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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.56
CRH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. CRH: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CRH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.56
0.13
0.72
Equity to Asset 0.46
CRH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CRH: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CRH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.46
0.3
0.5
Interest Coverage 2.98
CRH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.11 vs. CRH: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CRH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 3.64 Max: 8.95
Current: 2.98
0.31
8.95
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.62
M-Score: -2.63
WACC vs ROIC
10.94%
5.47%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.85
CRH's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.03 vs. CRH: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CRH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 8.84 Max: 9.97
Current: 4.85
0.55
9.97
Net-margin (%) 3.08
CRH's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. CRH: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CRH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.64  Med: 5.96 Max: 6.91
Current: 3.08
-1.64
6.91
ROE (%) 6.00
CRH's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. CRH: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CRH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.93  Med: 15.55 Max: 24.22
Current: 6
-2.93
24.22
ROA (%) 2.81
CRH's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. CRH: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CRH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.42  Med: 6.10 Max: 7.72
Current: 2.81
-1.42
7.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.24
CRH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. CRH: 11.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CRH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 19.45 Max: 44.33
Current: 11.24
1.09
44.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.40
CRH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CRH: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CRH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.1  Med: 6.30 Max: 24.3
Current: 0.4
-14.1
24.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.30
CRH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CRH: -1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CRH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.9  Med: 4.00 Max: 28.1
Current: -1.3
-23.9
28.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -1.00
CRH's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. CRH: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CRH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.4  Med: 8.25 Max: 23.3
Current: -1
-38.4
23.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CRH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

James Barrow 12,546,723 sh (+11.70%)
Charles Brandes 4,303,553 sh (-2.09%)
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Q3 2014

CRH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 9,400 sh (New)
James Barrow 21,449,241 sh (+70.95%)
Charles Brandes 4,336,247 sh (+0.76%)
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Q4 2014

CRH Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 346,100 sh (+3581.91%)
James Barrow 29,220,834 sh (+36.23%)
Charles Brandes 4,651,034 sh (+7.26%)
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Q1 2015

CRH Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 30,784,643 sh (+5.35%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Charles Brandes 3,566,714 sh (-23.31%)
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Preferred stocks of CRH PLC

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
97GM.UK0.00444.937% Cum.Pref Shs A
0I4D.UK0.000.00

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 6.46
CRH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. CRH: 6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CRH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 3.06 Max: 6.74
Current: 6.46
1.08
6.74
Forward P/E 18.05
CRH's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.58 vs. CRH: 18.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 6.70
CRH's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
89% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. CRH: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CRH' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 3.06 Max: 6.74
Current: 6.7
1.08
6.74
P/B 1.84
CRH's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CRH: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CRH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.87
Current: 1.84
0.21
2.87
P/S 0.20
CRH's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CRH: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CRH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.2
0.07
0.22
PFCF 4.67
CRH's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. CRH: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CRH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1  Med: 3.55 Max: 6.11
Current: 4.67
1
6.11
POCF 3.02
CRH's POCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.47 vs. CRH: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CRH' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.17
Current: 3.02
0.65
3.17
EV-to-EBIT 20.70
CRH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.34 vs. CRH: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CRH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 6.05 Max: 61.5
Current: 20.7
3.2
61.5
Shiller P/E 8.46
CRH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 21.92 vs. CRH: 8.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CRH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.18  Med: 2.48 Max: 8.85
Current: 8.46
1.18
8.85
Current Ratio 2.26
CRH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CRH: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CRH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.46  Med: 1.86 Max: 2.36
Current: 2.26
1.46
2.36
Quick Ratio 1.67
CRH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CRH: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CRH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.28 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.67
0.93
1.93
Days Inventory 62.53
CRH's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 73.68 vs. CRH: 62.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CRH' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 49.53  Med: 53.43 Max: 65.37
Current: 62.53
49.53
65.37
Days Sales Outstanding 42.07
CRH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 55.28 vs. CRH: 42.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CRH' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.81  Med: 51.49 Max: 69.52
Current: 42.07
39.81
69.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.55
CRH's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. CRH: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CRH' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 3.55 Max: 5.63
Current: 2.55
0.99
5.63
Dividend Payout 0.16
CRH's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. CRH: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CRH' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.17
Current: 0.16
0.02
0.17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.67
CRH's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. CRH: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CRH' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 3.71 Max: 5.89
Current: 2.67
1.04
5.89
Share Buyback Rate -1.10
CRH's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CRH: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CRH' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.1  Med: -3.20 Max: -9.8
Current: -1.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.82
CRH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
73% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CRH: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CRH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 2.45 Max: 4.18
Current: 2.82
0.54
4.18
Price/Projected FCF 0.20
CRH's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CRH: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CRH' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.2
0.11
0.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.27
CRH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CRH: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CRH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.27
0.73
1.42
Price/Graham Number 1.90
CRH's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
76% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CRH: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CRH' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.37 Max: 1.68
Current: 1.9
0.2
1.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.95
CRH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CRH: 4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CRH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 16.50 Max: 30.8
Current: 4.95
1.6
30.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.91
CRH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. CRH: 7.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CRH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 7.7  Med: 36.30 Max: 78.9
Current: 7.91
7.7
78.9

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
Compare:HCMLF, JHX, AHCHY, LFRGY, SHW » details
Traded in other countries:CRH.UK, CRG.Germany, CRHCF.USA, XCRA.Germany,
CRH PLC is a manufacturer and distributer of a range of building materials products from the fundamentals of heavy materials and elements to construct the frame, through value-added products that complete the building envelope, to distribution channels which service construction fit-out and renewal. The group is organised into six business segments comprising Europe Materials (including activities in China and India), Europe Products, (including activities in Australia and Southeast Asia), Europe Distribution, Americas Materials, Americas Products and Americas Distribution. Materials businesses are engaged in the production and sale of a range of primary materials including cement, aggregates, readymixed concrete, asphalt/bitumen and agricultural/chemical lime. Products businesses are engaged in the production and sale of architectural and structural concrete products, clay products, fabricated and tempered glass products, construction accessories and the provision of a wide range of inter-related products and services to the construction sector. Distribution businesses encompass builders merchanting activities and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) stores engaged in the marketing and sale of supplies to the construction sector and to the general public.
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