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NYSE:WMS

Advanced Drainage Systems - WMS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$152.83
+2.35 (+1.56%)
(As of 08/16/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$147.56
$153.36
50-Day Range
$81.81
$152.83
52-Week Range
$80.81
$153.36
Volume
741,292 shs
Average Volume
526,872 shs
Market Capitalization
$12.77 billion
P/E Ratio
33.96
Dividend Yield
0.32%
Price Target
$144.50

Advanced Drainage Systems MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.80 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
5.5% Downside
$144.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.35% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-3.03
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.54mentions of Advanced Drainage Systems in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$45.94 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.28%
From $6.25 to $6.83 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.05 out of 5 stars

Construction Sector

56th out of 105 stocks

Plastics Foam Products Industry

1st out of 1 stocks

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About Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) Stock

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets thermoplastic corrugated pipes and related water management products, and drainage solutions for use in the underground construction and infrastructure marketplace in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. The company operates through Pipe, International, Infiltrator, and Allied Products & Other segments. It offers single, double, and triple wall corrugated polypropylene and polyethylene pipes; plastic leachfield chambers and systems, EZflow synthetic aggregate bundles, mechanical aeration wastewater solutions, septic tanks and accessories, and combined treatment and dispersal systems; and allied products, including storm retention/detention and septic chambers, polyvinyl chloride drainage structures, fittings, and water quality filters and separators. The company also purchases and distributes construction fabrics and other geosynthetic products for soil stabilization, reinforcement, filtration, separation, erosion control, and sub-surface drainage, as well as drainage grates and other products. It offers its products for non-residential, residential, agriculture, and infrastructure applications through a network of approximately 38 distribution centers. The company was incorporated in 1966 and is headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Loop Capital lowered their target price on shares of Advanced Drainage Systems from $158.00 to $124.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 8th. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of Advanced Drainage Systems from $142.00 to $120.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Barclays upped their target price on shares of Advanced Drainage Systems from $135.00 to $164.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on shares of Advanced Drainage Systems from $119.00 to $170.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Advanced Drainage Systems from a "b" rating to a "c+" rating in a report on Thursday, May 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average price target of $144.50.

Advanced Drainage Systems Price Performance

NYSE:WMS opened at $152.83 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a current ratio of 2.78. The firm's 50 day moving average price is $105.70 and its 200-day moving average price is $110.07. Advanced Drainage Systems has a 52-week low of $80.81 and a 52-week high of $153.36. The company has a market cap of $12.77 billion, a PE ratio of 33.96 and a beta of 1.51.

Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The construction company reported $2.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.00 by $1.22. Advanced Drainage Systems had a net margin of 12.65% and a return on equity of 47.99%. The firm had revenue of $914.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $849.39 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.87 earnings per share. The company's quarterly revenue was up 36.6% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts forecast that Advanced Drainage Systems will post 6.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Advanced Drainage Systems Announces Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 31st. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.31%. Advanced Drainage Systems's payout ratio is 10.67%.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Advanced Drainage Systems news, insider Tim A. Makowski sold 5,796 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, August 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.84, for a total value of $845,288.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 7,510 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,095,258.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. In related news, insider Tim A. Makowski sold 5,796 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, August 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.84, for a total transaction of $845,288.64. Following the sale, the insider now owns 7,510 shares in the company, valued at $1,095,258.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CAO Kevin C. Talley sold 26,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.54, for a total transaction of $2,399,310.00. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 62,025 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,615,743.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 403,913 shares of company stock valued at $45,944,459. Insiders own 9.33% of the company's stock.

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WMS Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
5/31/2022
Dividend Payable
6/15/2022
Last Earnings
8/04/2022
Today
8/17/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/15 Dividend
8/31/2022
Dividend Payable
9/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/03/2022
Fiscal Year End
3/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Plastics foam products
Sub-Industry
Casinos & Gaming
CUSIP
92929710
Employees
5,635
Year Founded
1966

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$144.50
High Stock Price Forecast
$170.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$120.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-5.5%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.80
Research Coverage
5 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$271.33 million
Pretax Margin
17.34%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.77 billion
Cash Flow
$5.91 per share
Book Value
$12.65 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
75,774,000
Market Cap
$12.77 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.51

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WMS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Advanced Drainage Systems stock right now?

