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Lifetime Brands, Inc is a furnishings, fixtures & appliances business based in the US. Lifetime Brands shares (LCUT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lifetime Brands employs 1,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$737.6 million.

How to buy shares in Lifetime Brands

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Lifetime Brands. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LCUT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Lifetime Brands reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$12.99, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Lifetime Brands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lifetime Brands. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Lifetime Brands's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Lifetime Brands's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$12.99, which is 44.11% up on its pre-crash value of USD$7.26 and 219.95% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$4.06.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Lifetime Brands shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$783.63 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,899.14.

Lifetime Brands share price

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Lifetime Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$12.99
52-week range USD$3.26 - USD$11.2
50-day moving average USD$10.0015
200-day moving average USD$7.3063
Wall St. target price USD$11.25
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.17 (1.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.022

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Is it a good time to buy Lifetime Brands stock?

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Lifetime Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.99 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-24) -6.88%
1 month (2020-10-30) 29.25%
3 months (2020-09-01) 28.74%
6 months (2020-06-01) 131.55%
1 year (2019-11-29) 99.23%
2 years (2018-11-30) 8.79%
3 years (2017-12-01) -27.83%
5 years (2015-12-01) -7.41%

Is Lifetime Brands under- or over-valued?

Valuing Lifetime Brands stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lifetime Brands's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lifetime Brands's PEG ratio

Lifetime Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8778. 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 Lifetime 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.

Lifetime Brands's EBITDA

Lifetime Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$60.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lifetime Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lifetime Brands financials

Revenue TTM USD$737.6 million
Operating margin TTM 4.85%
Gross profit TTM USD$263.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.84%
Return on equity TTM -26.28%
Profit margin -8.16%
Book value $8.952
Market capitalisation USD$228.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lifetime Brands shares

There are currently 157,439 Lifetime Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Lifetime Brands's "short interest". This figure is 12.5% down from 180,004 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lifetime Brands shares can be evaluated.

Lifetime Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lifetime Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lifetime Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lifetime Brands shares traded daily (recently around 58965.917602996). Lifetime Brands's SIR currently stands at 2.67. In other words for every 100,000 Lifetime Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2670 shares are currently held short.

However Lifetime Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lifetime Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lifetime Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lifetime Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lifetime Brands shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0123% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lifetime Brands shares, roughly 12 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 Lifetime Brands.

Find out more about how you can short Lifetime Brands stock.

Lifetime Brands share dividends

39%

Dividend payout ratio: 38.64% of net profits

Recently Lifetime Brands has paid out, on average, around 38.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lifetime Brands shareholders could enjoy a 1.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lifetime Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $0.17 per share.

While Lifetime Brands's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Lifetime Brands may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Lifetime Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lifetime Brands's shares ever split?

Lifetime Brands's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 13 February 1997. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lifetime Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lifetime Brands shares which in turn could have impacted Lifetime Brands's share price.

Lifetime Brands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lifetime Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.26 up to $11.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LCUT.US volatility(beta: 1.25)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Lifetime Brands's is 1.2454. This would suggest that Lifetime Brands's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lifetime Brands overview

Lifetime Brands, Inc. designs, sources, and sells branded kitchenware, tableware, and other products for use in the home in the United States and internationally. The company provides kitchenware products, including kitchen tools and gadgets, cutlery, kitchen scales, thermometers, cutting boards, shears, cookware, pantryware, spice racks, and bakeware; and tableware products comprising dinnerware, stemware, flatware, and giftware. It also provides home solutions, such as other products that are used in the home, such as thermal beverageware, bath scales, weather and outdoor household, food storage, neoprene travel, and home décor products. The company owns or licenses various brands, including Farberware, Mikasa, Taylor, KitchenAid, KitchenCraft, Pfaltzgraff, BUILT NY, Rabbit, Kamenstein, and MasterClass. It serves mass market merchants, specialty stores, commercial stores, department stores, warehouse clubs, grocery stores, off-price retailers, food service distributors, pharmacies, food and beverage outlets, and e-commerce. The company sells its products sells its products directly, as well as through its own Internet sites. Lifetime Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Garden City, New York.

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