Raytheon Co Valuation – March 2019 #RTN

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Raytheon Company, incorporated on December 17, 1953, is a technology company, which specializes in defense and other government markets. The Company develops integrated products, services and solutions in various markets, including sensing; effects; command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence; mission support, and cybersecurity. The Company operates through five segments: Integrated Defense Systems (IDS); Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS); Missile Systems (MS); Space and Airborne Systems (SAS), and Forcepoint. The Company serves both domestic and international customers, primarily as a prime contractor or subcontractor on a range of defense and related programs for government customers.


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ModernGraham Valuation of RTN – 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 $50,836,887,301 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.46 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 80.90% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 19.17 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 4.47 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 1.46 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.24 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 $9.40
MG Growth Estimate 6.50%
MG Value $202.10
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $136.26
MG Value based on 0% Growth $79.88
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.33%
Current Price $180.12
% of Intrinsic Value 89.12%

Raytheon Company 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 PB ratio. 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 Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $6.56 in 2015 to an estimated $9.4 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 5.33% 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 Raytheon Company revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $102.6. The company pays a dividend of $3.47 per share, for a yield of 1.9% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 19.17, which was below the industry average of 51.79, 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 $-29.

Raytheon Company 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) -$29.00
Graham Number $102.60
PEmg 19.17
Current Ratio 1.46
PB Ratio 4.47
Current Dividend $3.47
Dividend Yield 1.93%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 14

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $12,136,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $8,288,000,000
Long-Term Debt $4,755,000,000
Total Assets $31,864,000,000
Intangible Assets $15,486,000,000
Total Liabilities $20,392,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 284,700,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $11.50
Dec2018 $10.15
Dec2017 $6.95
Dec2016 $7.55
Dec2015 $6.91
Dec2014 $7.18
Dec2013 $6.16
Dec2012 $5.65
Dec2011 $5.28
Dec2010 $4.88
Dec2009 $4.89
Dec2008 $3.92
Dec2007 $5.79
Dec2006 $2.85
Dec2005 $1.92
Dec2004 $0.94
Dec2003 $0.88
Dec2002 -$1.59
Dec2001 -$2.12
Dec2000 $0.41
Dec1999 $1.17

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $9.40
Dec2018 $8.15
Dec2017 $7.08
Dec2016 $6.99
Dec2015 $6.56
Dec2014 $6.20
Dec2013 $5.59
Dec2012 $5.18
Dec2011 $4.95
Dec2010 $4.68
Dec2009 $4.34
Dec2008 $3.74
Dec2007 $3.26
Dec2006 $1.66
Dec2005 $0.71
Dec2004 -$0.03
Dec2003 -$0.42

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