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Kraft Heinz Co Valuation – March 2019 #KHC

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): The Kraft Heinz Company (Kraft Heinz), incorporated on February 8, 2013, is a food and beverage company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of food and beverage products, including condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee and other grocery products. The Company’s segments include the United States, Canada and Europe. The Company’s remaining businesses are combined as Rest of World. The Rest of World consists of Latin America and Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). The Company provides products for various occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s brands include Heinz, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Velveeta, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, and Ore-Ida. The Company’s products are sold through its own sales organizations and through independent brokers, agents and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, foodservice distributors and institutions, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, healthcare facilities and certain government agencies.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of KHC – 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 $39,177,731,650 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.22 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 -72.29% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 40.12 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 0.76 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 1.22 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 18.61 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Fail

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $0.80
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $0.00
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $11.62
MG Value based on 0% Growth $6.81
Market Implied Growth Rate 15.81%
Current Price $32.15
% of Intrinsic Value N/A

Kraft Heinz 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, 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 stability or 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 $1.82 in 2015 to an estimated $0.8 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 15.81% 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 Kraft Heinz Co revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $50.71. The company pays a dividend of $2.5 per share, for a yield of 7.8%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 40.12, which was above the industry average of 26.89. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-34.95.

Kraft Heinz Co receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$34.95
Graham Number $50.71
PEmg 40.12
Current Ratio 1.22
PB Ratio 0.76
Current Dividend $2.50
Dividend Yield 7.78%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 4

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $9,091,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $7,432,000,000
Long-Term Debt $30,873,000,000
Total Assets $103,627,000,000
Intangible Assets $85,986,000,000
Total Liabilities $51,724,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,220,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.69
Dec2018 -$8.39
Dec2017 $8.95
Dec2016 $2.81
Dec2015 -$0.34
Dec2014 $1.74
Dec2013 $4.51
Dec2012 $2.75
Dec2011 $3.00
Dec2010 $5.98

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.80
Dec2018 $0.22
Dec2017 $4.20
Dec2016 $1.98
Dec2015 $1.82
Dec2014 $3.13
Dec2013 $3.63
Dec2012 $2.91
Dec2011 $2.59
Dec2010 $1.99

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Kraft Heinz Co Valuation – May 2018 $KHC

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): The Kraft Heinz Company (Kraft Heinz), incorporated on February 8, 2013, is a food and beverage company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of food and beverage products, including condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee and other grocery products. The Company’s segments include the United States, Canada and Europe. The Company’s remaining businesses are combined as Rest of World. The Rest of World consists of Latin America and Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). The Company provides products for various occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s brands include Heinz, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Velveeta, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, and Ore-Ida. The Company’s products are sold through its own sales organizations and through independent brokers, agents and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, foodservice distributors and institutions, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, healthcare facilities and certain government agencies.

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ModernGraham Valuation of KHC – May 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 $70,486,672,880 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.72 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 71.27% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 13.74 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.08 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 0.72 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -9.88 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $4.23
MG Growth Estimate 5.24%
MG Value $80.24
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $61.28
MG Value based on 0% Growth $35.92
Market Implied Growth Rate 2.62%
Current Price $58.06
% of Intrinsic Value 72.36%

Kraft Heinz 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 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, and the lack of earnings stability 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 Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $3.13 in 2014 to an estimated $4.23 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 2.62% 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 Kraft Heinz Co revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $66.42. The company pays a dividend of $2.45 per share, for a yield of 4.2%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 13.74, which was below the industry average of 31.56, 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 $-38.36.

