SBA Communications Corp Valuation – January 2019 $SBAC

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): SBA Communications Corporation, incorporated on December 23, 1996, is an independent owner and operator of wireless communications tower structures, rooftops and other structures that support antennas used for wireless communications. The Company’s operating segments include site leasing and site development. The site leasing business includes segments, domestic site leasing and international site leasing. The Company’s primary business line is its site leasing business. In its site leasing business, the Company leases antenna space to wireless service providers on towers that it owns or operates, and manages rooftop and tower sites for property owners under various contractual arrangements. The Company owns approximately 25,460 towers. The Company also manages or leases approximately 5,500 actual or potential towers. The Company’s other business line is its site development business, through which it assists wireless service providers in developing and maintaining their own wireless service networks. The Company’s principal operations are in the United States and its territories. In addition, it owns and operates towers in Canada, Central America and South America.

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ModernGraham Valuation of SBAC – January 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 $18,326,242,846 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.23 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 -138.56% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 895.24 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 -6.04 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 1.23 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 156.23 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Fail
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $0.18
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $7.03
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $2.65
MG Value based on 0% Growth $1.55
Market Implied Growth Rate 443.37%
Current Price $163.53
% of Intrinsic Value 2325.29%

SBA Communications Corporation 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 and PB ratios. 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, and the lack of dividends. 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 growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $-0.75 in 2014 to an estimated $0.18 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 443.37% 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 SBA Communications Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $0. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 895.24, which was above the industry average of 25.67. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-86.39.

SBA Communications Corporation scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of F.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$86.39
Graham Number $0.00
PEmg 895.24
Current Ratio 1.23
PB Ratio -6.04
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 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $327,663,000
Total Current Liabilities $265,512,000
Long-Term Debt $9,710,145,000
Total Assets $7,213,823,000
Intangible Assets $3,387,955,000
Total Liabilities $10,358,906,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 116,114,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.08
Dec2017 $0.86
Dec2016 $0.61
Dec2015 -$1.37
Dec2014 -$0.19
Dec2013 -$0.44
Dec2012 -$1.51
Dec2011 -$1.14
Dec2010 -$1.68
Dec2009 -$1.20
Dec2008 -$0.61
Dec2007 -$0.74
Dec2006 -$1.36
Dec2005 -$1.28
Dec2004 -$2.52
Dec2003 -$3.36
Dec2002 -$5.29
Dec2001 -$2.99
Dec2000 -$0.70
Dec1999 -$1.77
Dec1998 -$2.64

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.18
Dec2017 $0.12
Dec2016 -$0.36
Dec2015 -$0.87
Dec2014 -$0.75
Dec2013 -$1.08
Dec2012 -$1.34
Dec2011 -$1.20
Dec2010 -$1.19
Dec2009 -$0.98
Dec2008 -$1.01
Dec2007 -$1.43
Dec2006 -$2.10
Dec2005 -$2.68
Dec2004 -$3.24
Dec2003 -$3.34
Dec2002 -$3.11

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SBA Communications Corp Valuation – Initial Coverage $SBAC

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of SBAC – March 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 $18,497,954,000 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.93 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 -159.15% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 357.50 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 -7.51 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 0.93 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -479.59 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Fail
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $0.46
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $17.68
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $6.66
MG Value based on 0% Growth $3.90
Market Implied Growth Rate 174.50%
Current Price $164.21
% of Intrinsic Value 928.56%

SBA Communications Corporation 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 and PB ratios. 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, and the lack of dividends. 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 growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $-0.75 in 2014 to an estimated $0.46 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 174.5% 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 SBA Communications Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $0. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 357.5, which was above the industry average of 37.61. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-81.24.

SBA Communications Corporation scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of F.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$81.24
Graham Number $0.00
PEmg 357.50
Current Ratio 0.93
PB Ratio -7.51
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 12/1/2017
Total Current Assets $259,533,000
Total Current Liabilities $278,905,000
Long-Term Debt $9,290,686,000
Total Assets $7,320,205,000
Intangible Assets $3,598,131,000
Total Liabilities $9,919,319,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 118,907,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.91
Dec2017 $0.86
Dec2016 $0.61
Dec2015 -$1.37
Dec2014 -$0.19
Dec2013 -$0.44
Dec2012 -$1.51
Dec2011 -$1.14
Dec2010 -$1.68
Dec2009 -$1.20
Dec2008 -$0.61
Dec2007 -$0.74
Dec2006 -$1.36
Dec2005 -$1.28
Dec2004 -$2.52
Dec2003 -$3.36
Dec2002 -$5.29
Dec2001 -$2.99
Dec2000 -$0.70
Dec1999 -$1.77
Dec1998 -$2.64

