Lennar Corporation is a residential construction business based in the US. Lennar shares (LEN.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $75.76 – an increase of 0.56% over the previous week. Lennar employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $22.5 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Lennar's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $75.76, which is 6.74% up on its pre-crash value of $70.65 and 198.03% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $25.42.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Lennar shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $440.25 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 $1,136.40.
|Latest market close||$75.76|
|52-week range||$25.2218 - $86.8|
|50-day moving average||$75.8162|
|200-day moving average||$73.9807|
|Wall St. target price||$94.5|
|Dividend yield||$1 (1.28%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.85|
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|1 week (2021-01-14)||7.77%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||0.62%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||5.62%|
|6 months (2020-07-21)||18.27%|
|1 year (2020-01-21)||24.48%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||83.31%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||12.56%|
|5 years (2016-01-21)||99.60%|
Valuing Lennar stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lennar's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lennar's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Lennar shares trade at around 10x 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.
Lennar's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6954. 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 Lennar's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Lennar's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.2 billion (£2.3 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lennar's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$22.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.46%|
|Market capitalisation||$23.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 8.5 million Lennar shares held short by investors – that's known as Lennar's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% down from 8.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lennar shares can be evaluated.
Lennar's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lennar shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lennar shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Lennar's SIR currently stands at 3.37. In other words for every 100,000 Lennar shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3370 shares are currently held short.
However Lennar's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lennar shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lennar shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lennar's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lennar shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0356% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lennar shares, roughly 36 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 Lennar.
Find out more about how you can short Lennar 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 Lennar.
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: 27.66
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lennar's overall score of 27.66 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lennar 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: 15.41/100
Lennar's environmental score of 15.41 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lennar is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 15.8/100
Lennar's social score of 15.8 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lennar is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.95/100
Lennar's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lennar 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. A high-profile company, Lennar scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Lennar has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||27.66|
|Total ESG percentile||36.26|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 7.95% of net profits
Recently Lennar has paid out, on average, around 7.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lennar shareholders could enjoy a 1.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lennar's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.
While Lennar's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Lennar is investing more in its future growth.
Lennar's most recent dividend payout was on 30 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Lennar's shares were split on a 1017:1000 basis on 9 November 2017. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1017 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lennar shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lennar shares which in turn could have impacted Lennar's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Lennar's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.2218 up to $86.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lennar's is 1.5738. This would suggest that Lennar's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a homebuilder primarily under the Lennar brand in the United States. It operates through Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding Texas, Homebuilding West, Financial Services, Multifamily, and Lennar Other segments. The company's homebuilding operations include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as the purchase, development, and sale of residential land. It primarily sells single-family attached and detached homes in communities targeted to first-time homebuyers, move-up homebuyers, active adult homebuyers, and luxury homebuyers. The company also offers mortgage financing, title insurance, and closing services for home buyers and others. In addition, it is involved in the fund investment activity; and originating and selling into securitizations commercial mortgage loans. Further, the company develops, constructs, and manages multifamily rental properties. Lennar Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Miami, Florida.
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