Qorvo Inc Valuation – April 2018 $QRVO

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Qorvo, Inc., incorporated on December 13, 2013, is a provider of technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense and aerospace applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets its products to the United States and international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs). Its segments include Mobile Products (MP) and Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP). The Company operates design, sales and manufacturing facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Its primary manufacturing facilities are located in North Carolina, Oregon, Texas and Florida, and its primary assembly and test facilities are located in China, Costa Rica and Texas.

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ModernGraham Valuation of QRVO – April 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 $8,687,580,693 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 4.72 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 1599900.00% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 144.08 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.81 Pass
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 4.72 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.76 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Fail
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass


Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $0.48
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $18.35
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $6.91
MG Value based on 0% Growth $4.05
Market Implied Growth Rate 67.79%
Current Price $68.68
% of Intrinsic Value 374.24%

Qorvo Inc 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 stability over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history, and the high PEmg ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the lack of earnings stability over the last five years, and the lack of dividends. 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 $0 in 2014 to an estimated $0.48 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 67.79% 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 Qorvo Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $26.57. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 144.08, which was above the industry average of 51.31. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $0.85.

Qorvo Inc 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) $0.85
Graham Number $26.57
PEmg 144.08
Current Ratio 4.72
PB Ratio 1.81
Current Dividend $0.00
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2017
Total Current Assets $1,814,166,000
Total Current Liabilities $384,518,000
Long-Term Debt $1,088,730,000
Total Assets $6,526,647,000
Intangible Assets $3,167,518,000
Total Liabilities $1,705,569,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 127,034,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.81
Mar2017 -$0.13
Mar2016 -$0.20
Mar2015 $2.11

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.48
Mar2017 $0.33
Mar2016 $0.50
Mar2015 $0.70

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