James Hardie Industries plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fiber cement siding and backer board products primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Europe.
Proven track record with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has James Hardie Industries's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: JHX's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Basic Materials
1 Year Return
US Basic Materials
Return vs Industry: JHX exceeded the US Basic Materials industry which returned -23% over the past year.
Return vs Market: JHX exceeded the US Market which returned -15.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is James Hardie Industries's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is James Hardie Industries 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: JHX ($11.38) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($16.46)
Significantly Below Fair Value: JHX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: JHX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.4x) compared to the Basic Materials industry average (14.4x).
PE vs Market: JHX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.4x) compared to the US market (12.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: JHX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: JHX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.8x) compared to the US Basic Materials industry average (1.1x).
How is James Hardie Industries forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: JHX's forecast earnings growth (14.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: JHX's earnings (14.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: JHX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: JHX's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: JHX's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: JHX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (27.5%)
How has James Hardie Industries performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: JHX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: JHX's current net profit margins (9.2%) are higher than last year (7.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: JHX's earnings have declined by -3.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: JHX's earnings growth over the past year (38.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-3.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: JHX earnings growth over the past year (38.5%) exceeded the Basic Materials industry 32.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst JHX's Return on Equity (22.27%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is James Hardie Industries's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: JHX's short term assets ($819.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($508.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: JHX's short term assets ($819.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: JHX's debt to equity ratio (133.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: JHX had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Debt Coverage: JHX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.3%).
Interest Coverage: JHX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9x coverage).
Inventory Level: JHX has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: JHX's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).
What is James Hardie Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: JHX's dividend (3.15%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.07%).
High Dividend: JHX's dividend (3.15%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.82%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: JHX has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: JHX's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (67.5%), JHX's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: JHX's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (62.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jack Truong (57yo)
Dr. Jack G. Truong, BS, Ph.D., has been Chief Executive Officer and Director at James Hardie Industries plc since Janauary 31, 2019 and was its President and Chief Operating Officer since 2018. Dr. Truong ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jack's total compensation ($USD2.80M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.76M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jack's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||1.25yrs||US$2.80m||no data|
|General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer||8.83yrs||US$1.28m||0.012% $596.7k|
|Executive Vice President of North America Commercial||4.5yrs||US$1.99m||0.012% $629.6k|
|Senior VP & CFO||0.17yr||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Operations||3.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Human Resource Officer||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|Company Secretary||6.17yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: JHX's management team is considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||1.25yrs||US$2.80m||no data|
|Independent Chairman||12.25yrs||US$904.36k||0.010% $504.0k|
|Independent Non Executive Director||13.33yrs||US$246.07k||0.0043% $216.3k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0.42yr||no data||0.00023% $11.6k|
|Independent Non Executive Director||11.92yrs||US$244.41k||0.0043% $220.3k|
|Non-Executive Director||1.42yrs||US$83.86k||0.0041% $205.6k|
|Non-Executive Director||5.67yrs||US$211.73k||0.024% $1.2m|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.08yrs||US$214.73k||0.00088% $44.6k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.17yrs||US$223.80k||0.00054% $27.4k|
|Independent Non Executive Director||1.42yrs||US$78.83k||no data|
Experienced Board: JHX's board of directors are considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: JHX 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.
James Hardie Industries plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: James Hardie Industries plc
- Ticker: JHX
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1888
- Industry: Construction Materials
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: AU$8.429b
- Listing Market Cap: AU$5.065b
- Shares outstanding: 443.14m
- Website: https://www.ir.jameshardie.com.au
Number of Employees
- James Hardie Industries plc
- Europa House
- 2nd Floor
- Co. Dublin
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|JHX||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||SPONSORED ADR||US||USD||Oct 1995|
|JHX||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||CDI(CHESS DEPOSITARY INTERESTS)||AU||AUD||Oct 2001|
|JHIU.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||CDI(CHESS DEPOSITARY INTERESTS)||US||USD||Oct 2001|
|JHA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||CDI(CHESS DEPOSITARY INTERESTS)||DE||EUR||Oct 2001|
|JHX||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||CDI(CHESS DEPOSITARY INTERESTS)||AU||AUD||Oct 2001|
James Hardie Industries plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fiber cement siding and backer board products primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Europe. It operates through North America Fiber Cement, Asia Pacific Fiber Cement, Europe Building Products, Other Businesses, and Research and Development segments. The company offers fiber cement interior linings, exterior siding products, and related accessories; and fiber cement building materials for a range of applications, including external siding, internal walls, floors, ceilings, soffits, trim, fencing, and decking. It also provides planks, which are used for external siding; flat panels that are used for internal and external wall linings; floor underlayments; fiber gypsum and cement-bonded boards for interior applications, such as dry lining walls, walls in timber frame buildings, and flooring solutions; and cement-bonded boards for use in exterior and industrial applications, and fire protection, as well as non-fiber cement products. The company’s products are use in various markets comprising new residential construction, manufactured housing, repair and remodeling, and commercial and industrial applications. It markets its fiber cement products and systems under various brands that include HardiePlank, HardiePanel, HardieTrim, and HardieBacker boards, as well as other brands, which comprise Aspyre Collection by James Hardie, Artisan, Reveal, Cemplank, Scyon, Ritek, and Linea. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/06 06:25|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
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