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PPG Industries (PPG) to Buy Tikkurila & Expand Portfolio

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PPG Industries, Inc. PPG recently announced that it is set to acquire Tikkurila, a leading Nordic paint and coatings company. However, the news failed to make an impression on the market as there has been no major price change since the announcement on Dec18, 2020.

The transaction will be in all cash and per the terms, PPG Industries will issue a tender offer to acquire the issued and outstanding stocks of Tikkurila. The shareholders of Tikkurila will receive €25 ($30.48) in cash, for every stock of the acquired company that they own. The total value of this transaction is around €1.1 billion ($1.34 billion), including debt and cash assumptions. The deal is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Tikkurila buyout will expand PPG’s Industries’ portfolio and provide customers with a wider range of paint and coatings options. The company expects to incorporate Tikkurila’s high-quality, environment-friendly products with its renowned industrial coatings. The company will also benefit from Tikkurila’s presence in several northern and eastern European countries, where it has minimal footing.

Earlier this month, PPG Industries announced that it is set to acquire Ennis-Flint, a global manufacturer of coatings. Ennis-Flint has a broad portfolio of pavement marking products, including paint, thermoplastics and other advanced traffic technologies.

The deal, valued at roughly $1.15 billion, is expected to be completed within the next few months, subject to customary closing conditions. The acquisition will help the company expand its product portfolio and broaden opportunities in rapidly developing and high-growth mobility technology solutions.

Shares of PPG Industries have increased 8.3% in the past year compared with 9% rise of industry.

PPG Industries is actively managing costs amid a challenging environment due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company is expecting restructuring savings of $30-$35 million for the last quarter of 2020. Moreover, the company expects corporate expenses of $55-$60 million and net interest expenses of $28-$30 million for the fourth quarter. Sales volume for the quarter is also expected to be down low-to-mid-single digit percentage, differing by region and business.

PPG Industries, Inc. Price and Consensus

 

PPG Industries, Inc. Price and Consensus
PPG Industries, Inc. Price and Consensus

PPG Industries, Inc. price-consensus-chart | PPG Industries, Inc. Quote

 

Zacks Rank & Key Picks

PPG Industries currently sports a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Some other better-ranked stocks worth considering in the basic materials space are Bunge Limited BG, BHP Group BHP and Clearwater Paper Corporation CLW.

Bunge has a projected earnings growth rate of 43% for the current year. The company’s shares have gained around 12.3% in a year. It currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

BHP has an expected earnings growth rate of around 32.4% for the current year. The company’s shares have gained around 18.7% in the past year. It currently flaunts a Zacks Rank #1.

Clearwater has an expected earnings growth rate of 1,960.9% for the current year. The company’s shares have surged around 70% in the past year. It currently sports a Zacks Rank #1.

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