Philip Morris International Inc Valuation – June 2016 $PM

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 - June 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 Philip Morris International Inc (PM) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): Philip Morris International Inc. is a holding company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, other tobacco products and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside of the United States. The Company’s products are sold in over 180 markets. Its segments include European Union; Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa; Asia, and Latin America & Canada. The Company’s premium price brands include Marlboro, Merit, Parliament and Virginia Slims; mid-price brands include L&M and Philip Morris, and other international brands include Bond Street, Chesterfield, Lark, Muratti, Next and Red & White. Its local cigarette brands consist of Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna and U Mild in Indonesia; Champion, Fortune and Hope in the Philippines; Apollo-Soyuzand Optima in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia, Belmont, Canadian Classics and Number 7 in Canada; Best in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.


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ModernGraham Valuation of PM – June 2016

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

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $153,628,208,027 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.13 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 44.42% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 21.21 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 -11.98 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 1.13 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 14.53 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

PM value chart June 2016

EPSmg $4.65
MG Growth Estimate 0.65%
MG Value $45.53
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $67.38
MG Value based on 0% Growth $39.50
Market Implied Growth Rate 6.35%
Current Price $98.54
% of Intrinsic Value 216.44%

Philip Morris International 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, 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 $4.45 in 2012 to an estimated $4.65 for 2016. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 6.35% 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.

Philip Morris International Inc. scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of D+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

PM charts June 2016

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$20.29
Graham Number $0.00
PEmg 21.21
Current Ratio 1.13
PB Ratio -11.98
Current Dividend $4.06
Dividend Yield 4.12%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 9


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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 3/1/2016
Total Current Assets $15,928,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $14,091,000,000
Long-Term Debt $26,683,000,000
Total Assets $34,621,000,000
Intangible Assets $10,347,000,000
Total Liabilities $47,374,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,550,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.41
Dec2015 $4.42
Dec2014 $4.76
Dec2013 $5.26
Dec2012 $5.17
Dec2011 $4.85
Dec2010 $3.92
Dec2009 $3.24
Dec2008 $3.32
Dec2007 $2.85
Dec2006 $2.91
Dec2005 $2.66
Dec2003 $1.95

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.65
Dec2015 $4.81
Dec2014 $4.93
Dec2013 $4.84
Dec2012 $4.45
Dec2011 $3.94
Dec2010 $3.41
Dec2009 $3.10
Dec2008 $2.93
Dec2007 $2.52
Dec2006 $2.07
Dec2005 $1.41
Dec2003 $0.65

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