Basic Materials


The basic materials sector includes companies involved in the discovery, development or the processing of raw materials. Companies in this sector engage in a wide variety of activities, which include the mining and refining of metals like copper, silver and gold. Other industries in this sector include agriculture, chemicals, coal, steel and forestry products. The sector is sensitive to changes in the business cycle: as it supplies construction materials, the basic materials sector depends on a strong economy. Such companies include Rio Tinto (RIO), Monsanto (MON) and Newmont Mining (NEM).

* Data in this page is the median value and it's updated daily. Sector and industry weightings are calculated using market capitalization which is converted to USD.


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PE Ratio PE Ratio without NRI Shiller PE Ratio EV-to-EBIT EV-to-EBITDA EV-to-Revenue PS Ratio PB Ratio Price-to-Tangible-Book Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Price-to-Median-PS-Value Dividend Yield % Dividend Payout Ratio Gross Margin % Net Margin % Operating Margin % Pre-Tax Margin % ROE % ROA % ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % ROIC % WACC % Altman Z-Score Piotroski F-Score Beneish M-Score Debt-to-Equity Cash-to-Debt Equity-to-Asset Days Sales Outstanding Days Inventory Days Payable Cash Conversion Cycle Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Current Ratio Quick Ratio Interest Coverage
Agriculture 17.40 21.71 19.88 14.68 8.96 2.73 1.72 2.05 2.48 12.73 14.33 0.74 29.68 -3.08 7.44 3.52 -0.42 -1.74 6.37 3.45 8.81 2.15 5.00 -2.38 0.37 0.15 0.41 63.22 117.60 38.73 181.67 -6.80 1.81 1.37 5.00
Building Materials 17.68 19.49 13.41 8.83 1.21 0.94 2.04 2.90 14.10 9.93 0.88 24.18 4.26 7.52 5.23 10.99 5.07 16.16 8.46 9.78 2.97 5.00 -2.57 0.61 0.14 0.49 45.49 45.16 29.48 66.34 21.17 2.27 1.35 5.56
Chemicals 20.55 20.82 23.87 13.88 9.62 1.65 1.13 2.45 4.24 20.53 11.08 1.03 2.05 0.34 27.92 4.47 9.45 5.66 13.37 3.97 18.03 10.00 8.26 2.69 6.00 -2.60 0.88 0.19 0.35 51.79 68.48 46.16 69.16 8.45 2.07 1.26 7.02
Coal 7.64 7.64 5.54 3.99 1.17 0.71 1.09 1.70 5.81 3.80 0.72 4.26 0.27 22.50 11.31 10.59 10.84 15.18 6.95 12.85 11.85 6.69 1.56 7.00 -2.61 0.66 0.30 0.44 23.05 25.18 26.82 26.31 17.69 1.63 1.31 6.30
Forest Products 12.92 12.92 17.85 13.75 8.08 0.72 0.61 1.62 1.79 11.80 7.15 1.05 3.59 0.67 16.60 5.35 7.55 6.33 9.84 4.15 13.53 9.63 8.33 2.53 6.00 -2.81 0.70 0.17 0.44 29.36 59.85 16.40 56.94 13.34 2.04 1.22 4.85
Metals & Mining -4.01 -2.14 2.06 1.42 2.18 2.22 0.75 21.01 1.73 7.50 2.52 -5.89 -6.33 -6.36 -1.33 8.53 1.70 4.00 -2.72 0.33 0.46 0.46 23.03 51.69 54.08 26.62 1.66 1.29 6.32
Steel 6.20 6.20 25.86 6.27 5.17 0.70 0.42 0.96 1.01 9.66 6.86 0.86 2.27 0.14 14.57 4.60 6.74 5.72 16.22 7.79 18.09 12.63 9.77 2.90 6.00 -2.22 0.52 0.11 0.49 37.17 84.38 31.53 100.71 6.85 2.82 1.27 6.12
Average 16.55 17.50 18.45 10.73 7.38 2.98 2.05 3.60 4.46 15.28 10.20 1.59 2.54 0.35 40.72 6.48 14.83 8.84 8.42 0.38 12.11 9.86 15.84 4.07 9.57 -4.89 1.00 0.53 0.82 63.77 112.49 74.58 108.62 11.78 3.58 2.39 11.19

* All ratios are median value


Sector Performance

Trading Data
Open $91.88
Volume 48,014
Day Low $89.60
Day High $91.88
52 Week Low $78.95
52 Week High $104.36
Fundamental Data
Market Cap (M) $417
Shares Outstanding 5
PE Ratio 18.10
PB Ratio 2.40
Dividend Yield % 1.61
Total Return % 1 Week 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year YTD 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
IYM -2.60 -3.80 7.60 -8.30 -7.20 6.80 21.30 11.90 182.00
SPY -0.70 0.00 12.70 -3.00 5.90 11.70 42.00 63.10 315.70
Relative to SPY -1.90 -3.80 -5.10 -5.30 -13.10 -4.90 -20.70 -51.20 -133.70
Annual Total Return % IYM SPY
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2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
IYM -0.30 -9.01 35.29 12.24 4.14 17.08 32.16 -50.73 64.41 30.99 -15.20 9.95 19.86 3.03 -12.81 17.91 22.90
SPY -21.58 28.19 10.70 4.83 15.85 5.14 -36.79 26.35 15.05 1.90 15.99 32.30 13.47 1.24 11.99 21.71 -5.97

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