Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., an early-stage contract research company, provides drug discovery, non-clinical development, and safety testing services.
Fair value with moderate 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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Life Sciences
1 Year Return
US Life Sciences
Return vs Industry: CRL underperformed the US Life Sciences industry which returned -5.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CRL underperformed the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.
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?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Charles River Laboratories International 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: CRL ($129.99) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($139.32)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CRL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CRL is good value based on its PE Ratio (25.1x) compared to the Life Sciences industry average (30.3x).
PE vs Market: CRL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.1x) compared to the US market (13.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CRL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CRL is good value based on its PB Ratio (3.9x) compared to the US Life Sciences industry average (4.2x).
How is Charles River Laboratories International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CRL's forecast earnings growth (15% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CRL's earnings (15% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CRL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CRL's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CRL's revenue (7.7% 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 low in 3 years time (17.3%).
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 (9.6%) are lower than last year (9.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CRL's earnings have grown by 11.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CRL's earnings growth over the past year (12.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CRL earnings growth over the past year (12.6%) underperformed the Life Sciences industry 21.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CRL's Return on Equity (15.2%) is considered low.
How is Charles River Laboratories International's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CRL's short term assets ($1.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($710.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: CRL's short term assets ($1.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CRL's debt to equity ratio (111.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CRL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 106.3% to 111.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CRL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (25.9%).
Interest Coverage: CRL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.2x coverage).
Inventory Level: CRL has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CRL's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.5x debt).
What is Charles River Laboratories International's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
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 payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CRL's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any 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
James Foster (68yo)
Mr. James C. Foster, J.D., has been the Chairman of the Board since 2000 of Charles River Laboratories, Inc. (“CRL”) and has been its Chief Executive Officer and President since 1992. He joined CRL in 1976 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: James's total compensation ($USD14.45M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.28M).
Compensation vs Earnings: James's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Corporate Executive VP & CFO||4.67yrs||US$3.24m||0.031% $2.0m|
|Corporate Executive VP||24.25yrs||US$5.27m||0.43% $27.1m|
|Chief Commercial Officer & Corporate Executive VP||3.5yrs||US$2.58m||0.025% $1.5m|
|Corporate EVP of Global Discovery & Safety Assessment||6.5yrs||US$2.52m||0.037% $2.3m|
|Corporate Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||3yrs||no data||0.0014% $85.6k|
|Chief Information Officer & Corporate Senior VP of Information Technology||4.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Corporate Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance||4.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Corporate Vice President of Public Relations & Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CRL's management team is considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||26.25yrs||US$280.05k||0.080% $5.0m|
|Independent Director||12.33yrs||US$290.05k||0.12% $7.8m|
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$285.05k||0.059% $3.7m|
|Lead Director||no data||US$305.05k||0.057% $3.5m|
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||US$280.05k||0.0078% $490.3k|
|Independent Director||17.25yrs||US$300.05k||0.024% $1.5m|
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$295.05k||0.056% $3.5m|
|Independent Director||2.75yrs||US$275.05k||0.016% $988.0k|
|Independent Director||11.5yrs||US$275.05k||0.017% $1.0m|
Experienced Board: CRL's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.4 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$6.245b
- Shares outstanding: 49.48m
- Website: https://www.criver.com
Number of Employees
- Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
- 251 Ballardvale Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CRL||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 2000|
|RV6||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 2000|
|RV6||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jun 2000|
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., an early-stage contract research company, provides drug discovery, non-clinical development, and safety testing services. It operates through three segments: Research Models and Services (RMS), Discovery and Safety Assessment (DSA), and Manufacturing Support (Manufacturing). The RMS segment produces and sells research model strains primarily purpose-bred rats and mice for use by researchers. It also provides a range of services to assist its clients in supporting the use of research models in research and screening non-clinical drug candidates, including genetically engineered models and services, insourcing solutions, and research animal diagnostic services. The DSA segment offers early and in vivo discovery services for the identification of a druggable target through delivery of non-clinical drug and therapeutic candidates ready for safety assessment; and safety assessment services, such as bioanalysis, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, safety pharmacology, toxicology, and pathology services. The Manufacturing segment provides in vitro methods for conventional and rapid quality control testing of sterile and non-sterile biopharmaceuticals, and consumer products. It also offers specialized testing of biologics that are outsourced by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; and avian vaccine services that provide specific-pathogen-free fertile chicken eggs, SPF chickens, and diagnostic products used to manufacture vaccines.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/01 08:41|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/31 00:00|
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