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How to buy Ralph Lauren Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Ralph Lauren Corporation stock.

Ralph Lauren Corporation is an apparel manufacturing business based in the US. Ralph Lauren Corporation shares (RL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ralph Lauren Corporation employs 12,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Ralph Lauren Corporation stock price (NYSE: RL)

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Ralph Lauren Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$108.50
52-week range$98.14 - $139.52
50-day moving average $120.07
200-day moving average $120.18
Wall St. target price$138.05
PE ratio 21.2391
Dividend yield $1.375 (2.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.41

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Ralph Lauren Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $108.5 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-13) -7.56%
1 month (2021-12-23) -3.25%
3 months (2021-10-20) -8.58%
6 months (2021-07-23) -1.35%
1 year (2021-01-22) 0.03%
2 years (2020-01-24) -6.65%
3 years (2019-01-24) 110.94
5 years (2017-01-24) 20.41%

Is Ralph Lauren Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Ralph Lauren Corporation's P/E ratio

Ralph Lauren Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Ralph Lauren Corporation shares trade at around 21x 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.

Ralph Lauren Corporation's PEG ratio

Ralph Lauren Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.383. 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 Ralph Lauren Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ralph Lauren Corporation's EBITDA

Ralph Lauren Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $947.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ralph Lauren Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Ralph Lauren Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $5.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.71%
Gross profit TTM $2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.58%
Return on equity TTM 14.93%
Profit margin 7.21%
Book value $38.84
Market capitalisation $8.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ralph Lauren Corporation'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 Ralph Lauren Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Ralph Lauren Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 14.58

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ralph Lauren Corporation's overall score of 14.58 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ralph Lauren Corporation 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.).

Ralph Lauren Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.83/100

Ralph Lauren Corporation's environmental score of 4.83 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ralph Lauren Corporation's social score

Social score: 7.38/100

Ralph Lauren Corporation's social score of 7.38 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ralph Lauren Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 7.37/100

Ralph Lauren Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ralph Lauren Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ralph Lauren Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Ralph Lauren Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ralph Lauren Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 14.58
Total ESG percentile 8.84
Environmental score 4.83
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 7.38
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 7.37
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Ralph Lauren Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.63% of net profits

Recently Ralph Lauren Corporation has paid out, on average, around 29.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ralph Lauren Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ralph Lauren Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.375 per share.

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

Ralph Lauren Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 6 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ralph Lauren Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ralph Lauren Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $98.1366 up to $139.5245. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RL.US volatility(beta: 1.53)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ralph Lauren Corporation's is 1.5251. This would suggest that Ralph Lauren Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ralph Lauren Corporation overview

Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products in North America, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers apparel, including a range of men's, women's, and children's clothing and accessories, which comprise casual shoes, dress shoes, boots, sneakers, sandals, eyewear, watches, fashion and fine jewelry, scarves, hats, gloves, umbrellas, and belts, as well as leather goods, such as handbags, luggage, small leather goods, and belts; home products consisting of bed and bath lines, furniture, fabric and wallcoverings, lighting, tabletop, floor coverings, and giftware; and fragrances. It sells apparel and accessories under the Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Golf Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Golf, RLX Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco brands; women's fragrances under the Ralph Lauren Collection, Woman by Ralph Lauren, Romance Collection, Ralph Collection, and Big Pony Women's brand names; and men's fragrances under the Polo Blue, Safari, Purple Label, Polo Red, Polo Green, Polo Black, Polo Supreme, Polo Sport, and Big Pony Men's brand names. The company's restaurant concepts include The Polo Bar in New York City; RL Restaurant in Chicago; Ralph's in Paris; and Ralph's Coffee concept. Ralph Lauren Corporation sells its products to department stores, specialty stores, and golf and pro shops, as well as directly to consumers through its retail stores, concession-based shop-within-shops, and its digital commerce sites. The company directly operates 548 retail stores and 650 concession-based shop-within-shops; and operates 139 Ralph Lauren stores, and 143 Club Monaco stores and shops through licensing partners. Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Ralph Lauren Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.143% of Ralph Lauren Corporation shares are held by insiders and 100.428% by institutions.
How many people work for Ralph Lauren Corporation?
Latest data suggests 12,100 work at Ralph Lauren Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Ralph Lauren Corporation?
Ralph Lauren Corporation's fiscal year ends in March.
Where is Ralph Lauren Corporation based?
Ralph Lauren Corporation's address is: 650 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10022
What is Ralph Lauren Corporation's ISIN number?
Ralph Lauren Corporation's international securities identification number is: US7512121010
What is Ralph Lauren Corporation's CUSIP number?
Ralph Lauren Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 731572103

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