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Leslie's Inc is a home improvement retail business based in the US. Leslies shares (LESL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Leslies employs 5,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

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Leslies stock price

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Leslies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$20.66
52-week range$19.55 - $32.84
50-day moving average $22.13
200-day moving average $25.24
Wall St. target price$32.42
PE ratio 30.1166
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.69

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Leslies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $20.66 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) 3.30%
1 month (2021-09-17) -8.34%
3 months (2021-07-16) -16.69%
6 months (2021-04-16) -21.65%
1 year (2020-10-13) N/A
2 years (2019-10-13) N/A
3 years (2018-10-13) N/A
5 years (2016-10-13) N/A

Is Leslies under- or over-valued?

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

Leslies's P/E ratio

Leslies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Leslies shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Leslies's EBITDA

Leslies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $264.1 million.

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

Leslies financials

Revenue TTM $1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.75%
Gross profit TTM $460.7 million
Return on assets TTM 18.43%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 9.47%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation $3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Leslies shares

There are currently 26.9 million Leslies shares held short by investors – that's known as Leslies's "short interest". This figure is 3.9% down from 28.0 million last month.

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

Leslies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Leslies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Leslies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Leslies shares traded daily (recently around 2.7 million). Leslies's SIR currently stands at 10.14. In other words for every 100,000 Leslies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10140 shares are currently held short.

However Leslies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Leslies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Leslies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Leslies's short interest could be expressed as 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Leslies shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.2391% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Leslies shares, roughly 239 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Leslies.

Leslies share dividends

We're not expecting Leslies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Leslies overview

Leslie's, Inc. operates as a direct-to-consumer pool and spa care brand in the United States. The company markets and sells pool and spa supplies and related products and services, which primarily consist of maintenance items, such as chemicals, equipment and parts, and cleaning and maintenance equipment, as well as safety, recreational, and fitness-related products. It also provides essential services, such as on-site equipment installation and repair to the ongoing maintenance of pools and spas; complimentary, commercial-grade, and in-store water testing and analysis, as well as AccuBlue water testing services; and a mobile app. As of January 2, 2021, the company operated 936 locations in 37 states in the United States; and e-commerce websites. It serves the residential, professional, and commercial consumers. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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