IPG Photonics Corp Valuation – March 2019 #IPGP

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): IPG Photonics Corporation, incorporated on December 2, 1998, is a developer and manufacturer of a line of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, diode lasers, laser systems and optical accessories that are used for various applications. The Company offers a line of lasers and amplifiers, which are used in materials processing, communications and medical applications. The Company sells its products globally to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Germany and Russia. The Company offers laser-based systems for certain markets and applications. The Company also makes packaged diodes, direct diode lasers, laser systems and communications components and systems. Its products are designed to be used as general-purpose energy or light sources.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of IPGP – March 2019

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $8,167,270,375 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 7.35 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Fail
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 192.91% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 26.55 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.77 Fail
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 7.35 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.03 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Fail
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $5.81
MG Growth Estimate 8.87%
MG Value $152.43
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade C+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $84.23
MG Value based on 0% Growth $49.37
Market Implied Growth Rate 9.02%
Current Price $154.21
% of Intrinsic Value 101.17%

IPG Photonics Corporation is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the poor dividend history, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the lack of dividends. As a result, all Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $3.65 in 2015 to an estimated $5.81 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 9.02% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value within a margin of safety relative to the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into IPG Photonics Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $67.5. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 26.55, which was below the industry average of 35.5, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $26.65.

IPG Photonics Corporation receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $26.65
Graham Number $67.50
PEmg 26.55
Current Ratio 7.35
PB Ratio 3.77
Current Dividend $0.00
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $1,805,424,000
Total Current Liabilities $245,774,000
Long-Term Debt $41,707,000
Total Assets $2,574,450,000
Intangible Assets $187,861,000
Total Liabilities $368,215,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 53,919,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.86
Dec2018 $7.38
Dec2017 $6.36
Dec2016 $4.85
Dec2015 $4.53
Dec2014 $3.79
Dec2013 $2.97
Dec2012 $2.81
Dec2011 $2.41
Dec2010 $1.13
Dec2009 $0.12
Dec2008 $0.79
Dec2007 $0.65
Dec2006 $0.26
Dec2005 $0.16
Dec2004 $0.01
Dec2003 -$0.93
Dec2002 -$2.13
Dec2001 -$2.17

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.81
Dec2018 $5.98
Dec2017 $5.02
Dec2016 $4.17
Dec2015 $3.65
Dec2014 $3.01
Dec2013 $2.38
Dec2012 $1.87
Dec2011 $1.28
Dec2010 $0.67
Dec2009 $0.43
Dec2008 $0.51
Dec2007 $0.26
Dec2006 -$0.13
Dec2005 -$0.56
Dec2004 -$0.96
Dec2003 -$1.31

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IPG Photonics Corp Valuation – June 2018 $IPGP

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): IPG Photonics Corporation, incorporated on December 2, 1998, is a developer and manufacturer of a line of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, diode lasers, laser systems and optical accessories that are used for various applications. The Company offers a line of lasers and amplifiers, which are used in materials processing, communications and medical applications. The Company sells its products globally to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Germany and Russia. The Company offers laser-based systems for certain markets and applications. The Company also makes packaged diodes, direct diode lasers, laser systems and communications components and systems. Its products are designed to be used as general-purpose energy or light sources.

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ModernGraham Valuation of IPGP – June 2018

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $13,261,465,405 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 9.54 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Fail
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 432.79% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 39.29 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 6.35 Fail
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 9.54 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.03 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Fail
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $6.29
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $242.01
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade C+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $91.15
MG Value based on 0% Growth $53.43
Market Implied Growth Rate 15.40%
Current Price $246.98
% of Intrinsic Value 102.05%

IPG Photonics Corporation is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the poor dividend history, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the lack of dividends. As a result, all Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $3.01 in 2014 to an estimated $6.29 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 15.4% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value within a margin of safety relative to the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into IPG Photonics Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $83.87. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 39.29, which was below the industry average of 55.37, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $27.4.

