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2651

Lawson TSE:2651 Stock Report

Last Price

JP¥4.53k

Market Cap

JP¥452.8b

7D

2.3%

1Y

-12.5%

Updated

29 Jun, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
2651 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends3/6

2651 Stock Overview

Lawson, Inc. operates and franchises convenience stores under the Lawson, Lawson Store 100, and Natural Lawson names in Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Hawaii.

Lawson Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Lawson
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceJP¥4,525.00
52 Week HighJP¥6,050.00
52 Week LowJP¥4,210.00
Beta0.022
1 Month Change-0.77%
3 Month Change-2.16%
1 Year Change-12.48%
3 Year Change-13.81%
5 Year Change-39.26%
Change since IPO-18.03%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

2651JP Consumer RetailingJP Market
7D2.3%3.2%2.3%
1Y-12.5%-9.8%-3.9%

Return vs Industry: 2651 underperformed the JP Consumer Retailing industry which returned -10.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 2651 underperformed the JP Market which returned -3.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is 2651's price volatile compared to industry and market?
2651 volatility
2651 Average Weekly Movement5.1%
Consumer Retailing Industry Average Movement3.3%
Market Average Movement4.2%
10% most volatile stocks in JP Market8.4%
10% least volatile stocks in JP Market2.2%

Stable Share Price: 2651 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of JP stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 2651's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
197510,362Sadanobu Takemasuhttps://www.lawson.co.jp

Lawson, Inc. operates and franchises convenience stores under the Lawson, Lawson Store 100, and Natural Lawson names in Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Hawaii. It operates through Domestic Convenience Store Business, Seijo Ishii Business, Entertainment-Related Business, Financial Services Business, and Overseas Business segments. The company’s stores provide ready-made dishes, including bento lunchboxes, rice balls, deep-fried items, and salads, as well as coffee and sweets; and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs, cosmetics, and daily necessities.

Lawson Fundamentals Summary

How do Lawson's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
2651 fundamental statistics
Market CapJP¥452.83b
Earnings (TTM)JP¥17.90b
Revenue (TTM)JP¥698.37b

25.3x

P/E Ratio

0.6x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
2651 income statement (TTM)
RevenueJP¥698.37b
Cost of RevenueJP¥199.74b
Gross ProfitJP¥498.63b
Other ExpensesJP¥480.73b
EarningsJP¥17.90b

Last Reported Earnings

Feb 28, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Jul 11, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)178.87
Gross Margin71.40%
Net Profit Margin2.56%
Debt/Equity Ratio81.5%

How did 2651 perform over the long term?

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Dividends

3.3%

Current Dividend Yield

84%

Payout Ratio

Does 2651 pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy 2651 by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Lawson dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateAug 30 2022
Dividend Pay DateNov 10 2022
Days until Ex dividend61 days
Days until Dividend pay date133 days

Does 2651 pay a reliable dividends?

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We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is 2651 undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

1/6

Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for 2651?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

2651 key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.7x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA3.6x
PEG Ratio3.3x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does 2651's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

2651 PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for 2651 vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average30.8x
3038 Kobe Bussan
34.8x11.9%JP¥713.7b
8279 YaokoLtd
15.5x5.8%JP¥237.7b
8278 Fuji
47.6xn/aJP¥187.3b
3222 United Super Markets Holdings
25.5x-1.8%JP¥137.2b
2651 Lawson
25.3x7.6%JP¥452.8b

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: 2651 is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.3x) compared to the peer average (30.8x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does 2651's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the JP Consumer Retailing Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: 2651 is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.3x) compared to the JP Consumer Retailing industry average (12.2x)


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is 2651'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.

2651 PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio25.3x
Fair PE Ratio18.6x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: 2651 is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.3x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (18.6x).


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of 2651 when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: 2651 (¥4525) is trading above our estimate of fair value (¥3076.63)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 2651 is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: 2651 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.3x)


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Future Growth

How is Lawson forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?

Future Growth Score

2/6

Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


7.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: 2651's forecast earnings growth (7.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.02%).

Earnings vs Market: 2651's earnings (7.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the JP market (8.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: 2651's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: 2651's revenue (8.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the JP market (4.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: 2651's revenue (8.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: 2651's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.5%).


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Past Performance

How has Lawson performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

3/6

Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-20.3%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 2651 has a large one-off loss of ¥19.5B impacting its February 28 2022 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: 2651's current net profit margins (2.6%) are higher than last year (1.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 2651's earnings have declined by 20.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 2651's earnings growth over the past year (106%) exceeds its 5-year average (-20.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 2651 earnings growth over the past year (106%) exceeded the Consumer Retailing industry 1.4%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: 2651's Return on Equity (6.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Lawson's financial position?

Financial Health Score

4/6

Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 2651's short term assets (¥667.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities (¥704.7B).

Long Term Liabilities: 2651's short term assets (¥667.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥354.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 2651 has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: 2651's debt to equity ratio has increased from 30.8% to 81.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 2651's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (64.6%).

Interest Coverage: 2651's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (100x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Lawson current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

2/6

Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


3.31%

Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayJun 30 2022Ex Dividend DateAug 30 2022Dividend Pay DateNov 10 202272 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 61 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 2651's dividend (3.31%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (1.67%).

High Dividend: 2651's dividend (3.31%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (3.68%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 2651's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 2651's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: At its current payout ratio (83.9%), 2651's payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (15%), 2651's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.


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Management

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

1.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Sadanobu Takemasu (53 yo)

6yrs

Tenure

Mr. Sadanobu Takemasu has been the President and Chief Executive Officer at Lawson Inc. since June 1, 2016 and September 2017 respectively and also serves as CSO since 2021. He served as Division Director...


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: 2651's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: 2651's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Lawson, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Lawson, Inc.
  • Ticker: 2651
  • Exchange: TSE
  • Founded: 1975
  • Industry: Food Retail
  • Sector: Consumer Retailing
  • Implied Market Cap: JP¥452.831b
  • Shares outstanding: 100.07m
  • Website: https://www.lawson.co.jp

Number of Employees


Location

  • Lawson, Inc.
  • East Tower
  • Gate City Ohsaki
  • Tokyo
  • 141-8643
  • Japan

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/29 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/29 00:00
Earnings2022/02/28
Annual Earnings2022/02/28


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.