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Executive Summary

Levi Strauss & Co. operates as an apparel company. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

High growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.

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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 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Luxury


US Market

1 Year Return




US Luxury


US Market

Return vs Industry: LEVI exceeded the US Luxury industry which returned 70.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LEVI exceeded the US Market which returned 49.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-8.3%-2.5%-2.8%
30 Day4.0%-1.1%-2.6%
90 Day33.0%-1.1%-1.5%
1 Year129.0%128.0%70.6%69.2%51.5%49.0%
3 Yearn/a63.3%56.6%58.2%48.3%
5 Yearn/a106.2%92.6%123.8%98.9%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Levi Strauss's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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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 ($27.82) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($28.31)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LEVI is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LEVI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Luxury industry average.

PE vs Market: LEVI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LEVI's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LEVI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.9x) compared to the US Luxury industry average (2x).

Future Growth

How is Levi Strauss forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LEVI is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: LEVI is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: LEVI's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LEVI's revenue (9.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LEVI's revenue (9.7% 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 (30.6%)

Past Performance

How has Levi Strauss performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LEVI is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LEVI is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LEVI is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 18.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LEVI's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: LEVI is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Luxury industry (4.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: LEVI has a negative Return on Equity (-9.76%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is Levi Strauss's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LEVI's short term assets ($3.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: LEVI's short term assets ($3.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LEVI's debt to equity ratio (146.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LEVI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 322.4% to 146.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LEVI's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.6%).

Interest Coverage: LEVI is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.

Balance Sheet


What is Levi Strauss's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: LEVI's dividend (0.86%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.28%).

High Dividend: LEVI's dividend (0.86%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.48%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: LEVI has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: LEVI has only been paying a dividend for 2 years, and since then payments have fallen.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: LEVI is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: LEVI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (20.3% payout ratio).

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Chip Bergh (62 yo)





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 ($USD10.64M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Chip's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LEVI's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: LEVI's board of directors are considered experienced (6.7 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

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Levi Strauss & Co.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Ticker: LEVI
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1853
  • Industry: Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Market Cap: US$11.138b
  • Shares outstanding: 400.36m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • 1155 Battery Street
  • San Francisco
  • California
  • 94111
  • United States



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 childre...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/13 22:25
End of Day Share Price2021/05/13 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/11/29

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.