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Lafarge ZambiaLUSE:LAFARGE Stock Report

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21 Oct, 2021


Company Financials
LAFARGE fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health5/6

LAFARGE Overview

Lafarge Zambia Plc manufactures and sells cement products in Zambia.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Lafarge Zambia
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceK10.99
52 Week HighK0
52 Week LowK0
1 Month Change10.01%
3 Month Change-0.091%
1 Year Change591.20%
3 Year Change125.67%
5 Year Change57.00%
Change since IPO19,180.70%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

LAFARGEZM Basic MaterialsZM Market

Return vs Industry: LAFARGE exceeded the ZM Basic Materials industry which returned 65.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LAFARGE exceeded the ZM Market which returned 69.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LAFARGE's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LAFARGE volatility
LAFARGE Beta0.12
Industry Beta0.51
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: LAFARGE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of ZM stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine LAFARGE's volatility change over the past year.

About the Company

1949404Jimmy Khan

Lafarge Zambia Plc manufactures and sells cement products in Zambia. It offers Mphamvu, a general-purpose bagged cement for building and construction projects; SupaSet, a rapid-setting cement for block-making and concrete processes; Powerplus, an ordinary Portland cement for heavy construction projects, including bridges, railways, stadiums, and airports; PowerCrete, a cement product for mining industry; and Powerbuild for the foundations of large buildings. The company also provides concrete blocks and other products.

Lafarge Zambia Fundamentals Summary

How do Lafarge Zambia's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LAFARGE fundamental statistics
Market CapK2.20b
Earnings (TTM)K272.28m
Revenue (TTM)K1.69b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LAFARGE income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueK0
Gross ProfitK1.69b

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2020

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.36
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin16.08%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did LAFARGE perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Lafarge Zambia 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: LAFARGE (ZMW10.99) is trading below our estimate of fair value (ZMW68.41)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LAFARGE is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.1x) compared to the African Basic Materials industry average (13.7x).

PE vs Market: LAFARGE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (8.1x) compared to the ZM market (5.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LAFARGE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LAFARGE's PB Ratio (1.3x) is in line with the XF Basic Materials industry average.

Future Growth

How is Lafarge Zambia forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Materials industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Lafarge Zambia has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Lafarge Zambia performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LAFARGE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LAFARGE became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LAFARGE's earnings have declined by 13.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: LAFARGE has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: LAFARGE has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Basic Materials industry (44.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: LAFARGE's Return on Equity (22.2%) is considered high.

Financial Health

How is Lafarge Zambia's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: Insufficient data to determine if LAFARGE's short term assets cover its short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: LAFARGE's short term assets (ZMW433.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (ZMW243.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LAFARGE is debt free.

Reducing Debt: LAFARGE had no debt 5 years ago.

Debt Coverage: LAFARGE has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: LAFARGE has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


What is Lafarge Zambia current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: LAFARGE's dividend (20.47%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the ZM market (2.08%).

High Dividend: LAFARGE's dividend (20.47%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the ZM market (9.38%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: LAFARGE's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: LAFARGE's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

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: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Jimmy Khan



Mr. Jimmy J. Khan has been the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Director at Lafarge Zambia PLC since February 19, 2019. His career with Lafarge spans 11 years and his previous roles within La...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LAFARGE's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: LAFARGE's board of directors are considered experienced (3.6 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Lafarge Zambia Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Lafarge Zambia Plc
  • Ticker: LAFARGE
  • Exchange: LUSE
  • Founded: 1949
  • Industry: Construction Materials
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: K2.198b
  • Shares outstanding: 200.04m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Lafarge Zambia Plc
  • Farm No. 1880
  • Kafue Road
  • Lusaka
  • Zambia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/21 20:58
End of Day Share Price2021/10/21 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.