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International Paper Co Valuation – March 2019 #IP

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): International Paper Company, incorporated on June 23, 1941, is a paper and packaging company with primary markets and manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The Company’s segments include Industrial Packaging, Global Cellulose Fibers, Printing Papers and Consumer Packaging. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 29 pulp, paper and packaging mills, 170 converting and packaging plants, 16 recycling plants and three bag facilities in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the production facilities in Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, India, Latin America included 17 pulp, paper and packaging mills, 68 converting and packaging plants, and two recycling plants. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated a printing and packaging products distribution business principally through 12 branches in Asia. The Company sells packaging products, paper products and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers and paper distributors.

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ModernGraham Valuation of IP – 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 $17,950,583,989 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.49 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 129.44% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 10.33 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.48 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 1.49 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 4.35 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 $4.34
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $167.17
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $62.96
MG Value based on 0% Growth $36.91
Market Implied Growth Rate 0.91%
Current Price $44.85
% of Intrinsic Value 26.83%

International Paper Co qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is only initially concerned with the low current 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 feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $2.15 in 2015 to an estimated $4.34 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 0.91% 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 International Paper Co revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $44.07. The company pays a dividend of $1.93 per share, for a yield of 4.3%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 10.33, which was below the industry average of 17, 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 $-47.06.

International Paper Co performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$47.06
Graham Number $44.07
PEmg 10.33
Current Ratio 1.49
PB Ratio 2.48
Current Dividend $1.93
Dividend Yield 4.29%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 9

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $6,996,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $4,694,000,000
Long-Term Debt $10,015,000,000
Total Assets $33,576,000,000
Intangible Assets $3,374,000,000
Total Liabilities $26,193,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 407,900,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.75
Dec2018 $4.85
Dec2017 $5.13
Dec2016 $2.18
Dec2015 $2.23
Dec2014 $1.29
Dec2013 $3.11
Dec2012 $1.80
Dec2011 $3.03
Dec2010 $1.59
Dec2009 $1.55
Dec2008 -$3.05
Dec2007 $2.70
Dec2006 $2.18
Dec2005 $2.21
Dec2004 -$0.07
Dec2003 $0.63
Dec2002 -$1.83
Dec2001 -$2.50
Dec2000 $0.32
Dec1999 $0.44

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.34
Dec2018 $3.80
Dec2017 $3.12
Dec2016 $2.11
Dec2015 $2.15
Dec2014 $2.13
Dec2013 $2.44
Dec2012 $1.73
Dec2011 $1.52
Dec2010 $0.84
Dec2009 $0.68
Dec2008 $0.43
Dec2007 $1.96
Dec2006 $1.26
Dec2005 $0.43
Dec2004 -$0.53
Dec2003 -$0.71

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc Valuation – March 2019 #CMG

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (Chipotle), incorporated on January 30, 1998, together with its subsidiaries, operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. The Company’s Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants serve a menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads. As of December 31, 2016, the Company managed its operations and restaurants based on 11 regions. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 2,198 Chipotle restaurants throughout the United States, as well as 29 international Chipotle restaurants, and it also had 23 restaurants in operation in other non-Chipotle concepts. As of December 31, 2016, 29 of its restaurants were located outside of the United States, with 17 in Canada, six in the United Kingdom, five in France and one in Frankfurt, Germany. The Company sells gift cards, which do not have an expiration date.

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ModernGraham Valuation of CMG – 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 $18,600,677,500 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.81 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 11.30% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 87.26 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 13.05 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 1.81 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.00 Pass
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 Fail

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $7.71
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $0.00
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $111.83
MG Value based on 0% Growth $65.56
Market Implied Growth Rate 39.38%
Current Price $672.98
% of Intrinsic Value N/A