IPG Photonics Corporation receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $27.40
Graham Number $83.87
PEmg 39.29
Current Ratio 9.54
PB Ratio 6.35
Current Dividend $0.00
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 3/1/2018
Total Current Assets $1,864,886,000
Total Current Liabilities $195,560,000
Long-Term Debt $44,466,000
Total Assets $2,498,007,000
Intangible Assets $104,989,000
Total Liabilities $352,638,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 55,182,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $8.29
Dec2017 $6.36
Dec2016 $4.85
Dec2015 $4.53
Dec2014 $3.79
Dec2013 $2.97
Dec2012 $2.81
Dec2011 $2.41
Dec2010 $1.13
Dec2009 $0.12
Dec2008 $0.79
Dec2007 $0.65
Dec2006 $0.26
Dec2005 $0.16
Dec2004 $0.01
Dec2003 -$0.93
Dec2002 -$2.13
Dec2001 -$2.17

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $6.29
Dec2017 $5.02
Dec2016 $4.17
Dec2015 $3.65
Dec2014 $3.01
Dec2013 $2.38
Dec2012 $1.87
Dec2011 $1.28
Dec2010 $0.67
Dec2009 $0.43
Dec2008 $0.51
Dec2007 $0.26
Dec2006 -$0.13
Dec2005 -$0.56
Dec2004 -$0.96
Dec2003 -$1.31
Dec2002 -$1.29

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IPG Photonics Corp Valuation – Initial Coverage $IPGP

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 – December 2016.  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 IPG Photonics Corp (IPGP) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): IPG Photonics Corporation is engaged in the design, development, production and distribution of fiber lasers, laser systems, fiber amplifiers and related optical components. The Company offers a line of lasers and amplifiers, which are used in materials processing, advanced communications and medical applications. The Company sells its products globally to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users. The Company has sales offices in the United States, Germany, Russia, Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and India. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Germany and Russia. The Company also manufactures complementary products used with its lasers, including optical delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, optical processing heads and chillers. In addition, the Company offers laser-based systems for certain markets and applications.

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ModernGraham Valuation of IPGP – December 2016

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $5,437,573,500 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 8.20 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Fail
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 730.77% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 24.41 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.58 Fail
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 8.20 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.03 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Fail
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $4.10
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $157.70
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $59.39
MG Value based on 0% Growth $34.82
Market Implied Growth Rate 7.96%
Current Price $100.00
% of Intrinsic Value 63.41%

IPG Photonics Corporation is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the poor dividend history, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the lack of dividends. As a result, all Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.87 in 2012 to an estimated $4.1 for 2016. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 7.96% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value above the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into IPG Photonics Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $54.34. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 24.41, which was below the industry average of 28.12, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $19.57.

IPG Photonics Corporation performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $19.57
Graham Number $54.34
PEmg 24.41
Current Ratio 8.20
PB Ratio 3.58
Current Dividend $0.00
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2016
Total Current Assets $1,276,498,000
Total Current Liabilities $155,627,000
Long-Term Debt $38,432,000
Total Assets $1,727,298,000
Intangible Assets $48,514,000
Total Liabilities $224,452,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 53,761,000

Earnings Per Share History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.64
Dec2015 $4.53
Dec2014 $3.79
Dec2013 $2.97
Dec2012 $2.81
Dec2011 $2.41
Dec2010 $1.13
Dec2009 $0.12
Dec2008 $0.79
Dec2007 $0.65
Dec2006 $0.26
Dec2005 $0.16
Dec2004 $0.01
Dec2003 -$0.93
Dec2002 -$2.13
Dec2001 -$2.17

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.10
Dec2015 $3.65
Dec2014 $3.01
Dec2013 $2.38
Dec2012 $1.87
Dec2011 $1.28
Dec2010 $0.67
Dec2009 $0.43
Dec2008 $0.51
Dec2007 $0.26
Dec2006 -$0.13
Dec2005 -$0.56
Dec2004 -$0.96
Dec2003 -$1.31
Dec2002 -$1.29
Dec2001 -$0.72

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Garmin Ltd Valuation – March 2019 #GRMN

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Garmin Ltd. (Garmin), incorporated on February 9, 2010, and subsidiaries offer global positioning system (GPS) navigation and wireless devices and applications. The Company operates through five segments: auto, aviation, fitness, marine and outdoor. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes a family of hand-held, wearable, portable and fixed-mount GPS-enabled products and other navigation, communications, sensor-based and information products.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of GRMN – March 2019

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $15,869,253,764 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.89 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Pass
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 30.79% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 24.42 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.83 Fail
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 2.89 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.00 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $3.43
MG Growth Estimate 5.85%
MG Value $69.35
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade C+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $49.75
MG Value based on 0% Growth $29.17
Market Implied Growth Rate 7.96%
Current Price $83.81
% of Intrinsic Value 120.86%

Garmin Ltd. is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the insufficient earnings growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns. As a result, all Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $2.47 in 2015 to an estimated $3.43 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 7.96% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value below the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Garmin Ltd. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $41.91. The company pays a dividend of $2.1 per share, for a yield of 2.5%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 24.42, which was below the industry average of 35.5, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $7.6.

