Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft produces and markets botanic cellulose fibers for the textile and nonwoven sectors worldwide.
Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Lenzing's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LNZ's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: LNZ underperformed the Austrian Chemicals industry which returned 9.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LNZ underperformed the Austrian Market which returned 3.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Lenzing's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StLenzing Aktiengesellschaft (VIE:LNZ) Has A ROE Of 9.7%
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Is Lenzing undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LNZ (€68.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€56.4)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LNZ is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LNZ is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.8x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (16.3x).
PE vs Market: LNZ is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.8x) compared to the Austrian market (14.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LNZ's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LNZ is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the XE Chemicals industry average (1.6x).
How is Lenzing forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LNZ's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-9% per year).
Earnings vs Market: LNZ's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LNZ's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LNZ's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Austrian market (2.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LNZ's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LNZ's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.2%).
How has Lenzing performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LNZ has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LNZ's current net profit margins (6%) are lower than last year (8.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LNZ's earnings have grown significantly by 23.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LNZ's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: LNZ had negative earnings growth (-33%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Chemicals industry average (2.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LNZ's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Lenzing's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LNZ's short term assets (€1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (€627.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: LNZ's short term assets (€1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (€642.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LNZ's debt to equity ratio (39.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: LNZ's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 64.5% to 39.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LNZ's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34%).
Interest Coverage: LNZ earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: LNZ has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: LNZ's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.8x debt).
What is Lenzing's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: LNZ's dividend (7.3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (1.58%).
High Dividend: LNZ's dividend (7.3%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (4.58%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: LNZ's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LNZ's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (60.5%), LNZ's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: LNZ's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (65.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Stefan Doboczky (52yo)
Dr. Stefan Doboczky, M.B.A., has been Chief Executive Officer at Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft since June 1, 2015 and serves as its Chairman of the Management Board. Dr. Doboczky has extensive international i ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Stefan's total compensation ($USD1.48M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Austrian market ($USD1.67M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Stefan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman of Management Board & CEO||4.7yrs||€1.37m||no data|
|CFO & Member of Management Board||3.9yrs||€647.00k||no data|
|Chief Commercial Officer & Member of Management Board||5.8yrs||€650.00k||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President Corporate Communications & Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Business Unit Energy||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Business Unit Nonwoven Fibers||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Plastics||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Co-Head of Engineering Unit||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Business Unit Pulp||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: LNZ's management team is considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).
|Member of Supervisory Board||19.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board||8.9yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||6.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||10.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||8.9yrs||no data||no data|
|Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board||1.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||12.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||7.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||5.8yrs||no data||no data|
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Experienced Board: LNZ's board of directors are considered experienced (8.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
- Ticker: LNZ
- Exchange: WBAG
- Founded: 1892
- Industry: Commodity Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: €1.817b
- Shares outstanding: 26.55m
- Website: https://www.lenzing.com
Number of Employees
- Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
- Werkstrasse 2
- Upper Austria
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LNZN.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|LEN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|LNZ||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1992|
|0NCV||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|LNZV||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Common Stock||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|LNZ||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1992|
|LEN||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft produces and markets botanic cellulose fibers for the textile and nonwoven sectors worldwide. The company operates through Fibers, Lenzing Technik, and Other segments. It offers fibers for apparel; home and interiors, such as bed linens, mattresses, and towels; a range of industrial applications, such as automotive interiors, engineered products, work and protective wear, and agriculture and packaging products; nonwovens for hygiene and daily care products; and pulp and wood products, as well as biorefinery and co-products consisting of sodium sulfate, acetic acid, furfural, magnesium lignin sulfonate, soda, and xylose under the LENZING, TENCEL, VEOCEL, and LENZING ECOVERO brand names. The company also operates in the field of mechanical and plant engineering; and provides engineering services, as well as filtration and separation, and pulp technological and mechanical construction. In addition, it is involved in training and personnel development activities. The company was formerly known as Chemiefaser Lenzing AG and changed its name to Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft in 1984. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Lenzing, Austria.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/22 20:50|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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