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Executive Summary

Lerøy Seafood Group ASA produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood products worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LSG is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Norwegian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LSG's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




NO Food


NO Market

1 Year Return




NO Food


NO Market

Return vs Industry: LSG exceeded the Norwegian Food industry which returned -8.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LSG matched the Norwegian Market which returned 0.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-4.3%-2.7%0.2%
30 Day6.9%4.1%7.9%
90 Day19.1%2.5%15.6%
1 Year3.2%0.5%-6.9%-8.5%4.5%0.8%
3 Year67.8%53.8%60.1%44.6%11.7%-0.9%
5 Year115.5%86.7%115.1%72.6%85.1%49.1%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Lerøy Seafood Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LSG (NOK60.32) is trading below our estimate of fair value (NOK180.08)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LSG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LSG's PE Ratio (21.1x) is in line with the NO Food industry average.

PE vs Market: LSG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.1x) compared to the Norwegian market (15.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LSG is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.6x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LSG is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the NO Food industry average (2.7x).

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Future Growth

How is Lerøy Seafood Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LSG's forecast earnings growth (33.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.4%).

Earnings vs Market: LSG's earnings (33.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Norwegian market (31.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LSG's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Norwegian market (6.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LSG's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LSG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.4%).

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Past Performance

How has Lerøy Seafood Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LSG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LSG's current net profit margins (8.5%) are higher than last year (7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LSG's earnings have declined by 1.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: LSG's earnings growth over the past year (18.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (-1.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: LSG earnings growth over the past year (18.4%) underperformed the Food industry 19.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: LSG's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Lerøy Seafood Group's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LSG's short term assets (NOK11.7B) exceed its short term liabilities (NOK4.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: LSG's short term assets (NOK11.7B) exceed its long term liabilities (NOK8.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LSG's debt to equity ratio (28.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: LSG's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 39.2% to 28.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LSG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (48.3%).

Interest Coverage: LSG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Lerøy Seafood Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: LSG's dividend (2.49%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Norwegian market (2.32%).

High Dividend: LSG's dividend (2.49%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Norwegian market (5.75%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (52.5%), LSG's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: LSG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (63.4% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Henning Beltestad (52 yo)



Mr. Henning Kolbjørn Beltestad serves as Group Chief Executive Officer at Lerøy Seafood Group ASA since March 2010 and is its Director. Mr. Beltestad serves as Managing Director of Hallvard Lerøy AS. Mr. B...

Leadership Team

Henning Beltestad
Group CEO10.83yrsno data0.0071%
NOK 2.5m
Sjur Malm
Chief Financial Officer8.25yrsno datano data
Krister Hoaas
Manager of Public Affairsno datano datano data
Ivar Wulff
Chief Operating Officer of Sales & Distribution2yrsno datano data
Siren Gronhaug
Group Director of HR1.92yrskr1.61mno data
Stig Nilsen
Chief Operating Officer of Farming11yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: LSG's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Hans Vestre
Employee Representative Director25.75yrsno datano data
Helge Singelstad
Chairman of the Boardno datakr364.00kno data
Didrik Munch
Independent Director8.67yrsno datano data
Arne Møgster
Director11.67yrsno datano data
Britt Drivenes
Director12.67yrsno datano data
Karoline Møgster
Director3.67yrsno datano data
Siri Mannes
Independent Director2.67yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: LSG's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.2 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: LSG 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

Lerøy Seafood Group ASA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Lerøy Seafood Group ASA
  • Ticker: LSG
  • Exchange: OB
  • Founded: 1899
  • Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: kr35.919b
  • Shares outstanding: 595.48m
  • Website: https://www.leroyseafood.com

Number of Employees


  • Lerøy Seafood Group ASA
  • ThormOehlens gate 51 B
  • Bergen
  • Hordaland
  • 5006
  • Norway


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LYSF.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDNov 2000
LSGOB (Oslo Bors)YesOrdinary SharesNONOKNov 2000
0GM2LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBNOKNov 2000
Z1LDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURNov 2000
LSGOBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBNOKNov 2000


Lerøy Seafood Group ASA produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood products worldwide. It operates through Farming; Wildcatch; and Value-Added Processing, Sales and Dis...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/15 02:45
End of Day Share Price2021/01/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.