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Affiliated Managers Group Inc Valuation – May 2018 $AMG

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., incorporated on December 29, 1993, is an asset management company with equity investments in boutique investment management firms (Affiliates). The Company is focused on investing around the globe in investment management firms that manage active return-oriented strategies, including traditional, alternative and wealth management firms. The Company operates through three business segments, which represent its principal distribution channels: Institutional, Mutual Fund and High Net Worth. The equity method investments in the Institutional distribution channel are made in relationships with public and private client entities, including foundations, endowments, sovereign wealth funds and retirement plans for corporations and municipalities. The equity method investments in the Mutual Fund distribution channel are made in advisory or sub-advisory relationships with active return-oriented mutual funds, Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and other retail products. The equity method investments in the High Net Worth distribution channel are made in relationships with high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, families, trusts, foundations, endowments and retirement plans.

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ModernGraham Valuation of AMG – May 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 $8,869,286,844 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.30 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
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 403.01% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 13.44 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.51 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 1.30 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 9.35 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

EPSmg $12.03
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $463.21
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $174.45
MG Value based on 0% Growth $102.27
Market Implied Growth Rate 2.47%
Current Price $161.72
% of Intrinsic Value 34.91%

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. 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, poor dividend history. 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 Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $5.57 in 2014 to an estimated $12.03 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 2.47% 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 above the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $158.62. The company pays a dividend of $0.8 per share, for a yield of 0.5% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 13.44, which was below the industry average of 22.78, 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 $-70.89.

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$70.89
Graham Number $158.62
PEmg 13.44
Current Ratio 1.30
PB Ratio 2.51
Current Dividend $0.80
Dividend Yield 0.49%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 1

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 3/1/2018
Total Current Assets $866,400,000
Total Current Liabilities $667,300,000
Long-Term Debt $1,861,500,000
Total Assets $8,584,200,000
Intangible Assets $4,110,400,000
Total Liabilities $4,907,200,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 57,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $16.12
Dec2017 $12.03
Dec2016 $8.57
Dec2015 $9.17
Dec2014 $7.70
Dec2013 $6.55
Dec2012 $3.28
Dec2011 $3.11
Dec2010 $2.81
Dec2009 $1.38
Dec2008 -$0.03
Dec2007 $4.55
Dec2006 $3.74
Dec2005 $2.81
Dec2004 $2.02
Dec2003 $1.57
Dec2002 $1.65
Dec2001 $1.47
Dec2000 $1.66
Dec1999 $2.12
Dec1998 $0.89

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $12.03
Dec2017 $9.59
Dec2016 $7.93
Dec2015 $7.06
Dec2014 $5.57
Dec2013 $4.15
Dec2012 $2.67
Dec2011 $2.36
Dec2010 $2.15
Dec2009 $2.05
Dec2008 $2.46
Dec2007 $3.45
Dec2006 $2.72
Dec2005 $2.11
Dec2004 $1.73
Dec2003 $1.62
Dec2002 $1.62

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