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La Française de l'Energie

Executive Summary

La Française de l'Energie S.A. engages in the exploration, appraisal, and production of gas resources in France.


Snowflake Analysis

High growth potential and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has La Française de l'Energie's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LFX has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.7%

LFX

6.5%

DE Oil and Gas

2.8%

DE Market


1 Year Return

-14.8%

LFX

38.2%

DE Oil and Gas

0.2%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: LFX underperformed the German Oil and Gas industry which returned 38.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LFX underperformed the German Market which returned 0.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LFXIndustryMarket
7 Day0.7%6.5%2.8%
30 Day-6.8%2.8%-1.6%
90 Day-5.1%18.2%22.0%
1 Year-14.8%-14.8%40.3%38.2%2.3%0.2%
3 Year-25.1%-25.1%18.1%7.4%3.4%-5.0%
5 Yearn/a164.9%128.1%11.4%-3.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is La Française de l'Energie's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is La Française de l'Energie undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LFX (€15) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€184.38)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LFX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LFX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.3x) compared to the Oil and Gas industry average (8.2x).

PE vs Market: LFX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.3x) compared to the German market (20.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LFX is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LFX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the DE Oil and Gas industry average (1.3x).


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Future Growth

How is La Française de l'Energie forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

67.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LFX's forecast earnings growth (67.4% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: LFX's earnings (67.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (22.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LFX's revenue (48.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LFX's revenue (48.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LFX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.9%).


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Past Performance

How has La Française de l'Energie performed over the past 5 years?

54.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LFX has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LFX became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LFX has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 54% per year.

Accelerating Growth: LFX has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: LFX has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-16.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LFX's Return on Equity (3.2%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is La Française de l'Energie's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LFX's short term assets (€8.7M) do not cover its short term liabilities (€13.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: LFX's short term assets (€8.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities (€22.6M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LFX's debt to equity ratio (34.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: LFX's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 216.8% to 34.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LFX's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (13%).

Interest Coverage: LFX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is La Française de l'Energie current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LFX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LFX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LFX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LFX's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LFX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

€275k

CEO Compensation


CEO

Antoine Forcinal

no data

Tenure

€274,691

Compensation

Mr. Antoine Forcinal serves as the General Director and Executive Director of La Française de l'Energie S.A. and served as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer since November 1, 2 ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Antoine's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD473.31K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Antoine's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

La Française de l'Energie S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: La Française de l'Energie S.A.
  • Ticker: LFX
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 2007
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: €77.513m
  • Shares outstanding: 5.15m
  • Website: https://www.francaisedelenergie.fr

Number of Employees


Location

  • La Française de l'Energie S.A.
  • 1, avenue Saint-Rémy
  • Espace Pierrard
  • Forbach
  • Lorraine
  • 57600
  • France

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LFDEENXTPA (Euronext Paris)YesOrdinary SharesFREURJun 2016
LFXDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 2016
0RILLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURJun 2016
LFDEPBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBEURJun 2016

Biography

La Française de l'Energie S.A. engages in the exploration, appraisal, and production of gas resources in France. The company primarily focuses on coal-bed methane gas resources. It operates Nord-Pas de Calais and Lorraine mining areas. The company was formerly known as Française de l'Energie SAS and changed its name to La Française de l'Energie S.A. in March 2016. La Française de l'Energie S.A. was founded in 2007 and is based in Forbach, France. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/05 21:36
End of Day Share Price2020/07/03 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.