Long Term Growth review of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE)


Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) reported sales (ttm) of 15.71 Billion, whereas, 8 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 3752.08 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 4159.39 million and lower end at 3302 million while the year ago reported sale was 4174.17 million.

4 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Jan 26, 2017- Jan 30, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 4114.59 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 4352.23 million and 3855.33 million respectively.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Oct 20 BMO at 0.88, whereas, 14 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.53. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.71 and lower end at 0.31 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.65.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.74 reported by 9 number of analyst for the quarter ending Jan 26, 2017- Jan 30, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.74 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 1.2 and 0.41 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.58. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 5 analysts is at 17.03%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 30.56 and 3.

Valuation Ratios of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 37.37 while the company’s industry has 24.35 P/E and the sector P/E is 16.36. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 36.29 and low P/E is 16.18, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 35.45 and 47.92 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 11.32 for the industry and 19.26 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, 85 has Beta of 1.46 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 1.24 and 1.04 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of 85 stands at 1.21 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 2.46. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 14.28, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 9.98 and 24.31 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) stands at 0.74 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at -0.27 and 3.92 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 21.59 and 2.01.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) Trading Statistics:

The company declined -0.55% and closed its last trading session at $61.97. The market capitalization of the company is at $19.63 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $62.9 on Nov 25, 2016 and 52-week Low of $33.9 on Jan 20, 2016. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 2.54% and Monthly Volatility of 2.74%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.52 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 1.63.