Garmin Ltd. receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $7.60
Graham Number $41.91
PEmg 24.42
Current Ratio 2.89
PB Ratio 3.83
Current Dividend $2.10
Dividend Yield 2.51%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 1

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $2,665,368,000
Total Current Liabilities $921,313,000
Long-Term Debt $0
Total Assets $5,382,858,000
Intangible Assets $417,080,000
Total Liabilities $1,219,884,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 190,178,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.54
Dec2018 $3.66
Dec2017 $3.76
Dec2016 $2.73
Dec2015 $2.39
Dec2014 $1.88
Dec2013 $3.12
Dec2012 $2.76
Dec2011 $2.67
Dec2010 $2.95
Dec2009 $3.50
Dec2008 $3.48
Dec2007 $3.89
Dec2006 $2.35
Dec2005 $1.43
Dec2004 $0.95
Dec2003 $0.82
Dec2002 $0.66
Dec2001 $0.53
Dec2000 $0.53
Dec1999 $0.32

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.43
Dec2018 $3.21
Dec2017 $2.92
Dec2016 $2.52
Dec2015 $2.47
Dec2014 $2.56
Dec2013 $2.94
Dec2012 $2.92
Dec2011 $3.10
Dec2010 $3.29
Dec2009 $3.28
Dec2008 $2.92
Dec2007 $2.39
Dec2006 $1.51
Dec2005 $1.01
Dec2004 $0.77
Dec2003 $0.65

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co Valuation – March 2019 #HPE

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, incorporated on February 25, 2015, is a provider of technology solutions. The Company’s segments include: Enterprise Group, Software, Financial Services and Corporate Investments. The Enterprise Group segment provides its customers with the technology infrastructure they need to optimize traditional information technology (IT). The Software segment allows its customers to automate IT operations to simplify, accelerate and secure business processes and drives the analytics that turn raw data into actionable knowledge. The Financial Services segment enables flexible IT consumption models, financial architectures and customized investment solutions for its customers. The Corporate Investments segment includes Hewlett Packard Labs and certain business incubation projects, among others. The Company’s customers range from small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to large global enterprises.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of HPE – March 2019

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $21,727,342,562 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.94 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Fail
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end -137.37% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 12.98 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.22 Pass
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 0.94 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -10.01 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $1.22
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $47.05
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $17.72
MG Value based on 0% Growth $10.39
Market Implied Growth Rate 2.24%
Current Price $15.86
% of Intrinsic Value 33.71%

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings stability or growth over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should explore other opportunities at this time or proceed cautiously with a speculative attitude.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $-0.2 in 2015 to an estimated $1.22 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 2.24% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value above the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $22.89. The company pays a dividend of $0.38 per share, for a yield of 2.4%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 12.98, which was below the industry average of 35.5, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-12.74.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$12.74
Graham Number $22.89
PEmg 12.98
Current Ratio 0.94
PB Ratio 1.22
Current Dividend $0.38
Dividend Yield 2.36%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 3

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 1/1/2019
Total Current Assets $15,432,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $16,459,000,000
Long-Term Debt $10,280,000,000
Total Assets $51,758,000,000
Intangible Assets $18,334,000,000
Total Liabilities $33,423,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,412,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.56
Oct2018 $1.23
Oct2017 $0.21
Oct2016 $1.82
Oct2015 $1.34
Oct2014 $0.75
Oct2013 $1.12
Oct2012 -$8.03

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.22
Oct2018 $1.06
Oct2017 $1.00
Oct2016 $0.73
Oct2015 -$0.20
Oct2014 -$1.06
Oct2013 -$1.77
Oct2012 -$2.68

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Fortive Corp Valuation – March 2019 #FTV

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Fortive Corporation, incorporated on November 10, 2015, is a diversified industrial growth company. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets professional and engineered products, software and services for a range of end markets. The Company operates through two segments: Professional Instrumentation and Industrial Technologies. The Company’s brands operate in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution markets. As of September 30, 2016, the Company’s research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative facilities were located in approximately 40 countries.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of FTV – March 2019

