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And because semiconductors for automotive use tend to be older, lower-margin items than the high-tech chips used in electronics, some semiconductor companies may be loathe to shift gears, industry executives say. “If you have two chips, and one gives you a lot more revenue and profit margin, you will choose that one,” said Pierre Lamond, a venture capitalist who invests in chip companies after spending decades working for and founding semiconductor companies. The Biden administration response is also constrained by the fact that most semiconductor manufacturing happens overseas, he said. “Unfortunately most of the manufacturing capacity is not in the United States. It’s elsewhere. So we don’t have much leverage,” Lamond said. The head of the Semiconductor Industry Association said chip companies were working to fix the problem. “In the short term, government should refrain from intervening as industry works to correct the current supply-demand imbalance causing the shortage. The chip industry is ramping up production, but that process takes time because making chips is highly complex and can take up to 26 weeks,” John Neuffer, chief executive of SIA, said in an emailed statement. “The role we see for government is to ensure on yahoo the long-term strength and resilience of America’s semiconductor supply chain by acting now to invest in domestic chip manufacturing and research,” he added. Chip companies and the Biden administration are calling on Congress to provide $50 billion in funding to subsidize domestic semiconductor manufacturing, but any funds won’t be allocated in time to address the current shortage. If the supply pinch drags on, the economic impact is likely to grow more severe. Idle auto factories will have ripple effects on auto suppliers, dealers and other sectors. “We’re talking about U.S. manufacturing workers who are making these vehicles. Without the auto industry’s ability collectively to make cars and meet our margins, that’s going to result in a massive economic problem for everyone,” said one industry source who requested anonymity to address sensitive discussions. Auto dealers are feeling the effects of the chip shortage, said Patrick Manzi, chief economist for the National Automobile Dealers Association. The factory shutdowns have reduced inventory for dealers and left consumers with fewer choices, despite high demand, he said.

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The companies struck upbeat tones in their commentary and calls with analysts. Congress may pass a major infrastructure bill this summer, and the companies are highlighting the potential increases in spending, along with other revenue boosters coming from a recovering economy  Vulcan CEO J. Thomas Hill said in a statement that the company is seeing strength in residential construction and that increases in highway spending and employment trends “bode well” for growth throughout the year. Nonresidential construction is also picking up with spending on data centers and warehouses, he added.  Infrastructure spending could be another tailwind. “The good news is that our nation’s infrastructure problem and potential solutions are on the front page of the paper every day,” Hill said on a call with analysts. While it’s too early to say what the final figures will be, sales of aggregates—sand, gravel and crushed stone—will benefit as the foundation for roads and bridges. he added.   Martin highlighted similar trends in its earnings release, noting that accelerating e-commerce and remote-work trends are fueling construction of fulfillment and distribution centers for companies such as Walmart (WMT), Amazon.com AMZN) and Facebook (FB).  Martin’s shipments of aggregates declined 3% year over year in the quarter, but the company said average sales prices rose 3.4%. The federal government’s budget for its 2021 fiscal year includes $45 billion for surface transportation projects like highway construction. But annual spending could increase under proposals now in Congress. A measure in the House would raise annual highway spending to $64 billion while Biden’s American Jobs Plan could raise it to an annual average of $68 billion. State-level spending on roads and other transportation projects could also pick up. There were 303 transportation ballot measures throughout the U.S. in the November elections, and 94% were approved, Martin noted in its presentation.  Residential housing could be another growth driver of spending on cement, asphalt, aggregates and other materials. Housing starts were at 991 million in 2020, well below the 1.7 million high in 2005. As construction picks up, it could spur demand for roads, sewers, schools and commercial buildings.  The stocks have been winners over the last six months; Martin is up 41% while Vulcan has gained 35%. Both are beating the S&P 500’s 22% return over that span.  Yet while the overall revenue picture is looking up, it isn’t necessarily going to lift profits. Martin, for instance, forecast $1.4 billion in adjusted Ebitda this year compared to $1.39 billion in 2020 (based on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization). Investors are also paying steep premiums to ride the exuberance over infrastructure spending. Martin trades at 27 times earnings, well above its five-year average of 23, based on next-12-month estimates.

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