Levi Strauss & Co. operates as an apparel company.
Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Levi Strauss's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LEVI has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how LEVI performed against the US Luxury industry.
Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how LEVI performed against the US Market.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Levi Strauss's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StDespite Its High P/E Ratio, Is Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) Still Undervalued?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StTroy Alstead Is The Independent Director of Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) And They Just Sold 65% Of Their Shares
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StBe Sure To Check Out Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend
Is Levi Strauss 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: LEVI ($20) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($28.13)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LEVI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LEVI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.7x) compared to the Luxury industry average (18.1x).
PE vs Market: LEVI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.7x) compared to the US market (18.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LEVI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LEVI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5x) compared to the US Luxury industry average (1.2x).
How is Levi Strauss forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LEVI's forecast earnings growth (13.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: LEVI's earnings (13.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LEVI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: LEVI's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LEVI's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LEVI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.6%)
How has Levi Strauss performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LEVI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LEVI's current net profit margins (6.8%) are higher than last year (5.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LEVI's earnings have grown significantly by 21.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LEVI's earnings growth over the past year (39.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (21.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: LEVI earnings growth over the past year (39.3%) exceeded the Luxury industry 3.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: LEVI's Return on Equity (25.1%) is considered high.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Levi Strauss's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LEVI's short term assets ($2.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: LEVI's short term assets ($2.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LEVI's debt to equity ratio (64.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: LEVI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 766.9% to 64.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LEVI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.6%).
Interest Coverage: LEVI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.6x coverage).
Inventory Level: LEVI has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: LEVI's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.8x debt).
What is Levi Strauss's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: LEVI's dividend (1.6%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: LEVI's dividend (1.6%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.71%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether LEVI's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.
Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if LEVI's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (14.8%), LEVI's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: LEVI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (24.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chip Bergh (61yo)
Mr. Charles Victor Bergh, also known as Chip, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Levi Strauss & Co. since September 1, 2011. Mr. Bergh served as Group President of Special Assignment at ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chip's total compensation ($USD12.20M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.36M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chip's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||7.1yrs||US$3.68m||0.025% $2.0m|
|Executive VP and President of Levi Strauss Asia||3.4yrs||US$3.04m||0.069% $5.4m|
|Executive VP & President of Europe||6.6yrs||US$3.97m||0.020% $1.6m|
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Director of Investor Relations & Risk Management||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & General Counsel||2.1yrs||no data||0.072% $5.6m|
|Chief Communications Officer & Senior VP of Corporate Affairs||6.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Global Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP||6.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Finance Americas||6.1yrs||US$901.39k||no data|
Experienced Management: LEVI's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.5 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||6.6yrs||US$278.60k||0.0050% $391.8k|
|Independent Director||3.8yrs||US$243.17k||0.0050% $391.8k|
|Independent Director||9.8yrs||US$292.79k||0.023% $1.8m|
|Independent Director||5.4yrs||US$252.33k||no data|
|Chairman Emeritus||0yrs||US$121.00k||9.97% $786.2m|
|Independent Director||29.1yrs||US$263.66k||0.015% $1.2m|
|Chairman of the Board||8.4yrs||US$484.01k||0.068% $5.4m|
|Independent Director||7.8yrs||US$272.01k||0.0069% $547.8k|
|Independent Director||7yrs||US$245.44k||0.020% $1.5m|
Experienced Board: LEVI's board of directors are considered experienced (7.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: LEVI insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: LEVI only recently listed within the past 12 months, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.2% in the past year..
Levi Strauss & Co.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Levi Strauss & Co.
- Ticker: LEVI
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1853
- Industry: Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods
- Sector: Consumer Durables
- Market Cap: US$7.882b
- Shares outstanding: 394.12m
- Website: https://www.levistrauss.com
Number of Employees
- Levi Strauss & Co.
- 1155 Battery Street
- San Francisco
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LEVI||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Mar 2019|
|LV2B||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Mar 2019|
|0A14||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||GB||EUR||Mar 2019|
|LEVI||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||AT||EUR||Mar 2019|
|LEVI *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||MX||MXN||Mar 2019|
Levi Strauss & Co. operates as an apparel company. It designs, markets, and sells jeans, casual and dress pants, tops, shorts, skirts, jackets, footwear, and related accessories for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company sells its products under the Levi's, Dockers, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co., and Denizen brands; and also licenses its Levi's and Dockers trademarks for various product categories, including footwear, belts, wallets and bags, outerwear, sweaters, dress shirts, kids wear, sleepwear, and hosiery. The company sells its products through third-party retailers, such as department stores, specialty retailers, third-party e-commerce sites, and franchisees who operate brand-dedicated stores; and directly to consumers through various formats, including company-operated mainline and outlet stores, company-operated e-commerce sites, and select shop-in-shops located in department stores and other third-party retail locations. It operates approximately 3,000 retail stores and shop-in-shops. The company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/21 02:17|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/20 00:00|
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.