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Vulcan Materials has the Highest Future Earnings Growth in the Construction Materials Industry (VMC, MLM, EXP, HW, JHX)

By James Quinn

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

Vulcan Materials ranks highest with a future earnings growth of 60.9%. Following is Martin Marietta Materials with a future earnings growth of 49.7%. Eagle Materials ranks third highest with a future earnings growth of 26.9%.

Headwaters follows with a future earnings growth of 21.4%, and James Hardie Industries rounds out the top five with a future earnings growth of 17.0%.

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