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CRH PLC CRH

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$77.05 −0.09 (0.12%)
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Favorable US Construction Outlook Supports Higher Margins for CRH

We commend CRH’s strategic repositioning toward being a one-stop shop for construction customers by integrating upstream and downstream activities. The group is the most defensive of our European construction materials coverage because of its exposure to publicly funded US infrastructure activity. As the largest roadbuilder in North America, CRH is well-positioned to benefit from a 50% increase in funding for highway and road construction as part of recently signed US legislation.

Price vs Fair Value

CRH is trading at a 13% premium.
Price
$77.05
Fair Value
$73.00
Uncertainty
Medium
1-Star Price
$44.60
5-Star Price
$78.70
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

As the largest roadbuilder in North America, CRH is well positioned to commence public infrastructure projects underpinned by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will see a 50% increase in federal highway funding.

Bears

Demand for privately funded construction projects is exposed to a shift in the economic environment and higher interest rates.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$77.14
Day Range
$76.5578.06
52-Week Range
$47.1488.00
Bid/Ask
$76.00 / $77.05
Market Cap
$52.95 Bil
Volume/Avg
3.0 Mil / 3.6 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
16.42
Price/Sales
1.61
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
2.18%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
2.18%
Total Yield
7.96%

Company Profile

CRH is a global manufacturer of a range of building products used in construction projects, operating via a vertically integrated business model. The past decade has seen CRH transform into a leading building materials business, with increasing exposure to upstream building activities such as aggregates and cement. CRH’s geographic footprint is mostly across developed markets. North America is CRH’s largest market and accounts for 75% of EBITDA. The company is the largest producer of aggregates and asphalt in the US.
Sector
Basic Materials
Industry
Building Materials
Stock Style Box
Large Value
Total Number of Employees
78,500

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
CRH
HOLN
HEI
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
16.4213.349.44
Price/Book Value
2.561.680.98
Price/Sales
1.611.640.82
Price/Cash Flow
10.298.375.05
Price/Earnings
CRH
HOLN
HEI

Financial Strength

Metric
CRH
HOLN
HEI
Quick Ratio
1.081.080.78
Current Ratio
1.691.441.19
Interest Coverage
11.138.0513.68
Quick Ratio
CRH
HOLN
HEI

Profitability

Metric
CRH
HOLN
HEI
Return on Assets (Normalized)
7.92%5.64%5.65%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
17.26%11.43%11.51%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
11.28%8.99%7.98%
Return on Assets
CRH
HOLN
HEI
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