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PPG Industries (PPG) Stock Analysis

by | Dividend Aristocrats, Dividend Champions

PPG Industries Dividend

(updated 1/12/2018)

The PPG Industries dividend has been paid continuously since 1899 and increased for 45 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion.

Price: $118.14
Dividend Yield: 1.5%

Current Dividend: $1.80
Cash Flow From Operations (CFO) Per Share: (ttm): $6.08
Free Cash Flow Per Share (ttm): $4.66

Market Capitalization: 30 B
Enterprise Value: 32 B

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Dividend Analyzer Checklist

(updated November 2017)

Dividend Safety Score (27/33 points)

Dividend Payout Ratio (ttm):  24%
Cash Dividend Payout Ratio (ttm): 35%  (10/12 points)
Net Financial Debt: $2377 M
Total Assets: $16977 M
Net Financial Debt / Total Assets: 14% (9/12 points)
Net Financial Debt to EBITDA (ttm):  188%
Piotroski Score (1-9) (TTM): (8/9 points)

Profitability Score (28/33 points)

Operating Earnings Yield (ttm):   10.0%  (14/15 points)
Net Income (ttm): $995 M
Gross Profit (ttm): $6561 M
Total Assets: $16977 M
Gross Profitability Ratio = GP / Total Assets: 39% (14/18 points)
Cash Return On Invested Capital (CROIC)(tttm): 14%
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC):  10%

Valuation Score (16/34 points)

Free Cash Flow Yield (ttm):  4.0% (9/17 points)
EV to EBIT (ttm): 16.9
EV to EBITDA (ttm): 13.3  (7/17 points)
Price to Sales Ratio (ttm):  2.0
Price to Book Value (ttm): 5.1
Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E) (ttm):  17
PE 10: 27

TOTAL POINTS – (71/100) (50 is an average score)

Earnings Report: 10/20/17
Next Earnings Report: 1/19/18

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Rankings & Recommendations

(updated November 2017)

PPG Industries (PPG) is ranked #36 (out of 377 ) overall and #3 (out of 28) in the Basic Materials Sector by the Dividend Analyzer.

Type of Investor / Recommendation
Large Diversified Dividend Portfolios / Should Be Considered
Looking For Exposure Basic Materials Sector / Should Be Considered
Deep Value Investors / Watchlist


Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Specialty Chemicals

PPG Industries is one of the oldest and largest global producers of coatings and glass. PPG divides its business into 3 segments: Performance Coatings (58%), Industrial Coatings (39%) and Glass (3%).

The company sells its products through company owned stores, independent distributors and directly to customers.

The Performance Coatings segment includes the refinish, aerospace, marine, and architecture businesses.

The Industrial Coatings segment includes automotive original equipment manufacture (OEM), packaging coatings, industrial coatings, and specialty coatings and materials done custom for customers.

The Glass segment produces flat and fiber glass for commercial and residential construction.

PPG is a global company with sales from United States and Canada (45%), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) (29%), Asia Pacific (16%), and Latin America (10%),

SWOT Analysis For PPG Industries


PPG Industries is the largest manufacturer of coatings in the world. It excels at being a specialty and services company to customers in a wide variety of industries including construction and transportation.

The company has been divesting itself from commodified businesses and increasing its product mix toward coatings. Its ability to have working relationships with specialty clients allows the company to compete less on price and more on quality and performance.

Its competitive advantages include outstanding management and strong brands such as Glidden, Comex, Olympic, PPG Pittsburgh Paints, and Liquid Nails.


Much of PPG profits are tied to cyclical end markets such as automotive, housing, and construction. In addition, products such as paint and glass are not specialized and require the company to compete essentially on price. This puts downward pressure on profit margins.


PPG has an aggressive acquisition strategy that has involved acquiring dozens of businesses over the past 20 years. This has led to accelerated earnings growth. This strategy has also demonstrated management’s ability to acquire and integrate businesses that were a good fit for PPG.


Sales are highly dependent on the global economy and health of its end markets. Reliance on energy and certain raw materials make PPG susceptible to increased costs that may or may not be able to be passed on to customers. Health and safety factors such as regulations and lawsuits are always a concern in the chemicals industry.

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