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NVIDIA Corp Valuation – March 2018 $NVDA

Company Profile (obtained from Marketwatch): NVIDIA Corp. designs and manufactures computer graphics processors, chipsets, and related multimedia software. It operates through the following segments: Graphics Processing Unit and Tegra Processor. The Graphics Processing Unit segment includes sales of the company’s GeForce discrete and chipset products that supports desktop and notebook PCs plus license fees from Intel and sales of memory products. The Tegra Processors segment provides processors that deliver superior visual and multimedia experience on tablets, smart phones and gaming devices while consuming minimal power. The company was founded by Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris A. Malachowsky and Curtis R. Priem in January 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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ModernGraham Valuation of NVDA – March 2018

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 $148,670,001,472 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 8.03 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Fail
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 907.20% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 65.40 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 20.65 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 8.03 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.25 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

EPSmg $3.75
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $144.43
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $54.39
MG Value based on 0% Growth $31.89
Market Implied Growth Rate 28.45%
Current Price $245.33
% of Intrinsic Value 169.87%

NVIDIA Corporation 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, and the poor dividend history, 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 $0.9 in 2015 to an estimated $3.75 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 28.45% 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 NVIDIA Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $37.98. The company pays a dividend of $0.57 per share, for a yield of 0.2% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 65.4, which was above the industry average of 48.19. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $8.72.

NVIDIA Corporation receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $8.72
Graham Number $37.98
PEmg 65.40
Current Ratio 8.03
PB Ratio 20.65
Current Dividend $0.57
Dividend Yield 0.23%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 6

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 1/1/2018
Total Current Assets $9,255,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,153,000,000
Long-Term Debt $1,985,000,000
Total Assets $11,241,000,000
Intangible Assets $670,000,000
Total Liabilities $3,770,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 629,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.20
Jan2018 $4.82
Jan2017 $2.57
Jan2016 $1.08
Jan2015 $1.12
Jan2014 $0.74
Jan2013 $0.90
Jan2012 $0.94
Jan2011 $0.43
Jan2010 -$0.12
Jan2009 -$0.05
Jan2008 $1.31
Jan2007 $0.77
Jan2006 $0.55
Jan2005 $0.17
Jan2004 $0.14
Jan2003 $0.18
Jan2002 $0.34
Jan2001 $0.21
Jan2000 $0.09
Jan1999 $0.01

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.75
Jan2018 $2.71
Jan2017 $1.53
Jan2016 $0.99
Jan2015 $0.90
Jan2014 $0.72
Jan2013 $0.62
Jan2012 $0.48
Jan2011 $0.33
Jan2010 $0.35
Jan2009 $0.57
Jan2008 $0.78
Jan2007 $0.47
Jan2006 $0.30
Jan2005 $0.19
Jan2004 $0.20
Jan2003 $0.21

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