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $27,950,071,490 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.45 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Fail
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 48466.67% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 18.98 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 4.27 Fail
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 1.45 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 3.04 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $4.40
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $169.45
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $63.82
MG Value based on 0% Growth $37.41
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.24%
Current Price $83.53
% of Intrinsic Value 49.29%

Fortive Corp does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings stability over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history, and the high PB ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should explore other opportunities at this time or proceed cautiously with a speculative attitude.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.44 in 2015 to an estimated $4.4 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 5.24% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value above the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Fortive Corp revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $38.84. The company pays a dividend of $0.28 per share, for a yield of 0.3% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 18.98, which was below the industry average of 35.5, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-9.22.

Fortive Corp receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$9.22
Graham Number $38.84
PEmg 18.98
Current Ratio 1.45
PB Ratio 4.27
Current Dividend $0.28
Dividend Yield 0.34%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 3

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $3,171,200,000
Total Current Liabilities $2,192,100,000
Long-Term Debt $2,974,700,000
Total Assets $12,905,600,000
Intangible Assets $8,609,400,000
Total Liabilities $6,292,700,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 338,400,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.40
Dec2018 $8.21
Dec2017 $2.96
Dec2016 $2.51
Dec2015 $2.28
Dec2014 $2.56

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.40
Dec2018 $4.50
Dec2017 $2.45
Dec2016 $1.96
Dec2015 $1.44
Dec2014 $0.85

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Analog Devices Inc Valuation – March 2019 #ADI

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Analog Devices, Inc. (Analog Devices), incorporated on January 18, 1965, designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of solutions that leverage high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing(DSP) technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software and subsystems. The Company provides Analog Products, such as Converters, Amplifiers/Radio Frequency, Other Analog, and Power Management and Reference. It also offers Digital Signal Processing Products (DSPs). The Company operates in the United States, Rest of North/South America, Europe, Japan and China.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of ADI – March 2019

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $40,551,370,837 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.34 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Pass
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 55.98% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 29.32 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.54 Fail
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 2.34 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 5.49 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $3.75
MG Growth Estimate 11.06%
MG Value $114.96
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade C+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $54.43
MG Value based on 0% Growth $31.91
Market Implied Growth Rate 10.41%
Current Price $110.06
% of Intrinsic Value 95.74%

Analog Devices, Inc. is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the level of debt relative to the net current assets. As a result, all Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $2.16 in 2015 to an estimated $3.75 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 10.41% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value within a margin of safety relative to the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Analog Devices, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $59.5. The company pays a dividend of $1.89 per share, for a yield of 1.7% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 29.32, which was below the industry average of 35.5, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-22.17.

Analog Devices, Inc. receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$22.17
Graham Number $59.50
PEmg 29.32
Current Ratio 2.34
PB Ratio 3.54
Current Dividend $1.89
Dividend Yield 1.72%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 15

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 1/1/2019
Total Current Assets $1,985,180,000
Total Current Liabilities $849,955,000
Long-Term Debt $6,234,517,000
Total Assets $21,828,278,000
Intangible Assets $16,885,588,000
Total Liabilities $10,242,841,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 372,506,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.30
Oct2018 $3.97
Oct2017 $2.07
Oct2016 $2.76
Oct2015 $2.20
Oct2014 $1.98
Oct2013 $2.14
Oct2012 $2.13
Oct2011 $2.81
Oct2010 $2.33
Oct2009 $0.85
Oct2008 $2.67
Oct2007 $1.50
Oct2006 $1.48
Oct2005 $1.08
Oct2004 $1.45
Oct2003 $0.78
Oct2002 $0.28
Oct2001 $0.93
Oct2000 $1.59
Oct1999 $0.55

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.75
Oct2018 $2.85
Oct2017 $2.27
Oct2016 $2.33
Oct2015 $2.16
Oct2014 $2.19
Oct2013 $2.21
Oct2012 $2.22
Oct2011 $2.18
Oct2010 $1.84
Oct2009 $1.56
Oct2008 $1.83
Oct2007 $1.36
Oct2006 $1.19
Oct2005 $1.00
Oct2004 $0.98
Oct2003 $0.77