Kraft Heinz Co performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$38.36
Graham Number $66.42
PEmg 13.74
Current Ratio 0.72
PB Ratio 1.08
Current Dividend $2.45
Dividend Yield 4.22%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 3

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 3/1/2018
Total Current Assets $7,437,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $10,329,000,000
Long-Term Debt $28,561,000,000
Total Assets $120,787,000,000
Intangible Assets $104,443,000,000
Total Liabilities $54,539,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,228,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.62
Dec2017 $8.95
Dec2016 $2.81
Dec2015 -$0.34
Dec2014 $1.74
Dec2013 $4.51
Dec2012 $2.75
Dec2011 $3.00
Dec2010 $5.98

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.23
Dec2017 $4.20
Dec2016 $1.98
Dec2015 $1.82
Dec2014 $3.13
Dec2013 $3.63
Dec2012 $2.91
Dec2011 $2.59
Dec2010 $1.99

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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.

Kraft Heinz Co Valuation – Initial Coverage $KHC

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 – February 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 Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): The Kraft Heinz Company is a food and beverage company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of food and beverage products, including condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee and other grocery products. The Company’s segments include the United States, Canada and Europe. The Company’s remaining businesses are combined as Rest of World. The Rest of World consists of three segments: Asia Pacific; Latin America, and Russia, India, the Middle East and Africa (RIMEA). Its brands include Heinz, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Planters, Philadelphia, Velveeta, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun and Ore-Ida. The Company’s products are sold through its own sales organizations and through independent brokers, agents and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, foodservice distributors and institutions.

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ModernGraham Valuation of KHC – February 2017

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 $108,703,005,268 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.95 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 15366.67% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 42.03 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.90 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 0.95 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -63.65 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Fail

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $2.12
MG Growth Estimate -4.07%
MG Value $0.76
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth $30.77
MG Value based on 0% Growth $18.04
Market Implied Growth Rate 16.77%
Current Price $89.19
% of Intrinsic Value 11797.87%

Kraft Heinz 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 over the last ten years, the poor dividend history, 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 stability or 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 $2.91 in 2012 to an estimated $2.12 for 2016. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 16.77% 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 Kraft Heinz Co revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $58.75. The company pays a dividend of $2.9 per share, for a yield of 3.3%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 42.03, which was above the industry average of 24.74. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-44.38.

Kraft Heinz Co 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) -$44.38
Graham Number $58.75
PEmg 42.03
Current Ratio 0.95
PB Ratio 1.90
Current Dividend $2.90
Dividend Yield 3.25%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 2

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2016
Total Current Assets $8,943,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $9,414,000,000
Long-Term Debt $29,980,000,000
Total Assets $121,080,000,000
Intangible Assets $104,138,000,000
Total Liabilities $63,438,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,228,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.24
Dec2015 -$0.34
Dec2014 $1.74
Dec2013 $4.51
Dec2012 $2.75
Dec2011 $3.00
Dec2010 $5.98

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.12
Dec2015 $1.82
Dec2014 $3.13
Dec2013 $3.63
Dec2012 $2.91
Dec2011 $2.59
Dec2010 $1.99

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Coca-Cola Co Valuation – April 2019 #KO

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): The Coca-Cola Company, incorporated on September 5, 1919, is a beverage company. The Company owns or licenses and markets non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages and a range of still beverages, such as waters, flavored waters and enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks, dairy and energy drinks. The Company’s segments include Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; North America; Asia Pacific; Bottling Investments, and Corporate. The Company owns and markets a range of non-alcoholic sparkling beverage brands, including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or licensed and marketed over 500 non-alcoholic beverage brands. The Company markets, manufactures and sells beverage concentrates, which are referred to as beverage bases, and syrups, including fountain syrups (concentrate business or concentrate operations), and finished sparkling and still beverages (finished product business or finished product operations). The Company makes its beverage products available to consumers across the world through its network of Company-owned or -controlled bottling and distribution operations, as well as bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers and retailers.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of KO – April 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 $198,666,736,888 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.05 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 -39.21% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 31.87 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 10.50 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 1.05 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 17.98 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 $1.46
MG Growth Estimate -2.50%
MG Value $5.11
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $21.14
MG Value based on 0% Growth $12.39
Market Implied Growth Rate 11.69%
Current Price $46.47
% of Intrinsic Value 909.65%

The Coca-Cola 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 growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. 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 $1.75 in 2015 to an estimated $1.46 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 11.69% 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 The Coca-Cola Co revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $13.61. The company pays a dividend of $1.56 per share, for a yield of 3.4%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 31.87, which was above the industry average of 27.84. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-7.79.