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 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 growth over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the lack of earnings growth over the last five years, 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 seeing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) decline from $12.51 in 2015 to an estimated $7.71 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 39.38% 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 Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $113.79. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 87.26, which was above the industry average of 33.53. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-0.34.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 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) -$0.34
Graham Number $113.79
PEmg 87.26
Current Ratio 1.81
PB Ratio 13.05
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 $814,794,000
Total Current Liabilities $449,990,000
Long-Term Debt $0
Total Assets $2,265,518,000
Intangible Assets $21,939,000
Total Liabilities $824,179,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 27,947,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $11.06
Dec2018 $6.31
Dec2017 $6.17
Dec2016 $0.77
Dec2015 $15.10
Dec2014 $14.13
Dec2013 $10.47
Dec2012 $8.75
Dec2011 $6.76
Dec2010 $5.64
Dec2009 $3.95
Dec2008 $2.36
Dec2007 $2.13
Dec2006 $1.28
Dec2005 $1.43
Dec2004 $0.24
Dec2003 -$0.34
Dec2002 -$0.87
Dec2001 -$1.49

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $7.71
Dec2018 $6.86
Dec2017 $7.86
Dec2016 $9.09
Dec2015 $12.51
Dec2014 $10.53
Dec2013 $8.19
Dec2012 $6.53
Dec2011 $5.00
Dec2010 $3.77
Dec2009 $2.64
Dec2008 $1.82
Dec2007 $1.35
Dec2006 $0.75
Dec2005 $0.26
Dec2004 -$0.38
Dec2003 -$0.64

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IPG Photonics Corp Valuation – March 2019 #IPGP

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): IPG Photonics Corporation, incorporated on December 2, 1998, is a developer and manufacturer of a line of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, diode lasers, laser systems and optical accessories that are used for various applications. The Company offers a line of lasers and amplifiers, which are used in materials processing, communications and medical applications. The Company sells its products globally to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Germany and Russia. The Company offers laser-based systems for certain markets and applications. The Company also makes packaged diodes, direct diode lasers, laser systems and communications components and systems. Its products are designed to be used as general-purpose energy or light sources.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of IPGP – 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 $8,167,270,375 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 7.35 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 192.91% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 26.55 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.77 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 7.35 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.03 Pass
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 $5.81
MG Growth Estimate 8.87%
MG Value $152.43
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade C+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $84.23
MG Value based on 0% Growth $49.37
Market Implied Growth Rate 9.02%
Current Price $154.21
% of Intrinsic Value 101.17%

IPG Photonics Corporation is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not 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 is only concerned with the lack of dividends. 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 Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $3.65 in 2015 to an estimated $5.81 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 9.02% 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 IPG Photonics Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $67.5. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 26.55, which was below the industry average of 35.5, 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 $26.65.

IPG Photonics Corporation receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) $26.65
Graham Number $67.50
PEmg 26.55
Current Ratio 7.35
PB Ratio 3.77
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 $1,805,424,000
Total Current Liabilities $245,774,000
Long-Term Debt $41,707,000
Total Assets $2,574,450,000
Intangible Assets $187,861,000
Total Liabilities $368,215,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 53,919,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.86
Dec2018 $7.38
Dec2017 $6.36
Dec2016 $4.85
Dec2015 $4.53
Dec2014 $3.79
Dec2013 $2.97
Dec2012 $2.81
Dec2011 $2.41
Dec2010 $1.13
Dec2009 $0.12
Dec2008 $0.79
Dec2007 $0.65
Dec2006 $0.26
Dec2005 $0.16
Dec2004 $0.01
Dec2003 -$0.93
Dec2002 -$2.13
Dec2001 -$2.17

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.81
Dec2018 $5.98
Dec2017 $5.02
Dec2016 $4.17
Dec2015 $3.65
Dec2014 $3.01
Dec2013 $2.38
Dec2012 $1.87
Dec2011 $1.28
Dec2010 $0.67
Dec2009 $0.43
Dec2008 $0.51
Dec2007 $0.26
Dec2006 -$0.13
Dec2005 -$0.56
Dec2004 -$0.96
Dec2003 -$1.31

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Phillips 66 Valuation – March 2019 #PSX

