Levi Strauss & Co is an apparel manufacturing business based in the US. Levi's shares (LEVI.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $17.7 – an increase of 2.19% over the previous week. Levi's employs 15,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.6 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Levi's's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $17.7, which is 10.24% down on its pre-crash value of $19.72 and 74.56% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $10.14.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Levi's shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $541.21 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 $923.76.
|Latest market close||$17.7|
|52-week range||$9.0323 - $20.5735|
|50-day moving average||$17.1094|
|200-day moving average||$14.2175|
|Wall St. target price||$19.7|
|Dividend yield||$0.31 (2.24%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.023|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||-17.00%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||-17.89%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||12.56%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||43.16%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-11.44%|
Valuing Levi's stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Levi's's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Levi's's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Levi's shares trade at around 14x 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.
Levi's's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $308.2 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Levi's's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$4.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.19%|
|Return on equity TTM||-6.62%|
|Market capitalisation||$7.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 7.5 million Levi's shares held short by investors – that's known as Levi's's "short interest". This figure is 16.6% down from 9.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Levi's shares can be evaluated.
Levi's's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Levi's shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Levi's shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Levi's's SIR currently stands at 4.41. In other words for every 100,000 Levi's shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4410 shares are currently held short.
However Levi's's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Levi's shares, or, against the total number of tradable Levi's shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Levi's's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Levi's shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.1162% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Levi's shares, roughly 116 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 Levi's.
Find out more about how you can short Levi's stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 61.54% of net profits
Recently Levi's has paid out, on average, around 61.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Levi's shareholders could enjoy a 2.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Levi's's case, that would currently equate to about $0.31 per share.
Levi's's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Levi's's most recent dividend payout was on 8 May 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Levi Strauss & Co. operates as an apparel company. It designs, markets, and sells jeans, casual and dress pants, tops, shorts, skirts, jackets, footwear, and related accessories for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company sells its products under the Levi's, Dockers, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co., and Denizen brands; and also licenses its Levi's and Dockers trademarks for various product categories, including footwear, belts, wallets and bags, outerwear, sweaters, dress shirts, kids wear, sleepwear, and hosiery. The company sells its products through third-party retailers, such as department stores, specialty retailers, third-party e-commerce sites, and franchisees who operate brand-dedicated stores; and directly to consumers through various formats, including company-operated mainline and outlet stores, company-operated e-commerce sites, and select shop-in-shops located in department stores and other third-party retail locations. It operates approximately 3,000 retail stores and shop-in-shops. The company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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