Mohawk manufactures residential and commercial floors, including carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone, and vinyl flooring. Company brands include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Lees, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin.
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A company creates wealth for its long-term shareholders in 2 main ways - through dividend payments and through the accumulation of retained earnings. This graph shows the accumulation of per-share equity of long-term shareholders (green bars), which consists of the retained earnings plus all capital invested in the company, and the cumulative dividends the company has paid over time per share of its stock (blue bars).
In the words of Warren Buffett: "We're looking for... businesses earning good returns on equity while employing little or no debt."
Return on equity is a key metric of financial performance, indicating a company's ability to generate earnings using shareholder capital. Over time, ROE is one of the major determinants of the rate at which a company creates shareholder wealth. The average ROE for large U.S. companies is 12%, and many investors use it as a threshold for attractive investments.
Companies can boost ROE by increasing leverage, which reduces the safety of the investment. Therefore, it is useful to look at the return on assets (ROA), which measures a company's earning power regardless of its capital structure. A widening gap between ROE and ROA may be a warning sign that should be thoroughly investigated.
Earnings per share is a popular metric used to value a company (using P/E ratio); growth in EPS is often used to judge company growth potential. However, many investors believe that EPS is an inferior metric to ROE, because it ignores the amount of capital the company used to generate earnings.
Free cash flow shows how much cash a company generates from operations, above and beyond what is required to maintain or expand its productive assets. This cash can be returned to investors, or spent by management on growing the company or paying back its debts.
Balance sheets of many companies contain intangible assets such as goodwill, trademarks, patents, etc. Many investors consider intangibles more difficult to value than physical assets. If intangible assets had been valued incorrectly, they must be impaired, resulting in a loss charged against shareholder equity. This chart demonstrates the potential loss to shareholder equity from such impairments.
Companies often use debt financing to increase their return on equity. However, as the amount of debt financing increases relative to the amount of equity financing, the company becomes more sensitive to down turns and other negative events. As a result, many investors use the ratio of debt to equity as a measure of a company's financial risk, and avoid companies that have this ratio above 1.
This chart shows shareholder equity as a percentage of total assets, allowing investors to judge the overall leverage. Companies with a higher proportion of equity can be viewed as safer investments. This metric is particularly important for highly leveraged institutions, such as banks, where it must be at least 4% according to government regulations.
The ratio of current assets to current liabilities is known as the current ratio. This metric is a quick measure of the company's ability to pay its short-term obligations. A current ratio below 1 is a warning sign that should be investigated, especially for companies that cannot count on adequate cash flow from operations.
This chart shows the cumulative dilution of investor ownership in a company over time. Dilution reduces an investor's participation in the future earnings. Dilution increases when a company issues new shares, and decreases when a company buys its shares back. Many investors avoid companies with large chronic dilution.
analysis provides insight into factors affecting the Return On Equity of a company.
The DuPont equation decomposes ROE as follows:
ROE = (Net margin) * (Asset turnover) * (Asset to equity ratio)
Net margin indicates operating efficiency, Asset turnover measures the total asset use efficiency, and the Asset to equity ratio is a measure of financial leverage.
The dividend payout ratio tells investors what percentage of earnings a company returns to shareholders, and what percentage it retains and reinvests. This ratio represents a major capital allocation decision by the company, and can be used to judge management rationality. Rational management should pay out all earnings that cannot be productively reinvested. Therefore, a low dividend payout ratio for a profitable company with a low growth potential may be a warning sign.
Many investors use the P/B ratio as a quick way of judging company valuation. Value investors - followers of Graham and Dodd - specifically seek out companies with low P/B ratios. However, investors should be careful not to make investment decisions on this metric alone, without considering a company's earning and growth potential, since a low P/B ratio can be a sign of a bleak future for the business.
P/E ratio is a popular way of making a quick judgment of a company valuation. Value investors - followers of Graham and Dodd - often seek solid companies with low P/E ratios as investment opportunities. However, P/E ratio represents an oversimplified approach to business valuation, and can often lead to incorrect investment decisions.
On January 29, 1999, the Company acquired certain assets of Image Industries, Inc. ("Image") for approximately $193,000 [K], including acquisition costs and the assumption of $30,000 of tax exempt debt. The Image acquisition has been accounted for under the purchase method of accounting and, accordingly, the purchase price was allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on the estimated fair values at the date of acquisition. The estimated fair values were $201,689 for assets acquired and $42,903 for the liabilities assumed. The operating results of Image are included in the Company's consolidated statement of earnings from the date of acquisition.
