Profile: James Hardie Industries PLC (JHX.N)
20 Nov 2014
James Hardie Industries Plc, incorporated on June 17, 2010, is a manufacturer of fiber cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The Company markets its fiber cement products and systems under various Hardie brand names, such as HardieBacker boards, and other brand names, such as Artisan Lap and Artisan Accent Trim by James Hardie, Cemplank and Prevail siding, and Scyon advanced lightweight cement composite products, such as Scyon Stria cladding. The Company’s fiber cement products are used in a number of markets, including new residential construction (single and multi-family housing), manufactured housing (mobile and pre-fabricated homes), repair and remodeling and a variety of commercial and industrial applications (stores, warehouses, offices, hotels, motels, schools, libraries, museums, dormitories, hospitals, detention facilities, religious buildings and gymnasiums). In June 2014, James Hardie Industries plc announced that Commonwealth Bank of Australia and its related bodies corporate ceased to be a substantial share holder of the Company.
The Company manufactures numerous types of fiber cement products with a variety of patterned profiles and surface finishes for a range of applications, including external siding and soffit lining, internal linings, facades, and floor and tile underlayments. The Company manufactures fiber cement pipes in Australia. It offers a range of fibre cement products for both exterior and interior applications. In the United States and elsewhere, its products are typically sold as planks or flat sheets with a variety of patterned profiles and finishes. Outside the United States, the Company manufactures fiber cement products for use in other applications, such as building facades, lattice, fencing, decorative columns, flooring, soffit lining and ceiling applications, some of which have not yet been introduced into the United States.
The Company’s HardieTrim board is a fiber cement trim product that is used on the exterior of residential and commercial construction to replace traditional wood and engineered wood trim. Products in the Scyon lightweight advanced cement composite range include Axon cladding, Stria cladding, Secura Interior Flooring, and Secura Exterior Flooring and Axent trim, and Horizon Lining in the James Hardie product range; in Australia products include: Matrix cladding, and additionally, in New Zealand products in the James Hardie product range include ShingleSide panel, Linea Oblique cladding, CLD Cavity Battens, RAB PreClad Lining and homeRAB board (Rigid Air Barrier products), Horizon Lining, and RawForm Lining. Its accessories include HardieBreak thermal break tape, as well as Web based initiatives, such as the ACCEL suite of online product information, calculator and application tools, the LookHome and LightHome e-zines, as well as the SmarterGreen, SmarterPartner, SmarterDesign and The Smarter Small Home initiatives. In New Zealand, The Drawing Board online design tool provides an aid to smart design using James Hardie products. Its other products in Philippines include Hardieplank Siding, Hardiefloor Systems and Hardiepattern Boards. Hardieflex board range is extended to include Hardieflex Wet Area lining boards.
James Hardie Industries PLC
2ND FLOOR EUROPA HOUSE, HARCOURT
HARCOURT STREET, DUBLIN 2
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- UPDATE 1-James Hardie Q1 profit slides 80 pct, warns of slower US recovery