Company ProfileÂ (excerpt from Reuters): Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., incorporated on February 23, 1999, through its subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. (SST), designs, engineers and manufactures wood construction products, including connectors, truss plates, fastening systems, fasteners and pre-fabricated lateral systems used in light-frame construction. The Company’s segments are North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Administrative & All Other. The North America segment includes operations primarily in the United States and Canada. The Europe segment includes operations primarily in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium. The Asia/Pacific segment includes operations primarily in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
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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||$3,375,258,071||Pass|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Current Ratio > 2||3.81||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||257.22%||Pass|
|6. Moderate PEmg Ratio||PEmg < 20||34.31||Fail|
|7. Moderate Price to Assets||PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50||3.76||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||3.81||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||Pass|
|5. Earnings Growth||EPSmg greater than 5 years ago||Pass|
Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value
|MG Growth Estimate||14.95%|
|MG Value based on 3% Growth||$30.73|
|MG Value based on 0% Growth||$18.01|
|Market Implied Growth Rate||12.90%|
|% of Intrinsic Value||89.33%|
Simpson Manufacturing Co, Inc. is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns. 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 Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.06 in 2014 to an estimated $2.12 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 12.9% 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 within a margin of safety relative to the price.
At the time of valuation, further research into Simpson Manufacturing Co, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $35.02. The company pays a dividend of $0.81 per share, for a yield of 1.1% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 34.31, which was above the industry average of 24.98. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $9.81.
Simpson Manufacturing Co, 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)||$9.81|
|Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth||4|
|ModernGraham tagged articles||Morningstar|
|Google Finance||MSN Money|
|Yahoo Finance||Seeking Alpha|
Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures
|Balance Sheet Information||6/1/2018|
|Total Current Assets||$640,166,000|
|Total Current Liabilities||$167,992,000|
|Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)||46,677,000|
Earnings Per Share History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$2.88|
Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$2.12|
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