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Phillips 66, incorporated on November 10, 2011, is an energy manufacturing and logistics company with midstream, chemicals, refining, and marketing and specialties businesses. The Company operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports and markets natural gas, and transports, stores, fractionates and markets natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States. The Chemicals segment consists of its equity investment in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem), which manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics. The Refining segment buys, sells and refines crude oil and other feedstocks at refineries, primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products, such as gasolines, distillates and aviation fuels, primarily in the United States and Europe, as well as includes the manufacturing and marketing of specialty products, and power generation operations.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of PSX – 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 $44,040,480,834 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.48 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 343.98% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 11.54 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.66 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 1.48 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 2.60 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 $8.39
MG Growth Estimate 3.34%
MG Value $127.43
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $121.72
MG Value based on 0% Growth $71.35
Market Implied Growth Rate 1.52%
Current Price $96.89
% of Intrinsic Value 76.04%

Phillips 66 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 over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history. 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 $6.87 in 2015 to an estimated $8.39 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 1.52% 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 Phillips 66 revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $93.06. The company pays a dividend of $3.1 per share, for a yield of 3.2%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 11.54, which was below the industry average of 58.42, 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 $-30.01.

Phillips 66 receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$30.01
Graham Number $93.06
PEmg 11.54
Current Ratio 1.48
PB Ratio 1.66
Current Dividend $3.10
Dividend Yield 3.20%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 7

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $13,209,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $8,935,000,000
Long-Term Debt $11,093,000,000
Total Assets $54,302,000,000
Intangible Assets $4,139,000,000
Total Liabilities $27,149,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 464,528,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $7.12
Dec2018 $11.80
Dec2017 $9.85
Dec2016 $2.92
Dec2015 $7.73
Dec2014 $8.33
Dec2013 $6.02
Dec2012 $6.48

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $8.39
Dec2018 $8.73
Dec2017 $7.12
Dec2016 $5.94
Dec2015 $6.87
Dec2014 $5.68
Dec2013 $3.73
Dec2012 $2.16

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Interpublic Group of Companies Inc Valuation – March 2019 #IPG

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., incorporated on September 18, 1930, is a global advertising and marketing services company. The Company specializes in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialized communications disciplines. It operates in two segments: Integrated Agency Networks (IAN) and Constituency Management Group (CMG). Its agencies offer customized marketing programs for clients that range in scale from global marketers to regional and local clients. IAN consists of McCann Worldgroup, FCB, MullenLowe Group, IPG Mediabrands, its digital specialist agencies and its domestic integrated agencies. CMG consists of its specialist marketing services offerings. It has three global networks: McCann Worldgroup, Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB) and MullenLowe Group, which provide integrated, advertising and marketing solutions for clients. Its global media services companies include UM and Initiative, which operate under the IPG Mediabrands umbrella. It also has a range of global specialized communications assets, as well as domestic integrated and digital agencies.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of IPG – 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 $8,852,999,000 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.01 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 92.92% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 15.12 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.69 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 1.01 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 62.04 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 $1.52
MG Growth Estimate 8.39%
MG Value $38.43
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade C
MG Value based on 3% Growth $22.05
MG Value based on 0% Growth $12.93
Market Implied Growth Rate 3.31%
Current Price $23.00
% of Intrinsic Value 59.84%

Interpublic Group of Companies 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, and the 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 Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.98 in 2015 to an estimated $1.52 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 3.31% 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 Interpublic Group of Companies Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $15.16. The company pays a dividend of $0.84 per share, for a yield of 3.7%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 15.12, which was below the industry average of 17.84, 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 $-12.81.

