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How to buy L Brands (LB) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in L Brands stocks.

L Brands is an apparel retail business based in the US. L Brands stocks (LB.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $71.38 – a decrease of 5.95% over the previous week. L Brands employs 22,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $13.2 billion.

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L Brands stock price (NYSE:LB)

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L Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$65.71
52-week range$40.97 - $44.92
50-day moving average $67.81
200-day moving average $62.51
Wall St. target price$78.11
PE ratio 15.9712
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.00

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Is it a good time to buy L Brands stock?

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L Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $65.71 from 2021-06-04

1 week (2022-05-11) N/A
1 month (2022-04-18) N/A
3 months (2022-02-18) N/A
6 months (2021-11-18) N/A
1 year (2021-05-21) 1.42%
2 years (2020-05-22) 131.21%
3 years (2019-05-22) 55.78%
5 years (2017-05-19) 25.45%

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 1.6078. 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%
Profit margin 10.73%
Book value $-3.38
Market capitalisation $21.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 01/01/2019) 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.

L Brands share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 5.55% of net profits

Recently L Brands has paid out, on average, around 5.55% 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 18 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 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 31 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 $40.9734 up to $44.9193. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LB.US volatility(beta: 1.78)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 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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