Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Valuation – February 2019 $ALXN

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated on January 28, 1992, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutic products. The Company’s products include Soliris (eculizumab), Strensiq (asfotase alfa) and Kanuma (sebelipase alfa). The Company’s clinical development programs include Soliris (eculizumab), cPMP (ALXN1101), SBC-103, ALXN1210 (IV) and ALXN1210 (Subcutaneous).

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of ALXN – February 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 $28,604,032,000 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.88 Pass
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 314.76% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 34.23 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.15 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 2.88 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.13 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 $3.74
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $143.99
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $54.23
MG Value based on 0% Growth $31.79
Market Implied Growth Rate 12.86%
Current Price $128.02
% of Intrinsic Value 88.91%

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the poor dividend history, 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 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 Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.58 in 2015 to an estimated $3.74 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 12.86% 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 Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $90.72. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 34.23, which was below the industry average of 39.51, 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 $-6.13.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, 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) -$6.13
Graham Number $90.72
PEmg 34.23
Current Ratio 2.88
PB Ratio 3.15
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 $3,385,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,174,000,000
Long-Term Debt $2,501,700,000
Total Assets $13,931,900,000
Intangible Assets $8,678,700,000
Total Liabilities $4,766,600,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 225,400,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $8.92
Dec2018 $0.35
Dec2017 $1.97
Dec2016 $1.76
Dec2015 $0.67
Dec2014 $3.26
Dec2013 $1.27
Dec2012 $1.28
Dec2011 $0.91
Dec2010 $0.52
Dec2009 $1.63
Dec2008 $0.20
Dec2007 -$0.64
Dec2006 -$1.04
Jul2005 -$0.98
Jul2004 -$0.86
Jul2003 -$1.16
Jul2002 -$0.78
Jul2001 -$0.82
Jul2000 -$0.36
Jul1999 -$0.14

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.74
Dec2018 $1.30
Dec2017 $1.78
Dec2016 $1.67
Dec2015 $1.58
Dec2014 $1.84
Dec2013 $1.12
Dec2012 $1.00
Dec2011 $0.75
Dec2010 $0.49
Dec2009 $0.26
Dec2008 -$0.50
Dec2007 -$0.88
Dec2006 -$0.98
Jul2005 -$0.94
Jul2004 -$0.88
Jul2003 -$0.82

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Valuation – April 2018 $ALXN

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated on January 28, 1992, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutic products. The Company’s products include Soliris (eculizumab), Strensiq (asfotase alfa) and Kanuma (sebelipase alfa). The Company’s clinical development programs include Soliris (eculizumab), cPMP (ALXN1101), SBC-103, ALXN1210 (IV) and ALXN1210 (Subcutaneous).

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ModernGraham Valuation of ALXN – April 2018

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 $24,343,789,948 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 3.10 Pass
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 220.59% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 34.10 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.75 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 3.10 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.36 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 $3.21
MG Growth Estimate 11.21%
MG Value $99.29
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $46.55
MG Value based on 0% Growth $27.29
Market Implied Growth Rate 12.80%
Current Price $109.48
% of Intrinsic Value 110.27%

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the poor dividend history, 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 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 Overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.84 in 2014 to an estimated $3.21 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 12.8% 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 Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $73.98. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 34.1, which was above the industry average of 29.14. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-7.77.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of F.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$7.77
Graham Number $73.98
PEmg 34.10
Current Ratio 3.10
PB Ratio 2.75
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 12/1/2017
Total Current Assets $2,953,900,000
Total Current Liabilities $952,500,000
Long-Term Debt $2,720,700,000
Total Assets $13,583,300,000
Intangible Assets $8,991,800,000
Total Liabilities $4,690,200,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 223,600,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $6.08
Dec2017 $1.97
Dec2016 $1.76
Dec2015 $0.67
Dec2014 $3.26
Dec2013 $1.27
Dec2012 $1.28
Dec2011 $0.91
Dec2010 $0.52
Dec2009 $1.63
Dec2008 $0.20
Dec2007 -$0.64
Dec2006 -$1.04
Jul2005 -$0.98
Jul2004 -$0.86
Jul2003 -$1.16
Jul2002 -$0.78
Jul2001 -$0.82
Jul2000 -$0.36
Jul1999 -$0.14
Jul1998 -$0.22

