Lectra SA provides technological solutions for fashion, automotive, and furniture markets. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Lectra's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LSS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: LSS underperformed the French Software industry which returned 18.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LSS exceeded the French Market which returned -6.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Lectra's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Lectra 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: LSS (€20.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€18.27)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LSS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LSS is good value based on its PE Ratio (30.7x) compared to the FR Software industry average (66.4x).
PE vs Market: LSS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.7x) compared to the French market (18.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LSS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LSS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.7x) compared to the FR Software industry average (2.8x).
How is Lectra forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LSS's forecast earnings growth (29% per year) is above the savings rate (0.6%).
Earnings vs Market: LSS's earnings (29% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the French market (23.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LSS's revenue (6.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the French market (6.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LSS's revenue (6.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LSS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14%).
How has Lectra performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LSS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LSS's current net profit margins (8.2%) are lower than last year (10.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LSS's earnings have grown by 4.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LSS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: LSS had negative earnings growth (-27.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Software industry average (-1.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LSS's Return on Equity (12%) is considered low.
How is Lectra's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LSS's short term assets (€192.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (€115.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: LSS's short term assets (€192.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (€27.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LSS is debt free.
Reducing Debt: LSS had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: LSS has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: LSS has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Lectra current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: LSS's dividend (1.98%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the French market (1.54%).
High Dividend: LSS's dividend (1.98%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.21%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, LSS has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LSS's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (60.7%), LSS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: LSS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (43.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Daniel Harari (65 yo)
Mr. Daniel Harari has been the Chief Executive Officer of Lectra SA since May 3, 2002 and has been its Chairman of the Board since July 27, 2017. Mr. Harari has been the Chief Executive Officer of Compagni ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Daniel's total compensation ($USD807.16K) is about average for companies of similar size in the French market ($USD638.20K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Daniel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||18.42yrs||€682.37k||17.04% |
|Chief Financial Officer||3.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President||no data||no data||no data|
|President of Americas||1.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Transformation Officer||4.25yrs||no data||no data|
|General Counsel & Compliance Officer||4.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Marketing & Communications Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Director of Human Resources||no data||no data||no data|
|President of Southern Europe & North Africa||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Customer Success Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Asean||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of China||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: LSS's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||18.42yrs||€682.37k||17.04% |
|Lead Independent Director||3.75yrs||€52.00k||0.0046% |
|Independent Director||9yrs||€49.00k||0.0046% |
|Independent Director||4.5yrs||€49.00k||0.0046% |
Experienced Board: LSS's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 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.
Lectra SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Lectra SA
- Ticker: LSS
- Exchange: ENXTPA
- Founded: 1973
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: €654.402m
- Shares outstanding: 32.32m
- Website: https://www.lectra.com
Number of Employees
- Lectra SA
- 16-18 rue Chalgrin
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LSS||ENXTPA (Euronext Paris)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||FR||EUR||Jan 1992|
|0IVJ||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|LCTS.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|LET||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|LSSP||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
Lectra SA provides technological solutions for fashion, automotive, and furniture markets. The company’s solutions include software, automated cutting equipment, and related services, which enable customer ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/20 22:17|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/20 00:00|
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