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.46
Dec2017 $0.12
Dec2016 -$0.36
Dec2015 -$0.87
Dec2014 -$0.75
Dec2013 -$1.08
Dec2012 -$1.34
Dec2011 -$1.20
Dec2010 -$1.19
Dec2009 -$0.98
Dec2008 -$1.01
Dec2007 -$1.43
Dec2006 -$2.10
Dec2005 -$2.68
Dec2004 -$3.24
Dec2003 -$3.34
Dec2002 -$3.11

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CenturyLink Inc Valuation – April 2019 #CTL

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): CenturyLink, Inc., incorporated on May 7, 1968, is an integrated communications company. The Company is engaged in providing an array of communications services to its residential and business customers. The Company’s segments include Enterprise and Consumer . Its communications services include local and long-distance voice, broadband, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), private line (including special access), Ethernet, colocation, hosting (including cloud hosting and managed hosting), data integration, video, network, public access, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), information technology and other ancillary services.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of CTL – 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 $13,378,511,740 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.69 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 -70.46% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 20.27 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 0.67 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 0.69 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -20.69 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 $0.61
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $0.00
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade C
MG Value based on 3% Growth $8.85
MG Value based on 0% Growth $5.19
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.88%
Current Price $12.37
% of Intrinsic Value N/A

Centurylink 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 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 $1.05 in 2015 to an estimated $0.61 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 5.88% 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 Centurylink Inc revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $20.62. The company pays a dividend of $2.16 per share, for a yield of 17.5%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 20.26, which was below the industry average of 97.99, 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 $-43.67.

Centurylink 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) -$43.67
Graham Number $20.62
PEmg 20.26
Current Ratio 0.69
PB Ratio 0.67
Current Dividend $2.16
Dividend Yield 17.46%
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 $3,820,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $5,531,000,000
Long-Term Debt $35,409,000,000
Total Assets $70,256,000,000
Intangible Assets $38,810,000,000
Total Liabilities $50,428,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,067,234,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.03
Dec2018 -$1.63
Dec2017 $2.21
Dec2016 $1.16
Dec2015 $1.58
Dec2014 $1.36
Dec2013 -$0.40
Dec2012 $1.25
Dec2011 $1.07
Dec2010 $3.13
Dec2009 $3.23
Dec2008 $3.52
Dec2007 $3.72
Dec2006 $3.07
Dec2005 $2.49
Dec2004 $2.41
Dec2003 $2.35
Dec2002 $5.61
Dec2001 $1.05
Dec2000 $0.90
Dec1999 $1.70

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.61
Dec2018 $0.58
Dec2017 $1.52
Dec2016 $1.11
Dec2015 $1.05
Dec2014 $0.95
Dec2013 $1.05
Dec2012 $1.99
Dec2011 $2.55
Dec2010 $3.31
Dec2009 $3.33
Dec2008 $3.27
Dec2007 $3.03
Dec2006 $2.86
Dec2005 $2.76
Dec2004 $2.75
Dec2003 $2.72

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American Tower Corp Valuation – March 2019 #AMT

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): American Tower Corporation (ATC), incorporated on September 24, 1996, is a holding company. The Company operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns, operates and develops multitenant communications real estate. Its segments include U.S. property; Asia property; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) property; Latin America property, and Services. Its primary business is property operations, which include the leasing of space on communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, wireless data providers, government agencies and municipalities, and tenants in various other industries. Its U.S. property segment includes operations in the United States. Its Asia property segment includes operations in India. The EMEA property segment includes operations in Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. The Latin America property segment includes operations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru. Its services segment includes tower-related services in the United States, including site acquisition, zoning and permitting and structural analysis, which primarily supports its site leasing business, including the addition of tenants and equipment on its sites.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of AMT – 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 $83,140,713,988 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.51 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 149.29% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 68.93 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 14.20 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 0.51 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -7.99 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 $2.73
MG Growth Estimate 11.31%
MG Value $85.09
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth $39.64
MG Value based on 0% Growth $23.24
Market Implied Growth Rate 30.22%
Current Price $188.48
% of Intrinsic Value 221.51%

American Tower 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, poor dividend history, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. 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 Overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.56 in 2015 to an estimated $2.73 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 30.22% 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 American Tower Corp revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $30.04. The company pays a dividend of $3.15 per share, for a yield of 1.7% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 68.94, which was below the industry average of 93.05, 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 $-55.63.

