Analysis of Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI): Selected Notes

The closing price of Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) was $16.72 for the day, down -0.59% from the previous closing price of $16.82. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.10 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2528524 shares were traded. LEVI stock price reached its highest trading level at $17.00 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $16.61.

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Our analysis of LEVI’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 10.71 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 187.74. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.80 and its Current Ratio is at 1.50. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.53 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.53.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, JP Morgan on January 23, 2023, Downgraded its rating to Neutral and sets its target price to $17 from $19 previously.

On January 18, 2023, BofA Securities Downgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Buy and also lowered its target price recommendation from $19 to $17.

Citigroup Downgraded its Buy to Neutral on January 11, 2023, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $19 to $17.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Dec 30 when JAFFE SETH sold 11,442 shares for $15.47 per share. The transaction valued at 177,008 led to the insider holds 147,888 shares of the business.

JAFFE SETH sold 11,862 shares of LEVI for $191,809 on Nov 30. The EVP & General Counsel now owns 148,299 shares after completing the transaction at $16.17 per share. On Nov 25, another insider, Ellison Seth M., who serves as the EVP & Chief Commercial Officer of the company, sold 94 shares for $15.58 each. As a result, the insider received 1,465 and left with 89,946 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Levi’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 11.84, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 12.29. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.23. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.02 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 3.63.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, LEVI has reached a high of $24.22, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $13.57. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 16.13, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 17.05.

Shares Statistics:

LEVI traded an average of 1.85M shares per day over the past three months and 2.06M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 397.12M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 93.89M. Insiders hold about 1.30% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 82.50% stake in the company. Shares short for LEVI as of Oct 13, 2022 were 9.9M with a Short Ratio of 7.78M, compared to 9.11M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.51% and a Short% of Float of 10.58%.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 0.12, LEVI has a forward annual dividend rate of 0.48. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.71%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 3.17%.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 11 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.3 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.33 and a low estimate of $0.2, while EPS last year was $0.41. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.39, with high estimates of $0.51 and low estimates of $0.29.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $1.49 and $1.35 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $1.46. EPS for the following year is $1.42, with 11 analysts recommending between $1.6 and $1.28.

Revenue Estimates

It is expected that $90B in revenue will be generated in the current quarter, according to 10 analysts. It ranges from a high estimate of $1.59B to a low estimate of $1.55B. As of the current estimate, Levi Strauss & Co.’s year-ago sales were $1.68B, an estimated decrease of -6.50% from the year-ago figure.

A total of 12 analysts have provided revenue estimates for LEVI’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $6.17B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $6.13B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $6.16B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $5.76B, up 6.80% from the average estimate. Based on 12 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $6.36B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $6.63B and the low estimate is $6.16B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 3.30% from the average revenue estimate for this year.