L Brands, Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. L Brands shares (LB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. L Brands employs 22,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- LB shares summary
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- Is LB stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short LB shares?
- Is LB suitable for ethical investing?
- Are LB shares over-valued?
- L Brands's financials
- How volatile are LB shares?
- Does L Brands pay a dividend?
- Have LB shares ever split?
- Other common questions
L Brands stock price (NYSE: LB)Use our graph to track the performance of LB stocks over time.
L Brands shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$65.71|
|52-week range||$23.74 - $79.75|
|50-day moving average||$71.68|
|200-day moving average||$61.72|
|Wall St. target price||$78.11|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.00|
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L Brands price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-20)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-01)||-10.67%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||-0.29%|
|6 months (2021-01-27)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-27)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-27)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-27)||N/A|
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Is L Brands under- or over-valued?
Valuing L Brands stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of L Brands's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
L Brands's P/E ratio
L Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, L Brands shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
L Brands's PEG ratio
L Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0975. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into L Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
L Brands's EBITDA
L Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a L Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
L Brands financials
|Revenue TTM||$13.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.18%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||16.68%|
|Return on equity TTM||-9999999%|
|Market capitalisation||$21 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting L Brands shares
There are currently 8.7 million L Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as L Brands's "short interest". This figure is 41.4% up from 6.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting L Brands shares can be evaluated.
L Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
L Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of L Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of L Brands shares traded daily (recently around 4.2 million). L Brands's SIR currently stands at 2.07. In other words for every 100,000 L Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2070 shares are currently held short.
However L Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of L Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable L Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case L Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 L Brands shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0387% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable L Brands shares, roughly 39 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against L Brands.
Find out more about how you can short L Brands stock.
L Brands's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like L Brands.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
L Brands's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 20.54
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and L Brands's overall score of 20.54 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like L Brands is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
L Brands's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.48/100
L Brands's environmental score of 4.48 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that L Brands is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
L Brands's social score
Social score: 13.11/100
L Brands's social score of 13.11 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that L Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
L Brands's governance score
Governance score: 9.46/100
L Brands's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that L Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
L Brands's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. L Brands scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that L Brands has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||20.54|
|Total ESG percentile||14.96|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||2|
L Brands share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 2.65% of net profits
Recently L Brands has paid out, on average, around 2.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), L Brands shareholders could enjoy a 0.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In L Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.
While L Brands's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that L Brands is investing more in its future growth.
L Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 17 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have L Brands's shares ever split?
L Brands's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 May 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your L Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for L Brands shares which in turn could have impacted L Brands's share price.
L Brands share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, L Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.7377 up to $79.7499. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while L Brands's is 1.7758. This would suggest that L Brands's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
L Brands overview
L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailers of body care, home fragrance products, soaps, and sanitizers. The company sells its products under the Bath & Body Works, White Barn, C. O. Bigelow, and other brand names. It operates approximately 1,750 Bath & Body Works stores in the United States and Canada, as well as online at BathandBodyWorks. com.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of L Brands is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.041% of L Brands shares are held by insiders and 81.547% by institutions. How many people work for L Brands?
Latest data suggests 22,400 work at L Brands. When does the fiscal year end for L Brands?
L Brands's fiscal year ends in January. Where is L Brands based?
L Brands's address is: Three Limited Parkway, Columbus, OH, United States, 43230 What is L Brands's ISIN number?
L Brands's international securities identification number is: US5017971046 What is L Brands's CUSIP number?
L Brands's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 501797104
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