American Tower Corp 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) -$55.63
Graham Number $30.04
PEmg 68.94
Current Ratio 0.51
PB Ratio 14.20
Current Dividend $3.15
Dividend Yield 1.67%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 7

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $2,385,100,000
Total Current Liabilities $4,689,900,000
Long-Term Debt $18,405,100,000
Total Assets $33,010,400,000
Intangible Assets $16,676,200,000
Total Liabilities $27,110,800,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 444,436,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.31
Dec2018 $2.77
Dec2017 $2.67
Dec2016 $1.98
Dec2015 $1.41
Dec2014 $2.00
Dec2013 $1.38
Dec2012 $1.60
Dec2011 $0.99
Dec2010 $0.92
Dec2009 $0.61
Dec2008 $0.84
Dec2007 $0.13
Dec2006 $0.06
Dec2005 -$0.60
Dec2004 -$1.10
Dec2003 -$1.56
Dec2002 -$5.95
Dec2001 -$2.35
Dec2000 -$1.15
Dec1999 -$0.34

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.73
Dec2018 $2.35
Dec2017 $2.06
Dec2016 $1.73
Dec2015 $1.56
Dec2014 $1.55
Dec2013 $1.25
Dec2012 $1.12
Dec2011 $0.82
Dec2010 $0.66
Dec2009 $0.42
Dec2008 $0.17
Dec2007 -$0.31
Dec2006 -$0.97
Dec2005 -$1.76
Dec2004 -$2.36
Dec2003 -$2.75

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Charter Communications Inc Valuation – February 2019 $CHTR

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Charter Communications, Inc., incorporated on July 9, 2003, is a holding company. The Company is a cable operator in the United States and a broadband communications services company. The Company operates in cable services segment. As of December 31, 2016, the Company was engaged in providing video, Internet and voice services to approximately 26.2 million residential and business customers. In addition, it sells video and online advertising inventory to local, regional and national advertising customers and fiber-delivered communications and managed information technology (IT) solutions to enterprise customers. The Company also owns and operates regional sports networks and local sports, news and lifestyle channels and sells security and home management services to the residential marketplace.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of CHTR – February 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 $78,923,408,111 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.23 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 -562.00% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 30.26 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.82 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 0.23 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -7.43 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Fail
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $11.58
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $445.83
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $167.91
MG Value based on 0% Growth $98.43
Market Implied Growth Rate 10.88%
Current Price $350.44
% of Intrinsic Value 78.60%

Charter Communications 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 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 over the last five years, and the lack of dividends. 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 Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $-2.46 in 2015 to an estimated $11.58 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 10.88% 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 Charter Communications Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $124.38. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 30.26, which was below the industry average of 92.4, 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 $-430.86.

Charter Communications 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) -$430.86
Graham Number $124.38
PEmg 30.26
Current Ratio 0.23
PB Ratio 1.82
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 $2,730,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $12,095,000,000
Long-Term Debt $69,537,000,000
Total Assets $146,130,000,000
Intangible Assets $106,914,000,000
Total Liabilities $101,858,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 230,069,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.27
Dec2018 $5.22
Dec2017 $34.09
Dec2016 $15.94
Dec2015 -$2.68
Dec2014 -$1.88
Dec2013 -$1.83
Dec2012 -$3.37
Dec2011 -$3.75
Dec2010 -$2.31
Dec2009 $0.00
Dec2008 -$7.26
Dec2007 -$4.61
Dec2006 -$4.57
Dec2005 -$3.46
Dec2004 -$16.00
Dec2003 -$0.91
Dec2002 -$9.46
Dec2001 -$4.79
Dec2000 -$4.20
Dec1999 -$2.46

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $11.58
Dec2018 $13.54
Dec2017 $14.71
Dec2016 $3.75
Dec2015 -$2.46
Dec2014 -$2.44
Dec2013 -$2.57
Dec2012 -$3.07
Dec2011 -$3.14
Dec2010 -$3.14
Dec2009 -$3.70
Dec2008 -$6.09
Dec2007 -$5.64
Dec2006 -$6.40
Dec2005 -$7.18
Dec2004 -$8.39
Dec2003 -$4.51

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DISH Network Corp Valuation – February 2019 $DISH

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): DISH Network Corporation, incorporated on April 26, 1995, is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Pay-TV and Broadband, and Wireless. The Company offers pay-TV services under the DISH brand and the Sling brand (collectively Pay-TV services).