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.21
Dec2017 $1.78
Dec2016 $1.67
Dec2015 $1.58
Dec2014 $1.84
Dec2013 $1.12
Dec2012 $1.00
Dec2011 $0.75
Dec2010 $0.49
Dec2009 $0.26
Dec2008 -$0.50
Dec2007 -$0.88
Dec2006 -$0.98
Jul2005 -$0.94
Jul2004 -$0.88
Jul2003 -$0.82
Jul2002 -$0.58

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Valuation – December 2016 $ALXN

Benjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk.  This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company compares to another company or by reviewing the 10 Stocks for Using A Benjamin Graham Value Investing Strategy – December 2016.  By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company’s historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.  What follows is a stock analysis showing a specific look at how Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ALXN) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. The Company operates through innovation, development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products segment. The Company’s marketed products include Soliris (eculizumab), Strensiq (asfotase alfa) and Kanuma (sebelipase alfa). The Company’s clinical programs include Soliris (eculizumab), ALXN 1101, ALXN 1007, SBC-103, ALXN 1210 and ALXN 5500. It offers Soliris for patients with either paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a life-threatening and ultra-rare genetic blood disorder, or atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a life-threatening and ultra-rare genetic disease. Strensiq is a targeted enzyme replacement therapy. It offers Kanuma for the treatment of patients with Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LAL-D). ALXN 1007 is a humanized antibody designed to target inflammatory disorders.

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ModernGraham Valuation of ALXN – December 2016

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 $24,979,334,534 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 3.11 Pass
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 441.18% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 60.73 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.10 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 3.11 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.78 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 $1.92
MG Growth Estimate 13.72%
MG Value $69.09
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $27.87
MG Value based on 0% Growth $16.34
Market Implied Growth Rate 26.11%
Current Price $116.72
% of Intrinsic Value 168.93%

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the insufficient earnings stability over the last ten years, the poor dividend history, 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 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 Overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1 in 2012 to an estimated $1.92 for 2016. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 26.11% 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 Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $46.28. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 60.73, which was above the industry average of 28.95. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-9.71.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of F.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$9.71
Graham Number $46.28
PEmg 60.73
Current Ratio 3.11
PB Ratio 3.10
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 9/1/2016
Total Current Assets $2,594,534,000
Total Current Liabilities $834,341,000
Long-Term Debt $3,129,384,000
Total Assets $13,293,462,000
Intangible Assets $9,505,170,000
Total Liabilities $4,789,359,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 226,088,000

Earnings Per Share History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.51
Dec2015 $0.67
Dec2014 $3.26
Dec2013 $1.27
Dec2012 $1.28
Dec2011 $0.91
Dec2010 $0.52
Dec2009 $1.63
Dec2008 $0.20
Dec2007 -$0.64
Dec2006 -$1.04
Jul2005 -$0.98
Jul2004 -$0.86
Jul2003 -$1.16
Jul2002 -$0.78
Jul2001 -$0.82
Jul2000 -$0.36
Jul1999 -$0.14
Jul1998 -$0.22
Jul1997 -$0.24
Jul1996 -$0.24

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.92
Dec2015 $1.58
Dec2014 $1.84
Dec2013 $1.12
Dec2012 $1.00
Dec2011 $0.75
Dec2010 $0.49
Dec2009 $0.26
Dec2008 -$0.50
Dec2007 -$0.88
Dec2006 -$0.98
Jul2005 -$0.94
Jul2004 -$0.88
Jul2003 -$0.82
Jul2002 -$0.58
Jul2001 -$0.44
Jul2000 -$0.25

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Analysis – August 2015 Update $ALXN

Benjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk.  This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company compares to another company or by reviewing the 5 Most Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Investor – July 2015.  By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company’s historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.  What follows is a stock analysis showing a specific look at how Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. As of June 23, 2015, the Company had eight product candidates in clinical trials for 11 indications. The Company’s product pipeline includes complement inhibitor portfolio, metabolic rare disease portfolio and preclinical candidates. Its complement inhibitor portfolio includes Soliris, ALXN1007, ALXN1210 and ALXN5500. Its metabolic rare disease portfolio includes Strensiq, Kanuma, ALXN1101 and SBC-103. The Company’s preclinical candidates include mRNA Therapies, SBC-105 and other complement inhibitors. Its Soliris is approved for the treatment of patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), two life-threatening ultra-rare disorders.