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MTS Systems Corp Valuation – June 2018 $MTSC

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): MTS Systems Corporation, incorporated on September 12, 1966, is a supplier of test systems and position sensors. The Company operates through two segments: Test and Sensors. The Test segment provides testing equipment, systems and services. The Test segment serves various markets, including the ground vehicles, materials and structures. The Sensors segment provides position sensors for a range of industrial and mobile hydraulic applications. The Company’s Sensors Segment serves markets, including industrial machinery, mobile hydraulics and liquid level. The Company has its manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of MTSC – June 2018

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $929,695,622 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.68 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Pass
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 21.81% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 21.36 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.15 Pass
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 1.68 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 2.02 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Fail

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $2.46
MG Growth Estimate -2.80%
MG Value $7.14
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $35.74
MG Value based on 0% Growth $20.95
Market Implied Growth Rate 6.43%
Current Price $52.65
% of Intrinsic Value 737.31%

MTS Systems Corporation does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the small size, low current ratio, insufficient earnings growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the net current assets, and the lack of earnings growth over the last five years. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should explore other opportunities at this time or proceed cautiously with a speculative attitude.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Overvalued after seeing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) decline from $3.03 in 2014 to an estimated $2.46 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 6.43% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value below the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into MTS Systems Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $44.1. The company pays a dividend of $1.2 per share, for a yield of 2.3%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 21.36, which was below the industry average of 55.37, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-13.04.

MTS Systems Corporation scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of D+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$13.04
Graham Number $44.10
PEmg 21.36
Current Ratio 1.68
PB Ratio 2.15
Current Dividend $1.20
Dividend Yield 2.28%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 3/1/2018
Total Current Assets $432,414,000
Total Current Liabilities $257,065,000
Long-Term Debt $354,255,000
Total Assets $1,155,921,000
Intangible Assets $620,983,000
Total Liabilities $683,691,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 19,273,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.58
Sep2017 $1.31
Sep2016 $1.70
Sep2015 $3.00
Sep2014 $2.73
Sep2013 $3.64
Sep2012 $3.21
Sep2011 $3.24
Sep2010 $1.14
Sep2009 $1.03
Sep2008 $2.80
Sep2007 $2.29
Sep2006 $2.04
Sep2005 $1.81
Sep2004 $1.35
Sep2003 $0.95
Sep2002 $0.20
Sep2001 $0.50
Sep2000 $0.17
Sep1999 $0.59
Sep1998 $1.01

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.46
Sep2017 $2.10
Sep2016 $2.61
Sep2015 $3.10
Sep2014 $3.03
Sep2013 $2.94
Sep2012 $2.49
Sep2011 $2.12
Sep2010 $1.66
Sep2009 $1.94
Sep2008 $2.28
Sep2007 $1.91
Sep2006 $1.57
Sep2005 $1.21
Sep2004 $0.82
Sep2003 $0.53
Sep2002 $0.38

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Jabil Inc Valuation – June 2018 $JBL

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Jabil Inc., formerly Jabil Circuit, Inc., incorporated on February 21, 1992, which provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions throughout the world. The Company operates in two segments, which include Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Diversified Manufacturing Services (DMS). The Company provides electronic design, production and product management services to companies in the automotive, capital equipment, consumer lifestyles and wearable technologies, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, digital home, emerging growth, healthcare, industrial and energy, mobility, networking and telecommunications, packaging, point of sale and printing industries. The Company serves its customers primarily with business units that combine automated, continuous flow manufacturing with electronic design and design for manufacturability.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of JBL – June 2018

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $4,762,251,632 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.02 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Pass
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end -211.54% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 22.85 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.19 Pass
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 1.02 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 14.45 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Fail

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $1.21
MG Growth Estimate -3.14%
MG Value $2.70
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth $17.55
MG Value based on 0% Growth $10.29
Market Implied Growth Rate 7.17%
Current Price $27.66
% of Intrinsic Value 1025.34%

Jabil Inc does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings stability or growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets, and the lack of earnings growth over the last five years. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should explore other opportunities at this time or proceed cautiously with a speculative attitude.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Overvalued after seeing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) decline from $1.53 in 2014 to an estimated $1.21 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 7.17% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value below the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Jabil Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $20.93. The company pays a dividend of $0.32 per share, for a yield of 1.2% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 22.85, which was below the industry average of 55.37, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-13.03.

