In this week’s Growth & Income video, I discuss both Luxfer Holdings (
LXFR - Free Report) , and CVR Refining ( CVRR - Free Report) . Both of these companies are not well-known stocks, but that does not mean they don’t have positive future growth drivers and pay impressive dividends. Luxfer Holdings ( LXFR - Free Report) is a global materials technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and supply of high-performance materials, components and gas cylinders. Its products are used in a vast array industries including aerospace, automotive, medical, technology, environmental, and industrial.
This company is expected to benefit from several current and future policy decisions from the U.S. government, and demographic shifts in America. First, the increased military budget will positively impact Luxfer as their aluminum components are utilized in both commercial and military aviation. Then the move towards more environmentally friendly fuels, and emission standards will utilize the company’s automotive catalytic converters, compressed natural gas cylinders (for natural gas vehicles), aluminum rail car components (reduces fuel consumption), and its lightweight vehicle chassis. Further, the President’s recent directive to refocus on America’s space program will increase the need for its aerospace and aluminum parts, where many are currently utilized in the International Space Station. Also, the ageing U.S. population will benefit from several of Luxfer’s innovations including light weight medical devices, the lightest portable oxygen tanks, and aluminum enclosures for MRI units. Lastly, the long awaited infrastructure plan is expected to be released in early January where the improvement in the U.S. water systems is a key aspect of the plan. Luxfer is one of the leading innovators in water purification.
The company also recently announced that they acquired ESM Group’s Specialty Metals business. This move enables Luxfer to consolidate the North American market for non-steal related magnesium-based chips, and granules which will be used in several end markets; automotive, aerospace-defense, and healthcare. With this addition the company will have four facilities that produce these compounds which is expected to enhance Lufer’s earnings power in 2018.
As you can see in the graph below, after a big downturn from 2014 through the beginning of 2017, the company is starting to bounce back as both the stock price and future earnings estimates have seen improvement in the second part of 2017