Company ProfileÂ (excerpt from Reuters): Snap-on Incorporated, incorporated on April 7, 1930, is a manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions. The Company’s segments include the Commercial & Industrial Group, the Snap-on Tools Group, the Repair Systems & Information Group and Financial Services. The Commercial & Industrial Group consists of business operations serving a range of industrial and commercial customers around the world, including customers in the aerospace, natural resources, government, power generation, transportation and technical education market segments, primarily through direct and distributor channels. The Snap-on Tools Group consists of business operations primarily serving vehicle service and repair technicians through the Company’s mobile tool distribution channel. The Repair Systems & Information Group consists of business operations serving other professional vehicle repair customers, primarily owners and managers of independent repair shops and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealership service and repair shops, through direct and distributor channels. Financial Services consists of the business operations of Snap-on Credit LLC (SOC), the Company’s financial services business in the United States, and the Company’s other financial services subsidiaries in those international markets where it has franchise operations.
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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||$8,592,853,133||Pass|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Current Ratio > 2||2.28||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||193.44%||Pass|
|6. Moderate PEmg Ratio||PEmg < 20||15.51||Pass|
|7. Moderate Price to Assets||PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50||2.82||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||2.28||Pass|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Debt to NCA < 1.1||0.78||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
|MG Growth Estimate||9.88%|
|MG Value based on 3% Growth||$140.52|
|MG Value based on 0% Growth||$82.38|
|Market Implied Growth Rate||3.51%|
|% of Intrinsic Value||54.88%|
Snap-on Incorporated qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. In fact, the company meets all of the requirements of both investor types, a rare accomplishment indicative of the company’s strong financial position. . The Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.
As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $5.84 in 2014 to an estimated $9.69 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 3.51% 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 Snap-on Incorporated revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $114.95. The company pays a dividend of $2.95 per share, for a yield of 2% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 15.51, which was below the industry average of 28.03, 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 $-1.13.
Snap-on Incorporated performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B.
Stage 3: Information for Further Research
|Net Current Asset Value (NCAV)||-$1.13|
|Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth||8|
|ModernGraham tagged articles||Morningstar|
|Google Finance||MSN Money|
|Yahoo Finance||Seeking Alpha|
Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures
|Balance Sheet Information||3/1/2018|
|Total Current Assets||$2,168,400,000|
|Total Current Liabilities||$951,600,000|
|Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)||57,765,000|
Earnings Per Share History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$11.27|
Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$9.69|
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