Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets building products primarily for use in new home construction, repair and remodeling, and outdoor structure markets.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$61.69|
|52 Week High||US$27.01|
|52 Week Low||US$76.35|
|1 Month Change||2.15%|
|3 Month Change||6.23%|
|1 Year Change||107.36%|
|3 Year Change||126.97%|
|5 Year Change||229.72%|
|Change since IPO||320.61%|
Recent News & Updates
Should You Be Adding Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) To Your Watchlist Today?
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Don't Yell 'TIMBER' On Louisiana-Pacific Corp. Just Yet
Demand for lumber shot up when pandemic shut-ins undertook home remodeling and repairs. Combined with lumber shortages, lumber prices and company profits shot up. Shares hit a new high. Overall, we are not excited for retail value investors to initiate new positions or add shares. Shares are valued high while new house sales are sleepy. Louisiana-Pacific is a seasoned company in business for half a century weathering challenges, deep assets, profitable, but lacks a wellspring to spark a stock price jump.
|LPX||US Forestry||US Market|
Return vs Industry: LPX exceeded the US Forestry industry which returned 76.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LPX exceeded the US Market which returned 36.2% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: LPX is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LPX's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets building products primarily for use in new home construction, repair and remodeling, and outdoor structure markets. It operates through four segments: Siding; Oriented Strand Board (OSB); Engineered Wood Products (EWP); and South America. The Siding segment offers LP SmartSide trim and siding products, ExpertFinish prefinished siding products, and LP outdoor building solutions for premium outdoor buildings; and engineered wood siding, trim, soffit, and fascia products.
Louisiana-Pacific Fundamentals Summary
|LPX fundamental statistics|
Is LPX overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|LPX income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$2.17b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||11.75|
|Net Profit Margin||31.30%|
How did LPX perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.2%Current Dividend Yield
Is Louisiana-Pacific undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LPX ($61.69) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($15.39)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LPX is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LPX is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.7x) compared to the US Forestry industry average (17.8x).
PE vs Market: LPX is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.7x) compared to the US market (17.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LPX's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LPX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.1x) compared to the US Forestry industry average (1.3x).
How is Louisiana-Pacific forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LPX's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-50.7% per year).
Earnings vs Market: LPX's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-50.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LPX's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LPX's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-12.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LPX's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-12.9% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if LPX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Louisiana-Pacific performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LPX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LPX's current net profit margins (31.3%) are higher than last year (0.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LPX's earnings have grown significantly by 24.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LPX's earnings growth over the past year (7258.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (24.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: LPX earnings growth over the past year (7258.8%) exceeded the Forestry industry 178.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: LPX's Return on Equity (86.7%) is considered outstanding.
How is Louisiana-Pacific's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LPX's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($353.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: LPX's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($572.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LPX's debt to equity ratio (24%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: LPX's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 69% to 24% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LPX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (378.9%).
Interest Coverage: LPX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (115.9x coverage).
What is Louisiana-Pacific current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: LPX's dividend (1.17%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.35%).
High Dividend: LPX's dividend (1.17%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.63%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, LPX has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LPX's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (5.2%), LPX's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: LPX's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (12.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brad Southern (61 yo)
Mr. William Bradley Southern, also known as Brad, has been Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana-pacific Corp. since July 1, 2017 and has been its Chairman since May 22, 2020. Mr. Southern serves as Directo...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brad's total compensation ($USD7.49M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.46M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brad's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: LPX's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: LPX's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: LPX 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.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
- Ticker: LPX
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1972
- Industry: Forest Products
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$5.711b
- Shares outstanding: 95.23m
- Website: https://www.lpcorp.com
Number of Employees
- Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
- 414 Union Street
- Suite 2000
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/23 22:56|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/23 00:00|
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.