mitau (70yo)
Independent Chairman & Presiding Director
- Tenure: 13.1yrs
- Compensation: US$297.99k
Dante Parrini (54yo)
- Tenure: 7.3yrs
- Compensation: US$208.45k
Mike Losh (73yo)
- Tenure: 19yrs
- Compensation: US$200.00k
Bill Van Sant (80yo)
- Tenure: 9yrs
- Compensation: US$257.94k
Tom Handley (64yo)
- Tenure: 9.5yrs
- Compensation: US$208.51k
Tessa Hilado (54yo)
- Tenure: 6.3yrs
- Compensation: US$210.38k
Jim Owens (54yo)
- Tenure: 9.2yrs
- Compensation: US$4.62m
- Tenure: 2.3yrs
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$2.521b
- Shares outstanding: 50.98m
- Website: https://www.hbfuller.com
Number of Employees
- H.B. Fuller Company
- 1200 Willow Lake Boulevard
- PO Box 64683
- Saint Paul
- United States
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|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|
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
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