Dentsply Sirona Inc Valuation – March 2019 #XRAY

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., incorporated on February 15, 1983, is a manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets solutions offering, including dental and oral health products, as well as other consumable medical devices. The Company operates through two segments: Dental and Healthcare Consumables, and Technologies. The dental industry encompasses the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and ailments of the teeth, gums and supporting bone. The Company’s principal dental product categories are dental consumable products, dental laboratory products, dental specialty products and dental equipment. Additionally, the Company’s consumable medical device products are used for urological and surgical applications. These products are produced by the Company in the United States and internationally and are distributed throughout the world under various brand names, including ANKYLOS, AQUASIL ULTRA, ARTICADENT, ASTRA TECH, ATLANTIS, CALIBRA, CAULK, CAVITRON, CELTRA, CERAMCO, CERCON, CEREC, CEREC MCX, CITANEST, DAC, DELTON, DENTSPLY, DETREY, DYRACT, ESTHET.X, GALILEOS, INLAB, IN-OVATION, INTEGO, LOFRIC, MAILLEFER, MIDWEST, MTM, NUPRO, OMNICAM, ORAQIX, ORIGO, ORTHOPHOS, OSSEOSPEED, PALODENT PLUS, PEPGEN P-15, PORTRAIT, PRIME & BOND, PROFILE, PROGLIDER, PROTAPER, RECIPROC, RINN, SANI-TIP, SCHICK, SENSE, SENTALLOY, SINIUS, SIROLASER, SIRONA, SLIMLINE, STYLUS, SULTAN, SUREFIL, T1, T2, T3, T4, TENEO, THERMAFIL, TRIODENT MATRIX SYSTEMS, TRUBYTE, VIPI, WAVEONE, WELLSPECT, XENO, XIVE, XYLOCAINE and ZHERMACK.


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ModernGraham Valuation of XRAY – 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 $10,991,254,694 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.86 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Fail
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 -259.30% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 -33.99 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.13 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 1.86 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.79 Fail
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 Fail


Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg -$1.45
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $0.00
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth -$21.01
MG Value based on 0% Growth -$12.31
Market Implied Growth Rate -21.24%
Current Price $49.24
% of Intrinsic Value N/A

DENTSPLY SIRONA 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, insufficient earnings stability or growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the net current assets, and the lack of earnings stability or growth over the last five years. 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 seeing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) decline from $2.02 in 2015 to an estimated $-1.45 for 2019. This level of negative earnings does not support a positive valuation.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 DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $33.67. The company pays a dividend of $0.35 per share, for a yield of 0.7% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was -33.99, which was below the industry average of 53.13, 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 $-7.49.

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of D.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$7.49
Graham Number $33.67
PEmg -33.99
Current Ratio 1.86
PB Ratio 2.13
Current Dividend $0.35
Dividend Yield 0.71%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 8

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $1,888,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,013,300,000
Long-Term Debt $1,564,900,000
Total Assets $8,687,000,000
Intangible Assets $5,851,600,000
Total Liabilities $3,554,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 222,500,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.19
Dec2018 -$4.51
Dec2017 -$6.76
Dec2016 $1.94
Dec2015 $1.76
Dec2014 $2.24
Dec2013 $2.16
Dec2012 $2.18
Dec2011 $1.70
Dec2010 $1.82
Dec2009 $1.83
Dec2008 $1.87
Dec2007 $1.68
Dec2006 $1.41
Dec2005 $0.28
Dec2004 $1.55
Dec2003 $1.09
Dec2002 $0.93
Dec2001 $0.77
Dec2000 $0.65
Dec1999 $0.57

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate -$1.45
Dec2018 -$2.53
Dec2017 -$0.94
Dec2016 $2.00
Dec2015 $2.02
Dec2014 $2.11
Dec2013 $2.01
Dec2012 $1.91
Dec2011 $1.78
Dec2010 $1.79
Dec2009 $1.65
Dec2008 $1.49
Dec2007 $1.27
Dec2006 $1.06
Dec2005 $0.90
Dec2004 $1.14
Dec2003 $0.89

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