Overcome in recent indexing: Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE MHK)

On Friday, Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK) changed -0.98% to recent value of $96.48. The stock transacted 1663595 shares during most recent day however it has an average volume of 762.02K shares. It spotted trading -38.39% off 52-week high price. On the other end, the stock has been noted -0.96% away from the low price over the last 52-weeks.

Mohawk Industries, Inc. (MHK) recently reported 2019 fourth quarter net earnings of $265M and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $3.68, including a one-time tax benefit of $136M. Adjusted net earnings were $162M, and EPS was $2.25, not including restructuring, acquisition and other charges. Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $2.4B, down 1.0% as stated and 1.7% on a constant currency and days basis. For the fourth quarter of 2018, net sales were $2.45B, net earnings were $229M and EPS was $3.05, adjusted net earnings were $188M, and EPS was $2.53, not including restructuring, acquisition and other charges.

For the twelve months ending December 31, 2019, net earnings and EPS were $744M and $10.30, including the one-time fourth quarter tax benefit. Net earnings not including restructuring, acquisition and other charges were $725M and EPS was $10.04. For the year, net sales were about $10B, flat versus previous year as stated or a raise of 2% on a constant currency and days basis. For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018, net sales were about $10B, net earnings were $862M and EPS was $11.47; not including restructuring, acquisition and other charges, net earnings and EPS were $922M and $12.33.

Commenting on Mohawk Industries’ fourth quarter performance, Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, Chairman and CEO, stated, “Our fourth quarter results were as we predictable, with sales flat to last year and very strong cash generation. Operating and free cash flow for the quarter were $440M and $300M, respectively.  For the full year, operating and free cash flow were about $1.4B and $870M, respectively. Our leverage is approaching historical lows, which provides us with the flexibility to pursue additional opportunities. Under our stock repurchase program, we bought about $23M in the fourth quarter, for a total of about $375M since the inception of the buyback program.

“As we anticipated, our businesses remained challenged by soft demand, greater competition and reduced production volume. In the U.S., markets continued to be influenced by the strong dollar, the impact of LVT on other products and positive trends in housing that should be a tailwind. Competition has increased in our global markets, impacting our pricing and mix as we leverage investments in sales and marketing to drive growth. Many countries where we operate are stimulating their economies with lower interest rates to encourage greater consumer spending and economic growth this year. In the near term we still anticipate that most of our markets will have continued pressure in our product categories.

“Market conditions remain challenging across most of our businesses and geographies. In response, we are adjusting our business strategies, enhancing our product offering and restructuring operations. We are increasing our investments in sales and marketing, expanding our commercial participation and enhancing both our premium and value collections. To broaden our distribution into new channels and geographies, we are bringing many new product innovations and categories to market. Our new LVT, countertop, sheet vinyl and carpet tile plants are improving their productivity as we invest to expand our consumer base and sales volume. As our LVT manufacturing capacity grows with higher speeds and efficiencies, we are enhancing design and features and increasing sales of our rigid and flexible offerings. We are limiting the traditional inventory build that we typically do in the first quarter, as we manage our production with market demand. Taking all of this into account, our EPS guidance for the first quarter of 2020 is $1.90 to $2.00, not including any one-time charges.

MHK has a gross margin of 27.70% and an operating margin of 7.70% while its profit margin remained 7.50% for the last 12 months. Its earnings per share (EPS) expected to touch remained -13.10% for this year while earning per share for the next 5-years is expected to reach at 4.04%.  The company has 79.82M of outstanding shares and 57.42M shares were floated in the market. According to the most recent quarter its current ratio was 1.6 that represents company’s ability to meet its current financial obligations. The price moved ahead of -21.63% from the mean of 20 days, -25.58% from mean of 50 days SMA and performed -27.52% from mean of 200 days price. Company’s performance for the week was -18.63%, -27.56% for month and YTD performance remained -29.26%.

Ronald Hemphill

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