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Summit Materials Inc. (NYSE:SUM) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Summit Materials Inc. (NYSE:SUM) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of March 23 and a Sell Date of July 5 has resulted in a geometric average return of 10.29% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 5 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 4 of those periods. This is a very good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 5 years by an average of 23.01% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Materials sector, which runs from November 20 to May 5. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Materials Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 5 years of data is available for shares of SUM, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Summit Materials is a top-10 aggregates supplier and top-15 cement producer in the U.S. Founded as a roll-up strategy in 2009, the company has grown through a very active acquisition strategy. While cement and aggregates constituted about 36% of the firm’s revenue in 2019, these higher-margin businesses constituted nearly 60% of gross profit. Summit’s downstream businesses and services include asphalt, ready-mix concrete, and paving. While these constitute about 64% of revenue, their lower margins lead to gross profit contribution of roughly 43%.

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