Vulcan Materials Co. (VMC): Price and Financial Metrics

Vulcan Materials Co. (VMC): $145.82

4.37 (+3.09%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where VMC ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 65.88% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for VMC is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • VMC's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 4.54% of US stocks).

VMC Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $25,407,145,976, Vulcan Materials CO has a greater market value than 89.75% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of Vulcan Materials CO's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 98.91% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Vulcan Materials CO is higher than it is for about 93.29% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Vulcan Materials CO are YUM, GRIN, TROX, CMP, and GLDD.
  • Visit VMC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

VMC Valuation Summary

  • VMC's price/earnings ratio is 35.7; this is 79.4% higher than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • VMC's price/earnings ratio has moved up 14.3 over the prior 243 months.
  • VMC's price/sales ratio has moved up 3.2 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for VMC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
VMC 2021-09-03 4.9 3.8 35.7 25.8
VMC 2021-09-02 4.9 3.9 36.2 26.1
VMC 2021-09-01 5.0 3.9 36.8 26.5
VMC 2021-08-31 5.0 3.9 36.8 26.5
VMC 2021-08-30 5.0 3.9 36.8 26.5
VMC 2021-08-27 5.1 4.0 37.2 26.8

VMC Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 62.4%.
  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 25.89%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at -18.25%.
VMC's revenue has moved up $1,027,294,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows VMC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 5,552.2 1,011.9 670.8
2021-09-30 5,121.016 1,017.249 647.382
2021-06-30 4,914.4 1,042.641 670.264
2021-03-31 4,875.928 1,157.146 684.836
2020-12-31 4,856.826 1,070.359 584.48
2020-09-30 4,867.859 1,115.919 611.055

VMC's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • VMC has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 76.37% of graded US stocks.
  • VMC's asset turnover comes in at 0.426 -- ranking 18th of 42 Non-Metallic and Industrial Metal Mining stocks.
  • CLF, SCCO, and USLM are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with VMC.

The table below shows VMC's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.426 0.267 0.115
2021-03-31 0.424 0.268 0.116
2020-12-31 0.429 0.264 0.098
2020-09-30 0.440 0.261 0.101
2020-06-30 0.461 0.260 0.102
2020-03-31 0.471 0.254 0.099

VMC Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of VMC, see our VMC 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 $204.11 Average Broker Recommendation 1.6 (Moderate Buy)

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VMC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $145.82 52-week high $213.65
Prev. close $141.45 52-week low $141.18
Day low $142.18 Volume 2,470,300
Day high $146.29 Avg. volume 844,775
50-day MA $164.60 Dividend yield 1.1%
200-day MA $182.13 Market Cap 19.38B

Vulcan Materials Co. (VMC) Company Bio

Vulcan Materials Company (NYSEVMC) is an American company based in BirminghamAlabama. It is principally engaged in the production, distribution and sale of construction materials. Vulcan is the largest producer of construction materials, primarily gravel, crushed stone, and sand, and employs approximately 7,000 people at over 300 facilities. Vulcan serves 20 states, the District of Columbia and Mexico. Vulcan's innovative Crescent Market project led to construction of a large quarry and deep water seaport on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, just south of Cancun. This quarry supplies Tampa, New Orleans, Houston, and Brownsville, Texas, as well as other Gulf coast seaports, with crushed limestone via large 62,000-ton self-discharging ships. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Yahoo | February 18, 2022

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Yahoo | February 17, 2022

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VMC Price Returns

1-mo -14.08%
3-mo -23.60%
6-mo -29.89%
1-year -17.20%
3-year 9.23%
5-year 17.41%
YTD -29.42%
2021 41.09%
2020 4.15%
2019 47.13%
2018 -22.28%
2017 3.42%

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