Urban Outfitters Inc Valuation – June 2018 $URBN

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Urban Outfitters, Inc., incorporated on August 06, 1976, is a lifestyle specialty retail company. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Wholesale. The Company’s Retail segment consists of its Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Bhldn brands, whose merchandise is sold to its customers through retail stores, Websites, mobile applications, catalogs and customer contact centers. The Retail segment also includes Vetri Family, which operates restaurants under the names Amis, Alla Spina, Lo Spiedo, Pizzeria Vetri and Osteria. Its Wholesale segment consists of the Free People wholesale division that primarily designs, develops and markets young women’s contemporary casual apparel and shoes through individual and chain specialty stores and department stores.

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ModernGraham Valuation of URBN – June 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 $5,042,320,182 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.64 Pass
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 22.60% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 27.28 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.78 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 2.64 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.00 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Fail
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass


Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $1.70
MG Growth Estimate 0.43%
MG Value $15.92
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade C
MG Value based on 3% Growth $24.66
MG Value based on 0% Growth $14.46
Market Implied Growth Rate 9.39%
Current Price $46.40
% of Intrinsic Value 291.52%

Urban Outfitters, Inc. is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the insufficient earnings growth over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the lack of dividends. 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 $1.65 in 2015 to an estimated $1.7 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 9.39% 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 Urban Outfitters, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $24.22. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 27.28, which was below the industry average of 37.1, 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 $3.58.

Urban Outfitters, 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) $3.58
Graham Number $24.22
PEmg 27.28
Current Ratio 2.64
PB Ratio 3.78
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 4/1/2018
Total Current Assets $1,097,138,000
Total Current Liabilities $415,091,000
Long-Term Debt $0
Total Assets $2,051,215,000
Intangible Assets $0
Total Liabilities $704,800,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 109,744,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.17
Jan2018 $0.96
Jan2017 $1.86
Jan2016 $1.78
Jan2015 $1.68
Jan2014 $1.89
Jan2013 $1.62
Jan2012 $1.19
Jan2011 $1.60
Jan2010 $1.28
Jan2009 $1.17
Jan2008 $0.94
Jan2007 $0.69
Jan2006 $0.77
Jan2005 $0.54
Jan2004 $0.30
Jan2003 $0.18
Jan2002 $0.11
Jan2001 $0.08
Jan2000 $0.13
Jan1999 $0.11

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.70
Jan2018 $1.52
Jan2017 $1.79
Jan2016 $1.71
Jan2015 $1.65
Jan2014 $1.60
Jan2013 $1.43
Jan2012 $1.30
Jan2011 $1.28
Jan2010 $1.07
Jan2009 $0.92
Jan2008 $0.74
Jan2007 $0.60
Jan2006 $0.49
Jan2005 $0.32
Jan2004 $0.19
Jan2003 $0.13

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