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Louisiana-Pacific Corp LPX

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$90.79 +1.78 (2.00%)
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Louisiana-Pacific Navigates Stagnant Housing Market, but New Construction Drives OSB Demand

Louisiana-Pacific manufactures oriented strand board and engineered wood siding. It has over 7 billion square feet of production capacity across the United States, Canada, and South America. Homebuilding, repair and remodel, and construction are the main uses of OSB and siding products in North America. Louisiana-Pacific is closely tied to the North American market, which accounts for over 90% of sales (73% in the US and 20% in Canada).

Price vs Fair Value

LPX is trading at a 599% premium.
Price
$89.02
Fair Value
$91.00
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$95.60
5-Star Price
$27.10
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

A continued shift from plywood to OSB in single-family housing should provide a strong tailwind for Louisiana-Pacific’s sizable OSB business.

Bears

Louisiana-Pacific’s reliance on OSB profitability could put the firm at risk during times of economic weakness.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$89.01
Day Range
$89.6290.96
52-Week Range
$49.5495.61
Bid/Ask
$90.70 / $90.79
Market Cap
$6.51 Bil
Volume/Avg
305,725 / 1.0 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
20.19
Price/Sales
2.36
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
1.12%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
1.17%
Total Yield
1.33%

Company Profile

Louisiana-Pacific is primarily an oriented strand board producer and also offers engineered wood siding used in home construction and repair and remodel projects. The company is largely exposed to the North American housing market but has also established capacity in Brazil and Chile.
Sector
Industrials
Industry
Building Products & Equipment
Stock Style Box
Small Core
Total Number of Employees
4,100

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
LPX
JHX
WY
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
20.1922.0331.07
Price/Book Value
3.968.152.19
Price/Sales
2.363.932.91
Price/Cash Flow
12.0317.8016.53
Price/Earnings
LPX
JHX
WY

Financial Strength

Metric
LPX
JHX
WY
Quick Ratio
1.680.921.37
Current Ratio
3.331.792.24
Interest Coverage
24.6021.163.91
Quick Ratio
LPX
JHX
WY

Profitability

Metric
LPX
JHX
WY
Return on Assets (Normalized)
13.40%15.30%4.17%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
21.08%39.87%7.02%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
16.68%24.70%5.75%
Return on Assets
LPX
JHX
WY
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