5 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Advanced Drainage Systems in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" WMS shares.
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What is Advanced Drainage Systems' stock price forecast for 2022?

5 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Advanced Drainage Systems' shares. Their WMS share price forecasts range from $120.00 to $170.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $144.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.5%.
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How have WMS shares performed in 2022?

Advanced Drainage Systems' stock was trading at $136.13 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, WMS stock has increased by 12.3% and is now trading at $152.83.
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Are investors shorting Advanced Drainage Systems?

Advanced Drainage Systems saw a increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,960,000 shares, an increase of 27.3% from the July 15th total of 1,540,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 655,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.0 days.
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When is Advanced Drainage Systems' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 3rd 2022.
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How were Advanced Drainage Systems' earnings last quarter?

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE:WMS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 4th. The construction company reported $2.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.00 by $1.22. The construction company had revenue of $914.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $849.39 million. Advanced Drainage Systems had a net margin of 12.65% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 47.99%. The company's revenue was up 36.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.87 earnings per share.

How often does Advanced Drainage Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Advanced Drainage Systems?

Advanced Drainage Systems declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Thursday, September 15th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 31st.
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Is Advanced Drainage Systems a good dividend stock?

Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.32%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 10.67%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WMS will have a dividend payout ratio of 7.03% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Advanced Drainage Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?

Advanced Drainage Systems issued an update on its FY 2023 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 11th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.25 billion-$3.35 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.16 billion.

What is Joe Chlapaty's approval rating as Advanced Drainage Systems' CEO?

39 employees have rated Advanced Drainage Systems Chief Executive Officer Joe Chlapaty on Glassdoor.com. Joe Chlapaty has an approval rating of 54% among the company's employees. This puts Joe Chlapaty in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies. 53.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Advanced Drainage Systems to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Advanced Drainage Systems own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Advanced Drainage Systems investors own include Pfizer (PFE), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Etsy (ETSY), Intel (INTC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Marvell Technology (MRVL), Phillips 66 (PSX), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Raytheon Technologies (RTX).

What is Advanced Drainage Systems' stock symbol?

Advanced Drainage Systems trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WMS."

Who are Advanced Drainage Systems' major shareholders?

Advanced Drainage Systems' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (2.73%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.81%), Pictet Asset Management SA (1.53%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (1.35%), State Street Corp (1.37%) and Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (1.12%). Insiders that own company stock include Alexander R Fischer, Anil Seetharam, Berkshire Partners Holdings Ll, Brian W King, Darin S Harvey, Ewout Leeuwenburg, Joseph A Chlapaty, Kevin C Talley, Mark Haney, Michael B Coleman, Robert M Eversole, Robert M Klein, Ronald R Vitarelli, Ross M Jones, Roy E Jr Moore and Tim A Makowski.
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How do I buy shares of Advanced Drainage Systems?

Shares of WMS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Advanced Drainage Systems' stock price today?

One share of WMS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $152.83.

How much money does Advanced Drainage Systems make?

Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) has a market capitalization of $12.77 billion and generates $2.77 billion in revenue each year. The construction company earns $271.33 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.50 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Advanced Drainage Systems have?

The company employs 5,635 workers across the globe.

When was Advanced Drainage Systems founded?

Advanced Drainage Systems was founded in 1966.

How can I contact Advanced Drainage Systems?

Advanced Drainage Systems' mailing address is 4640 TRUEMAN BOULEVARD, HILLIARD OH, 43026. The official website for the company is www.ads-pipe.com. The construction company can be reached via phone at (800) 821-6710, via email at investorrelations@ads-pipe.com, or via fax at 614-658-0204.

This page (NYSE:WMS) was last updated on 8/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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