Industrial Inorganic Chemicals
Minerals Technologies Inc. develops, produces, and markets various specialty mineral, mineral-based, and synthetic mineral products, and supporting systems and services. The company operates through three segments: Performance Materials, Specialty Minerals and Refractories. The Performance Materials segment supplies bentonite and bentonite-related products, as well as leonardite. This segment also offers metal casting products; household, personal care, and specialty products; and basic minerals, environmental products, and building materials. The Specialty Minerals segment produces and sells precipitated calcium carbonate and quicklime; and provides natural mineral products comprising limestone and talc. This segment's products are used in paper and packaging, building materials, paint and coatings, glass, ceramic, polymer, food, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries. The Refractories segment offers monolithic and shaped refractory materials; specialty products, services, and application and measurement equipment; and calcium metal and metallurgical wire products that are used in the applications of steel, non-ferrous metal, and glass industries. It markets its products primarily through its direct sales force, as well as regional distributors. The company serves in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation of Minerals Technologies Inc
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High margins render the company resilient under dire circumstances, hence able to drive competitors out or acquire them. ROE and ROA measure the average flow generated by each invested dollar. Their marginal value is a forecast of future growth, and it is considered by Buffett and Munger the most important single indicator.
The average Net Margin over the past 5 years is +8.34%.
The trend of Net Margin over the past 5 years is -0.9%.
The average ROA over the past 5 years is +7.07%.
The trend of ROA over the past 5 years is -0.39%.
The average ROE over the past 5 years is +10.36%.
The trend of ROE over the past 5 years is -1.3%.
Being debt the number one cause of investment losses and company death, the ratio Debt/FCF is of utmost importance to guarantee safety. On the other hand the Graham’s stability measures the drawdown of earnings, hence indicating the reliability of the flow generated by the company.
The Debt/FCF trailing twelve month is 12.04.
The trend of Debt/FCF over the past 5 years is 5.35.
Graham’s Stability measure stands at 0.68.
Growth can be dangerous when forecasting, simply projecting the current growth is in general wrong. A company passes through multiple phases, from being young and unprofitable, to the first periods of profitability and high growth, until it arrives at a period of regime with limited growth. Identifying in which phase the company is in may help forecasting.
The Revenue CAGR over the past 5 years is +4.87%.
The trend of Revenue growth rate over the past 5 years is -3.18%.
The Earnings CAGR over the past 5 years is -8.93%.
The trend of Earnings growth rate over the past 5 years is -3.67%.
The Equity CAGR over the past 5 years is +4.75%.
The trend of Equity growth rate over the past 5 years is -0.5%.
The FCF CAGR over the past 5 years is -29.13%.
The trend of FCF growth rate over the past 5 years is -13.89%.