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ModernGraham Valuation of ALXN – August 2015

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 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 Pass
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 Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 Fail
Score
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 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 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 2.41
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $92.71
Opinion Overvalued
MG Value based on 3% Growth $34.92
MG Value based on 0% Growth $20.47
Market Implied Growth Rate 34.37%
Current Price $186.00
% of Intrinsic Value 200.63%

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is not suitable for the more conservative Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor.  The Defensive Investor is concerned with the insufficient earnings growth or stability over the last ten years, the lack of dividends, and the high PEmg and PB ratios.  The Enterprising Investor is concerned with the lack of dividends and the level of debt relative to the net current assets.  As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach based on Benjamin Graham’s methods should explore other opportunities or proceed with a cautious and speculative attitude.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.75 in 2011 to an estimated $2.41 for 2015.  This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 34.37% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years.  As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on Benjamin Graham’s formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value below the price.

The next part of the analysis is up to individual investors, and requires discussion of the company’s prospects.  What do you think?  What value would you put on Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN)?  Where do you see the company going in the future?  Is there a company you like better?  Leave a comment on our Facebook page or mention @ModernGraham on Twitter to discuss.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

ALXN charts August 2015

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$10.18
PEmg 77.24
Current Ratio 3.29
PB Ratio 4.45
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

 

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Total Current Assets $2,533,238,000
Total Current Liabilities $769,169,000
Long-Term Debt $3,498,310,000
Total Assets $13,167,720,000
Intangible Assets $9,831,662,000
Total Liabilities $4,614,848,000
Outstanding Shares 204,546,000

Earnings Per Share History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.16
Dec14 $3.26
Dec13 $1.27
Dec12 $1.28
Dec11 $0.91
Dec10 $0.52
Dec09 $1.63
Dec08 $0.20
Dec07 -$0.64
Dec06 -$1.04
Jul05 -$0.98
Jul04 -$0.86
Jul03 -$1.16
Jul02 -$0.78
Jul01 -$0.82
Jul00 -$0.36
Jul99 -$0.14
Jul98 -$0.22
Jul97 -$0.24
Jul96 -$0.24

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.41
Dec14 $1.84
Dec13 $1.12
Dec12 $1.00
Dec11 $0.75
Dec10 $0.49
Dec09 $0.26
Dec08 -$0.50
Dec07 -$0.88
Dec06 -$0.98
Jul05 -$0.94
Jul04 -$0.88
Jul03 -$0.82
Jul02 -$0.58
Jul01 -$0.44
Jul00 -$0.25

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Quarterly Valuation – May 2015 $ALXN

220px-Alexion_Pharmaceuticals_logo.svgBenjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk.  This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company compares to another company or by reviewing the 5 Most Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Investor – April 2015.  By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company’s historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.  What follows is a specific look at how Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Alexion), is a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Its marketed product Soliris (eculizumab) is the first and only therapeutic approved for patients with two ultra-rare and severe disorders resulting from chronic uncontrolled activation of the complement component of the immune system: paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), an ultra-rare and life-threatening blood disorder, and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), an ultra-rare and life-threatening genetic disease. The Company is also evaluating other indications for Soliris in other diseases in which chronic uncontrolled complement activation is the underlying mechanism, and it is progressing with other biotechnology product candidates in ultra-rare and severe disorders, which are in various stages of development.

