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Is Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) Potentially Undervalued?

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Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Lennox International’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is Lennox International worth?

According to my price multiple model, where I compare the company's price-to-earnings ratio to the industry average, the stock currently looks expensive. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Lennox International’s ratio of 32.48x is above its peer average of 26.39x, which suggests the stock is trading at a higher price compared to the Building industry. Furthermore, Lennox International’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. If you believe the share price should eventually reach levels around its industry peers, a low beta could suggest it is unlikely to rapidly do so anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range.

What kind of growth will Lennox International generate?

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NYSE:LII Earnings and Revenue Growth March 17th 2021

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. Lennox International's earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 44%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in LII’s positive outlook, with shares trading above industry price multiples. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe LII should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards the industry PE ratio can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on LII for a while, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its industry peers, which means it is likely that there is no more upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for LII, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Keep in mind, when it comes to analysing a stock it's worth noting the risks involved. You'd be interested to know, that we found 2 warning signs for Lennox International and you'll want to know about these.

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What are the risks and opportunities for Lennox International?

Lennox International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets a range of products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

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Rewards

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 6.54% per year

  • Earnings have grown 9.7% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow

  • High level of non-cash earnings

  • Significant insider selling over the past 3 months

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