Masco logged a 0.2% change during today's morning session, and is now trading at a price of $49.82 per share. The S&P 500 index moved 0.0% and the Nasdaq posted a -0.0% change.
Masco shares moved -4.3% over the last 52 weeks, with a high of $58.18 and a low of $42.33. During this time, the stock outperformed the S&P 500 index by 6.0%. As of January 2022, the company's 50-day average price is $52.0. Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes home improvement and building products in North America, Europe, and internationally. The large-cap Industrials company has 19,000 full time employees and is based in Livonia, MI. Masco has returned a 2.3% dividend yield over the last 12 months.
Exceptional EPS Growth with Healthy Leverage Levels:
|Gross Margins Growth||n/a||1.69%||-5.0%||-8.48%|
|Operating Margins Growth||n/a||9.76%||-3.89%||-12.14%|
|Net Margins Growth||n/a||22.17%||-71.4%||100.21%|
|Earnings Per Share||$3.22||$4.59||$1.62||$3.73|
|Diluted Shares (MM)||288||264||251||225|
|Free Cash Flow (MM)||$671||$839||$802||$616|
|Capital Expenditures (MM)||-$162||-$114||-$128||-$224|
|Net Debt / EBITDA||1.68||1.05||1.7||1.86|
Masco Is Currently Fairly Valued:
Compared to the Industrials sector's average of 20.49, Masco has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 13.4 and, according to its EPS guidance of 3.71, an expected P/E ratio of 13.4. Masco's PEG ratio is 0.5 based on its 26.75% annual average growth rate of historical and projected earnings per share. However, we believe that it is more prudent to calculate the PEG ratio using the broader market's 5-year expected EPS growth rate of 13.05%, because the growth rate implied by Masco's past and expected EPS is probably not sustainable. This more prudent approach shows a PEG ratio of 1.02, which implies that the company's shares might in fact be fairly valued.
Masco's elevated P/B ratio notwithstanding, the company's strong cash flows, decent earnings multiple, and healthy debt levels factor towards it being fairly valued.
Masco Is the Subject of Mixed Market Indicators:
15 analysts are following Masco and have set target prices ranging from $45.0 to $70.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of hold. At the current price of $49.82, MAS is trading -13.4% away from its average analyst target price of $57.53 per share, implying an analyst consensus of some upside potential for the stock.
The company has an average amount of shares sold short since 3.2% of the company's shares are tied to short positions. Institutions own 99.3% of Masco's shares, while the insider ownership rate stands at 0.32%. The biggest shareholder is the Vanguard Group, Inc. with a 11% stake in the company worth approximately $1,234,183,777.