On March 9, 1999, the Company acquired all the outstanding capital stock of Durkan Patterned Carpets, Inc. for 3,150 [K] shares of the Company's common stock valued at $116,500 based on the closing stock price the day the letter of intent was executed. The Durkan acquisition has been accounted for using the pooling-of-interests method of accounting and, accordingly, the Company's historical consolidated financial statements have been restated to include the accounts and results of operations of Durkan.
On March 20, 2002, the Company acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Dal-Tile International Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of ceramic tile in the United States, for approximately $1,468,325 [K], consisting of approximately 12,900 [K] shares of the Companys common stock, options to purchase approximately 2,100 [K] shares of the Companys common stock and approximately $717,638 [K] in cash, including direct acquisition costs.
On October 31, 2005, the Company acquired all the outstanding shares of Unilin Holding NV. The total purchase price for acquiring Unilin, net of cash, was approximately Euro 2.2 billion (approximately $2.6 billion). The results of operations for the Unilin business have been included with the Unilin segment results and in the Company's consolidated financial statements since that date. The primary reason for the acquisition was to expand the Company's presence in the laminate flooring market. The Unilin segment, which is headquartered in Belgium, is a leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of laminate flooring in Europe and the United States.
As of the date of the filing of the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 27, 2008, the Company estimates that the implied fair value of its goodwill is less than its carrying value by approximately $1,262,255, which the Company has recognized as an impairment of goodwill in the accompanying condensed consolidated results of operations for the quarter and nine months ended September 27, 2008. The $1,262,255 impairment of goodwill is an estimate based on the results of the determination and preliminary allocation of fair value, which the Company expects to complete in the fourth quarter of 2008.
On January 10, 2013, the Company completed its purchase of Pergo, a leading manufacturer of laminate flooring in the U.S. and the Nordic countries. The total value of the acquisition was approximately $145 million. Pergo complements the Company's specialty distribution network in the U.S., leverages its geographic position in Europe, expands its geographic reach to the Nordic countries and India and enhances its patent portfolio. The acquisition's results and purchase price allocation have been included in the condensed consolidated financial statements since the date of the acquisition.
On April 3, 2013, the Company completed the acquisition of Marazzi, a global manufacturer, distributor and marketer of ceramic tile. The total value of the acquisition was approximately $1.5 billion. The Marazzi acquisition makes the Company a global leader in ceramic tile. The addition of Marazzi will allow the Company to expand its U.S. distribution, source ceramic tile from Europe, and provide industry leading innovation and design to all of its global ceramic customers. The acquisition will provide opportunities to improve performance by leveraging best practices, operational expertise, product innovation and manufacturing assets across the enterprise. The acquisition's results and a preliminary purchase price allocation have been included in the condensed consolidated financial statements since the date of the acquisition.
On May 3, 2013, the Company completed the acquisition of Spano, a Belgian chipboard manufacturer. The total value of the acquisition was approximately $160 million. Spano extends the Laminate and Wood segment's customer base into new channels of distribution and adds technical expertise and product knowledge which the Company can leverage. The synergies between the Laminate and Wood segment and Spano create opportunities to optimize manufacturing assets and processes, raw materials and operational efficiencies. The acquisition's results and a preliminary purchase price allocation have been included in the condensed consolidated financial statements since the date of the acquisition.
On June 12, 2015, the Company completed the acquisition of International Flooring Systems S.A., a Luxembourg societe anonyme, and its subsidiaries (collectively, the IVC Group), a global manufacturer, distributor and marketer of vinyl flooring products, including LVT. The total value of the acquisition was $1.1 billion. The IVC Group acquisition will position the Company as a major participant in both the fast growing LVT category and the expanding fiberglass sheet vinyl business. The IVC Group's results of operations and a preliminary purchase price allocation are included in the consolidated financial statements since the date of the acquisition.
On December 7, 2015, the Company completed its purchase of Xtratherm Limited, an Irish company, and certain of its affiliates, a manufacturer of insulation boards in Ireland, the UK and Belgium. The total value of the acquisition was $158.9 million. The Xtratherm acquisition will expand the Company's existing insulation board footprint to include Ireland and the UK while capitalizing on expanded product offerings in continental Europe. Xtratherm's results of operations and a preliminary purchase price allocation are included in the consolidated financial statements since the date of the acquisition.