The Coca-Cola Co receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$7.79
Graham Number $13.61
PEmg 31.87
Current Ratio 1.05
PB Ratio 10.50
Current Dividend $1.56
Dividend Yield 3.36%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 20

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $30,634,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $29,223,000,000
Long-Term Debt $25,364,000,000
Total Assets $83,216,000,000
Intangible Assets $17,270,000,000
Total Liabilities $64,158,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 4,305,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.07
Dec2018 $1.50
Dec2017 $0.29
Dec2016 $1.49
Dec2015 $1.67
Dec2014 $1.60
Dec2013 $1.90
Dec2012 $1.97
Dec2011 $1.85
Dec2010 $2.53
Dec2009 $1.47
Dec2008 $1.25
Dec2007 $1.29
Dec2006 $1.08
Dec2005 $1.02
Dec2004 $1.00
Dec2003 $0.89
Dec2002 $0.62
Dec2001 $0.80
Dec2000 $0.44
Dec1999 $0.49

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.46
Dec2018 $1.20
Dec2017 $1.17
Dec2016 $1.65
Dec2015 $1.75
Dec2014 $1.85
Dec2013 $1.96
Dec2012 $1.93
Dec2011 $1.84
Dec2010 $1.73
Dec2009 $1.29
Dec2008 $1.18
Dec2007 $1.11
Dec2006 $0.99
Dec2005 $0.92
Dec2004 $0.83
Dec2003 $0.71

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Tyson Foods Inc Valuation – March 2019 #TSN

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Tyson Foods, Inc., incorporated on January 31, 1986, is a food company, which is engaged in offering chicken, beef and pork, as well as prepared foods. The Company offers food products under Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells and State Fair brands. The Company operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods. It operates a vertically integrated chicken production process, which consists of breeding stock, contract growers, feed production, processing, further-processing, marketing and transportation of chicken and related allied products, including animal and pet food ingredients. Through its subsidiary, Cobb-Vantress, Inc. (Cobb), the Company is engaged in supplying poultry breeding stock across the world. It produces a range of fresh, frozen and refrigerated food products.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of TSN – 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 $20,499,693,600 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.85 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 225.35% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 12.02 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.92 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 0.85 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -7.15 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 $5.78
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $222.38
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B
MG Value based on 3% Growth $83.75
MG Value based on 0% Growth $49.10
Market Implied Growth Rate 1.76%
Current Price $69.43
% of Intrinsic Value 31.22%

Tyson Foods, Inc. qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is only initially concerned with the low current 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 feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $2.38 in 2015 to an estimated $5.78 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 1.76% 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 Tyson Foods, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $65.79. The company pays a dividend of $1.13 per share, for a yield of 1.6% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 12.02, which was below the industry average of 26.89, 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 $-34.9.

Tyson Foods, Inc. performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$34.90
Graham Number $65.79
PEmg 12.02
Current Ratio 0.85
PB Ratio 1.92
Current Dividend $1.13
Dividend Yield 1.62%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 6

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $6,301,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $7,430,000,000
Long-Term Debt $8,075,000,000
Total Assets $32,335,000,000
Intangible Assets $18,255,000,000
Total Liabilities $19,076,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 366,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.50
Sep2018 $8.19
Sep2017 $4.79
Sep2016 $4.53
Sep2015 $2.95
Sep2014 $2.37
Sep2013 $2.12
Sep2012 $1.58
Sep2011 $1.97
Sep2010 $2.13
Sep2009 -$1.49
Sep2008 $0.24
Sep2007 $0.75
Sep2006 -$0.58
Sep2005 $1.04
Sep2004 $1.13
Sep2003 $0.96
Sep2002 $1.08
Sep2001 $0.40
Sep2000 $0.67
Sep1999 $1.00

