Legrand SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides electrical and digital building infrastructures worldwide.
Established dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Legrand's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LR has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: LR underperformed the French Electrical industry which returned 23.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LR exceeded the French Market which returned -3.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Legrand's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StThere's A Lot To Like About Legrand SA's (EPA:LR) Upcoming €1.34 Dividend
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StLegrand SA Just Missed EPS By 7.8%: Here's What Analysts Think Will Happen Next
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Legrand (EPA:LR) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
Is Legrand 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: LR (€66.64) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€39.39)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LR is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.9x) compared to the Electrical industry average (18.7x).
PE vs Market: LR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.9x) compared to the French market (15.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.4x) compared to the FR Electrical industry average (2.6x).
How is Legrand forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LR's forecast earnings growth (13.4% per year) is above the savings rate (0.6%).
Earnings vs Market: LR's earnings (13.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the French market (13.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LR's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: LR's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the French market (3.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LR's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.8%).
How has Legrand performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LR has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LR's current net profit margins (12.3%) are lower than last year (12.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LR's earnings have grown by 10.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LR's earnings growth over the past year (3.1%) is below its 5-year average (10.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: LR earnings growth over the past year (3.1%) exceeded the Electrical industry 2.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: LR's Return on Equity (15.6%) is considered low.
How is Legrand's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LR's short term assets (€3.7B) exceed its short term liabilities (€2.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: LR's short term assets (€3.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€4.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LR's debt to equity ratio (83.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: LR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 42.2% to 83.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.5%).
Interest Coverage: LR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (15.4x coverage).
What is Legrand's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: LR's dividend (2.01%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the French market (1.65%).
High Dividend: LR's dividend (2.01%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (4.82%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: LR's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LR's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (44.1%), LR's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: LR's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (46.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Benoît Coquart (46yo)
Mr. Benoît Coquart has been the Chief Executive Officer/General Manager at Legrand SA since February 08, 2018. Mr. Coquart is responsible for the general management of Legrand. Mr. Coquart served as an Exe ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Benoît's total compensation ($USD3.12M) is about average for companies of similar size in the French market ($USD3.89M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Benoît's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Executive Officer||2.33yrs||€2.75m||0.010% €1.8m|
|Executive VP & CFO||1.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Deputy CEO & Executive VP of Group Operations||1.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Finance & Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Human Resources||2.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Deputy COO & Group VP - Energy Distribution & Industrial Applications Div||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Europe||2.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Purchasing||5.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Asia-Pacific||1.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Strategy & Development||0.67yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: LR's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||2.08yrs||€34.00k||0.045% €8.0m|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||8.08yrs||€85.00k||0.00055% €97.8k|
|Non-Executive Director||17.5yrs||€70.00k||0.78% €139.0m|
|Chairman of the Board||14.25yrs||€625.00k||0.91% €160.9m|
|Independent Director||2.08yrs||€32.00k||0.00037% €65.8k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||9.08yrs||€97.00k||0.00051% €90.6k|
|Observer||16.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||4.08yrs||€84.00k||0.00037% €65.8k|
|Lead Independent Director||8.08yrs||€118.00k||0.0018% €319.9k|
|Independent Director||7.08yrs||€66.00k||0.00050% €88.9k|
Experienced Board: LR's board of directors are considered experienced (8.1 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.
Legrand SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Legrand SA
- Ticker: LR
- Exchange: ENXTPA
- Founded: 1865
- Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: €17.774b
- Shares outstanding: 266.71m
- Website: https://www.legrand.com
Number of Employees
- Legrand SA
- 128, Avenue de Lattre de Tassigny
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LRC||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 2000|
|0MW7||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jul 2000|
|LGRV.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jul 2000|
|LR||ENXTPA (Euronext Paris)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||FR||EUR||Jul 2000|
|LRP||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jul 2000|
|LR||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AT||EUR||Jul 2000|
|LR N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||MX||MXN||Jul 2000|
|LRC||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||IT||EUR||Jul 2000|
|LGRD.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||UNSPONSORED ADR||US||USD||Oct 2014|
Legrand SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides electrical and digital building infrastructures worldwide. The company offers MCBs, RCDs, and din rail equipment; ACBs, MCCBs, head equipment, and power factor correction products; enclosures and accessories; equipment and accessories; home network, home automation, and hotel equipment; wiring accessories; weatherproof wiring accessories and other installation equipment; lighting management, emergency lighting, access control, and safety equipment; and UPS and LCS products, cable management systems, equipment, and accessories. Its products are used in hotels, offices, data centers, and shopping centers, as well as residential, healthcare, and industrial sectors. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Limoges, France.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/05 22:33|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/05 00:00|
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