Interpublic Group of Companies 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) -$12.81
Graham Number $15.16
PEmg 15.12
Current Ratio 1.01
PB Ratio 3.69
Current Dividend $0.84
Dividend Yield 3.65%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 6

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $8,182,900,000
Total Current Liabilities $8,123,900,000
Long-Term Debt $3,660,200,000
Total Assets $15,620,300,000
Intangible Assets $5,970,700,000
Total Liabilities $13,187,500,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 390,800,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.64
Dec2018 $1.59
Dec2017 $1.40
Dec2016 $1.48
Dec2015 $1.09
Dec2014 $1.12
Dec2013 $0.61
Dec2012 $0.94
Dec2011 $0.99
Dec2010 $0.47
Dec2009 $0.19
Dec2008 $0.52
Dec2007 $0.26
Dec2006 -$0.19
Dec2005 -$0.68
Dec2004 -$1.34
Dec2003 -$1.40
Dec2002 $0.04
Dec2001 -$1.65
Dec2000 $0.89
Dec1999 $1.11

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.52
Dec2018 $1.42
Dec2017 $1.27
Dec2016 $1.15
Dec2015 $0.98
Dec2014 $0.89
Dec2013 $0.73
Dec2012 $0.73
Dec2011 $0.58
Dec2010 $0.33
Dec2009 $0.18
Dec2008 $0.02
Dec2007 -$0.37
Dec2006 -$0.70
Dec2005 -$0.97
Dec2004 -$0.97
Dec2003 -$0.59

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TechnipFMC PLC Valuation – February 2019 $FTI

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): TechnipFMC plc is engaged in the business of oil and gas projects, technologies, systems and services. The Company offers a portfolio of solutions for production and transformation of oil and gas. The Company’s integrated offerings range from individual products and services to integrated solutions with a single interface to ensure execution. The Company provides services across three distinct segments: subsea, onshore/offshore, and surface projects. The Company’s Subsea products include trees, manifolds, controls, templates, flowline systems, umbilicals, flexibles and subsea processing. The Company’s Subsea projects include front end to decommissioning; field architecture, integrated design, and engineering, procurement, construction and installation. The Company’s Subsea services include drilling; installation, completion, and life of field; asset management; well intervention and inspection maintenance and repair (IMR), and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) and manipulator systems.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of FTI – 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 $10,238,581,459 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.33 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 -68.38% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 18.06 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 0.81 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 1.33 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.40 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 Fail

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $1.25
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $0.00
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth $18.16
MG Value based on 0% Growth $10.65
Market Implied Growth Rate 4.78%
Current Price $22.62
% of Intrinsic Value N/A

TechnipFMC PLC 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 poor dividend history. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets, and the lack of earnings 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 $5.5 in 2014 to an estimated $1.25 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 4.78% 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 TechnipFMC PLC revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $21.74. The company pays a dividend of $0.13 per share, for a yield of 0.6% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 18.06, which was below the industry average of 43.92, 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 $-4.95.

TechnipFMC PLC 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) -$4.95
Graham Number $21.74
PEmg 18.06
Current Ratio 1.33
PB Ratio 0.81
Current Dividend $0.13
Dividend Yield 0.57%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $11,563,200,000
Total Current Liabilities $8,702,800,000
Long-Term Debt $4,017,100,000
Total Assets $26,660,000,000
Intangible Assets $10,226,500,000
Total Liabilities $13,835,700,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 459,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.73
Dec2017 $0.24
Dec2016 $3.16
Dec2015 $0.13
Dec2014 $4.44
Dec2013 $6.46
Dec2012 $5.99
Dec2011 $5.72
Dec2010 $5.07
Dec2009 $2.28
Dec2008 $5.92
Dec2007 $1.75
Dec2006 $2.48
Dec2005 $1.13
Dec2004 $1.37
Dec2003 -$0.26
Dec2002 -$0.30
Dec2001 $6.03
Dec2000 $12.07
Dec1999 $10.82
Dec1998 $51.39

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.25
Dec2017 $1.97
Dec2016 $3.24
Dec2015 $3.70
Dec2014 $5.50
Dec2013 $5.72
Dec2012 $5.23
Dec2011 $4.62
Dec2010 $3.88
Dec2009 $3.09
Dec2008 $3.18
Dec2007 $1.64
Dec2006 $1.35
Dec2005 $1.05
Dec2004 $1.93
Dec2003 $3.37
Dec2002 $8.79

