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Bath & Body Works Inc BBWI

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$43.94 −0.05 (0.11%)
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Whitespace Category Growth Provides Support to Bath & Body Sales and Profits

We believe Bath & Body Works has carved out a solid competitive edge in the sizable addressable markets in which it operates. The company’s strong brand intangible asset is supported by its leadership position across the bath and shower and candle air freshener industries in recent years, which has been bolstered by BBW’s quick response to consumer trends. Quantitatively, the narrow moat is reinforced by a 49% average return on invested capital excluding goodwill that we expect the business to generate over the next decade, well ahead of our 8% weighted average cost of capital estimate.

Price vs Fair Value

BBWI is trading at a 40% discount.
Price
$43.99
Fair Value
$97.00
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$444.77
5-Star Price
$83.90
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

BBW is set to renegotiate numerous leases over the next few years. Favorably updated rent agreements along with productivity gains from the White Barn format conversion could help boost profits.

Bears

A secular shift in demand around mall retailing could slow footfall, tempering demand. Mall locations still represented just under half of the fleet at year-end 2023 (versus 61% in 2016).

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$43.99
Day Range
$43.4044.79
52-Week Range
$27.3050.34
Bid/Ask
$43.38 / $44.31
Market Cap
$9.88 Bil
Volume/Avg
2.4 Mil / 2.7 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
13.41
Price/Sales
1.35
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
1.82%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
1.82%
Total Yield
3.32%

Company Profile

Bath & Body Works is a specialty home fragrance and fragrant body care retailer operating under the Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, and White Barn brands. The company generates most of its business in North America, with just 5% of sales from international markets in fiscal 2023. For fiscal 2023, 74% of sales stemmed from the brick-and-mortar network (which was composed of more than 1,800 retail stores), similar to 2022 levels, as consumer shopping patterns remained to normal. Future growth is expected from store reformatting, digital and international channels, as well as adjacent category expansion.
Sector
Consumer Cyclical
Industry
Specialty Retail
Stock Style Box
Mid Core
Total Number of Employees
57,157

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
BBWI
ULTA
WSM
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
13.4115.8518.48
Price/Book Value
8.808.43
Price/Sales
1.351.832.35
Price/Cash Flow
9.6910.4712.06
Price/Earnings
BBWI
ULTA
WSM

Financial Strength

Metric
BBWI
ULTA
WSM
Quick Ratio
1.010.590.74
Current Ratio
1.641.711.45
Interest Coverage
3.96
Quick Ratio
BBWI
ULTA
WSM

Profitability

Metric
BBWI
ULTA
WSM
Return on Assets (Normalized)
13.96%24.60%21.57%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
64.95%58.95%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
27.58%33.19%31.95%
Return on Assets
BBWI
ULTA
WSM
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