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 PerkinElmer Inc (PKI) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.
Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): PerkinElmer, Inc. is a provider of products, services and solutions to the diagnostics, research, environmental and laboratory markets. The Company’s operating segments include Human Health, Environmental Health and Corporate. The Human Health segment concentrates on developing diagnostics, tools and applications to help detect diseases earlier. Within its Human Health segment, the Company serves the diagnostics and research markets. It provides early detection for genetic disorders from pregnancy to early childhood, as well as flat panel X-ray detectors and infectious disease testing for the diagnostics market. The Environmental Health segment provides products, services and solutions to facilitate the creation of safer food and consumer products, secure surroundings and energy resources. The Environmental Health segment serves the environmental, industrial and laboratory services markets. The Company markets its products and services in over 150 countries.
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Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?
|Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.|
|1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise||Market Cap > $2Bil||$5,830,524,978||Pass|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Current Ratio > 2||1.89||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||107.96%||Pass|
|6. Moderate PEmg Ratio||PEmg < 20||27.28||Fail|
|7. Moderate Price to Assets||PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50||2.86||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||1.89||Pass|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Debt to NCA < 1.1||2.26||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
|MG Growth Estimate||12.82%|
|MG Value based on 3% Growth||$27.99|
|MG Value based on 0% Growth||$16.41|
|Market Implied Growth Rate||9.39%|
|% of Intrinsic Value||79.93%|
PerkinElmer, Inc. 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 level of debt relative to the net current assets. 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 $1.04 in 2012 to an estimated $1.93 for 2016. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 9.39% 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 within a margin of safety relative to the price.
PerkinElmer, 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)||-$10.00|
|Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth||0|
|ModernGraham tagged articles||Morningstar|
|Google Finance||MSN Money|
|Yahoo Finance||Seeking Alpha|
Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures
|Balance Sheet Information||3/1/2016|
|Total Current Assets||$1,049,820,000|
|Total Current Liabilities||$554,547,000|
|Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)||111,195,000|
Earnings Per Share History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$2.75|
Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$1.93|
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