GMS Company Profile (NYSE:GMS)


GMS logoGMS Inc. is a distributor of wallboard and suspended ceilings systems, or ceilings. The Company provides a product offering of over 20,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) of wallboard, ceilings and complementary interior construction products for interior contractors. It offers steel framing and ancillary products for its customers. Its Wallboard is a building product for interior and exterior walls and ceilings in residential and commercial structures. Its ceilings product line consists of suspended mineral fiber, soft fiber and metal ceiling systems primarily used in offices, hotels, hospitals, retail facilities, schools and a range of other commercial and institutional buildings. Its steel framing product line consists of steel track, studs and various other steel products used to frame the interior walls of a commercial or institutional building. It supplies complementary products, including insulation, ready-mix-joint compound and various other interior construction products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:GMS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.35 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 40,942,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $34.68
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $30.66
  • 52 Week Range: $19.28 - $36.99
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 29.42
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.06
  • P/E Growth: 0.99
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.23 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.60
  • Book Value: $12.19 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.70
  • EBIDTA: $168.01 million
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.29%
  • Current Ratio: 2.77%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.81%
  • Average Volume: 238,639 shs.
  • Short Ratio: 0.27

Frequently Asked Questions for GMS (NYSE:GMS)

What is GMS's stock symbol?

GMS trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GMS."

How were GMS's earnings last quarter?

GMS Inc (NYSE:GMS) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 9th. The company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.32. The company had revenue of $562.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $562.44 million. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 33.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.07) earnings per share. View GMS's Earnings History.

When will GMS make its next earnings announcement?

GMS is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 10th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for GMS.

Where is GMS's stock going? Where will GMS's stock price be in 2017?

9 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for GMS's shares. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate GMS's stock price to reach $31.83 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for GMS.

What are analysts saying about GMS stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about GMS stock:

  • 1. Seaport Global Securities analysts commented, "As a leader in the consolidating interior building product distribution space, we believe GMS has plenty of room to run to grow the top line both organically and via M&A over the coming years. However, we don't believe we have reached a point of acceleration for the commercial markets or with wallboard pricing. Thus, after the stock's strong move higher, we view the current valuation as fair; and with limited self-help margin opportunities in the near term, we are awaiting a better entry point. Thus, we are initiating on shares of GMS with a Neutral rating." (3/16/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "GMS Inc. is a distributor of wallboard and suspended ceilings systems. The company's product consists of wallboard, suspended ceilings systems or ceilings and complementary interior construction products in commercial and residential buildings. GMS Inc. is based in Tucker, United States. " (3/13/2017)

Who are some of GMS's key competitors?

When did GMS IPO?

(GMS) raised $154 million in an initial public offering on Thursday, May 26th 2016. The company issued 7,000,000 shares at a price of $21.00-$23.00 per share. Barclays and Credit Suisse acted as the underwriters for the IPO and RBC Capital Markets, Baird, Wells Fargo Securities, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Raymond James and Stephens were co-managers.

Who owns GMS stock?

GMS's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (4.82%), Citadel Advisors LLC (2.84%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.79%), Emerald Advisers Inc. PA (1.72%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.64%) and FMR LLC (1.46%). Company insiders that own GMS stock include Craig D Apolinsky and Theron I Gilliam. View Institutional Ownership Trends for GMS.

Who sold GMS stock? Who is selling GMS stock?

GMS's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Point72 Asset Management L.P., Principal Financial Group Inc., Sei Investments Co., Alliancebernstein L.P., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and Essex Investment Management Co. LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for GMS.

Who bought GMS stock? Who is buying GMS stock?

GMS's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Citadel Advisors LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, FMR LLC, Park West Asset Management LLC, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc. and Rubric Capital Management LP. Company insiders that have bought GMS stock in the last two years include Craig D Apolinsky and Theron I Gilliam. View Insider Buying and Selling for GMS.

How do I buy GMS stock?

Shares of GMS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of GMS stock cost?