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Microchip Technology Inc Valuation – February 2019 $MCHP

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Microchip Technology Incorporated, incorporated on February 14, 1989, is engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling specialized semiconductor products used by its customers for a range of embedded control applications. The Company operates through two segments: semiconductor products and technology licensing. In the semiconductor products segment, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets microcontrollers, development tools and analog, interface, mixed signal and timing products. Its functional activities include sales, marketing, manufacturing, information technology, human resources, legal and finance.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of MCHP – 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 $19,559,376,278 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.04 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 3.23% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 44.65 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 4.03 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 1.04 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 108.41 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 $1.85
MG Growth Estimate 3.24%
MG Value $27.76
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $26.85
MG Value based on 0% Growth $15.74
Market Implied Growth Rate 18.08%
Current Price $82.70
% of Intrinsic Value 297.92%

Microchip Technology 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 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 $1.52 in 2015 to an estimated $1.85 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 18.08% 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 Microchip Technology Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $32.58. The company pays a dividend of $1.45 per share, for a yield of 1.8% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 44.65, which was above the industry average of 29.46. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-44.96.

Microchip Technology 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) -$44.96
Graham Number $32.58
PEmg 44.65
Current Ratio 1.04
PB Ratio 4.03
Current Dividend $1.45
Dividend Yield 1.75%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 17

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $2,176,200,000
Total Current Liabilities $2,088,100,000
Long-Term Debt $9,551,100,000
Total Assets $18,667,100,000
Intangible Assets $13,613,400,000
Total Liabilities $13,496,900,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 251,800,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.38
Mar2018 $1.03
Mar2017 $0.71
Mar2016 $1.49
Mar2015 $1.65
Mar2014 $1.82
Mar2013 $0.62
Mar2012 $1.65
Mar2011 $2.15
Mar2010 $1.16
Mar2009 $1.31
Mar2008 $1.40
Mar2007 $1.62
Mar2006 $1.13
Mar2005 $1.01
Mar2004 $0.65
Mar2003 $0.42
Mar2002 $0.45
Mar2001 $0.70
Mar2000 $0.59
Mar1999 $0.24

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.85
Mar2018 $1.17
Mar2017 $1.25
Mar2016 $1.49
Mar2015 $1.52
Mar2014 $1.47
Mar2013 $1.32
Mar2012 $1.62
Mar2011 $1.58
Mar2010 $1.31
Mar2009 $1.35
Mar2008 $1.30
Mar2007 $1.16
Mar2006 $0.86
Mar2005 $0.70
Mar2004 $0.55
Mar2003 $0.49

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ConocoPhillips Valuation – February 2019 $COP

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): ConocoPhillips, incorporated on November 16, 2001, is an independent exploration and production (E&P) company. The Company explores for, produces, transports and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural gas liquids. The Company operates through six segments: Alaska, Lower 48, Canada, Europe and North Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East, and Other International. As of December 31, 2016, its operations were in the United States, Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Qatar and Libya. Its portfolio includes North American unconventional assets and oil sands assets in Canada; conventional assets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia; LNG developments, and an inventory of conventional and unconventional exploration prospects. The Company’s subsidiaries include ConocoPhillips Company, ConocoPhillips Canada Funding Company I and Burlington Resources, Inc.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of COP – 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 $78,819,282,328 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.99 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 -98.62% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 167.12 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.53 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 1.99 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 2.04 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 $0.41
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $0.00
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $6.01
MG Value based on 0% Growth $3.52
Market Implied Growth Rate 79.31%
Current Price $69.30
% of Intrinsic Value N/A

ConocoPhillips 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 $6.85 in 2014 to an estimated $0.41 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 79.31% 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 ConocoPhillips revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $47.64. The company pays a dividend of $1.06 per share, for a yield of 1.5% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 167.12, which was above the industry average of 43.92. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-20.26.

