RPM International (RPM) stock: buy, sell or hold?

8:37 am ET, 04 Oct 2018

RPM International Inc. (RPM) shares are trading at $62.75 down -3%. The company is announcing its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday before the market opens. What's driving RPM stock price? What's RPM stock price forecast?

RPM International manufactures and sells specialty chemicals for the industrial, specialty, and consumer markets. The company has recently acquired Nudura Corporation, a distributor of insulated concrete forms (ICF) in North America. ICF will operate as a separate, stand-alone operating unit of RPM's dryvit business.

Lately, the stock has performed well; it has yielded a return of 28% in the past year. One of the primary reasons for solid performance is the strong earnings growth expected for the next couple of years. On the other hand, some investors worry about the company's rising costs. The last quarter's revenue rose 4.7% to $1.56 billion and earnings per share came at $1.05 compared to $1.02 for the same period last year.

The first-quarter fiscal year 2019 results will be released before market open on October 03, 2018. Analysts expect the company to earn $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.42 billion.    

What is the sentiment towards the RPM stock? Our technical analysis shows that:

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is trending positive;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is trending positive;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is trending positive. 

Over the last month, RPM International Inc. (RPM) returned +3.25%.

RPM International Inc. (RPM) forward P/E ratio is 17.88, and it's high compared to its industry peers' P/E ratios.

RPM International Inc. (RPM) average analyst price target ($68.44) is 1.15% above its current price ($67.66).

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RPM International Inc. (RPM) Stock Guide

Updated at: 12:56 pm ET, 18 Sep 2020

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Looking to buy or sell RPM International Inc. (RPM)? Interested in getting the full scoop on RPM, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this RPM stock guide, we'll address key questions about RPM, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are RPM earnings?
2. What is RPM dividend?
3. What is RPM dividend yield?
4. What is RPM stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
5. RPM buy or sell? What is RPM Finny Score?
6. What are the reasons to buy RPM? Why should I buy RPM stock?
7. What are the reasons to sell RPM? Why should I sell RPM stock?
8. What are RPM key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are RPM earnings?

RPM trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.34.

2. What is RPM dividend?

RPM forward dividend is $1.44.

3. What is RPM dividend yield?

RPM forward dividend yield is 1.7%.

Analyst Predictions

4. What is RPM stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on RPM analyst price targets, RPM stock forecast is $89.42 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for RPM stock is $89.42. The prediction is based on 13 analyst estimates.

The low price target for RPM is $78.00, while the high price target is $103.00.

RPM analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

5. RPM buy or sell? What is RPM Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:70}Our quantitative analysis shows 7 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell RPM, resulting in Finny Score of 70.

6. What are the reasons to buy RPM? Why should I buy RPM stock?

Here are the reasons to buy RPM stock:

7. What are the reasons to sell RPM? Why should I sell RPM stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell RPM stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • RPM quarterly revenue growth was -8.90%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.48% and 0.19%, respectively). See RPM revenue growth chart.
  • RPM Price/Book ratio is 8.87, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See RPM forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  • RPM short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.74. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See RPM short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

8. What are RPM key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for RPM:

Metrics RPM
Price $82.51
Average Price Target / Upside $89.42 / 8.37%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 1.70%
Industry Specialty Chemicals
Sector Basic Materials
Number of Employees 14,540
Market Cap $11.24B
Forward P/E Ratio 20.73
Price/Book Ratio 2.04
Revenue (TTM) $5.51B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -8.90%
Profit Margin 5.53%

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