Defensive Investor – must pass at least 6 of the following 7 tests: Score = 2/7

  1. Adequate Size of Enterprise – market capitalization of at least $2 billion - PASS
  2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition – current ratio greater than 2 -PASS
  3. Earnings Stability – positive earnings per share for at least 10 straight years - FAIL
  4. Dividend Record – has paid a dividend for at least 10 straight years - FAIL
  5. Earnings Growth – earnings per share has increased by at least 1/3 over the last 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end of period - FAIL
  6. Moderate PEmg ratio – PEmg is less than 20 - FAIL
  7. Moderate Price to Assets – PB ratio is less than 2.5 or PB x PEmg is less than 50 - FAIL

Enterprising Investor – must pass at least 4 of the following 5 tests or be suitable for a defensive investor: Score = 4/5

  1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition, Part 1 – current ratio greater than 1.5 - PASS
  2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition, Part 2 – Debt to Net Current Assets ratio less than 1.1 – PASS
  3. Earnings Stability – positive earnings per share for at least 5 years – PASS
  4. Dividend Record – currently pays a dividend - FAIL
  5. Earnings growth – EPSmg greater than 5 years ago - PASS

Valuation Summary

Key Data:

Recent Price $161.36
MG Value $107.59
MG Opinion Overvalued
Value Based on 3% Growth $40.52
Value Based on 0% Growth $23.75
Market Implied Growth Rate 24.62%
Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $9.68
PEmg 57.74
Current Ratio 4.92
PB Ratio 9.27

Balance Sheet – March 2015

Current Assets $2,853,000,000
Current Liabilities $580,000,000
Total Debt $115,000,000
Total Assets $4,415,000,000
Intangible Assets $841,000,000
Total Liabilities $898,000,000
Outstanding Shares 202,000,000

Earnings Per Share

2015 (estimate) $4.32
2014 $3.26
2013 $1.27
2012 $1.28
2011 $0.91
2010 $0.52
2009 $1.63
2008 $0.20
2007 -$0.64
2006 -$1.04
2005 -$0.98

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham

2015 (estimate) $2.79
2014 $1.84
2013 $1.12
2012 $1.00
2011 $0.75
2010 $0.49

Dividend History
Alexion does not pay a dividend.

Conclusion:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not for the Defensive Investor.  The Defensive Investor is concerned by the lack of dividends, insufficient earnings stability or growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg and PB ratios, while the Enterprising Investor is only concerned by the lack of dividends.  As a result, Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach based on Benjamin Graham’s methods should feel very comfortable proceeding with further research and comparing the company to other opportunities.  From a valuation side of things, the company appears to be overvalued despite growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.75 in 2011 to an estimated $2.79 for 2015.  This level of demonstrated growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 24.62% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years and leads the ModernGraham valuation model, based on Benjamin Graham’s formula, to return an estimate of intrinsic value falling within a margin of safety relative to the price.

The next part of the analysis is up to individual investors, and requires discussion of the company’s prospects.  What do you think?  What value would you put on Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN)?  Where do you see the company going in the future?  Is there a company you like better?  Leave a comment on our Facebook page or mention @ModernGraham on Twitter to discuss.

Disclaimer:  The author did not hold a position in any company mentioned in this article at the time of publication and had no intention of changing that position within the next 72 hours.  Logo taken from Wikipedia for the sole purpose of identifying the company; this article is not affiliated with the company in any manner.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Quarterly Valuation – January 2015 $ALXN

220px-Alexion_Pharmaceuticals_logo.svgBenjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk.  This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company compares to another company or by reviewing the 5 Most Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Investor – December 2014.  By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company’s historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.  What follows is a specific look at how Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Alexion) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Its marketed product Soliris (eculizumab) is the first and only therapeutic approved for patients with two ultra-rare and severe disorders resulting from chronic uncontrolled activation of the complement component of the immune system: paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), an ultra-rare and life-threatening blood disorder, and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), an ultra-rare and life-threatening genetic disease. On February 7, 2012, it acquired Enobia Pharma Corp. (Enobia). On February 8, 2011, it acquired patents and assets from Orphatec Pharmaceuticals GmbH (Orphatec). On January 28, 2011, it acquired Taligen Therapeutics, Inc. (Taligen). It acquired Asfotase alfa in February 2012.

