OTCPK:LZRF.Y

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Localiza Rent a Car S.A. engages in car rental and franchising activities.

Rewards

Earnings are forecast to grow 15.62% per year

Earnings grew by 28.9% over the past year

Risk Analysis

Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow

High level of non-cash earnings

Highly volatile share price over past 3 months

Shareholders have been diluted in the past year



Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential with acceptable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Localiza Rent a Car's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LZRF.Y's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.7%

LZRF.Y

1.5%

US Transportation

-0.09%

US Market


1 Year Return

51.8%

LZRF.Y

20.7%

US Transportation

23.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: LZRF.Y exceeded the US Transportation industry which returned 21.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LZRF.Y exceeded the US Market which returned 24.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LZRF.YIndustryMarket
7 Day3.7%1.5%-0.09%
30 Day2.3%7.2%3.1%
90 Day24.8%7.9%10.4%
1 Year52.7%51.8%22.9%20.7%26.6%23.9%
3 Year245.0%236.8%58.4%50.9%50.9%41.2%
5 Year229.9%211.3%71.8%38.7%78.1%58.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Localiza Rent a Car's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Localiza Rent a Car undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

48.08x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LZRF.Y ($11.62) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($3.1)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LZRF.Y is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.3x) compared to the Transportation industry average (20.3x).

PE vs Market: LZRF.Y is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.3x) compared to the US market (18.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LZRF.Y is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.8x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LZRF.Y is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.8x) compared to the US Transportation industry average (2.5x).


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Future Growth

How is Localiza Rent a Car forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?

15.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LZRF.Y's forecast earnings growth (15.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: LZRF.Y's earnings (15.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: LZRF.Y's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LZRF.Y's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LZRF.Y's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.6%).


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Past Performance

How has Localiza Rent a Car performed over the past 5 years?

14.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LZRF.Y has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LZRF.Y's current net profit margins (8.1%) are lower than last year (8.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LZRF.Y's earnings have grown by 14.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: LZRF.Y's earnings growth over the past year (28.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (14.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: LZRF.Y earnings growth over the past year (28.9%) exceeded the Transportation industry -45%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: LZRF.Y's Return on Equity (14.9%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Localiza Rent a Car's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LZRF.Y's short term assets (R$3.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (R$3.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: LZRF.Y's short term assets (R$3.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities (R$8.5B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LZRF.Y's debt to equity ratio (146.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LZRF.Y's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 149.4% to 146.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LZRF.Y's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: LZRF.Y's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: LZRF.Y has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: LZRF.Y's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.5x debt).


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Dividend

What is Localiza Rent a Car's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.50%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company0.5%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.6%forecastin3Years1.1%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: LZRF.Y's dividend (0.54%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.4%).

High Dividend: LZRF.Y's dividend (0.54%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.66%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: LZRF.Y is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: LZRF.Y is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

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


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Management

What is the CEO of Localiza Rent a Car's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

1.8yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Eugênio Mattar (66yo)

0yrs

Tenure

0

Mr. Eugênio Pacelli Mattar serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Localiza Rent a Car S.A. Mr. Mattar serves as a Vice President of Total Fleet S.A., Localiza Franchising S.A. and Prime Prestadora de Ser ...


Board Age and Tenure

1.8yrs

Average Tenure

68.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LZRF.Y's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.8%.


Management Team

  • Eugênio Mattar (66yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Eugênia de Oliveira (62yo)

      Statutory Executive Officer

      • Joao Andrade (50yo)

        Statutory Executive Officer of Localiza Fleet S.A

        • Edmar Paiva (42yo)

          Secretary & Statutory Executive Officer

          • Nora Lanari

            Investor Relations Officer

            • João Hilário De Ávila Filho

              Statutory Executive Officer

              • Mauricio Teixeira

                CFO and Investor Relations Officer

                • Tenure: 1.8yrs
              • Bruno Sebastian Lasansky

                Statutory Executive Officer

                • Daniel Guerra Linhares

                  Statutory Executive Officer


                  Board Members

                  • Oscar De Bernardes Neto (73yo)

                    Independent Chairman

                    • Roberto Mendes (67yo)

                      Independent Director

                      • Tenure: 1.8yrs
                    • Eugênio Mattar (66yo)

                      CEO & Executive Director

                      • Aristides de Azevedo Newton (74yo)

                        Member of Fiscal Council

                        • Marco Antônio Guimarães (69yo)

                          Member of Fiscal Council

                          • Jose Galló (68yo)

                            Vice President of the Board

                            • Tenure: 1yrs
                          • Daltro Leite (69yo)

                            Member of Fiscal Council

                            • Maria de Freitas Costa (58yo)

                              Independent Director

                              • Tenure: 8.8yrs
                            • Pedro de Godoy Bueno

                              Independent Director

                              • Tenure: 1yrs
                            • Paulo Antunes Veras

                              Independent Director

                              Company Information

                              Localiza Rent a Car S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


                              Key Information

                              • Name: Localiza Rent a Car S.A.
                              • Ticker: LZRF.Y
                              • Exchange: OTCPK
                              • Founded: 1973
                              • Industry: Trucking
                              • Sector: Transportation
                              • Market Cap: R$39.093b
                              • Listing Market Cap: R$9.363b
                              • Shares outstanding: 755.57m
                              • Website: https://www.localizahertz.com

                              Number of Employees


                              Location

                              • Localiza Rent a Car S.A.
                              • Avenida Bernardo Vasconcelos, 377
                              • Cachoeirinha
                              • Belo Horizonte
                              • Minas Gerais
                              • 31150-900
                              • Brazil

                              Listings

                              TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
                              RENT3BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)YesCommon SharesBRBRLMay 2005
                              LZRF.YOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)SPONSORED ADRUSUSDJun 2012

                              Biography

                              Localiza Rent a Car S.A. engages in car rental and franchising activities. The company is also involved in selling decommissioned cars; providing car parking services; and managing car-related claims for insurance companies. As of March 31, 2018, it operated a fleet of 193,260 cars; and 591 car rental locations in Brazil and internationally. The company serves individuals, legal entities, and corporations. Localiza Rent a Car S.A. has a strategic partnership agreement with The Hertz Corporation. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 


                              Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

                              All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
                              DataLast Updated (UTC time)
                              Company Analysis2020/01/24 01:09
                              End of Day Share Price2020/01/23 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.