Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified holding company Leucadia National
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Leucadia's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||New York (1854)|
|Market Cap||$9.01 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.23 billion|
Chairman Ian Cumming
President/CEO Joseph Steinberg
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(3.9%)|
|Cash/Debt||$545.8 million / $2.09 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,218 members who have rated Leucadia believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star BudandMolly, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community, and liverless.
About a month ago, BudandMolly described Leucadia in purely bullish terms:
A well run diverse company with great management. A value play that will continue to gain as economy recovers. Buy on major dips.
In fact, Leucadia currently sports a rather cheapish P/E of 4.7. That represents a clear discount to other diversified conglomerate plays such as 3M
CAPS member liverless breaks down the bargain opportunity:
Leucadia National is an investment company that has among its holdings 28% ownership in the investment bank Jefferies Group, 18% of Inmet Mining, 50% of Berkadia (a commercial mortgage servicer and loan originator owned 50/50 with Berkshire Hathaway), Conwed Plastics, Idaho Timber and other companies. Leucadia's [price/earnings/growth] is an extremely low 0.09, based on the average of the three-, four- and five-year historical EPS growth rates. This is a result of the company's low P/E and high growth rate. In addition, [the company's debt level] is perfectly fine.
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