During last week’s earnings update, James Hardie provided an FY19 EBIT outlook in the range of US$300-340m. This was slightly below market consensus, suggesting 20% growth will not be achieved and it could be more in the range of flat to 10%.
With the stock trading on a high PE and an FY18 yield of only 2%, there’s not much room for disappointment.
JHX is a current holding within our ASX50 & 100 model portfolios, we’ll watch for the next Algo Engine buy signal and revisit the “buy side” case and update our readers.
Author: Leon Hinde
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