Fletcher Building Limited (NZSE:FBU): A look inside the numbers

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Fletcher Building Limited (NZSE:FBU) has a Value Composite score of 17. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. These ratios are price to earnings, price to cash flow, EBITDA to EV, price to book value, and price to sales. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a company with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued company. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is currently sitting at 11. 

In taking a look at some other notable technicals, Fletcher Building Limited (NZSE:FBU)’s ROIC is 0.172925. The ROIC 5 year average is 0.149614 and the ROIC Quality ratio is 14.931415. ROIC is a profitability ratio that measures the return that an investment generates for those providing capital. ROIC helps show how efficient a firm is at turning capital into profits.

We also note that Fletcher Building Limited (NZSE:FBU) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.044381 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of -0.00289. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. This may occur at the same time. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.

Fletcher Building Limited (NZSE:FBU) has a current MF Rank of 2752. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Fletcher Building Limited (NZSE:FBU) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.98661. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 1.02571, the 24 month is 1.06892, and the 36 month is 1.05212. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.80501, the 3 month is 0.83158, and the 1 month is currently 1.04255.

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