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.78
Sep2018 $5.46
Sep2017 $3.85
Sep2016 $3.16
Sep2015 $2.38
Sep2014 $2.08
Sep2013 $1.71
Sep2012 $1.30
Sep2011 $1.01
Sep2010 $0.42
Sep2009 -$0.29
Sep2008 $0.38
Sep2007 $0.52
Sep2006 $0.51
Sep2005 $1.01
Sep2004 $0.95
Sep2003 $0.84

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Mondelez International Inc Valuation – March 2019 #MDLZ

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Mondelez International, Inc., incorporated on January 10, 2005, is a snack company. The Company manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products for consumers. The Company operates through four segments: Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA), Europe and North America. As of December 31, 2016, its brands spanned five product categories, including Biscuits (including cookies, crackers and salted snacks); Chocolate; Gum and candy; Beverages (including coffee and powdered beverages), and Cheese and grocery. The Company’s portfolio includes various snack brands, including Nabisco, Oreo, LU and belVita biscuits; Cadbury, Milka, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Toblerone chocolate; Trident gum; Halls candy, and Tang powdered beverages.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of MDLZ – 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 $71,479,143,112 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.45 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 7.34% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 22.20 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.83 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 0.45 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -1.37 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 $2.23
MG Growth Estimate -2.26%
MG Value $8.89
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth $32.33
MG Value based on 0% Growth $18.95
Market Implied Growth Rate 6.85%
Current Price $49.50
% of Intrinsic Value 556.80%

MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC Common Stock 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 growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. 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 $2.62 in 2015 to an estimated $2.23 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 6.85% 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 MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC Common Stock revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $31.21. The company pays a dividend of $0.96 per share, for a yield of 1.9% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 22.2, which was below the industry average of 26.89, 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 $-19.99.

MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC Common Stock 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) -$19.99
Graham Number $31.21
PEmg 22.20
Current Ratio 0.45
PB Ratio 2.83
Current Dividend $0.96
Dividend Yield 1.94%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 5

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $7,604,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $16,737,000,000
Long-Term Debt $12,532,000,000
Total Assets $62,729,000,000
Intangible Assets $38,727,000,000
Total Liabilities $37,016,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,471,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.45
Dec2018 $2.28
Dec2017 $1.85
Dec2016 $1.04
Dec2015 $4.44
Dec2014 $1.28
Dec2013 $2.19
Dec2012 $1.73
Dec2011 $2.01
Dec2010 $2.39
Dec2009 $2.03
Dec2008 $1.90
Dec2007 $1.62
Dec2006 $1.85
Dec2005 $1.55
Dec2004 $1.55
Dec2003 $2.01
Dec2002 $1.96
Dec2001 $1.17
Dec2000 $1.38
Dec1999 $1.20

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.23
Dec2018 $2.14
Dec2017 $2.10
Dec2016 $2.19
Dec2015 $2.62
Dec2014 $1.78
Dec2013 $2.05
Dec2012 $1.99
Dec2011 $2.07
Dec2010 $2.06
Dec2009 $1.86
Dec2008 $1.75
Dec2007 $1.68
Dec2006 $1.74
Dec2005 $1.67
Dec2004 $1.69
Dec2003 $1.69

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Hormel Foods Corp Valuation – March 2019 #HRL

