L Brands, Inc. [NYSE:LB]: Analyst Rating and Earnings
Equities traders frequently stay up to date regarding what leading market analysts think about a possible stock buy. As it relates to L Brands, Inc. [LB], the latest mean analyst recommendation that’s publicly available is from the fiscal three-month period ending in January. On average, stock market experts give LB an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 21.47 to 38.14. This is compared to its latest closing price of $22.64.
Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for L Brands, Inc. [LB] is sitting at 2.74. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.74.
For the quarter ending in Apr-19 L Brands, Inc. [LB] generated $2.63 billion in sales. That’s 2.81% higher than the average estimate of $2.56 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.
Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Wed 28 Aug (In 90 Days).
Fundamental Analysis of L Brands, Inc. [LB]
Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for L Brands, Inc. [LB] sitting at +10.11 and its Gross Margin at +37.03, this company’s Net Margin is now 5.80%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.
This company’s Return on Total Capital is 26.79, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 20.60%. Its Return on Assets is 7.93.
Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 117.58, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 71.83.
What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 5.82 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 3.01. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.85, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.49.
Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, L Brands, Inc. [LB] earns $148,898 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 39.10 and its Total Asset Turnover is 1.63. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.01 and its Current Ratio is 1.64. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.
L Brands, Inc. [LB] has 268.79M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $6.15B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 21.47 to 38.14. At its current price, it has moved by -39.98% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 6.61% from its 52-week low.
This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.50, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 42.81. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.
Conclusion: Is L Brands, Inc. [LB] a Reliable Buy?
Shares of L Brands, Inc. [LB], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.