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LSB Industries NYSE:LXU Stock Report

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24 Jun, 2022


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LXU fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health3/6

LXU Stock Overview

LSB Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of chemical products.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for LSB Industries
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$13.44
52 Week HighUS$27.45
52 Week LowUS$3.59
1 Month Change-31.60%
3 Month Change-42.42%
1 Year Change176.02%
3 Year Change348.00%
5 Year Change69.14%
Change since IPO898.40%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 22
LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital

LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital

Did you know there are some financial metrics that can provide clues of a potential multi-bagger? Ideally, a business...

May 29

LSB Industries: Still A Good Investment Against Inflation?

Volume decline offset by cost increases. Macro headwinds and strategic positioning play to LSB's favour. Volatile and at the mercy of commodities prices, we are neutral.

May 16
Why LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LXU) Could Be Worth Watching

Why LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LXU) Could Be Worth Watching

LSB Industries, Inc. ( NYSE:LXU ), is not the largest company out there, but it received a lot of attention from a...

Shareholder Returns

LXUUS ChemicalsUS Market

Return vs Industry: LXU exceeded the US Chemicals industry which returned -11.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LXU exceeded the US Market which returned -20.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LXU's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LXU volatility
LXU Average Weekly Movement11.9%
Chemicals Industry Average Movement6.8%
Market Average Movement8.0%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.6%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: LXU is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LXU's weekly volatility (12%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1968545Mark Behrman

LSB Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of chemical products. The company provides nitrogen-based fertilizers, such as ammonia, fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (HDAN), and urea ammonia nitrate for fertilizer and fertilizer blends for corn and other crops, and NPK fertilizer blends applications. It also offers high purity and commercial grade ammonia, high purity ammonium nitrate, sulfuric acids, mixed nitrating acids, carbon dioxide, and diesel exhaust fluids, as well as concentrated, and blended and regular nitric acids for various applications, including semi-conductor and polyurethane intermediates; pulp and paper, alum, water treatment, metals, and vanadium processing; power plant emissions abatement, water treatment, refrigerants, and metals processing; exhaust stream additive, and horticulture/greenhouse applications; and refrigeration.

LSB Industries Fundamentals Summary

How do LSB Industries's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LXU fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$1.18b
Earnings (TTM)-US$137.86m
Revenue (TTM)US$657.10m


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LXU income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$435.46m
Gross ProfitUS$221.65m
Other ExpensesUS$359.51m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-1.54
Gross Margin33.73%
Net Profit Margin-20.98%
Debt/Equity Ratio140.2%

How did LXU perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is LXU undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for LXU?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

LXU key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue2.4x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA6.3x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does LXU's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

LXU PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for LXU vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average0.8x

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: LXU is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.8x) compared to the peer average (0.8x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does LXU's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the U.S. Chemicals Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: LXU is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (1.3x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is LXU's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

LXU PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio1.8x
Fair PS Ratio1.2x

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: LXU is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.2x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of LXU when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: LXU ($13.44) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($33.03)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LXU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LXU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

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Future Growth

How is LSB Industries forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LXU is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: LXU is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: LXU is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LXU's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LXU's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.4% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if LXU's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has LSB Industries performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LXU is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LXU is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LXU is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 15% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LXU's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: LXU is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (30.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: LXU has a negative Return on Equity (22.31%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is LSB Industries's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LXU's short term assets ($529.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($123.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: LXU's short term assets ($529.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($766.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LXU's net debt to equity ratio (73.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LXU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 66.7% to 140.2% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable LXU has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: LXU is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 62.2% per year.

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What is LSB Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LXU's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LXU's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LXU's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LXU's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as LXU has not reported any payouts.

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


Average management tenure


Mark Behrman (58 yo)





Mr. Mark T. Behrman has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of LSB Industries, Inc. since December 30, 2018. Mr. Behrman served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD3.48M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.08M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LXU's management team is considered experienced (2.9 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: LXU's board of directors are considered experienced (7.2 years average tenure).


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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 129.4%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

LSB Industries, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: LSB Industries, Inc.
  • Ticker: LXU
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1968
  • Industry: Diversified Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: US$1.185b
  • Shares outstanding: 89.56m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • LSB Industries, Inc.
  • 3503 NW 63rd Street
  • Suite 500
  • Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma
  • 73116-2238
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.