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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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Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, L Brands's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $65.71, which is 63.37% up on its pre-crash value of $24.07 and 721.38% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $8.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of L Brands stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $408.62 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 $2,928.04.
|Latest market close||$65.71|
|52-week range||$25.5628 - $44.9193|
|50-day moving average||$67.8132|
|200-day moving average||$62.5055|
|Wall St. target price||$78.11|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.004|
Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
|1 month (2021-08-20)||56.86%|
|3 months (2021-06-22)||-4.89%|
|6 months (2021-03-22)||9.50%|
|1 year (2020-09-22)||132.52%|
|2 years (2019-09-20)||44.83%|
|3 years (2018-09-21)||48.83%|
|5 years (2016-09-22)||34.85%|
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 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 stocks 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 stocks or simply that they're under-valued.
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 stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
L Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$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.
|Revenue TTM||USD$13.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.18%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$5.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||16.68%|
|Return on equity TTM||-9999999%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$21.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 8.7 million L Brands stocks 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 stocks can be evaluated.
L Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of L Brands stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of L Brands stocks 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 stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2070 stocks are currently held short.
However L Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of L Brands stocks, or, against the total number of tradable L Brands stocks (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 stocks (for every 100,000 L Brands stocks in existence, roughly 30 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0387% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable L Brands stocks, roughly 39 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against L Brands.
Find out more about how you can short L Brands stock.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
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 stocks by 3 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
L Brands stocks 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 stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for L Brands stocks which in turn could have impacted L Brands's stock price.
Over the last 12 months, L Brands's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $25.5628 up to $44.9193. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks 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 stocks are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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. In addition, the company has approximately 295 stores in 30 other countries operating under franchise, license, and wholesale arrangements. L Brands, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
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