Published on: October 18, 2018
Does sector weakness belie fundamentals?
Shares of housebuilders have fallen, possibly prompted by concerns about home prices and margins, potentially triggering weakness in the wider sector. We believe, however, that developers and basic material producers such as Forterra have limited exposure to those drivers and operate under very different dynamics. Their pricing power is underpinned by low inventories and a consolidated sector. The positive demand-supply situation could improve further due to new government housebuilding initiatives.