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Hormel Foods Corporation, incorporated on September 20, 1928, is engaged in the production of a range of meat and food products and the marketing of those products throughout the United States and internationally. The Company is a processor of branded and unbranded food products for retail, foodservice and fresh product customers. The Company operates through four segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store (JOTS) and International & Other. The Company’s Grocery Products segment is engaged in the processing, marketing and sale of shelf-stable food products sold for the retail market and also consist of health and nutrition products, including Muscle Milk protein products. The Grocery Products segment also includes the Company’s MegaMex Foods, LLC (MegaMex) joint venture. The Company’s Refrigerated Foods segment consists of the processing, marketing and sale of branded and unbranded pork, beef, chicken and turkey products for retail, foodservice and fresh product customers. The Company’s JOTS segment consists of the processing, marketing and sale of branded and unbranded turkey products for retail, foodservice and fresh product customers. The Company’s International & Other segment includes Hormel Foods International Corporation (HFIC), which manufactures, markets and sells the Company’s products internationally. The International & Other segment also includes the Company’s international joint ventures.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of HRL – 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 $23,494,749,686 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.46 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 104.74% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 25.84 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 4.20 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 1.46 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.38 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 $1.70
MG Growth Estimate 8.16%
MG Value $42.10
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade B
MG Value based on 3% Growth $24.60
MG Value based on 0% Growth $14.42
Market Implied Growth Rate 8.67%
Current Price $43.84
% of Intrinsic Value 104.13%

Hormel Foods Corp is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the low current ratio. 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 $1.1 in 2015 to an estimated $1.7 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 8.67% 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 Hormel Foods Corp revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $20.32. The company pays a dividend of $0.75 per share, for a yield of 1.7% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 25.84, which was below the industry average of 26.89, 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 $-0.64.

Hormel Foods Corp performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$0.64
Graham Number $20.32
PEmg 25.84
Current Ratio 1.46
PB Ratio 4.20
Current Dividend $0.75
Dividend Yield 1.71%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 20

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 1/1/2019
Total Current Assets $2,100,686,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,435,812,000
Long-Term Debt $250,000,000
Total Assets $8,155,398,000
Intangible Assets $3,921,741,000
Total Liabilities $2,449,619,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 547,118,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.75
Oct2018 $1.86
Oct2017 $1.57
Oct2016 $1.64
Oct2015 $1.27
Oct2014 $1.12
Oct2013 $0.98
Oct2012 $0.93
Oct2011 $0.87
Oct2010 $0.73
Oct2009 $0.63
Oct2008 $0.52
Oct2007 $0.54
Oct2006 $0.51
Oct2005 $0.46
Oct2004 $0.42
Oct2003 $0.33
Oct2002 $0.34
Oct2001 $0.33
Oct2000 $0.30
Oct1999 $0.28

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.70
Oct2018 $1.61
Oct2017 $1.43
Oct2016 $1.30
Oct2015 $1.10
Oct2014 $0.98
Oct2013 $0.89
Oct2012 $0.81
Oct2011 $0.72
Oct2010 $0.62
Oct2009 $0.56
Oct2008 $0.51
Oct2007 $0.49
Oct2006 $0.44
Oct2005 $0.40
Oct2004 $0.36
Oct2003 $0.32

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JM Smucker Co Valuation – March 2019 #SJM

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): The J. M. Smucker Company, incorporated on October 26, 1921, is a manufacturer and marketer of branded food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America. The Company’s segments include U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, U.S. Retail Pet Foods, and International and Foodservice. The Company’s U.S. retail market segments consist of the sale of branded food products to consumers through retail outlets in North America. In the U.S. retail market segments, the Company’s products are sold to food retailers, food wholesalers, drug stores, club stores, mass merchandisers, discount and dollar stores, military commissaries, natural foods stores and distributors, and pet specialty stores. In International and Foodservice, the Company’s products are distributed domestically and in foreign countries through retail channels and foodservice distributors and operators, such as restaurants, lodging, schools and universities, healthcare operators.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of SJM – 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 $11,657,929,787 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.95 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 84.50% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 14.51 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.45 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 0.95 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -58.60 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 $7.06
MG Growth Estimate 9.27%
MG Value $191.00
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $102.44
MG Value based on 0% Growth $60.05
Market Implied Growth Rate 3.00%
Current Price $102.49
% of Intrinsic Value 53.66%

J M Smucker Co qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is only initially concerned with the low current 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 feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $4.37 in 2015 to an estimated $7.06 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 3% 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 J M Smucker Co revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $94.73. The company pays a dividend of $3.09 per share, for a yield of 3%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 14.51, which was below the industry average of 26.89, 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 $-63.43.

