Textron Inc. Analysis – August 2015 Update $TXT

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 Most Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Investor – August 2015.  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 Textron Inc. (TXT) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company engaged in aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with products and services worldwide. It operates in five segments: Textron Aviation, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial and Finance. Textron Aviation manufactures, sells and services Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft, and services the Hawker brand of business jets. Bell Helicopter is a supplier of military and commercial helicopters, tiltrotor aircraft, and related spare parts and services in the world. Textron Systems’ product lines consist of unmanned aircraft systems, marine and land systems, weapons and sensors, simulation, training and other defense and aviation mission support products and services. The Industrial segment designs and manufactures a range of products under three principal product lines. The Finance segment provides financing primarily to purchasers of new and pre-owned Textron Aviation aircraft and Bell helicopters.


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ModernGraham Valuation of TXT – August 2015

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 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 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 Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 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 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 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 2.04
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $78.69
Opinion Undervalued
MG Value based on 3% Growth $29.64
MG Value based on 0% Growth $17.37
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.22%
Current Price $38.70
% of Intrinsic Value 49.18%

Textron Inc. qualifies for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor.  The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, and the insufficient earnings stability or growth over the last ten years.  The Enterprising Investor is only initially concerned with the level of debt relative to the net current assets.  As a result, all Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach based on Benjamin Graham’s methods should feel comfortable proceeding with further research into the company.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.81 in 2011 to an estimated $2.04 for 2015.  This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 5.22% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years.  As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on Benjamin Graham’s formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value above the price.

The next part of the analysis is up to individual investors, and requires discussion of the company’s prospects.  What do you think?  What value would you put on Textron Inc. (TXT)?  Where do you see the company going in the future?  Is there a company you like better?  Leave a comment on our Facebook page or mention @ModernGraham on Twitter to discuss.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

TXT charts August 2015

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$12.76
PEmg 18.93
Current Ratio 1.67
PB Ratio 2.35
Dividend Yield 0.21%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0



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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Total Current Assets $6,773,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $4,063,000,000
Long-Term Debt $3,621,000,000
Total Assets $14,948,000,000
Intangible Assets $2,015,000,000
Total Liabilities $10,346,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 279,935,000

Earnings Per Share History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.42
Dec14 $2.13
Dec13 $1.75
Dec12 $2.00
Dec11 $0.79
Dec10 $0.28
Dec09 -$0.12
Dec08 $1.94
Dec07 $3.60
Dec06 $2.31
Dec05 $0.75
Dec04 $1.31
Dec03 $0.95
Dec02 -$0.45
Dec01 $0.58
Dec00 $0.75
Dec99 $1.91
Dec98 $1.37
Dec97 $1.65
Dec96 $0.74
Dec95 $1.38

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.04
Dec14 $1.70
Dec13 $1.30
Dec12 $1.05
Dec11 $0.81
Dec10 $1.08
Dec09 $1.56
Dec08 $2.26
Dec07 $2.20
Dec06 $1.33
Dec05 $0.76
Dec04 $0.72
Dec03 $0.54
Dec02 $0.50
Dec01 $1.07
Dec00 $1.30
Dec99 $1.52

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