John Bean Technologies Corp Valuation – August 2018 $JBT

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT), incorporated on May 12, 1994, is a technology solutions provider to the segments of the food and beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods and automated system solutions. The Company operates through two segments: JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech. The JBT FoodTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically food processing systems used for fruit juice production, frozen food production, in-container food production, automated systems and convenience food preparation by the food industry. The JBT AeroTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically airport ground support and gate equipment and provides services for airport authorities; airlines, airfreight, and ground handling companies; the defense contractors, and other industries.


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ModernGraham Valuation of JBT – August 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 $3,690,625,174 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.33 Fail
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 136.02% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 42.90 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 8.65 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 1.33 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 2.59 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 $2.58
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $99.25
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $37.38
MG Value based on 0% Growth $21.91
Market Implied Growth Rate 17.20%
Current Price $110.60
% of Intrinsic Value 111.43%

John Bean Technologies Corp 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, high PEmg and PB ratios. 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 Overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.11 in 2014 to an estimated $2.58 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 17.2% 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 John Bean Technologies Corp revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $32.67. The company pays a dividend of $0.4 per share, for a yield of 0.4% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 42.9, which was above the industry average of 29.32. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-11.94.

John Bean Technologies Corp 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) -$11.94
Graham Number $32.67
PEmg 42.90
Current Ratio 1.33
PB Ratio 8.65
Current Dividend $0.40
Dividend Yield 0.36%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 5

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 6/1/2018
Total Current Assets $685,200,000
Total Current Liabilities $516,100,000
Long-Term Debt $437,200,000
Total Assets $1,479,100,000
Intangible Assets $508,900,000
Total Liabilities $1,068,500,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 32,100,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.39
Dec2017 $2.53
Dec2016 $2.27
Dec2015 $1.88
Dec2014 $1.03
Dec2013 $1.11
Dec2012 $1.23
Dec2011 $1.04
Dec2010 $1.28
Dec2009 $1.15
Dec2008 $1.59
Dec2007 $1.32

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.58
Dec2017 $2.04
Dec2016 $1.69
Dec2015 $1.36
Dec2014 $1.11
Dec2013 $1.15
Dec2012 $1.20
Dec2011 $1.22
Dec2010 $1.23
Dec2009 $1.07
Dec2008 $0.88
Dec2007 $0.44

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