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Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Construction Materials Industry Detected in Shares of Eagle Materials (EXP, MLM, HW, VMC, SUM)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Construction Materials industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Eagle Materials ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 20.1%. Martin Mar Mtls is next with a projected earnings growth of 22.4%. Headwaters Inc ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 32.0%.

Vulcan Materials follows with a projected earnings growth of 46.9%, and Summit Materia-A rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 53.3%.

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Ticker(s): EXP MLM VMC SUM