J M Smucker Co performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$63.43
Graham Number $94.73
PEmg 14.51
Current Ratio 0.95
PB Ratio 1.45
Current Dividend $3.09
Dividend Yield 3.01%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 17

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 1/1/2019
Total Current Assets $1,726,200,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,816,400,000
Long-Term Debt $5,285,800,000
Total Assets $16,927,600,000
Intangible Assets $13,197,900,000
Total Liabilities $8,906,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 113,200,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.74
Apr2018 $11.78
Apr2017 $5.10
Apr2016 $5.76
Apr2015 $3.33
Apr2014 $5.42
Apr2013 $5.00
Apr2012 $4.06
Apr2011 $4.05
Apr2010 $4.15
Apr2009 $3.11
Apr2008 $3.00
Apr2007 $2.76
Apr2006 $2.45
Apr2005 $2.24
Apr2004 $2.24
Apr2003 $2.02
Apr2002 $1.31
Apr2001 $1.12
Apr2000 $0.97
Apr1999 $1.31

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $7.06
Apr2018 $7.24
Apr2017 $4.96
Apr2016 $4.83
Apr2015 $4.37
Apr2014 $4.77
Apr2013 $4.32
Apr2012 $3.88
Apr2011 $3.66
Apr2010 $3.34
Apr2009 $2.86
Apr2008 $2.67
Apr2007 $2.45
Apr2006 $2.22
Apr2005 $2.00
Apr2004 $1.76
Apr2003 $1.46

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J&J Snack Foods Corp Valuation – August 2018 $JJSF

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): J & J Snack Foods Corp., incorporated in 1971, is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a range of snack foods and beverages for the food service and retail supermarket industries. The Company serves both national and international markets. It operates in three business segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets and Frozen Beverages. The Company’s portfolio of products includes soft pretzels, frozen beverages, frozen juice treats and desserts, stuffed sandwiches, burritos, churros, fruit pies, funnel cakes, cookies and bakery goods, and other snack foods and drinks. Its principal snack food products are soft pretzels marketed primarily under the brand names SUPERPRETZEL and BAVARIAN BAKERY; frozen juice treats and desserts marketed primarily under the LUIGI’S, WHOLE FRUIT, ICEE, PHILLY SWIRL and MINUTE MAID brand names; churros marketed primarily under the TIO PEPE’S, CALIFORNIA CHURROS and OREO brand names, and bakery products sold primarily under the READI-BAKE, COUNTRY HOME, MARY B’S and DADDY RAY’S brand names, as well as for private label and contract packing.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of JJSF – August 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 $2,714,691,536 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 3.09 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 79.30% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 31.07 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.61 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 3.09 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 $4.55
MG Growth Estimate 5.58%
MG Value $89.44
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $65.99
MG Value based on 0% Growth $38.69
Market Implied Growth Rate 11.29%
Current Price $141.41
% of Intrinsic Value 158.11%

J & J Snack Foods Corp 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 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 $3.32 in 2014 to an estimated $4.55 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 11.29% 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 J & J Snack Foods Corp revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $67.88. The company pays a dividend of $1.68 per share, for a yield of 1.2% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 31.07, which was above the industry average of 26.3. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $10.87.

