How Is CRH plc (CRH)’s Price-To-Earnings Ratio?


As of Wednesday close, CRH plc’s (NYSE:CRH) stock was up $0.62, moving up 1.56 percent to $40.28. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 515,440 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.08 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 630,440, while in the previous 50 days, it was 639,784.

Since last month, CRH stock rose 13.40%. Shares of the company fell to $34.25 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $54.54 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $31.22. Since the beginning of this year, CRH’s stock price has dropped by -23.71% or -$12.52, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -26.15% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, CRH plc (CRH) has a P/E ratio of about 12.01. The stock’s beta is 1.11. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.95, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.48, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 37.18 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.24 per share was paid out, which is 5.91% more than last year’s $0.2266. On Monday August 29 2022, a $0.0134 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the recent quarter, CRH plc’s quick ratio stood at 1.40, while its current ratio was 1.80, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the recent quarter was 0.46, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.54. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 33.20% percent. In the recent year, EBITDA margin amounted to 17.31%, whereas operating margins totaled 11.90%. Based on annual data, CRH earned $10.49 billion in gross profit and brought in $30.98 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 8.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 19.40%.

CRH’s revenue rose 10.96% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $30.98 billion. The liabilities of CRH plc were 23.4 billion at the end of its most recent quarter, and its total debt was $11.24 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at CRH plc’s (CRH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 44.17%, the RSI 9-day stood at 69.04% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current CRH plc price is up by +2.76% percent or $1.08. At present, CRH shares trade +13.75% above its 20-day simple moving average and +19.07% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +13.46% above its SMA50 and -20.96% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 86.08% and Stochastic coefficient D was 83.21%, while ATR was 0.92. Given the Stochastic reading of 91.69% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 65.87%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.20, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.04.

Analyst Ratings

CRH plc (CRH) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, CRH is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate CRH plc stock as buy, with 16 recommending it as overweight.


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