Mohawk Industries stock target raised at BofA on earnings outlook

EditorRachael Rajan
Published 04/29/2024, 02:23 PM

On Monday, BofA Securities updated its stance on Mohawk Industries (NYSE:MHK), increasing the price target to $114 from $110, while maintaining an Underperform rating on the stock. This adjustment follows Mohawk's release of its first-quarter earnings for 2024, which surpassed both the analyst's and the Street's expectations.

The company reported a higher-than-anticipated adjusted earnings per share (EPS) for the first quarter of 2024 and provided guidance for the second quarter's adjusted EPS to be between $2.68 and $2.78. This forecast is above BofA Securities' prior estimate of $2.32 and aligns with the consensus of $2.69. In response to these results, the firm slightly raised its earnings estimates for 2024 and 2025.

The revised price objective of $114 is now based on a 5.5 times multiple of the expected 2025 enterprise value to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EV/EBITDA), an increase from the previously used 5.2 times multiple. This change reflects adjustments for higher sector multiples observed in the market.

"We reiterate our Underperform rating given we expect flooring demand to remain weak through 2024 and see additional risk to pricing," said the analysts.

InvestingPro Insights

Following BofA Securities' updated stance on Mohawk Industries (NYSE:MHK), it's worth noting that the market's perspective on the company's financial health and future prospects is multifaceted. According to recent data from InvestingPro, Mohawk Industries has a market capitalization of $7.37 billion and is currently navigating through a challenging period with a negative P/E ratio of -17.73. However, analysts are forecasting a turnaround, with an adjusted P/E ratio for the last twelve months as of Q1 2024 at 13.55, reflecting expectations of profitability in the near future.

InvestingPro Tips indicate that while net income is expected to grow this year, three analysts have revised their earnings downwards for the upcoming period. This suggests a mixed outlook, where optimism about profitability is tempered by caution regarding near-term earnings potential. Additionally, despite not paying dividends, Mohawk's liquid assets exceed short-term obligations, providing some financial stability in a volatile market.

In the context of recent performance, Mohawk has experienced a significant price uptick over the last six months, with a 50.8% return, and the InvestingPro Fair Value estimate currently stands at $133.47, which is higher than both the latest closing price of $110.27 and BofA Securities' price target of $114. This discrepancy could imply that the stock has room for growth according to some market analysts.

For readers looking to delve deeper into Mohawk Industries' financials and future outlook, InvestingPro offers additional insights and metrics. There are more InvestingPro Tips available that can provide a comprehensive understanding of MHK's position. To explore these further, consider using the coupon code PRONEWS24 to get an additional 10% off a yearly or biyearly Pro and Pro+ subscription.

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