J & J Snack Foods 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) $10.87
Graham Number $67.88
PEmg 31.07
Current Ratio 3.09
PB Ratio 3.61
Current Dividend $1.68
Dividend Yield 1.19%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 13

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 6/1/2018
Total Current Assets $380,726,000
Total Current Liabilities $123,086,000
Long-Term Debt $0
Total Assets $914,232,000
Intangible Assets $161,157,000
Total Liabilities $176,157,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 18,822,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.60
Sep2017 $4.21
Sep2016 $4.05
Sep2015 $3.73
Sep2014 $3.82
Sep2013 $3.41
Sep2012 $2.86
Sep2011 $2.93
Sep2010 $2.59
Sep2009 $2.21
Sep2008 $1.47
Sep2007 $1.69
Sep2006 $1.57
Sep2005 $1.40
Sep2004 $1.24
Sep2003 $1.10
Sep2002 $1.00
Sep2001 $0.68
Sep2000 $0.55
Sep1999 $0.75
Sep1998 $0.63

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.55
Sep2017 $3.97
Sep2016 $3.75
Sep2015 $3.52
Sep2014 $3.32
Sep2013 $2.98
Sep2012 $2.65
Sep2011 $2.42
Sep2010 $2.08
Sep2009 $1.77
Sep2008 $1.52
Sep2007 $1.50
Sep2006 $1.36
Sep2005 $1.20
Sep2004 $1.03
Sep2003 $0.89
Sep2002 $0.77

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Coca-Cola European Partners PLC Valuation – July 2018 $CCE

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Coca-Cola European Partners plc (Orange) is an independent Coca-Cola bottler. The Company is formed to act as the holding company for the group to be formed by the combination of White, a company that owns the Coca-Cola bottling operations in Great Britain, continental France, Monaco, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway; Olive, a company that owns the Coca-Cola bottling operations in Spain, Portugal and Andorra, and Black, a company that owns the Coca-Cola bottling operations in Germany (the Combination). The Company’s segments are Europe and Corporate. White is The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC)’s bottling partner in Western Europe and is an independent Coca-Cola bottler. Olive is TCCC’s bottling partner for Spain, Portugal and Andorra, and operates in these territories under product bottling and distribution agreements with TCCC. Black is an indirect subsidiary of TCCC, and is TCCC’s bottling partner in Germany.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of CCE – July 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 $20,154,999,000 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.03 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 -8.65% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 21.18 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.49 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 1.03 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 58.58 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 $1.95
MG Growth Estimate -2.32%
MG Value $7.52
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $28.33
MG Value based on 0% Growth $16.61
Market Implied Growth Rate 6.34%
Current Price $41.39
% of Intrinsic Value 550.18%

Coca-Cola European Partners PLC 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 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 $2.31 in 2014 to an estimated $1.95 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 6.34% 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 Coca-Cola European Partners PLC revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $28.43. The company pays a dividend of $0.99 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 21.18, which was below the industry average of 25.4, 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 $-20.27.

Coca-Cola European Partners PLC 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) -$20.27
Graham Number $28.43
PEmg 21.18
Current Ratio 1.03
PB Ratio 2.49
Current Dividend $0.99
Dividend Yield 2.40%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 1

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 3/1/2018
Total Current Assets $4,130,703,000
Total Current Liabilities $4,016,030,000
Long-Term Debt $6,717,633,000
Total Assets $22,419,236,000
Intangible Assets $13,452,528,000
Total Liabilities $14,184,957,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 496,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.20
Dec2017 $1.67
Dec2016 $1.50
Dec2015 $2.39
Dec2014 $2.37
Dec2013 $2.42
Dec2012 $2.23
Dec2011 $2.33
Dec2010 $1.82
Dec2009 $1.73
Dec2008 -$8.79
Dec2007 $1.46
Dec2006 -$2.41
Dec2005 $1.08
Dec2004 $1.25
Dec2003 $1.43
Dec2002 $1.04
Dec2001 -$0.75
Dec2000 $0.52
Dec1999 $0.13
Dec1998 $0.32

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.95
Dec2017 $1.91
Dec2016 $2.08
Dec2015 $2.36
Dec2014 $2.31
Dec2013 $2.23
Dec2012 $1.37
Dec2011 $0.53
Dec2010 -$0.66
Dec2009 -$1.72
Dec2008 -$2.79
Dec2007 $0.32
Dec2006 -$0.01
Dec2005 $1.07
Dec2004 $0.94
Dec2003 $0.68
Dec2002 $0.29

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