Defensive Investor – must pass at least 6 of the following 7 tests: Score = 2/7

  1. Adequate Size of Enterprise – market capitalization of at least $2 billion - PASS
  2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition – current ratio greater than 2 - PASS
  3. Earnings Stability – positive earnings per share for at least 10 straight years - FAIL
  4. Dividend Record – has paid a dividend for at least 10 straight years - FAIL
  5. Earnings Growth – earnings per share has increased by at least 1/3 over the last 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end of period - FAIL
  6. Moderate PEmg ratio – PEmg is less than 20 – FAIL
  7. Moderate Price to Assets – PB ratio is less than 2.5 or PB x PEmg is less than 50 - FAIL

Enterprising Investor – must pass at least 4 of the following 5 tests or be suitable for a defensive investor: Score = 4/5

  1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition, Part 1 – current ratio greater than 1.5 - PASS
  2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition, Part 2 – Debt to Net Current Assets ratio less than 1.1 - PASS
  3. Earnings Stability – positive earnings per share for at least 5 years – PASS
  4. Dividend Record – currently pays a dividend - FAIL
  5. Earnings growth – EPSmg greater than 5 years ago - PASS

Valuation Summary

Key Data:

Recent Price $183.32
MG Value $95.12
MG Opinion Overvalued
Value Based on 3% Growth $35.82
Value Based on 0% Growth $21.00
Market Implied Growth Rate 32.85%
Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $8.90
PEmg 74.20
Current Ratio 5.09
PB Ratio 11.82

Balance Sheet – September 2014

Current Assets $2,560,000,000
Current Liabilities $503,000,000
Total Debt $109,000,000
Total Assets $3,891,000,000
Intangible Assets $851,000,000
Total Liabilities $768,000,000
Outstanding Shares 201,300,000

Earnings Per Share

2014 (estimate) $5.16
2013 $1.27
2012 $1.28
2011 $0.91
2010 $0.52
2009 $1.63
2008 $0.20
2007 -$0.64
2006 -$1.04
2005 -$0.98
2004 -$0.86

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham

2014 (estimate) $2.47
2013 $1.12
2012 $1.00
2011 $0.75
2010 $0.49
2009 $0.26

Dividend History
Alexion Pharmaceuticals does not pay a dividend.

Conclusion:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not for the Defensive Investor.  The Defensive Investor is concerned by the insufficient earnings growth or stability over the last ten years, the lack of dividends and the high PEmg and PB ratios.  The Enterprising Investor is only concerned by the level of debt relative to the net current assets.  As a result, Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach based on Benjamin Graham’s methods should feel very comfortable proceeding with further research and comparing the company to other opportunities.  From a valuation side of things, the company appears to be overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.49 in 2010 to an estimated $2.47 for 2014.  This level of demonstrated growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 32.85% earnings growth and leads the ModernGraham valuation model, based on Benjamin Graham’s formula, to return an estimate of intrinsic value below the price.

Be sure to check out previous ModernGraham valuations of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) for greater perspective!

The next part of the analysis is up to individual investors, and requires discussion of the company’s prospects.  What do you think?  What value would you put on Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN)?  Where do you see the company going in the future?  Is there a company you like better?  Leave a comment on our Facebook page or mention @ModernGraham on Twitter to discuss.

Disclaimer:  The author did not hold a position in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) or in any other company mentioned in this article at the time of publication and had no intention of changing that position within the next 72 hours.  Logo taken from Wikipedia for the sole purpose of identifying the company; this article is not affiliated with the company in any manner.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Quarterly Stock Valuation – October 2014 $ALXN

220px-Alexion_Pharmaceuticals_logo.svgBenjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk.  This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company compares to another company or by reviewing the 5 Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Investor Near 52 Week Lows – October 2014.  By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company’s historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.  What follows is a specific look at how Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Alexion) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Its marketed product Soliris (eculizumab) is the first and only therapeutic approved for patients with two ultra-rare and severe disorders resulting from chronic uncontrolled activation of the complement component of the immune system: paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), an ultra-rare and life-threatening blood disorder, and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), an ultra-rare and life-threatening genetic disease. On February 7, 2012, it acquired Enobia Pharma Corp. (Enobia). On February 8, 2011, it acquired patents and assets from Orphatec Pharmaceuticals GmbH (Orphatec). On January 28, 2011, it acquired Taligen Therapeutics, Inc. (Taligen). It acquired Asfotase alfa in February 2012.
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Defensive Investor – must pass at least 6 of the following 7 tests: Score = 2/7

