Analog Devices Inc Stock Valuation – February 2016 $ADI

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 Companies Benjamin Graham Would Invest In Today – February 2016.  By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company’s historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.  What follows is a stock analysis showing a specific look at how Analog Devices Inc (ADI) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): Analog Devices, Inc. is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits (ICs). The Company is focused on solving the engineering challenges associated with signal processing in electronic equipment. The Company’s produces a wide range of products including data converters, amplifiers and linear products, radio frequency (RF) ICs, power management products, sensors based on micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology and other sensors, and processing products, including DSP and other processors that are designed to meet the needs of a broad base of customers. The Company focuses on strategic markets where its signal processing technology is often a critical differentiator in its customer’s products, in the industrial, automotive, consumer and communications markets.


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ModernGraham Valuation of ADI

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

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $15,681,432,322 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 3.66 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 32.07% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 22.29 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.10 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 3.66 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.17 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

ADI value chart February 2016

EPSmg $2.23
MG Growth Estimate 0.07%
MG Value $19.23
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade C
MG Value based on 3% Growth $32.29
MG Value based on 0% Growth $18.93
Market Implied Growth Rate 6.90%
Current Price $49.64
% of Intrinsic Value 258.16%

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

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $2.22 in 2012 to an estimated $2.23 for 2016. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 6.9% 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 below the price. Analog Devices, Inc. receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

ADI charts February 2016

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $6.60
Graham Number $29.94
PEmg 22.29
Current Ratio 3.66
PB Ratio 3.10
Dividend Yield 3.16%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 13


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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information Oct2015
Total Current Assets $4,079,548,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,113,830,000
Long-Term Debt $498,497,000
Total Assets $7,062,178,000
Intangible Assets $2,220,043,000
Total Liabilities $1,989,219,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 316,872,000

Earnings Per Share History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.45
Oct2015 $2.20
Oct2014 $1.98
Oct2013 $2.14
Oct2012 $2.13
Oct2011 $2.81
Oct2010 $2.33
Oct2009 $0.85
Oct2008 $2.67
Oct2007 $1.50
Oct2006 $1.48
Oct2005 $1.08
Oct2004 $1.45
Oct2003 $0.78
Oct2002 $0.28
Oct2001 $0.93
Oct2000 $1.59
Oct1999 $0.55
Oct1998 $0.36
Oct1997 $0.52
Oct1996 $0.52

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.23
Oct2015 $2.16
Oct2014 $2.19
Oct2013 $2.21
Oct2012 $2.22
Oct2011 $2.18
Oct2010 $1.84
Oct2009 $1.56
Oct2008 $1.83
Oct2007 $1.36
Oct2006 $1.19
Oct2005 $1.00
Oct2004 $0.98
Oct2003 $0.77
Oct2002 $0.76
Oct2001 $0.93
Oct2000 $0.85

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