Jabil Inc scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of D.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$13.03
Graham Number $20.93
PEmg 22.85
Current Ratio 1.02
PB Ratio 2.19
Current Dividend $0.32
Dividend Yield 1.16%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 5/1/2018
Total Current Assets $6,731,987,000
Total Current Liabilities $6,581,425,000
Long-Term Debt $2,175,133,000
Total Assets $11,175,510,000
Intangible Assets $919,824,000
Total Liabilities $8,989,952,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 173,279,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.47
Aug2017 $0.69
Aug2016 $1.32
Aug2015 $1.45
Aug2014 $1.19
Aug2013 $1.79
Aug2012 $1.87
Aug2011 $1.73
Aug2010 $0.78
Aug2009 -$5.63
Aug2008 $0.65
Aug2007 $0.35
Aug2006 $0.77
Aug2005 $0.98
Aug2004 $0.85
Aug2003 $0.14
Aug2002 $0.17
Aug2001 $0.59
Aug2000 $0.78
Aug1999 $0.49
Aug1998 $0.37

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.21
Aug2017 $1.15
Aug2016 $1.43
Aug2015 $1.52
Aug2014 $1.53
Aug2013 $1.17
Aug2012 $0.53
Aug2011 -$0.23
Aug2010 -$1.01
Aug2009 -$1.47
Aug2008 $0.65
Aug2007 $0.64
Aug2006 $0.72
Aug2005 $0.64
Aug2004 $0.49
Aug2003 $0.35
Aug2002 $0.46

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Arrow Electronics Inc Valuation – June 2018 $ARW

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Arrow Electronics, Inc., incorporated on November 20, 1946, is a provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. The Company has a portfolios of product offerings available from various electronic components and enterprise computing solutions suppliers, coupled with a range of services, solutions and tools. The Company’s segments include the global components business; the global enterprise computing solutions (ECS) business, and corporate business segment. The Company distributes electronic components to original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers through its global components business segment. Through global ECS business segment, it provides enterprise computing solutions to value-added resellers.

 

Downloadable PDF version of this valuation:

ModernGraham Valuation of ARW – June 2018

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $6,617,922,432 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.69 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Fail
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 80.31% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 12.33 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.30 Pass
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 1.69 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.73 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Fail
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $6.11
MG Growth Estimate 5.11%
MG Value $114.26
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $88.54
MG Value based on 0% Growth $51.90
Market Implied Growth Rate 1.91%
Current Price $75.28
% of Intrinsic Value 65.89%

Arrow Electronics, Inc. is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, poor dividend history. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the lack of dividends. As a result, all Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $4.56 in 2014 to an estimated $6.11 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 1.91% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value above the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Arrow Electronics, Inc. revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $102.38. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 12.33, which was below the industry average of 55.37, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $8.89.

Arrow Electronics, Inc. performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $8.89
Graham Number $102.38
PEmg 12.33
Current Ratio 1.69
PB Ratio 1.30
Current Dividend $0.00
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 3/1/2018
Total Current Assets $11,767,213,000
Total Current Liabilities $6,955,094,000
Long-Term Debt $3,533,050,000
Total Assets $16,124,805,000
Intangible Assets $3,051,920,000
Total Liabilities $10,975,991,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 89,035,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $8.25
Dec2017 $4.48
Dec2016 $5.68
Dec2015 $5.20
Dec2014 $4.98
Dec2013 $3.85
Dec2012 $4.56
Dec2011 $5.17
Dec2010 $4.01
Dec2009 $1.03
Dec2008 -$5.08
Dec2007 $3.28
Dec2006 $3.16
Dec2005 $2.09
Dec2004 $1.75
Dec2003 $0.25
Dec2002 -$6.12
Dec2001 -$0.77
Dec2000 $3.56
Dec1999 $1.20
Dec1998 $1.50

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $6.11
Dec2017 $4.97
Dec2016 $5.09
Dec2015 $4.78
Dec2014 $4.56
Dec2013 $4.14
Dec2012 $3.50
Dec2011 $2.54
Dec2010 $1.24
Dec2009 $0.21
Dec2008 $0.21
Dec2007 $2.60
Dec2006 $1.59
Dec2005 $0.35
Dec2004 -$0.44
Dec2003 -$1.15
Dec2002 -$1.27

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