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How Did H.B. Fuller Perform Compared with Its Peers in 3Q15?

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Nov. 20 2020, Updated 4:56 p.m. ET

H.B. Fuller and its peers

An analysis of H.B. Fuller’s income statement in 3Q15 follows:

  • The net profit margins of H.B. Fuller (FUL), 3M (MMM), Valspar (VAL), Nordson (NDSN), and RPM International (RPM) are 5.11%, 16.95%, 8.95%, 15%, and 9.36%, respectively.
  • The EPS (earnings per share) of H.B. Fuller, 3M, Valspar, Nordson, and RPM International are $0.52, $2.02, $1.33, $1.14, and $0.94, respectively.

An analysis of H.B. Fuller’s valuation follows:

  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of H.B. Fuller, 3M, Valspar, Nordson, and RPM International are 34.40x, 17.97x, 14.97x, 16.67x, and 24.94x, respectively.
  • The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios of H.B. Fuller, 3M, Valspar, Nordson, and RPM International are 1.93x, 6.64x, 6.58x, 4.63x, and 4.33x, respectively.

According to the above findings, H.B. Fuller was outperformed by its peers based on the net profit margin, EPS, and PBV ratio. However, H.B. Fuller is way ahead of its peers based on the PE ratio.

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ETFs that invest in H.B. Fuller 

The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio (PSCM) invests 5.64% of its holdings in H.B. Fuller. PSCM tracks an index of small-cap US basic materials firms weighted by market cap.

The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) invests 0.54% of its holdings in H.B. Fuller. SDY tracks a yield-weighted index of 50 dividend-paying companies from the S&P 1500 Composite Index that have increased dividends for at least 20 consecutive years.

The WisdomTree US SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth ETF (DGRS) invests 0.41% of its holdings in H.B. Fuller. DGRS tracks a dividend-weighted index of US small-cap stocks with growth characteristics.

Comparing H.B. Fuller and its ETFs

An analysis of H.B. Fuller’s price movement follows:

  • The YTD (year-to-date) price movements of H.B. Fuller, PSCM, SDY, and DGRS are -22.81%, -24.31%, -6.64%, and -7.75%, respectively.

An analysis of H.B. Fuller’s valuation follows:

  • The PE ratios of H.B. Fuller, PSCM, SDY, and DGRS are 34.40x, 67.82x, 21x, and 20.89x, respectively.
  • The PBV ratios of H.B. Fuller, PSCM, SDY, and DGRS are 1.93x, 2.25x, 2.57x, and 2.17x, respectively.

According to the above findings, the ETFs outperformed H.B. Fuller based on the price movement and PBV ratio. However, based on the PE ratio, H.B. Fuller is way ahead of its ETFs.

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