  1. Adequate Size of Enterprise – market capitalization of at least $2 billion - PASS
  2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition – current ratio greater than 2 - PASS
  3. Earnings Stability – positive earnings per share for at least 10 straight years - FAIL
  4. Dividend Record – has paid a dividend for at least 10 straight years - FAIL
  5. Earnings Growth – earnings per share has increased by at least 1/3 over the last 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end of period - FAIL
  6. Moderate PEmg ratio – PEmg is less than 20 - FAIL
  7. Moderate Price to Assets – PB ratio is less than 2.5 or PB x PEmg is less than 50 - FAIL

Enterprising Investor – must pass at least 4 of the following 5 tests or be suitable for a defensive investor: Score = 4/5

  1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition, Part 1 – current ratio greater than 1.5 - PASS
  2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition, Part 2 – Debt to Net Current Assets ratio less than 1.1 - PASS
  3. Earnings Stability – positive earnings per share for at least 5 years – PASS
  4. Dividend Record – currently pays a dividend - FAIL
  5. Earnings growth – EPSmg greater than 5 years ago - PASS

Valuation Summary

Key Data:

Recent Price $167.80
MG Value $85.06
MG Opinion Overvalued
Value Based on 3% Growth $32.04
Value Based on 0% Growth $18.78
Market Implied Growth Rate 33.73%
Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $8.43
PEmg 75.95
Current Ratio 5.61
PB Ratio 11.52

Balance Sheet – 6/30/2014

Current Assets $2,341,300,000
Current Liabilities $417,700,000
Total Debt $93,000,000
Total Assets $3,553,800,000
Intangible Assets $853,900,000
Total Liabilities $672,200,000
Outstanding Shares 197,900,000

Earnings Per Share

2014 (estimate) $4.00
2013 $1.74
2012 $1.28
2011 $0.91
2010 $0.52
2009 $0.41
2008 $0.20
2007 -$0.64
2006 -$1.04
2005 -$0.98
2004 -$0.86

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham

2014 (estimate) $2.21
2013 $1.20
2012 $0.84
2011 $0.51
2010 $0.17
2009 -$0.14

Dividend History
Alexion Pharmaceuticals does not pay a dividend.

Conclusion:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals qualifies for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor.  The Defensive Investor has numerous concerns including the lack of earnings stability or growth over the last ten years, the lack of dividend payments and the high PEmg and PB ratios.  The Enterprising Investor’s only initial concern is the lack of dividend payments.  As a result, Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach based on Benjamin Graham’s methods should feel comfortable proceeding with research into the company and comparing it to other opportunities. As for a valuation, the company appears to be overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.17 in 2010 to an estimated $2.21 for 2014.  This level of demonstrated growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 33.73% earnings growth and leads the ModernGraham valuation model, based on Benjamin Graham’s formula, to return an estimate of intrinsic value below the price.

The next part of the analysis is up to individual investors, and requires discussion of the company’s prospects.  What do you think?  What value would you put on Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN)?  Where do you see the company going in the future?  Is there a company you like better?  Leave a comment on our Facebook page or mention @ModernGraham on Twitter to discuss.

Disclaimer:  The author did not hold a position in Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) or in any other company mentioned in this article at the time of publication and had no intention of changing that position within the next 72 hours.  Logo taken from Wikipedia for the sole purpose of identifying the company; this article is not affiliated with the company in any manner.

Johnson & Johnson Valuation – April 2019 #JNJ

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Johnson & Johnson, incorporated on November 10, 1887, is a holding company. The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the healthcare field. The Company operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices. The Company’s primary focus is on products related to human health and well-being. The Company’s subsidiaries operated 119 manufacturing facilities, as of January 1, 2017. The Company’s research facilities are located in the United States, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Company has over 230 operating companies, which conduct business around the world.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of JNJ – April 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 $361,737,592,452 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.47 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 20.12% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 24.36 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 6.20 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 1.47 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.87 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 $5.58
MG Growth Estimate 1.54%
MG Value $64.60
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade C
MG Value based on 3% Growth $80.85
MG Value based on 0% Growth $47.40
Market Implied Growth Rate 7.93%
Current Price $135.83
% of Intrinsic Value 210.26%

 

Johnson & Johnson 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 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 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 Overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $5.06 in 2015 to an estimated $5.58 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 7.93% 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 Johnson & Johnson revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $65.24. The company pays a dividend of $3.54 per share, for a yield of 2.6%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 24.36, which was below the industry average of 45.96, 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 $-17.3.

