Lawson Products, Inc. (LAWS): Price and Financial Metrics

Lawson Products, Inc. (LAWS): $53.17

-0.43 (-0.80%)

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  • LAWS scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 99.25% of US stocks.
  • LAWS's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • LAWS's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 38.04% of US stocks).

LAWS Stock Summary

  • LAWS's current price/earnings ratio is 78.69, which is higher than 88.87% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • Of note is the ratio of Lawson Products Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.79% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For LAWS, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by merely 11.52% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to LAWS, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are GAIA, KN, COHU, LGL, and ELMD.
  • Visit LAWS's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

LAWS Valuation Summary

  • LAWS's price/sales ratio is 1.3; this is 60.61% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • LAWS's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.5 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, LAWS's price/earnings ratio has gone up 67.3.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LAWS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LAWS 2020-06-25 0.8 2.5 18.8 14.3
LAWS 2014-01-10 0.4 1.7 -240.4 132.3
LAWS 2009-12-02 0.3 0.9 -15.3 -16.7
LAWS 2005-11-30 0.8 1.9 16.1 9.4
LAWS 2004-09-17 0.9 2.1 18.6 11.3
LAWS 2003-04-04 0.6 1.6 20.2 10.5

LAWS Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of LAWS, see our LAWS price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $64.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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LAWS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $53.17 52-week high $62.10
Prev. close $53.60 52-week low $28.42
Day low $53.17 Volume 1,900
Day high $54.44 Avg. volume 12,208
50-day MA $56.27 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $51.84 Market Cap 482.04M

Lawson Products, Inc. (LAWS) Company Bio

Lawson Products is an industrial distributor of maintenance and repair products, serving the industrial, commercial, institutional and government maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) market. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

LAWS Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$53.17$113.84 93%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for LAWS, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Lawson Products Inc ranked in the 69th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Lawson Products Inc, consider:

  • The stock's equity weight, or the proportion of capital from equity relative to debt, is 97. Its equity weight surpasses that of 90.28% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Industrials sector.
  • The business' balance sheet suggests that 3% of the company's capital is sourced from debt; this is greater than just 12.81% of the free cash flow producing stocks we're observing.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

Want more companies with a valuation profile/forecast similar to that of Lawson Products Inc? See CW, QUAD, UHAL, HXL, and RCII.

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Latest LAWS News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Lawson Products Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate LAWS as an investment opportunity.

Lawson Products (LAWS) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth

Lawson Products (LAWS) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | July 22, 2021

Lawson Products to Present at the Jefferies 2021 Virtual Industrials Conference

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lawson Products to Present at the Jefferies 2021 Virtual Industrials Conference

Business Wire | July 15, 2021

Lawson Products, Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lawson Products to Report Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Business Wire | July 8, 2021

There's Been No Shortage Of Growth Recently For Lawson Products' (NASDAQ:LAWS) Returns On Capital

What trends should we look for it we want to identify stocks that can multiply in value over the long term? Amongst...

Yahoo | June 26, 2021

Do Hedge Funds Love Lawson Products, Inc. (LAWS)?

While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by the accommodative interest rate environment in the US, virus news and stimulus spending, many smart money investors are starting to get cautious towards the current bull run since March, 2020 and hedging or reducing many of their long positions. Some fund managers are betting on Dow […]

Yahoo | June 23, 2021

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LAWS Price Returns

1-mo 0.91%
3-mo 2.88%
6-mo -2.33%
1-year 78.78%
3-year 96.93%
5-year 201.08%
YTD 4.44%
2020 -2.28%
2019 64.87%
2018 27.68%
2017 3.99%
2016 1.93%

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