How to buy L Brands (LB) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in L Brands shares.

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L Brands Inc (LB) is a leading apparel retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$72.5 after a previous close of US$71.38. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD72.42 to a high of USD74.61. The latest price was USD73.5 (25 minute delay). L Brands is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in L Brands

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for L Brands. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: LB. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until L Brands reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$71.38, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of L Brands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of L Brands. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

L Brands stock price (NYSE:LB)

Use our graph to track the performance of LB stocks over time.

L Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
OpenUS$72.5
HighUS$74.61
LowUS$72.42
CloseUS$73.5
Previous closeUS$71.38
Change US$2.12
Change % 2.97%
Volume 2,515,590
Information last updated 2021-10-17.
52-week rangeUS$30.3397 - US$44.9193
50-day moving average US$67.8132
200-day moving average US$62.5055
Target priceUS$78.11
PE ratio 15.9712
Dividend yield US$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$5.004

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Is it a good time to buy L Brands stock?

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L Brands share growth calculator

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L Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $73.5

1 year (2020-12-02) 90.07%
2 years (2019-12-02) 59.33%
3 years (2018-11-30) 76.34%
5 years (2016-12-02) 35.88%

Is L Brands under- or over-valued?

Valuing L Brands stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of L Brands's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

L Brands's P/E ratio

L Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, L Brands shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

L Brands's PEG ratio

L Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6078. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into L Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

L Brands's EBITDA

L Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.2 billion (£2.4 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a L Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

L Brands financials

Revenue TTM US$13.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.18%
Gross profit TTM US$5.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 16.68%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin 10.73%
Book value -3.38
Market capitalisation US$21.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

L Brands's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like L Brands.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

L Brands's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and L Brands's overall score of 20.54 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like L Brands is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

L Brands's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.48/100

L Brands's environmental score of 4.48 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that L Brands is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

L Brands's social score

Social score: 13.11/100

L Brands's social score of 13.11 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that L Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

L Brands's governance score

Governance score: 9.46/100

L Brands's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that L Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

L Brands's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. L Brands scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that L Brands has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

L Brands Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.54
Total ESG percentile 14.96
Environmental score 4.48
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 13.11
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 9.46
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

L Brands share dividends

6%

Dividend payout ratio: 5.55% of net profits

Recently L Brands has paid out, on average, around 5.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), L Brands shareholders could enjoy a 0.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In L Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

While L Brands's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that L Brands is investing more in its future growth.

L Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 18 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have L Brands's shares ever split?

L Brands's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 May 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your L Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for L Brands shares which in turn could have impacted L Brands's share price.

L Brands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, L Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$30.3397 up to US$44.9193. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LB.US volatility(beta: 1.78)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while L Brands's is 1.7758. This would suggest that L Brands's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

L Brands overview

L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailers of body care, home fragrance products, soaps, and sanitizers. The company sells its products under the Bath & Body Works, White Barn, C.O. Bigelow, and other brand names. It operates approximately 1,750 Bath & Body Works stores in the United States and Canada, as well as online at BathandBodyWorks.com. In addition, the company has approximately 295 stores in 30 other countries operating under franchise, license, and wholesale arrangements. L Brands, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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