Johnson & Johnson receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$17.30
Graham Number $65.24
PEmg 24.36
Current Ratio 1.47
PB Ratio 6.20
Current Dividend $3.54
Dividend Yield 2.61%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 20

 

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $46,033,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $31,230,000,000
Long-Term Debt $27,684,000,000
Total Assets $152,954,000,000
Intangible Assets $78,064,000,000
Total Liabilities $93,202,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 2,726,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $8.49
Dec2018 $5.61
Dec2017 $0.47
Dec2016 $5.93
Dec2015 $5.48
Dec2014 $5.70
Dec2013 $4.81
Dec2012 $3.86
Dec2011 $3.49
Dec2010 $4.78
Dec2009 $4.40
Dec2008 $4.57
Dec2007 $3.63
Dec2006 $3.73
Dec2005 $3.35
Dec2004 $2.74
Dec2003 $2.29
Dec2002 $2.16
Dec2001 $1.84
Dec2000 $1.61
Dec1999 $1.39

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.58
Dec2018 $4.29
Dec2017 $3.91
Dec2016 $5.48
Dec2015 $5.06
Dec2014 $4.74
Dec2013 $4.26
Dec2012 $4.06
Dec2011 $4.17
Dec2010 $4.41
Dec2009 $4.13
Dec2008 $3.87
Dec2007 $3.39
Dec2006 $3.13
Dec2005 $2.72
Dec2004 $2.31
Dec2003 $2.01

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Disclaimer:

The author did not hold a position in any company mentioned in this article at the time of publication and had no intention of changing that position within the next 72 hours.  See my current holdings here.  This article is not investment advice; any reader should speak to a registered investment adviser prior to making any investment decisions.  ModernGraham is not affiliated with the company in any manner.  Please be sure to review our detailed disclaimer.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co Valuation – April 2019 #BMY

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, incorporated on August 11, 1933, is engaged in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of biopharmaceutical products. The Company’s pharmaceutical products include chemically synthesized drugs, or small molecules, and products produced from biological processes called biologics. Small molecule drugs are administered orally in the form of a pill or tablet. Biologics are administered to patients through injections or by infusion. The Company’s products include Empliciti, Opdivo, Sprycel, Yervoy, Eliquis, Orencia, Baraclude, Hepatitis C Franchise, Reyataz Franchise and Sustiva Franchise. It offers products for a range of therapeutic classes, which include virology, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; oncology; immunoscience, and cardiovascular. Its products are sold to wholesalers, retail pharmacies, hospitals, government entities and the medical profession across the world.

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ModernGraham Valuation of BMY – April 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 $76,654,092,495 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.61 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 51.08% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 17.33 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 5.44 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 1.61 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.87 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

EPSmg $2.71
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $104.21
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B
MG Value based on 3% Growth $39.25
MG Value based on 0% Growth $23.01
Market Implied Growth Rate 4.42%
Current Price $46.91
% of Intrinsic Value 45.02%

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, high PB ratio. 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 Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.24 in 2015 to an estimated $2.71 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 4.42% 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 Bristol-Myers Squibb Co revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $28.16. The company pays a dividend of $1.61 per share, for a yield of 3.4%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 17.33, which was below the industry average of 45.96, 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 $-2.26.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$2.26
Graham Number $28.16
PEmg 17.33
Current Ratio 1.61
PB Ratio 5.44
Current Dividend $1.61
Dividend Yield 3.43%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 12

