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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

High growth potential with adequate 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 +/- 6% a week.

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.0%

LEVI

3.5%

US Luxury

2.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

14.8%

LEVI

26.7%

US Luxury

19.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: LEVI underperformed the US Luxury industry which returned 26.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LEVI underperformed the US Market which returned 19.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LEVIIndustryMarket
7 Day3.0%3.5%2.1%
30 Day18.0%9.1%8.1%
90 Day51.2%20.3%6.0%
1 Year16.0%14.8%28.1%26.7%22.5%19.8%
3 Yearn/a83.6%75.2%46.5%36.8%
5 Yearn/a81.7%69.7%96.9%75.3%

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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Valuation

Is Levi Strauss undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

6.5x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LEVI ($19.49) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($15.82)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LEVI is trading above our estimate of fair value.


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 (6.5x) compared to the US Luxury industry average (1.7x).


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Future Growth

How is Levi Strauss forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

73.1%

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 (2.2%).

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 (13.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LEVI's revenue (13.1% 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 (24.9%)


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Past Performance

How has Levi Strauss performed over the past 5 years?

0.9%

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, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 0.9% 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 (-43.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LEVI has a negative Return on Equity (-7.39%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Levi Strauss's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LEVI's short term assets ($3.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: LEVI's short term assets ($3.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.8B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LEVI's debt to equity ratio (131.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LEVI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 605.9% to 131.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LEVI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.6%).

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


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

1.27%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LEVI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LEVI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LEVI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LEVI's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: LEVI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LEVI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

7.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Chip Bergh (62 yo)

9.17yrs

Tenure

US$12,181,811

Compensation

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 ($USD12.18M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.86M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Charles Bergh
President9.17yrsUS$12.18m2.82%
$ 218.1m
Harmit Singh
Executive VP & CFO7.83yrsUS$3.70m0.50%
$ 38.8m
David Love
Executive VP and President of Levi Strauss Asia4.17yrsUS$3.02m0.22%
$ 17.3m
Seth Ellison
Executive VP & President of Europe7.33yrsUS$7.01m0.073%
$ 5.7m
Chris Clark
Senior VP & Chief Information Officerno datano datano data
Aida Orphan
Senior Director of Investor Relations & Risk Managementno datano datano data
Seth Jaffe
Executive VP & General Counsel2.83yrsno data0.071%
$ 5.5m
Kelly McGinnis
Senior VP & Chief Communications Officer7.25yrsno datano data
Jennifer Sey
Global Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP7.25yrsno datano data
Tracy Layney
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer0.58yrno datano data
Heidi Manes
Senior Vice President of Finance Americas6.83yrsUS$901.39kno data
Walker MacWilliam
Global Head of Men's Design9.58yrsno datano data

7.3yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: LEVI's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Charles Bergh
President9.17yrsUS$12.18m2.82%
$ 218.1m
Spencer Fleischer
Independent Director7.33yrsUS$295.30k0.015%
$ 1.2m
Christopher McCormick
Independent Director4.58yrsUS$264.55k0.013%
$ 971.5k
Robert Eckert
Independent Director10.5yrsUS$316.70k0.037%
$ 2.9m
Jennifer Ming
Independent Director6.17yrsUS$279.59k0.0080%
$ 617.7k
Robert Haas
Chairman Emeritusno dataUS$121.00k9.56%
$ 739.8m
Patricia Pineda
Independent Director29.83yrsUS$283.51k0.020%
$ 1.6m
Stephen Neal
Independent Chairman of the Board9.17yrsUS$499.49k0.084%
$ 6.5m
Troy Alstead
Independent Director8.58yrsUS$294.32k0.013%
$ 1.0m
Jill Beraud
Independent Director7.75yrsUS$266.09k0.024%
$ 1.8m
Joshua Prime
Independent Director1.17yrsUS$141.26k0.32%
$ 24.8m
David Friedman
Independent Director2.33yrsUS$258.53k0.57%
$ 44.2m

7.8yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LEVI's board of directors are considered experienced (7.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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$7.741b
  • Shares outstanding: 397.18m
  • Website: https://www.levistrauss.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LEVINYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDMar 2019
LV2BDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURMar 2019
0A14LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesClass A Common StockGBEURMar 2019
LEVIWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockATEURMar 2019
LEVI *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesClass A Common StockMXMXNMar 2019

Biography

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 Analysis2020/11/26 23:01
End of Day Share Price2020/11/25 00:00
Earnings2020/08/23
Annual Earnings2019/11/24


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.