Company Profile (obtained from Marketwatch): Lockheed Martin Corp. engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services. It operates through the following segments: Aeronautics, Missiles & Fire Control, Rotary & Mission Systems, and Space Systems. The Aeronautics segment is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, sustainment, support and upgrade of advanced military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles and related technologies. The Missiles & Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations support, readiness, engineering support and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles, and energy management solutions. The Rotary & Mission Systems segment provides design, manufacture, service and support for a variety of military and commercial helicopters; ship and submarine mission and combat systems; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; sea and land-based missile defense systems; radar systems; the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS); simulation and training services; and unmanned systems and technologies. The Space Systems segment engaged in the research and development, design, engineering and production of satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems and it also provides network-enabled situational awareness and integrates complex global systems to help customers gather, analyze and securely distribute critical intelligence data. The company was founded in March 1995 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.
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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||$100,646,579,793||Pass|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Current Ratio > 2||1.38||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||66.34%||Pass|
|6. Moderate PEmg Ratio||PEmg < 20||28.47||Fail|
|7. Moderate Price to Assets||PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50||-148.87||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||1.38||Fail|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Debt to NCA < 1.1||2.80||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||4.75%|
|MG Value based on 3% Growth||$179.52|
|MG Value based on 0% Growth||$105.24|
|Market Implied Growth Rate||9.98%|
|% of Intrinsic Value||158.23%|
Lockheed Martin Corporation 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, 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 $9.41 in 2014 to an estimated $12.38 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 9.98% 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 Lockheed Martin Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $0. The company pays a dividend of $7.46 per share, for a yield of 2.1%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 28.47, which was below the industry average of 32.41, 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 $-103.1.
Lockheed Martin Corporation scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of D+.
Stage 3: Information for Further Research
|Net Current Asset Value (NCAV)||-$103.10|
|Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth||15|
|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||$17,461,000,000|
|Total Current Liabilities||$12,637,000,000|
|Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)||288,500,000|
Earnings Per Share History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$14.31|
Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$12.38|
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