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Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc Valuation – July 2018 $SKT

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., incorporated on March 3, 1993, is an owner and operator of outlet centers in the United States and Canada. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), which focuses on developing, acquiring, owning, operating and managing outlet shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, its portfolio consisted of 36 outlet centers, with a total gross leasable area of approximately 12.7 million square feet, which were 98% occupied and contained over 2,600 stores representing approximately 400 store brands. Its outlet centers and other assets are held by, and all of its operations are conducted by, Tanger Properties Limited Partnership and subsidiaries (Operating Partnership).

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of SKT – July 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 $2,274,582,107 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 3.46 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 135.26% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 18.86 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.73 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 3.46 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 10.86 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 $1.25
MG Growth Estimate 9.64%
MG Value $34.79
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade A
MG Value based on 3% Growth $18.16
MG Value based on 0% Growth $10.65
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.18%
Current Price $23.62
% of Intrinsic Value 67.89%

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is only initially concerned with the high PB ratio. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the level of debt relative to the net current assets. 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 $0.76 in 2014 to an estimated $1.25 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 5.18% 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 Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $11.47. The company pays a dividend of $1.35 per share, for a yield of 5.7%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 18.86, which was below the industry average of 49.54, 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 $-17.97.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. fares extremely well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring an A.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$17.97
Graham Number $11.47
PEmg 18.86
Current Ratio 3.46
PB Ratio 3.73
Current Dividend $1.35
Dividend Yield 5.73%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 20

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 3/1/2018
Total Current Assets $229,589,000
Total Current Liabilities $66,405,000
Long-Term Debt $1,772,055,000
Total Assets $2,505,858,000
Intangible Assets $0
Total Liabilities $1,912,367,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 93,644,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.95
Dec2017 $0.71
Dec2016 $2.01
Dec2015 $2.20
Dec2014 $0.77
Dec2013 $1.13
Dec2012 $0.57
Dec2011 $0.52
Dec2010 $0.32
Dec2009 $0.72
Dec2008 $0.31
Dec2007 $0.36
Dec2006 $0.52
Dec2005 $0.08
Dec2004 $0.13
Dec2003 $0.30
Dec2002 $0.27
Dec2001 $0.17
Dec2000 $0.08
Dec1999 $0.44
Dec1998 $0.31

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.25
Dec2017 $1.39
Dec2016 $1.60
Dec2015 $1.28
Dec2014 $0.76
Dec2013 $0.72
Dec2012 $0.51
Dec2011 $0.47
Dec2010 $0.44
Dec2009 $0.47
Dec2008 $0.32
Dec2007 $0.31
Dec2006 $0.28
Dec2005 $0.17
Dec2004 $0.20
Dec2003 $0.24
Dec2002 $0.23

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