Company Profile (obtained from Marketwatch): Flowserve Corp. develops and manufactures precision-engineered flow control equipment integral to the movement, control and protection of the flow of materials in its customer’s critical processes. It also engaged in providing fluid motion and control products and services. The company manufactures and supplies engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. It also provides automation and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical and other industries. The company operates through the following segments: Engineered Product, Industrial Product, and Flow Control Division. The Engineered Product Division segment designs, manufacture, distribute and service custom and other highly-engineered pumps and pump systems, mechanical seals and auxiliary systems. The Industrial Product Division segment designs, manufacture, distribute and service engineered, pre-configured industrial pumps and pump systems, including submersible motors and specialty products. The Flow Control Division segment designs, manufactures and distributes a broad portfolio of engineered-to-order and configured-to-order isolation valves, control valves, valve automation products, boiler controls and related services. Flowserve was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irving, TX.
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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||$5,532,392,093||Pass|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Current Ratio > 2||2.06||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||-65.28%||Fail|
|6. Moderate PEmg Ratio||PEmg < 20||34.64||Fail|
|7. Moderate Price to Assets||PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50||3.36||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||2.06||Pass|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Debt to NCA < 1.1||1.14||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||Fail|
Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value
|MG Growth Estimate||-4.25%|
|MG Value based on 3% Growth||$17.73|
|MG Value based on 0% Growth||$10.39|
|Market Implied Growth Rate||13.07%|
|% of Intrinsic Value||N/A|
Flowserve Corp does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or 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 concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the net current assets, and the lack of earnings growth over the last five years. 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 seeing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) decline from $3.21 in 2014 to an estimated $1.22 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 13.07% 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 Flowserve Corp revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $20.91. The company pays a dividend of $0.76 per share, for a yield of 1.8% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 34.64, which was above the industry average of 25.98. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-5.3.
Flowserve Corp scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of F.
Stage 3: Information for Further Research
|Net Current Asset Value (NCAV)||-$5.30|
|Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth||11|
|ModernGraham tagged articles||Morningstar|
|Google Finance||MSN Money|
|Yahoo Finance||Seeking Alpha|
Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures
|Balance Sheet Information||12/1/2017|
|Total Current Assets||$2,558,745,000|
|Total Current Liabilities||$1,242,908,000|
|Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)||131,417,000|
Earnings Per Share History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$1.53|
Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$1.22|
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