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of DISH – February 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 $14,577,441,883 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.62 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 44.08% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 10.25 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.99 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 0.62 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -7.50 Fail
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 $3.04
MG Growth Estimate 7.48%
MG Value $71.35
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $44.11
MG Value based on 0% Growth $25.86
Market Implied Growth Rate 0.87%
Current Price $31.17
% of Intrinsic Value 43.68%

DISH Network 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, poor dividend history. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets, and the lack of dividends. 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 $2.03 in 2014 to an estimated $3.04 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 0.87% 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 DISH Network Corp revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $31.04. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 10.25, which was below the industry average of 92.4, 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 $-35.85.

DISH Network 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) -$35.85
Graham Number $31.04
PEmg 10.25
Current Ratio 0.62
PB Ratio 1.99
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 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $3,038,909,000
Total Current Liabilities $4,877,597,000
Long-Term Debt $13,790,114,000
Total Assets $30,137,410,000
Intangible Assets $24,487,077,000
Total Liabilities $21,894,372,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 525,995,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.88
Dec2017 $4.07
Dec2016 $3.15
Dec2015 $1.73
Dec2014 $2.04
Dec2013 $1.76
Dec2012 $1.41
Dec2011 $3.39
Dec2010 $2.20
Dec2009 $1.42
Dec2008 $1.98
Dec2007 $1.68
Dec2006 $1.37
Dec2005 $3.22
Dec2004 $0.46
Dec2003 $0.46
Dec2002 -$0.86
Dec2001 -$0.45
Dec2000 -$1.38
Dec1999 -$1.92
Dec1998 -$0.82

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.04
Dec2017 $2.93
Dec2016 $2.25
Dec2015 $1.89
Dec2014 $2.03
Dec2013 $2.03
Dec2012 $2.14
Dec2011 $2.38
Dec2010 $1.82
Dec2009 $1.73
Dec2008 $1.84
Dec2007 $1.66
Dec2006 $1.41
Dec2005 $1.14
Dec2004 -$0.05
Dec2003 -$0.48
Dec2002 -$0.99

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AT&T Inc Valuation – January 2019 $T

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): AT&T Inc., incorporated October 5, 1983, is a holding company. The Company and its subsidiaries provide communications and digital entertainment services in the United States and the world. The Company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility and International. The Company offers its services and products to consumers in the United States, Mexico and Latin America and to businesses and other providers of telecommunications services worldwide. The Company also owns and operates three regional Television sports networks, and retains non-controlling interests in another regional sports network and a network dedicated to game-related programming, as well as Internet interactive game playing. The services and products offered by the Company vary by market, and include wireless communications, data/broadband and Internet services, digital video services, local and long-distance telephone services, telecommunications equipment, managed networking, and wholesale services. Its subsidiaries include AT&T Mobility and SKY Brasil Servicos Ltda.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of T – January 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 $213,063,447,223 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.81 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 61.55% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 9.56 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.16 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 0.81 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -13.69 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 $3.06
MG Growth Estimate 9.37%
MG Value $83.46
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade A
MG Value based on 3% Growth $44.44
MG Value based on 0% Growth $26.05
Market Implied Growth Rate 0.53%
Current Price $29.29
% of Intrinsic Value 35.10%

AT&T 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 $1.89 in 2014 to an estimated $3.06 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 0.53% 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 AT&T Inc. revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $38.89. The company pays a dividend of $1.97 per share, for a yield of 6.7%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 9.56, which was below the industry average of 25.67, 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 $-40.55.

AT&T Inc. fares extremely well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring an A.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$40.55
Graham Number $38.89
PEmg 9.56
Current Ratio 0.81
PB Ratio 1.16
Current Dividend $1.97
Dividend Yield 6.73%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 14

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $53,107,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $65,420,000,000
Long-Term Debt $168,513,000,000
Total Assets $534,870,000,000
Intangible Assets $312,576,000,000
Total Liabilities $349,899,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 7,320,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.93
Dec2017 $4.76
Dec2016 $2.10
Dec2015 $2.37
Dec2014 $1.24
Dec2013 $3.42
Dec2012 $1.25
Dec2011 $0.66
Dec2010 $3.35
Dec2009 $2.05
Dec2008 $2.16
Dec2007 $1.94
Dec2006 $1.89
Dec2005 $1.42
Dec2004 $1.77
Dec2003 $2.56
Dec2002 $1.69
Dec2001 $2.07
Dec2000 $2.24
Dec1999 $2.36
Dec1998 $2.23

