Bank of New York Mellon Corp Valuation – January 2017 $BK

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 – December 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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp (BK) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) is an investments company. The Company operates businesses through two segments: Investment Management and Investment Services. The Company also has an Other segment, which includes credit-related services; the leasing portfolio; corporate treasury activities, including its investment securities portfolio; its equity interest in ConvergEx Group; business exits, and corporate overhead. The Company has over $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon’s subsidiaries include The Bank of New York Mellon and BNY Mellon, National Association (BNY Mellon, N.A.). The Bank of New York Mellon is a New York state-chartered bank, which houses its Investment Services businesses, including Asset Servicing, Issuer Services, Treasury Services, Broker-Dealer and Advisor Services, as well as the bank-advised business of Asset Management.

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ModernGraham Valuation of BK – January 2017

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 all 6 of the following tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $51,016,635,714 Pass
2. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Fail
3. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Pass
4. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 259.01% Pass
5. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 19.00 Pass
6. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.30 Pass
Enterprising Investor; must pass all 3 of the following tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
2. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
3. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $2.54
MG Growth Estimate 11.13%
MG Value $77.99
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $36.76
MG Value based on 0% Growth $21.55
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.25%
Current Price $48.17
% of Intrinsic Value 61.76%

Bank of New York Mellon Corp is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the insufficient earnings stability over the last ten years. 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 Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.46 in 2012 to an estimated $2.54 for 2016. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 5.25% 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.

At the time of valuation, further research into Bank of New York Mellon Corp revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $48.91. The company pays a dividend of $0.7 per share, for a yield of 1.5% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 19, which was below the industry average of 21.43, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Graham Number $48.91
PEmg 19.00
PB Ratio 1.30
Dividend Yield 1.45%
TTM Dividend $0.70
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 6


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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2016
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation $25,367,000,000
Total Assets $374,114,000,000
Intangible Assets $21,120,000,000
Total Liabilities $334,419,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,067,682,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.11
Dec2015 $2.71
Dec2014 $2.15
Dec2013 $1.73
Dec2012 $1.73
Dec2011 $2.03
Dec2010 $2.06
Dec2009 -$1.16
Dec2008 $1.20
Dec2007 $2.18
Dec2006 $3.94
Dec2005 $2.03
Dec2004 $1.85
Dec2003 $1.52
Dec2002 $1.24
Dec2001 $1.81
Dec2000 $1.92
Dec1999 $2.27
Dec1998 $1.53
Dec1997 $1.36
Dec1996 $1.21

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.54
Dec2015 $2.19
Dec2014 $1.93
Dec2013 $1.64
Dec2012 $1.46
Dec2011 $1.30
Dec2010 $1.17
Dec2009 $1.03
Dec2008 $2.16
Dec2007 $2.53
Dec2006 $2.51
Dec2005 $1.76
Dec2004 $1.64
Dec2003 $1.61
Dec2002 $1.68
Dec2001 $1.86
Dec2000 $1.81

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