Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells welding, cutting, and brazing products worldwide.
Solid track record established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Lincoln Electric Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LECO's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: LECO exceeded the US Machinery industry which returned -26.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LECO underperformed the US Market which returned -15.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Lincoln Electric Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Lincoln Electric Holdings 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: LECO ($72.05) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($88.63)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LECO is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LECO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.2x) compared to the Machinery industry average (14.5x).
PE vs Market: LECO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.2x) compared to the US market (12.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LECO's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LECO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.3x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (1.4x).
How is Lincoln Electric Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LECO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.3% per year).
Earnings vs Market: LECO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LECO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LECO's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LECO's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.4% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LECO's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (34.9%)
How has Lincoln Electric Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LECO has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LECO's current net profit margins (9.8%) are higher than last year (9.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LECO's earnings have grown by 11% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LECO's earnings growth over the past year (2.1%) is below its 5-year average (11% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: LECO earnings growth over the past year (2.1%) exceeded the Machinery industry -2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: LECO's Return on Equity (35.8%) is considered high.
How is Lincoln Electric Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LECO's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($563.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: LECO's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($989.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LECO's debt to equity ratio (91.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: LECO's debt to equity ratio has increased from 5.6% to 91.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LECO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (54%).
Interest Coverage: LECO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (16x coverage).
What is Lincoln Electric Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: LECO's dividend (2.72%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.07%).
High Dividend: LECO's dividend (2.72%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.82%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: LECO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LECO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (40.2%), LECO's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: LECO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (38.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chris Mapes (57yo)
Mr. Christopher L. Mapes, also known as Chris, serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of The Lincoln Electric Company. Mr. Mapes has been the Chairman of Lincoln Electric Holdings In ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD6.98M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.71M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Vice President||16.17yrs||US$2.67m||0.12% $5.3m|
|Executive VP||3yrs||US$1.50m||0.019% $845.1k|
|Executive VP & President of Americas Welding||14.42yrs||US$2.23m||0.080% $3.5m|
|Executive VP & President of International Welding||5.25yrs||US$1.87m||0.049% $2.1m|
|Executive VP||1yr||no data||0.031% $1.4m|
|Senior Vice President of Technology and Research & Development||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations & Communications||7.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Compliance Officer & Senior VP of Internal Audit||5.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||1.17yrs||no data||0.028% $1.2m|
Experienced Management: LECO's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||13.25yrs||US$227.92k||0.028% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||13.75yrs||US$232.92k||0.037% $1.6m|
|Independent Director||31.25yrs||US$214.92k||0.45% $19.6m|
|Independent Director||25.25yrs||US$224.92k||0.073% $3.2m|
|Independent Director||19.25yrs||US$214.92k||0.041% $1.8m|
|Lead Independent Director||2yrs||US$239.92k||0.020% $870.6k|
|Independent Director||6.75yrs||US$224.92k||0.024% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$214.92k||0.0088% $382.7k|
|Independent Director||2.17yrs||US$214.92k||0.0019% $80.2k|
Experienced Board: LECO's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
- Ticker: LECO
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1895
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$4.334b
- Shares outstanding: 60.16m
- Website: https://www.lincolnelectric.com
Number of Employees
- Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
- 22801 St. Clair Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LECO||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jan 1975|
|LNE||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1975|
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells welding, cutting, and brazing products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Americas Welding, International Welding, and The Harris Products Group. The company offers welding products, including arc welding power sources, plasma cutters, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, integrated automation systems, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes, fluxes and welding accessories, and specialty welding consumables and fabrication products. It also provides computer numeric controlled plasma and oxy-fuel cutting systems, and regulators and torches used in oxy-fuel welding, cutting, and brazing; and consumables used in the brazing and soldering alloys market. In addition, the company is involved in the retail business in the United States. It serves general fabrication, energy and process, automotive and transportation, heavy fabrication, and construction and infrastructure industries, as well as ship building and maintenance and repair markets. The company sells its products directly to users of welding products, as well as through industrial distributors, retailers, and agents. Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/07 01:39|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/06 00:00|
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