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $17,160,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $10,654,000,000
Long-Term Debt $5,646,000,000
Total Assets $34,986,000,000
Intangible Assets $7,629,000,000
Total Liabilities $20,859,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,637,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.10
Dec2018 $3.01
Dec2017 $0.61
Dec2016 $2.65
Dec2015 $0.93
Dec2014 $1.20
Dec2013 $1.54
Dec2012 $1.16
Dec2011 $2.16
Dec2010 $1.79
Dec2009 $5.34
Dec2008 $2.62
Dec2007 $1.09
Dec2006 $0.81
Dec2005 $1.52
Dec2004 $1.21
Dec2003 $1.59
Dec2002 $1.06
Dec2001 $0.95
Dec2000 $1.84
Dec1999 $1.81

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.71
Dec2018 $1.90
Dec2017 $1.36
Dec2016 $1.65
Dec2015 $1.24
Dec2014 $1.45
Dec2013 $1.85
Dec2012 $2.21
Dec2011 $2.69
Dec2010 $2.74
Dec2009 $2.91
Dec2008 $1.61
Dec2007 $1.15
Dec2006 $1.20
Dec2005 $1.35
Dec2004 $1.29
Dec2003 $1.37

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Biogen Inc Valuation – March 2019 #BIIB

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Biogen Inc., incorporated on April 1, 1997, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering therapies to people living with serious neurological, rare and autoimmune diseases. The Company markets products, including TECFIDERA, AVONEX, PLEGRIDY, TYSABRI, ZINBRYTA and FAMPYRA for multiple sclerosis (MS), FUMADERM for the treatment of severe plaque psoriasis and SPINRAZA for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The Company also has a collaboration agreement with Genentech, Inc. (Genentech), a member of the Roche Group, with respect to RITUXAN for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and other conditions, GAZYVA indicated for the treatment of CLL and follicular lymphoma, and other anti-CD20 therapies.

 

Downloadable PDF version of this valuation:

ModernGraham Valuation of BIIB – 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 $46,257,034,108 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.32 Pass
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 314.38% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 11.41 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.61 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 2.32 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.37 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 $20.61
MG Growth Estimate 12.91%
MG Value $707.38
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B
MG Value based on 3% Growth $298.87
MG Value based on 0% Growth $175.20
Market Implied Growth Rate 1.45%
Current Price $235.16
% of Intrinsic Value 33.24%

Biogen Inc qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is only initially concerned with the poor dividend history. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the net current assets, and the lack of dividends. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $11.08 in 2015 to an estimated $20.61 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 1.45% 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 Biogen Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $202.57. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 11.41, which was below the industry average of 47.6, 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 $-23.06.

Biogen Inc performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$23.06
Graham Number $202.57
PEmg 11.41
Current Ratio 2.32
PB Ratio 3.61
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 $7,640,900,000
Total Current Liabilities $3,295,200,000
Long-Term Debt $5,936,500,000
Total Assets $25,288,900,000
Intangible Assets $8,826,400,000
Total Liabilities $12,257,300,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 200,200,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $27.58
Dec2018 $21.58
Dec2017 $11.92
Dec2016 $16.93
Dec2015 $15.34
Dec2014 $12.37
Dec2013 $7.81
Dec2012 $5.76
Dec2011 $5.04
Dec2010 $3.94
Dec2009 $3.35
Dec2008 $2.65
Dec2007 $1.99
Dec2006 $0.63
Dec2005 $0.47
Dec2004 $0.07
Dec2003 -$4.92
Dec2002 $0.85
Dec2001 $1.78
Dec2000 $0.72
Dec1999 $0.47

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $20.61
Dec2018 $16.63
Dec2017 $13.73
Dec2016 $13.63
Dec2015 $11.08
Dec2014 $8.29
Dec2013 $5.90
Dec2012 $4.68
Dec2011 $3.89
Dec2010 $3.04
Dec2009 $2.34
Dec2008 $1.61
Dec2007 $0.61
Dec2006 -$0.25
Dec2005 -$0.58
Dec2004 -$0.83
Dec2003 -$0.93

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Disclaimer:

The author did not hold a position in any company mentioned in this article at the time of publication and had no intention of changing that position within the next 72 hours.  See my current holdings here.  This article is not investment advice; any reader should speak to a registered investment adviser prior to making any investment decisions.  ModernGraham is not affiliated with the company in any manner.  Please be sure to review our detailed disclaimer.

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