LEC Stock Overview
Lechwerke AG, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy supplier in Germany.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||€129.00|
|52 Week High||€168.00|
|52 Week Low||€119.00|
|1 Month Change||6.61%|
|3 Month Change||-18.35%|
|1 Year Change||5.74%|
|3 Year Change||30.30%|
|5 Year Change||81.69%|
|Change since IPO||440.35%|
Recent News & Updates
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|LEC||DE Electric Utilities||DE Market|
Return vs Industry: LEC exceeded the German Electric Utilities industry which returned -8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LEC exceeded the German Market which returned -22% over the past year.
|LEC Average Weekly Movement||5.4%|
|Electric Utilities Industry Average Movement||6.2%|
|Market Average Movement||5.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in DE Market||10.0%|
|10% least volatile stocks in DE Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: LEC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of German stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LEC's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Lechwerke AG, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy supplier in Germany. The company supplies electricity and gas to homes, companies, and municipalities; and offers a range of energy solutions. It operates 36 hydropower plants.
Lechwerke Fundamentals Summary
|LEC fundamental statistics|
Is LEC overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|LEC income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||€1.45b|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||3.14|
|Net Profit Margin||7.23%|
How did LEC perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.2%Current Dividend Yield
Is LEC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 0/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for LEC?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is LEC's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does LEC's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|LEC PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: LEC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (41.1x) compared to the peer average (30.2x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does LEC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Electric Utilities Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: LEC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (41.1x) compared to the European Electric Utilities industry average (11.3x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is LEC's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||41.1x|
|Fair PE Ratio||n/a|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LEC's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of LEC when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: LEC (€129) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€8.19)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LEC is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LEC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
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How is Lechwerke forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted Utilities industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Lechwerke has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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How has Lechwerke performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LEC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LEC's current net profit margins (7.2%) are lower than last year (9.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LEC's earnings have grown by 2.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LEC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: LEC had negative earnings growth (-4.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electric Utilities industry average (7.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LEC's Return on Equity (19.4%) is considered low.
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How is Lechwerke's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LEC's short term assets (€228.3M) do not cover its short term liabilities (€1.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: LEC's short term assets (€228.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (€95.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LEC is debt free.
Reducing Debt: LEC has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 1%.
Debt Coverage: LEC has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: LEC has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is Lechwerke current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: LEC's dividend (2.17%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.47%).
High Dividend: LEC's dividend (2.17%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (4.53%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: LEC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LEC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: At its current payout ratio (89.2%), LEC's payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (114.4%), LEC's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Lechwerke has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Experienced Board: LEC's board of directors are considered experienced (7.1 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.
Lechwerke AG's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Lechwerke AG
- Ticker: LEC
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1898
- Industry: Electric Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Implied Market Cap: €4.572b
- Shares outstanding: 35.44m
- Website: https://www.lew.de
Number of Employees
- Lechwerke AG
- Schaezlerstrasse 3
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/25 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/24 00:00|
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.