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Louisiana-Pacific PE Ratio

: 3.70 (As of Today)
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The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). As of today (2022-08-18), Louisiana-Pacific's share price is $60.72. Louisiana-Pacific's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $16.40. Therefore, Louisiana-Pacific's PE Ratio for today is 3.70.

Good Sign:

Louisiana-Pacific Corp stock PE Ratio (=3.60) is close to 10-year low of 3.3


The historical rank and industry rank for Louisiana-Pacific's PE Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

LPX' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.21   Med: 13.08   Max: 2720
Current: 3.7


During the past 13 years, the highest PE Ratio of Louisiana-Pacific was 2720.00. The lowest was 3.21. And the median was 13.08.


LPX's PE Ratio is ranked better than
95.29% of 1210 companies
in the Construction industry
Industry Median: 13.51 vs LPX: 3.70

Louisiana-Pacific's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $4.73. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $16.40.

As of today (2022-08-18), Louisiana-Pacific's share price is $60.72. Louisiana-Pacific's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $15.95. Therefore, Louisiana-Pacific's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 3.81.

During the past 13 years, Louisiana-Pacific's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 2720.00. The lowest was 3.30. And the median was 13.02.

Louisiana-Pacific's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $4.28. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $15.95.

During the past 12 months, Louisiana-Pacific's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 36.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 72.20% per year.

During the past 13 years, Louisiana-Pacific's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 82.30% per year. The lowest was -23.90% per year. And the median was 37.80% per year.

Louisiana-Pacific's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $4.76. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $16.52.


Louisiana-Pacific PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Louisiana-Pacific's PE Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Louisiana-Pacific Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
PE Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.87 8.14 At Loss 8.33 5.56

Louisiana-Pacific Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
PE Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.10 4.35 5.56 3.75 3.20

Competitive Comparison

For the Building Products & Equipment subindustry, Louisiana-Pacific's PE Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Louisiana-Pacific PE Ratio Distribution

For the Construction industry and Industrials sector, Louisiana-Pacific's PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Louisiana-Pacific's PE Ratio falls into.



Louisiana-Pacific PE Ratio Calculation

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). It is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

Louisiana-Pacific's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=60.72/16.400
=3.70

Louisiana-Pacific's Share Price of today is $60.72.
Louisiana-Pacific's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $16.40.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratios used by different investors. They are Trailing Twelve Month PE Ratio or PE Ratio (TTM), Forward PE Ratio, or PE Ratio without NRI. A new PE Ratio based on inflation-adjusted normalized PE Ratio is called Shiller PE Ratio, after Yale professor Robert Shiller.

In the calculation of PE Ratio, the earnings per share used are the earnings per share over the past 12 months. For Forward PE Ratio, the earnings are the expected earnings for the next twelve months. In the case of PE Ratio without NRI, the reported earnings less the non-recurring items are used.

For Shiller PE Ratio, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, Shiller PE Ratio is also called PE10.


Louisiana-Pacific  (NYSE:LPX) PE Ratio Explanation

The PE Ratio can be viewed as the number of years it takes for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. For example, if a company earns $2 a share per year, and the stock is traded at $30, the PE Ratio is 15. Therefore it takes 15 years for the company to earn back the $30 you paid for its stock, assuming the earnings stays constant over the next 15 years.

In real business, earnings never stay constant. If a company can grow its earnings, it takes fewer years for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. If a company's earnings decline it takes more years. As a shareholder, you want the company to earn back the price you pay as soon as possible. Therefore, lower P/E stocks are more attractive than higher P/E stocks so long as the PE Ratio is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio, the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio becomes meaningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG Ratio. PEG Ratio is defined as the PE Ratio divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio equal to its growth rate is fairly valued. Still he said he would rather buy a company growing 20% a year with a PE Ratio of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio of 10.

Because the PE Ratio measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio can be applied to the stocks across different industries. That is why it is the one of the most important and widely used indicators for the valuation of stocks.

Similar to the PE Ratio without NRI or PS Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PE Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

Investors need to be aware that the PE Ratio can be misleading a lot of times, especially when the underlying business is cyclical and unpredictable. As Peter Lynch pointed out, cyclical businesses have higher profit margins at the peaks of the business cycles. Their earnings are high and PE Ratios are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio .

PE Ratio can also be affected by non-recurring-items such as the sale of part of businesses. This may increase for the current year or quarter dramatically. But it cannot be repeated over and over. Therefore PE Ratio without NRI is a more accurate indication of valuation than PE Ratio.


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Louisiana-Pacific Business Description

Louisiana-Pacific logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
414 Union Street, Suite 2000, Nashville, TN, USA, 37219
Louisiana-Pacific Corp is primarily an oriented strand board producer while offering engineered wood siding and engineered wood products used in home construction. The company's segment includes Siding; OSB; EWP and South America. It generates maximum revenue from the Siding segment. The Siding segment serves diverse end markets with a broad product offering of engineered wood siding, trim, and fascia, including LP SmartSide Trim and Siding, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim and Siding, LP BuilderSeries Lap Siding, and LP Outdoor Building Solutions.
Executives
Mason Jimmy Earl officer: EVP & General Manager of OSB 414 UNION STREET SUITE 2000 NASHVILLE TN 37219-1711
Bayardo Jose A director 11700 OLD KATY ROAD SUITE 300 HOUSTON TX 77079
Everhart Robin H officer: SVP, CHRO 414 UNION STREET SUITE 2000 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Blosser Michael W officer: SVP, Manufacturing Services 414 UNION STREET SUITE 2000 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Daniel Nicole C. officer: SVP, General Counsel 414 UNION STREET NASHVILLE TN 37219
Doyle Derek Nelson officer: Principal Accounting Officer 414 UNION STREET, SUITE 2000 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Grasberger F Nicholas Iii director 350 POPLAR CHURCH ROAD CAMP HILL PA 17011
Martin Joseph Richards officer: Interim General Counsel C/O LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION 414 UNION STREET, SUITE 2000 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Macadam Stephen E. director C/O ENPRO INDUSTRIES, INC. 5605 CARNEGIE BLVD., STE. 500 CHARLOTTE NC 28209
Haughie Alan officer: EVP, CFO 860 RIDGE LAKE BLVD. MEMPHIS TN 38120
Kinney Michael Emory officer: Interim CFO 411 UNION STREET NASHVILLE TN 37219
Mann Timothy Jr officer: EVP, General Counsel 1000 ABERNATHY ROAD N.E. SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Ringbloom Jason Paul officer: EVP OSB 414 UNION STREET NASHVILLE TN 37219
Horton Ozey K Jr director 200 OLD WILSON BRIDGE ROAD COLUMBUS OH 43085
Embree Tracy A director 500 JACKSON STREET COLUMBUS IN 47201

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