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United States Lime & Minerals Inc (NAS:USLM)
3-Year Average Buyback Ratio
-0.30 (As of Sep. 2016)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

USLM' s 3-Year Average Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.5   Max: 4.5
Current: -0.3

-13.5
4.5

During the past 13 years, United States Lime & Minerals Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 4.50. The lowest was -13.50. And the median was -0.50.

USLM's 3-Year Average Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. USLM: -0.30 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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