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U.S. Concrete Widens Margins Despite Lower Revenue in Second Quarter, but Shares Look Fairly Valued

Analyst Note

| Kristoffer Inton |

On Aug. 4, U.S. Concrete reported impressive second quarter results--a notable turnaround from the first quarter’s middling performance. On one hand, revenue was down 12% from the prior year quarter to $323 million amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Despite these external headwinds, the company’s efforts in improved logistics combined with lower diesel prices drove adjusted EBITDA to grow 13% to $48 million. Adjusted EBITDA expanded an impressive 3,400 basis points to 14.8%.

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Business Description

U.S. Concrete sells ready-mixed concrete in several major markets in the United States, primarily in Texas, northern California, and the New York metro area. While U.S. Concrete also produces aggregates in some of its markets and has made more acquisitions in this area in recent years, the company primarily uses its aggregates production internally for its ready-mixed concrete operations. During 2019, U.S. Concrete sold approximately 9.2 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and approximately 11.4 million tons of aggregates.

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331 North Main Street
Euless, TX, 76039
T +1 817 835-4105
Sector Basic Materials
Industry Building Materials
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 3,173

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