La Française de l'Energie S.A. engages in the exploration, appraisal, and production of gas resources in France.
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.
7 Day Return
DE Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
DE Oil and Gas
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.
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
Is La Française de l'Energie undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
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).
How is La Française de l'Energie forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
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%).
How has La Française de l'Energie performed over the past 5 years?
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.
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).
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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
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.
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.
La Française de l'Energie S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- La Française de l'Energie S.A.
- 1, avenue Saint-Rémy
- Espace Pierrard
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LFDE||ENXTPA (Euronext Paris)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||FR||EUR||Jun 2016|
|LFX||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 2016|
|0RIL||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jun 2016|
|LFDEP||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jun 2016|
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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/05 21:36|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/03 00:00|
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