Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., an early-stage contract research company, provides drug discovery, non-clinical development, and safety testing services in the United States, Europe, Canada, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. More Details
Solid track record with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Charles River Laboratories International's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CRL is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CRL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Life Sciences
1 Year Return
US Life Sciences
Return vs Industry: CRL exceeded the US Life Sciences industry which returned 51.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CRL exceeded the US Market which returned 38.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Charles River Laboratories International's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Charles River Laboratories International undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CRL ($353.7) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($274.97)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CRL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CRL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (46.9x) compared to the US Life Sciences industry average (44.5x).
PE vs Market: CRL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (46.9x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CRL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CRL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.1x) compared to the US Life Sciences industry average (7x).
How is Charles River Laboratories International 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: CRL's forecast earnings growth (18.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CRL's earnings (18.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (15.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CRL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CRL's revenue (10% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CRL's revenue (10% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CRL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.5%)
How has Charles River Laboratories International performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CRL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CRL's current net profit margins (12.3%) are higher than last year (9.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CRL's earnings have grown by 19.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CRL's earnings growth over the past year (51.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (19.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CRL earnings growth over the past year (51.4%) exceeded the Life Sciences industry 34.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CRL's Return on Equity (17.1%) is considered low.
How is Charles River Laboratories International's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CRL's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($803.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: CRL's short term assets ($1.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CRL's debt to equity ratio (98.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CRL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 103.4% to 98.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CRL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.8%).
Interest Coverage: CRL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.8x coverage).
What is Charles River Laboratories International current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CRL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CRL's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CRL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CRL's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CRL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jim Foster (69 yo)
Mr. James C. Foster, J.D., has been the Chairman of the Board at Charles River Laboratories, Inc. (CRL) since 2000 and has been its Chief Executive Officer and President since 1992 and 1991 respectively. M...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD13.48M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.31M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CRL's management team is seasoned and experienced (5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CRL's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CRL insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
- Ticker: CRL
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1947
- Industry: Life Sciences Tools and Services
- Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
- Market Cap: US$17.774b
- Shares outstanding: 50.25m
- Website: https://www.criver.com
Number of Employees
- Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
- 251 Ballardvale Street
- United States
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., an early-stage contract research company, provides drug discovery, non-clinical development, and safety testing services in the United States, Europe, Canada...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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