Don't Buy CRH PLC Before Checking Its Fundamentals!

Shares of Building Materials company CRH PLC jumped 2.6% today. With many investors piling into CRH without a second thought, it may be a good idea to take a closer look at the stock. Here are some quick facts to get you started:

  • CRH PLC has moved -26.6% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -19.9%

  • CRH has an average analyst rating of strong buy and is -21.48% away from its mean target price of $52 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (Eps) is $3.58

  • CRH PLC has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (Eps) is $0.18 and its forward P/E ratio is 226.8

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.5 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • CRH PLC is part of the Basic Materials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 8.57 and an average P/B of 1.86

  • CRH has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 174.3% and gross profit margins of 0.3%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $1,598,749,952.00, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials.

The above analysis is intended for educational purposes only and was performed on the basis of publicly available data. It is not to be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Any buy, sell, or other recommendations mentioned in the article are direct quotations of consensus recommendations from the analysts covering the stock, and do not represent the opinions of Market Inference or its writers. Past performance, accounting data, and inferences about market position and corporate valuation are not reliable indicators of future price movements. Market Inference does not provide financial advice. Investors should conduct their own review and analysis of any company of interest before making an investment decision.