NasdaqGS:LAMR

Stock Analysis Report

Lamar Advertising Company (REIT)

Executive Summary

Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising (Nasdaq: LAMR) is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America, with over 360,000 displays across the United States and Canada.

Rewards

Trading at 39.8% below its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 7.6% per year

Earnings grew by 23.1% over the past year

Risk Analysis

Unstable dividend track record



Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record average dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Lamar Advertising Company (REIT)'s share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LAMR has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.6%

LAMR

1.5%

US REITs

0.06%

US Market


1 Year Return

23.1%

LAMR

16.6%

US REITs

19.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: LAMR exceeded the US REITs industry which returned 16.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LAMR exceeded the US Market which returned 19.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LAMRIndustryMarket
7 Day0.6%1.5%0.06%
30 Day3.9%4.4%1.1%
90 Day15.6%7.5%8.9%
1 Year29.1%23.1%21.4%16.6%21.9%19.4%
3 Year43.7%24.3%39.0%21.6%48.9%39.3%
5 Year110.3%65.2%59.5%26.7%71.9%53.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Lamar Advertising Company (REIT)'s share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Lamar Advertising Company (REIT) undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

39.8%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LAMR ($95.63) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($158.83)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LAMR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LAMR is good value based on its PE Ratio (26.2x) compared to the REITs industry average (36.6x).

PE vs Market: LAMR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.2x) compared to the US market (18.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LAMR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.4x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LAMR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.2x) compared to the US REITs industry average (2.1x).


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Future Growth

How is Lamar Advertising Company (REIT) forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

7.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LAMR's forecast earnings growth (7.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: LAMR's earnings (7.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: LAMR's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LAMR's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LAMR's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (40.8%).


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Past Performance

How has Lamar Advertising Company (REIT) performed over the past 5 years?

6.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LAMR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LAMR's current net profit margins (21.2%) are higher than last year (18.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LAMR's earnings have grown by 6.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: LAMR's earnings growth over the past year (23.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (6.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: LAMR earnings growth over the past year (23.1%) exceeded the REITs industry 8.2%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst LAMR's Return on Equity (31.26%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Lamar Advertising Company (REIT)'s financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: LAMR has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: LAMR's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: LAMR's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if LAMR has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: LAMR reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if LAMR has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: LAMR has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if LAMR has an appropriate level of bad loans.


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Dividend

What is Lamar Advertising Company (REIT)'s current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

4.02%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company4.0%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage3.5%forecastin3Years4.5%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: LAMR's dividend (4.02%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.43%).

High Dividend: LAMR's dividend (4.02%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.7%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, LAMR has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: LAMR's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (77.1%), LAMR's payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: LAMR's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (0.7% payout ratio).


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Management

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

3.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Sean Reilly (57yo)

9yrs

Tenure

US$5,559,110

Compensation

Mr. Sean E. Reilly has been the Chief Executive Officer of Lamar Advertising Co. since February 21, 2011 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Lamar Media Corp. Mr. Reilly serves as Principal Execut ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Sean's total compensation ($USD5.56M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.78M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Sean's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kevin Reilly
Chairman & President0yrsUS$4.55m2.64% $253.1m
Sean Reilly
Chief Executive Officer9yrsUS$5.56m1.55% $149.0m
Keith Istre
Chief Financial Officer Emeritus0.3yrsUS$4.01m0.12% $11.4m
Jay Johnson
CFO & Treasurer0.3yrsno data0.014% $1.3m
Robert Switzer
Vice President of Operations0yrsno datano data
Buster Kantrow
Director of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
James McIlwain
Secretary & General Counsel0yrsno datano data
John Miller
Senior Vice President of Sales & Sales Operations3.2yrsno datano data
Thomas Teepell
Chief Marketing Officer0yrsno datano data
Tammy Duncan
Vice President of Human Resources0yrsno datano data

3.2yrs

Average Tenure

60.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: LAMR's management team is considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kevin Reilly
Chairman & President0yrsUS$4.55m2.64% $253.1m
Stephen Mumblow
Independent Director21.1yrsUS$158.50k0.0056% $534.1k
John Koerner
Independent Director12.2yrsUS$141.00k0.024% $2.3m
Marshall Loeb
Director1.8yrsUS$91.33k0.0015% $144.1k
Thomas Reifenheiser
Independent Director20.1yrsUS$142.50k0.035% $3.4m
Anna Reilly Cullinan
Director19.1yrsUS$100.00k1.14% $109.4m
Wendell Reilly
Director15.1yrsUS$100.00k0.51% $48.6m
Elizabeth Thompson
Director0.8yrsno data0.00069% $66.3k

15.1yrs

Average Tenure

62.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LAMR's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Lamar Advertising Company (REIT)'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Lamar Advertising Company (REIT)
  • Ticker: LAMR
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1902
  • Industry: Specialized REITs
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: US$9.605b
  • Shares outstanding: 100.43m
  • Website: https://www.lamar.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Lamar Advertising Company (REIT)
  • 5321 Corporate Boulevard
  • Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana
  • 70808
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LAMRNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDAug 1996
6LADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURAug 1996

Biography

Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising (Nasdaq: LAMR) is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America, with over 360,000 displays across the United States and Canada. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo, transit and airport advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. In addition to its more traditional out-of-home inventory, Lamar is proud to offer its customers the largest network of digital billboards in the United States with over 3,400 displays. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/19 00:00
End of Day Share Price2020/02/18 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.