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.06
Dec2017 $3.01
Dec2016 $2.12
Dec2015 $2.02
Dec2014 $1.89
Dec2013 $2.19
Dec2012 $1.68
Dec2011 $1.94
Dec2010 $2.48
Dec2009 $1.99
Dec2008 $1.92
Dec2007 $1.84
Dec2006 $1.82
Dec2005 $1.82
Dec2004 $2.04
Dec2003 $2.17
Dec2002 $2.03

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Juniper Networks Inc Valuation – January 2019 $JNPR

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Juniper Networks, Inc. (Juniper Networks), incorporated on September 10, 1997, designs, develops and sells products and services for high-performance networks to enable customers to build networks for their businesses. The Company sells its products in over 100 countries in three geographic regions: Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC). The Company sells its high-performance network products and service offerings across routing, switching and security. Its products address network requirements for global service providers, cloud providers, national governments, research and public sector organizations, and other enterprises. The Company offers its customers various services, including technical support, professional services, education and training programs.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of JNPR – January 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 $9,709,181,730 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.47 Pass
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 82.41% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 23.07 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.12 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 2.47 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.70 Pass
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 $1.22
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $46.94
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $17.68
MG Value based on 0% Growth $10.36
Market Implied Growth Rate 7.28%
Current Price $28.13
% of Intrinsic Value 59.92%

Juniper Networks, Inc. is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the insufficient earnings stability over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history, and the high PEmg ratio. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the lack of earnings stability over the last five years. 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 $0.24 in 2014 to an estimated $1.22 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 7.28% 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 Juniper Networks, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $21.54. The company pays a dividend of $0.4 per share, for a yield of 1.4% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 23.07, which was below the industry average of 25.67, 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 $-0.45.

Juniper Networks, Inc. performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$0.45
Graham Number $21.54
PEmg 23.07
Current Ratio 2.47
PB Ratio 2.12
Current Dividend $0.40
Dividend Yield 1.42%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $4,290,700,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,740,500,000
Long-Term Debt $1,788,600,000
Total Assets $9,100,300,000
Intangible Assets $3,209,300,000
Total Liabilities $4,449,400,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 350,500,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.61
Dec2017 $0.80
Dec2016 $1.53
Dec2015 $1.59
Dec2014 -$0.73
Dec2013 $0.86
Dec2012 $0.35
Dec2011 $0.79
Dec2010 $1.15
Dec2009 $0.22
Dec2008 $0.93
Dec2007 $0.62
Dec2006 -$1.76
Dec2005 $0.58
Dec2004 $0.24
Dec2003 $0.07
Dec2002 -$0.34
Dec2001 -$0.04
Dec2000 $0.43
Dec1999 -$0.01
Dec1998 -$0.13

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.22
Dec2017 $0.95
Dec2016 $0.93
Dec2015 $0.61
Dec2014 $0.24
Dec2013 $0.71
Dec2012 $0.65
Dec2011 $0.78
Dec2010 $0.59
Dec2009 $0.25
Dec2008 $0.22
Dec2007 -$0.11
Dec2006 -$0.40
Dec2005 $0.22
Dec2004 $0.05
Dec2003 -$0.02
Dec2002 -$0.05

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Shaw Communications Inc Valuation – July 2018 $TSE:SJR.B

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw), incorporated on December 9, 1966, is a diversified connectivity provider. The Company operates through four divisions: Consumer, Wireless, Business Network Services and Business Infrastructure Services. Under the Consumer division, the Company offers Cable telecommunications and Satellite video services to residential customers. Its Business Network Services division offers data networking, Cable telecommunications, Satellite video and fleet tracking services to businesses and public sector entities. Its Business Infrastructure Services division offers data center colocation, cloud technology and managed information technology (IT) solutions to businesses. The Company offers wireless services for voice and data communications through its Wireless division.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of TSE-SJR.B – 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 $10,297,950,000 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.65 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 55.71% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 15.53 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.32 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 0.65 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -8.65 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 $1.73
MG Growth Estimate 1.34%
MG Value $19.32
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade B-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $25.08
MG Value based on 0% Growth $14.70
Market Implied Growth Rate 3.52%
Current Price $26.86
% of Intrinsic Value 139.05%

Shaw Communications Inc (USA) Class B 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 Overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.59 in 2014 to an estimated $1.73 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 3.52% 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 Shaw Communications Inc (USA) Class B revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $18.51. The company pays a dividend of $1.19 per share, for a yield of 4.4%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 15.53, which was below the industry average of 38.56, 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 $-14.65.

