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Levi StraussNYSE:LEVI Stock Report

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25 Sep, 2021


Company Financials +
LEVI fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health5/6

LEVI Overview

Levi Strauss & Co. operates as an apparel company.

Levi Strauss Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Levi Strauss
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$25.40
52 Week HighUS$13.00
52 Week LowUS$30.84
1 Month Change-5.12%
3 Month Change-7.20%
1 Year Change96.59%
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO13.34%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 21

Levi Has Attractive Competitive Advantages And Is Still Reasonably Valued

Levi's investors have been on a roller coaster ride, with shares trading much higher and much lower than its IPO price of $17. There is much to like about the company which has a powerful brand and distribution channels. While shares are not cheap, the valuation is not excessive either, we believe shares are a 'hold' at the moment.

Sep 16
Levi Strauss (NYSE:LEVI) Could Be Struggling To Allocate Capital

Levi Strauss (NYSE:LEVI) Could Be Struggling To Allocate Capital

There are a few key trends to look for if we want to identify the next multi-bagger. Firstly, we'll want to see a...

Sep 03
Why Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) Could Be Worth Watching

Why Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) Could Be Worth Watching

Levi Strauss & Co. ( NYSE:LEVI ) received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NYSE over the...

Shareholder Returns

LEVIUS LuxuryUS Market

Return vs Industry: LEVI exceeded the US Luxury industry which returned 32.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LEVI exceeded the US Market which returned 35.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LEVI's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LEVI volatility
LEVI Beta1.14
Industry Beta1.14
Market Beta1

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.

About the Company

185314,800Chip Bergh

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.

Levi Strauss Fundamentals Summary

How do Levi Strauss's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LEVI fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$10.20b
Earnings (TTM)US$290.94m
Revenue (TTM)US$5.03b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LEVI income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$2.21b
Gross ProfitUS$2.82b

Last Reported Earnings

May 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Oct 06, 2021

Earnings per share (EPS)0.72
Gross Margin56.11%
Net Profit Margin5.78%
Debt/Equity Ratio88.8%

How did LEVI perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


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 ($25.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($25.56)

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 poor value based on its PE Ratio (35.1x) compared to the US Luxury industry average (18.7x).

PE vs Market: LEVI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (35.1x) compared to the US market (17.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LEVI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LEVI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.1x) compared to the US Luxury industry average (1.9x).

Future Growth

How is Levi Strauss forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LEVI's forecast earnings growth (19.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: LEVI's earnings (19.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: LEVI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: LEVI's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LEVI's revenue (8% 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 (30.2%)

Past Performance

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 (5.8%) are higher than last year (0.05%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LEVI's earnings have declined by 17.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: LEVI's earnings growth over the past year (11449.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (-17.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: LEVI earnings growth over the past year (11449.6%) exceeded the Luxury industry 79.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: LEVI's Return on Equity (20.3%) is considered high.

Financial Health

How is Levi Strauss's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LEVI's short term assets ($3.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: LEVI's short term assets ($3.0B) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LEVI's debt to equity ratio (88.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LEVI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 300.5% to 88.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LEVI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (53.1%).

Interest Coverage: LEVI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).

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 (1.26%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).

High Dividend: LEVI's dividend (1.26%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.6%).

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's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 2 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (13.7%), 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 (21.5% payout ratio).

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Chip Bergh (63 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 ($USD10.64M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.36M).

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 (8.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: LEVI's board of directors are considered experienced (7 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

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Levi Strauss & Co.'s 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$10.205b
  • Shares outstanding: 401.77m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


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


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/25 22:12
End of Day Share Price2021/09/24 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.