Understanding CRH Stocks Before Investing is Key

CRH logged a -1.9% change during today's morning session, and is now trading at a price of $80.39 per share.

CRH returned gains of 69.4% last year, with its stock price reaching a high of $88.0 and a low of $47.14. Over the same period, the stock outperformed the S&P 500 index by 43.3%. More recently, the company's 50-day average price was $82.09. CRH plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides building materials solutions in Ireland and internationally. Based in Dublin, Ireland, the Large-Cap Industrials company has 78,500 full time employees. CRH has offered a 2.1% dividend yield over the last 12 months.

Growing Revenues With No Capital Eexpenditures:

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Revenue (M) $27,449 $28,132 $25,888 $29,206 $32,723 $34,949
Net Margins 11% 6% 4% 9% 12% 9%
Net Income (M) $2,884 $1,717 $1,122 $2,630 $3,862 $3,178
Earnings Per Share $344.7 $2.13 $1.42 $3.32 $5.11 $4.33
EPS Growth n/a -99.38% -33.33% 133.8% 53.92% -15.26%
Free Cash Flow (M) $2,246 $3,881 $3,938 $2,425 $2,277 $3,200
Total Debt (M) $9,959 $9,211 $10,958 $9,938 $11,033 $13,401
Current Ratio 1.29 1.34 2.01 1.85 1.84 1.69

a Lower P/B Ratio Than Its Sector Average but Its Shares Are Expensive:

CRH has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 18.1, compared to an average of 22.19 for the Industrials sector. Based on its EPS guidance of $5.95, the company has a forward P/E ratio of 13.8. The -44.0% compound average growth rate of CRH's historical and projected earnings per share yields a PEG ratio of -0.41. This indicates that its shares are overvalued.In contrast, the market is likely undervaluing CRH in terms of its equity because its P/B ratio is 2.76 while the sector average is 4.06. The company's shares are currently trading 52.3% below their Graham number.

There's an Analyst Consensus of Some Upside Potential for CRH:

The 18 analysts following CRH have set target prices ranging from $75.0 to $113.0 per share, for an average of $98.31 with a buy rating. The company is trading -18.2% away from its average target price, indicating that there is an analyst consensus of some upside potential.

The largest shareholder is Vanguard Group Inc, whose 4% stake in the company is worth $2,152,551,805.

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