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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Viavi Solutions Inc Valuation – Initial Coverage $VIAV

Benjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk.  This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company compares to another company or by reviewing the 10 Stocks for Using A Benjamin Graham Value Investing Strategy – March 2017.  By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company’s historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.  What follows is a stock analysis showing a specific look at how Viavi Solutions Inc (VIAV) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): Viavi Solutions Inc. (Viavi) is a provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems. The Company also offers thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer and industrial, government and healthcare and other markets. The Company’s segments include Network Enablement (NE), Service Enablement (SE), and Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP). The NE segment provides testing solutions that access the network to perform build-out and maintenance tasks. The SE segment offers solutions, which are embedded systems that yield network, service and application performance data. The OSP segment provides optical security solutions. The OSP segment’s security offerings for the currency market include Optically Variable Pigment (OVP), Optically Variable Magnetic Pigment (OVMP) and banknote thread substrates.

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 3/1/2017
Total Current Assets $1,697,500,000
Total Current Liabilities $247,000,000
Long-Term Debt $958,100,000
Total Assets $2,140,700,000
Intangible Assets $188,300,000
Total Liabilities $1,369,500,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 234,600,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.38
Jun2016 -$0.42
Jun2015 -$0.38
Jun2014 -$0.08
Jun2013 $0.24
Jun2012 -$0.24
Jun2011 $0.31
Jun2010 -$0.28
Jun2009 -$4.22
Jun2008 -$0.10
Jun2007 -$0.12
Jun2006 -$0.73
Jun2005 -$1.45
Jun2004 -$0.64
Jun2003 -$5.28
Jun2002 -$52.00
Jun2001 -$411.20
Jun2000 -$10.16
Jun1999 -$2.15
Jun1998 -$0.56
Jun1997 -$0.64

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate -$0.06
Jun2016 -$0.24
Jun2015 -$0.11
Jun2014 $0.01
Jun2013 -$0.24
Jun2012 -$0.62
Jun2011 -$0.84
Jun2010 -$1.30
Jun2009 -$1.65
Jun2008 -$0.45
Jun2007 -$0.96
Jun2006 -$4.93
Jun2005 -$36.06
Jun2004 -$67.53
Jun2003 -$99.36
Jun2002 -$129.34
Jun2001 -$140.32

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The author did not hold a position in any company mentioned in this article at the time of publication and had no intention of changing that position within the next 72 hours.  See my current holdings here.  This article is not investment advice; any reader should speak to a registered investment adviser prior to making any investment decisions.  ModernGraham is not affiliated with the company in any manner.  Please be sure to review our detailed disclaimer.

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