Mohawk Industries Inc Valuation – March 2019 #MHK

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Mohawk Industries, Inc., incorporated on December 22, 1988, is a flooring manufacturer that creates products for residential and commercial spaces around the world. The Company operates in three segments: Global Ceramic, Flooring North America (Flooring NA) and Flooring Rest of the World (Flooring ROW). The Company’s manufacturing and distribution processes provide carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and vinyl flooring. The Company has operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


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ModernGraham Valuation of MHK – March 2019

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 $9,606,383,941 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.38 Fail
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 294.08% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 11.80 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.32 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 1.38 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.22 Fail
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 $11.26
MG Growth Estimate 11.73%
MG Value $359.73
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade C+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $163.21
MG Value based on 0% Growth $95.68
Market Implied Growth Rate 1.65%
Current Price $132.85
% of Intrinsic Value 36.93%

Mohawk Industries, Inc. 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, poor dividend history. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets, and the lack of dividends. 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 Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $6.32 in 2015 to an estimated $11.26 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 1.65% 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 Mohawk Industries, Inc. revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $151.26. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 11.8, which was below the industry average of 20.99, 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 $-15.5.

Mohawk Industries, 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) -$15.50
Graham Number $151.26
PEmg 11.80
Current Ratio 1.38
PB Ratio 1.32
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 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $4,509,296,000
Total Current Liabilities $3,266,239,000
Long-Term Debt $1,515,601,000
Total Assets $13,099,123,000
Intangible Assets $3,482,776,000
Total Liabilities $5,659,064,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 74,161,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $10.15
Dec2018 $11.47
Dec2017 $12.98
Dec2016 $12.48
Dec2015 $8.31
Dec2014 $7.25
Dec2013 $4.82
Dec2012 $3.61
Dec2011 $2.52
Dec2010 $2.65
Dec2009 -$0.08
Dec2008 -$21.32
Dec2007 $10.32
Dec2006 $6.70
Dec2005 $5.72
Dec2004 $5.49
Dec2003 $4.62
Dec2002 $4.39
Dec2001 $3.55
Dec2000 $3.00
Dec1999 $2.61

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $11.26
Dec2018 $11.37
Dec2017 $10.60
Dec2016 $8.71
Dec2015 $6.32
Dec2014 $4.94
Dec2013 $3.42
Dec2012 $0.97
Dec2011 -$0.62
Dec2010 -$1.58
Dec2009 -$2.37
Dec2008 -$1.89
Dec2007 $7.41
Dec2006 $5.77
Dec2005 $5.12
Dec2004 $4.61
Dec2003 $3.99

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