Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Burberry Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, retails, and wholesales luxury goods under the Burberry brand name.


Earnings are forecast to grow 10.13% per year

Earnings grew by 7.6% over the past year

Pays a high and reliable dividend of 2.13%

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for BRBY from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with outstanding track record and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has Burberry Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GB Luxury


GB Market

1 Year Return




GB Luxury


GB Market

Return vs Industry: BRBY exceeded the UK Luxury industry which returned -8.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BRBY underperformed the UK Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.8%-0.6%-0.2%
30 Day-14.2%-13.2%-2.7%
90 Day-4.1%-4.7%3.9%
1 Year4.7%2.3%-6.4%-8.6%11.8%6.1%
3 Year28.8%20.4%5.6%-1.1%17.5%2.6%
5 Year18.4%4.7%9.1%-2.8%34.8%3.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Burberry Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Burberry Group 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: BRBY (£19.99) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£13.81)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BRBY is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BRBY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.9x) compared to the Luxury industry average (18.8x).

PE vs Market: BRBY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.9x) compared to the UK market (18.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BRBY is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BRBY is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.5x) compared to the GB Luxury industry average (2.4x).

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Future Growth

How is Burberry Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BRBY's forecast earnings growth (10.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: BRBY's earnings (10.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (12.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: BRBY's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: BRBY's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (3.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BRBY's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BRBY's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (24.6%)

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Past Performance

How has Burberry Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BRBY has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BRBY's current net profit margins (12.9%) are higher than last year (12.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BRBY's earnings have grown by 0.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BRBY's earnings growth over the past year (7.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (0.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BRBY earnings growth over the past year (7.6%) exceeded the Luxury industry -7.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: BRBY's Return on Equity (28.1%) is considered high.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Burberry Group's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BRBY's short term assets (£1.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (£911.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: BRBY's short term assets (£1.5B) exceed its long term liabilities (£1.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BRBY's debt to equity ratio (3.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: BRBY had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.

Debt Coverage: BRBY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1052.9%).

Interest Coverage: BRBY's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (142.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: BRBY has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: BRBY's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 34x debt).

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What is Burberry Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: BRBY's dividend (2.13%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.83%).

High Dividend: BRBY's dividend (2.13%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.1%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BRBY's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BRBY's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (49.1%), BRBY's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BRBY's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (52.3% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Marco Gobbetti (60yo)





Mr. Marco Gobbetti has been the Chief Executive Officer of Burberry Group Plc since July 5, 2017 and serves as its Executive Director. Mr. Gobbetti served as Executive Chairman of Asia Pacific and Middle E ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Marco's total compensation ($USD5.17M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD4.70M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Marco's compensation with company performance.

Leadership Team

Marco Gobbetti
CEO & Executive Director2.6yrsUK£3.97m0.047% £3.8m
Julie Brown
CFO, COO & Director3.1yrsUK£2.00m0.027% £2.2m
Annabel Gleeson
Vice President of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Edward Rash
General Counsel0yrsno datano data
Andrew Roberts
Vice President of Corporate Relations0yrsno datano data
Sarah Manley
Chief Marketing Officer9.3yrsno datano data
Erica Bourne
Chief Human Resources Officer0yrsno datano data
Stephen Gilbert
Senior Vice President of Architecture0yrsno datano data
Fabrizio Fabbro
Senior Vice President of Creative Operations0yrsno datano data
Jenna Littler
Senior Vice President of Global Integration6yrsno datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: BRBY's management team is considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Marco Gobbetti
CEO & Executive Director2.6yrsUK£3.97m0.047% £3.8m
Julie Brown
CFO, COO & Director3.1yrsUK£2.00m0.027% £2.2m
Debra Lee
Independent Non-Executive Director0.3yrsno datano data
Ronald Frasch
Independent Non-Executive Director2.4yrsUK£156.00k0.00043% £34.7k
Fabiola Arredondo
Independent Non-Executive Director4.9yrsUK£188.00k0.0019% £149.9k
Gerard Murphy
Chairman1.6yrsUK£372.00k0.0012% £100.0k
Jeremy Darroch
Senior Independent Director2.7yrsUK£130.00k0.00074% £59.7k
Carolyn McCall
Independent Non Executive Director5.4yrsUK£83.00k0.00067% £54.0k
Orna Ni-Chionna
Independent Non-Executive Director2.1yrsUK£117.00k0.00076% £61.3k
Matthew Key
Non-Executive Director6.4yrsUK£90.00k0.00089% £71.7k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: BRBY's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Burberry Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Burberry Group plc
  • Ticker: BRBY
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1856
  • Industry: Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Market Cap: UK£8.061b
  • Shares outstanding: 403.37m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Burberry Group plc
  • Horseferry House
  • Horseferry Road
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SW1P 2AW
  • United Kingdom


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BBRY.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJul 2002
BRBYLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJul 2002
BB2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJul 2002
BRBYLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJul 2002
BRBY NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesOrdinary SharesMXMXNJul 2002


Burberry Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, retails, and wholesales luxury goods under the Burberry brand name. The company operates in two segments, Retail/Wholesale and Licensing. It offers women, men, and children apparels; and accessories, as well as beauty products. The company also licenses third parties to manufacture and distribute products using the Burberry trademarks. It markets its products through Burberry mainline stores, concessions, outlets, digital commerce, Burberry franchisees, department stores, and multi-brand specialty accounts. As of March 31, 2019, the company operated 233 mainline stores, 146 concession stores, 52 outlets, and 44 franchise stores. It operates in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, and the Americas. Burberry Group plc was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/16 20:39
End of Day Share Price2020/02/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/03/30

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.