Shaw Communications Inc (USA) Class B performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$14.65
Graham Number $18.51
PEmg 15.53
Current Ratio 0.65
PB Ratio 2.32
Current Dividend $1.19
Dividend Yield 4.41%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 14

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 5/1/2018
Total Current Assets $918,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,416,000,000
Long-Term Debt $4,310,000,000
Total Assets $14,133,000,000
Intangible Assets $7,730,000,000
Total Liabilities $8,304,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 504,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.23
Aug2017 $1.71
Aug2016 $2.51
Aug2015 $1.79
Aug2014 $1.84
Aug2013 $1.63
Aug2012 $1.61
Aug2011 $1.02
Aug2010 $1.23
Aug2009 $1.25
Aug2008 $1.55
Aug2007 $0.89
Aug2006 $1.05
Aug2005 $0.34
Aug2004 -$0.08
Aug2003 -$0.19
Aug2002 $0.46
Aug2001 -$0.31
Aug2000 -$0.18
Aug1999 -$0.04
Aug1998 -$0.01

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.73
Aug2017 $1.95
Aug2016 $2.01
Aug2015 $1.70
Aug2014 $1.59
Aug2013 $1.42
Aug2012 $1.32
Aug2011 $1.18
Aug2010 $1.24
Aug2009 $1.17
Aug2008 $1.00
Aug2007 $0.62
Aug2006 $0.43
Aug2005 $0.09
Aug2004 -$0.04
Aug2003 -$0.03
Aug2002 $0.03

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ARRIS International PLC Valuation – July 2018 $ARRS

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): ARRIS International plc, incorporated on April 20, 2015, is a media entertainment and data communications solutions provider. The Company operates in two segments: Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), and Network & Cloud (N&C). The Company enables service providers, including cable, telephone, and digital broadcast satellite operators, and media programmers to deliver media, voice and Internet Protocol (IP) data services to their subscribers. It is engaged in offering set-tops, digital video and IP television (IPTV) distribution systems, broadband access infrastructure platforms, and associated data and voice CPE, which it also sells directly to consumers through retail channels. Its solutions are complemented by an array of services, including technical support, repair and refurbishment, and system design and integration.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of ARRS – 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 $4,691,966,732 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.65 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 233.02% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 18.49 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.47 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 1.65 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.88 Fail
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 $1.36
MG Growth Estimate 12.48%
MG Value $45.58
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade C+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $19.75
MG Value based on 0% Growth $11.58
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.00%
Current Price $25.19
% of Intrinsic Value 55.26%

ARRIS International 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 stability over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the net current assets, and the lack of dividends. 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 $0.74 in 2014 to an estimated $1.36 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 5% 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 ARRIS International plc revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $33.7. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 18.49, which was below the industry average of 38.56, 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 $-7.45.

ARRIS International plc receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$7.45
Graham Number $33.70
PEmg 18.49
Current Ratio 1.65
PB Ratio 1.47
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 $2,832,112,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,714,791,000
Long-Term Debt $2,095,320,000
Total Assets $7,366,488,000
Intangible Assets $3,920,119,000
Total Liabilities $4,209,114,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 184,805,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.95
Dec2017 $0.49
Dec2016 $0.09
Dec2015 $0.62
Dec2014 $2.21
Dec2013 -$0.37
Dec2012 $0.46
Dec2011 -$0.15
Dec2010 $0.50
Dec2009 $0.71
Dec2008 -$1.04
Dec2007 $0.87
Dec2006 $1.30
Dec2005 $0.52
Dec2004 -$0.33
Dec2003 -$0.62
Dec2002 -$2.33
Dec2001 -$3.13
Dec2000 $0.52
Dec1999 $1.33
Dec1998 $0.15

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.36
Dec2017 $0.58
Dec2016 $0.62
Dec2015 $0.77
Dec2014 $0.74
Dec2013 $0.08
Dec2012 $0.24
Dec2011 $0.14
Dec2010 $0.35
Dec2009 $0.34
Dec2008 $0.19
Dec2007 $0.66
Dec2006 $0.27
Dec2005 -$0.56
Dec2004 -$1.12
Dec2003 -$1.30
Dec2002 -$1.32

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