Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Monday, January 22nd. Analysts expect Eagle Materials to post earnings of $1.45 per share for the quarter.

Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The construction company reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.53 by ($0.22). The company had revenue of $376.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $412.84 million. Eagle Materials had a net margin of 15.93% and a return on equity of 17.75%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.25 EPS. On average, analysts expect Eagle Materials to post $5 EPS for the current fiscal year and $6 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Eagle Materials (EXP) opened at $120.07 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,840.00, a P/E ratio of 27.60, a PEG ratio of 3.02 and a beta of 1.29. Eagle Materials has a 52 week low of $86.51 and a 52 week high of $121.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 2.02.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. Eagle Materials’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 9.20%.

In related news, CFO Dale Craig Kesler sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $111.64, for a total value of $558,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 56,778 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,338,695.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, COO Michael Haack sold 6,731 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.00, for a total value of $774,065.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 28,136 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,235,640. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 85,165 shares of company stock valued at $9,438,175 in the last ninety days. 4.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on EXP. Standpoint Research lowered Eagle Materials from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research lowered Eagle Materials from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Eagle Materials from $120.00 to $135.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $122.50.

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About Eagle Materials

Eagle Materials Inc is a supplier of construction products, building materials and materials used for oil and natural gas extraction. The Company operates through five segments: Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Oil and Gas Proppants. The Company’s construction products are used in residential, industrial, commercial and infrastructure construction, and include cement, slag, concrete and aggregates.

Earnings History for Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP)

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