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E I du Pont de Nemours & Co Valuation – August 2016 $DD

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 Stocks for Using A Benjamin Graham Value Investing Strategy – August 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 E I du Pont de Nemours & Co (DD) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) is a science and technology-based company. The Company consists of over 10 businesses aggregated into six segments: Agriculture, Electronics & Communications, Industrial Biosciences, Nutrition & Health, Performance Materials and Safety & Protection. Its products include corn hybrids and soybean varieties, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides in Agriculture segment; photopolymers and electronic materials in Electronics & Communications segment; enzymes and bio-based materials in Industrial Biosciences segment; cultures, emulsifiers, texturants, natural sweeteners and soy-based food ingredients in Nutrition & Health segment; engineering polymers, packaging and industrial polymers, films and elastomers in Performance Materials segment, and nonwovens, aramids and solid surfaces in Safety & Protection segment. It is also involved in other businesses, such as pre-commercial programs, nonaligned businesses and pharmaceuticals in other.

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ModernGraham Valuation of DD – August 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 $60,385,212,650 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.16 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 25.61% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 21.16 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 5.92 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 2.16 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.00 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

DD value chart August 2016

EPSmg $3.29
MG Growth Estimate 1.27%
MG Value $36.35
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade C+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $47.72
MG Value based on 0% Growth $27.98
Market Implied Growth Rate 6.33%
Current Price $69.65
% of Intrinsic Value 191.60%

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co 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 $3.03 in 2012 to an estimated $3.29 for 2016. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 6.33% 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 E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $28.57. The company pays a dividend of $1.52 per share, for a yield of 2.2%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 21.16, which was below the industry average of 25.72, 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 $-15.74.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

DD charts August 2016

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$15.74
Graham Number $28.57
PEmg 21.16
Current Ratio 2.16
PB Ratio 5.92
Current Dividend $1.52
Dividend Yield 2.18%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 6/1/2016
Total Current Assets $18,091,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $8,378,000,000
Long-Term Debt $0
Total Assets $42,266,000,000
Intangible Assets $8,212,000,000
Total Liabilities $31,929,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 879,179,000

Earnings Per Share History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.14
Dec2015 $2.16
Dec2014 $3.92
Dec2013 $5.18
Dec2012 $2.91
Dec2011 $3.77
Dec2010 $3.28
Dec2009 $1.92
Dec2008 $2.20
Dec2007 $3.22
Dec2006 $3.38
Dec2005 $2.07
Dec2004 $1.77
Dec2003 $0.96
Dec2002 -$1.11
Dec2001 $4.16
Dec2000 $2.19
Dec1999 $6.99
Dec1998 $3.90
Dec1997 $2.08
Dec1996 $3.18

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.29
Dec2015 $3.44
Dec2014 $3.99
Dec2013 $3.82
Dec2012 $3.03
Dec2011 $3.02
Dec2010 $2.70
Dec2009 $2.46
Dec2008 $2.66
Dec2007 $2.69
Dec2006 $2.09
Dec2005 $1.48
Dec2004 $1.32
Dec2003 $1.61
Dec2002 $2.37
Dec2001 $4.03
Dec2000 $3.86

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Disclaimer:

The author did not hold a position in any company mentioned in this article at the time of publication and had no intention of changing that position within the next 72 hours.  See my current holdings here.  This article is not investment advice; any reader should speak to a registered investment adviser prior to making any investment decisions.  ModernGraham is not affiliated with the company in any manner.  Please be sure to review our detailed disclaimer.

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