Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Baker Hughes, a GE Company, incorporated on October 28, 2016, is an oil and gas company. The Company is a provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. The Company’s products and services include upstream, midstream, downstream, industrial and digital. The Company’s upstream, which includes evaluation, drilling, completions and production. Midstream enables the power and compression efficiency for LNG and pipeline and storage. Downstream is build reliability and safety into process operations that includes refining and petrochemical and fertilizer solutions. In addition downstream offers process chemical, water treatment, turbo machinery, condition monitoring, process services and flow and process technologies.
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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||$25,573,144,062||Pass|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Current Ratio > 2||1.66||Fail|
|3. Earnings Stability||Positive EPS for 10 years prior||Fail|
|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||346666566.67%||Pass|
|6. Moderate PEmg Ratio||PEmg < 20||398.55||Fail|
|7. Moderate Price to Assets||PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50||0.78||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||1.66||Pass|
|2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition||Debt to NCA < 1.1||1.06||Pass|
|3. Earnings Stability||Positive EPS for 5 years prior||Fail|
|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||15.00%|
|MG Value based on 3% Growth||$0.90|
|MG Value based on 0% Growth||$0.53|
|Market Implied Growth Rate||195.10%|
|% of Intrinsic Value||1035.61%|
Baker Hughes A GE Co is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings stability over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history, and the high PEmg ratio. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the lack of earnings stability over the last five years. 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 $0 in 2015 to an estimated $0.06 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 195.1% 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 Baker Hughes A GE Co revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $23.33. The company pays a dividend of $0.72 per share, for a yield of 2.9%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 398.71, which was above the industry average of 43.92. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-2.23.
Baker Hughes A GE Co receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C.
Stage 3: Information for Further Research
|Net Current Asset Value (NCAV)||-$2.23|
|Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth||2|
|ModernGraham tagged articles||Morningstar|
|Google Finance||MSN Money|
|Yahoo Finance||Seeking Alpha|
Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures
|Balance Sheet Information||12/1/2018|
|Total Current Assets||$14,971,000,000|
|Total Current Liabilities||$9,020,000,000|
|Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)||1,099,932,000|
Earnings Per Share History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$0.76|
Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History
|Next Fiscal Year Estimate||$0.06|
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