One share of GMS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.92.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for GMS (NYSE:GMS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.78)
Consensus Price Target: $31.83 (3.30% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/16/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
3/11/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$36.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
3/6/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$32.00 -> $38.00N/AView Rating Details
3/1/2017Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$32.00 -> $36.00N/AView Rating Details
11/30/2016Northcoast ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
6/28/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
6/20/2016StephensInitiated CoverageOverweightN/AView Rating Details
6/20/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$28.00N/AView Rating Details
6/20/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Initiated CoverageOutperform$26.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
Earnings by Quarter for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
Earnings History by Quarter for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/9/2017Q3 2017$0.32$0.32$562.44 million$562.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/13/2016Q217$0.48$0.46$580.70 million$591.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/13/2016Q117$0.46$0.46$549.20 million$549.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/12/2016Q416$0.36$0.53$525.79 million$527.18 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.67
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.05
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q2 20172$0.48$0.50$0.49
Q3 20172$0.28$0.33$0.31
Q4 20173$0.34$0.46$0.41
Q1 20182$0.54$0.55$0.55
Q2 20182$0.56$0.56$0.56
Q3 20182$0.37$0.42$0.40
Q4 20182$0.52$0.57$0.55
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 19.96%
Insider Trades by Quarter for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/1/2016Craig D ApolinskyVPBuy4,700$21.00$98,700.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Theron I GilliamDirectorBuy10,000$21.00$210,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
Latest Headlines for GMS (NYSE:GMS)
DateHeadline logoBRIEF-GMS Inc sees sales of $613 mln-$617 mln for 3 months ended April 30 - May 22 at 11:15 AM logo$601.17 Million in Sales Expected for GMS Inc (GMS) This Quarter - May 17 at 9:46 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate GMS Inc (GMS) to Post $0.45 EPS - May 15 at 6:24 PM logoGreenlight Capital Suggest To Split GM's Stock, Nominates 3 Directors - May 11 at 11:04 PM logoGMS, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:GMS) : May 11, 2017 - May 11 at 11:04 PM logoGMS, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GMS-US : May 10, 2017 - May 10 at 11:35 AM logoGMS Inc (GMS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - May 5 at 8:20 AM logoETFs with exposure to GMS, Inc. : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 5:36 PM logoWhatever Model 3 Brings, Tesla's Stock Is Unlikely To Live Up To GM's Value - May 3 at 5:15 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate GMS Inc (GMS) Will Announce Earnings of $0.45 Per Share - April 25 at 12:26 AM logoETFs with exposure to GMS, Inc. : April 24, 2017 - April 24 at 5:15 PM logoETFs with exposure to GMS, Inc. : April 10, 2017 - April 10 at 5:14 PM logoGMS Inc (GMS) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - April 10 at 8:52 AM logoGMS Inc (GMS) Research Coverage Started at Seaport Global Securities - March 22 at 8:56 AM logoGMS Inc Expected to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $1.67 Per Share (GMS) - March 20 at 11:37 AM logoGMS INC. Financials - March 15 at 5:48 PM logoGMS Inc Expected to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.54 Per Share (GMS) - March 13 at 1:17 PM logoEdited Transcript of GMS earnings conference call or presentation 9-Mar-17 3:00pm GMT - March 10 at 11:39 PM logoGMS Reports Record Third Quarter Sales - March 9 at 5:55 PM logoQ3 2017 GMS Inc Earnings Release - Before Market Open - March 9 at 5:55 PM logoGMS INC. Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - March 9 at 5:55 PM logoShould You Sell GMS Inc. (GMS) Before Earnings? - March 8 at 6:18 PM logoGMS Inc (GMS) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday - March 8 at 9:19 AM logoGMS upgraded by Robert W. Baird - March 1 at 5:07 PM logoEtsy's (ETSY) CEO Chad Dickerson on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - March 1 at 12:14 PM logoGMS appoints new Vice-President of Sales and Marketing - March 1 at 12:14 PM logoGMS Announces Date for Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - February 23 at 5:29 PM logo2:30 am GMS upsizes offering by 950K shares and prices 6.95 mln shares of common stock at $29.25 per share - February 23 at 3:43 AM logoGMS Inc. (GMS) Reports Launch of 6M Share Secondary Public Offering of Common Stock by Stockholders - February 22 at 10:42 PM logoGMS Announces Upsizing and Pricing of Secondary Public Offering of Common Stock - February 22 at 10:42 PM logoBRIEF-GMS reports launch of secondary public offering of common stock - February 22 at 12:35 PM logoGMS INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial State - February 22 at 12:35 PM logo6:39 am GMS provides prelim results for Q1 and 9 months ending Jan 31; sees Q3 revs above consensus - February 22 at 12:35 PM logoGMS Announces Launch of Secondary Public Offering of Common Stock - February 22 at 12:35 PM logoBRIEF-GMS acquires Grabber Construction Products Hawaiian business - February 3 at 4:08 AM logoGMS Expands Its Presence in Hawaii with Acquisition of Grabber Construction Products, Inc.’s Hawaiian Business - February 2 at 6:05 PM logoLiberty Hall Capital Partners Acquires Quatro Composites - February 1 at 6:11 PM logoGMS Inc. Has A Great Story - If You're A Macro Bull - February 1 at 6:11 PM logoGMS INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits - January 25 at 9:48 PM logoThe State of Guanajuato, Mexico Wins Prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organization Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism - January 25 at 4:46 PM logoCoverage initiated on GMS by Barclays - January 6 at 6:03 PM



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