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. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with outstanding track record.
Share Price & News
How has Louisiana-Pacific's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LPX is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LPX's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: LPX exceeded the US Forestry industry which returned 63.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LPX exceeded the US Market which returned 35.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Louisiana-Pacific's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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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 ($55.44) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($13.99)
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 (7.7x) compared to the US Forestry industry average (14.8x).
PE vs Market: LPX is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.7x) compared to the US market (18.1x).
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 (1.2x).
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 (-38.5% per year).
Earnings vs Market: LPX's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-38.5% 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 (-12.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LPX's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-12.3% 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 (24.4%) are higher than last year (0.04%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LPX has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 16.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: LPX's earnings growth over the past year (78500%) exceeds its 5-year average (16.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: LPX earnings growth over the past year (78500%) exceeded the Forestry industry 337.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: LPX's Return on Equity (55.6%) 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 ($360.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: LPX's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($570.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LPX's debt to equity ratio (23.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: LPX's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 71.6% to 23.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LPX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (291.4%).
Interest Coverage: LPX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (69.6x coverage).
What is Louisiana-Pacific current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: LPX's dividend (1.15%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: LPX's dividend (1.15%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.55%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, LPX has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LPX's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (8.3%), LPX's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: LPX's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (10.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brad Southern (61 yo)
Mr. William Bradley Southern, also known as Brad, has been Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana-pacific Corp. since July 1, 2017 and has been its Chairman since May 22, 2020. Mr. Southern serves as Directo...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brad's total compensation ($USD7.49M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.51M).
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 (2.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: LPX's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.4 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: Insufficient data to determine if 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 company bio, 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$5.669b
- Shares outstanding: 102.25m
- Website: https://www.lpcorp.com
Number of Employees
- Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
- 414 Union Street
- Suite 2000
- United States
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. I...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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