ConocoPhillips 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) -$20.26
Graham Number $47.64
PEmg 167.12
Current Ratio 1.99
PB Ratio 2.53
Current Dividend $1.06
Dividend Yield 1.53%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 1

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $14,723,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $7,401,000,000
Long-Term Debt $14,902,000,000
Total Assets $70,556,000,000
Intangible Assets $0
Total Liabilities $38,477,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,172,694,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.88
Dec2017 -$0.70
Dec2016 -$2.91
Dec2015 -$3.58
Dec2014 $5.51
Dec2013 $7.38
Dec2012 $6.72
Dec2011 $8.97
Dec2010 $7.62
Dec2009 $2.94
Dec2008 -$10.73
Dec2007 $7.22
Dec2006 $9.66
Dec2005 $9.55
Dec2004 $5.80
Dec2003 $3.46
Dec2002 -$0.31
Dec2001 $2.82
Dec2000 $3.63
Dec1999 $1.20
Dec1998 $0.46

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.41
Dec2017 -$0.50
Dec2016 $0.61
Dec2015 $3.25
Dec2014 $6.85
Dec2013 $7.26
Dec2012 $5.83
Dec2011 $4.66
Dec2010 $2.78
Dec2009 $1.49
Dec2008 $1.94
Dec2007 $7.90
Dec2006 $7.37
Dec2005 $5.57
Dec2004 $3.41
Dec2003 $2.20
Dec2002 $1.56

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Philip Morris International Inc Valuation – January 2019 $PM

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Philip Morris International Inc., incorporated on January 4, 2007, is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, other tobacco products and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside of the United States. Its portfolio consists of both international and local brands. The Company’s segments include European Union (EU); Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (EEMA); Asia, and Latin America & Canada. The Company’s portfolio of international and local brands is led by Marlboro. Its mid-price brands are L&M, Lark, Merit, Muratti and Philip Morris. Its other international brands include Bond Street, Chesterfield, Next and Red & White. The Company also owns various local cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna and U Mild in Indonesia; Champion, Fortune and Jackpot in the Philippines; Apollo-Soyuz and Optima in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics and Number 7 in Canada; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, the Company is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (RRPs). It has a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of PM – January 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 $108,832,228,560 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.19 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 11.16% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 15.57 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 -10.96 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 1.19 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 9.59 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 Fail

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $4.50
MG Growth Estimate -1.31%
MG Value $26.46
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $65.26
MG Value based on 0% Growth $38.26
Market Implied Growth Rate 3.53%
Current Price $70.06
% of Intrinsic Value 264.74%

Philip Morris International 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 growth over the last ten years, and the high PB ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets, and the lack of earnings 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 $4.93 in 2014 to an estimated $4.5 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 3.53% 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 Philip Morris International Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $0. The company pays a dividend of $4.22 per share, for a yield of 6%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 15.57, which was below the industry average of 19.84, 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 $-19.8.

Philip Morris International 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) -$19.80
Graham Number $0.00
PEmg 15.57
Current Ratio 1.19
PB Ratio -10.96
Current Dividend $4.22
Dividend Yield 6.02%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 10

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $18,538,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $15,599,000,000
Long-Term Debt $28,179,000,000
Total Assets $39,380,000,000
Intangible Assets $9,588,000,000
Total Liabilities $49,322,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,555,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.99
Dec2017 $3.88
Dec2016 $4.48
Dec2015 $4.42
Dec2014 $4.76
Dec2013 $5.26
Dec2012 $5.17
Dec2011 $4.85
Dec2010 $3.92
Dec2009 $3.24
Dec2008 $3.31
Dec2007 $2.86
Dec2006 $2.91
Dec2005 $2.69
Dec2003 $1.95

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.50
Dec2017 $4.36
Dec2016 $4.67
Dec2015 $4.81
Dec2014 $4.93
Dec2013 $4.84
Dec2012 $4.45
Dec2011 $3.94
Dec2010 $3.41
Dec2009 $3.10
Dec2008 $2.94
Dec2007 $2.53
Dec2006 $2.08
Dec2005 $1.42
Dec2003 $0.65

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TripAdvisor Inc Valuation – January 2019 $TRIP

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): TripAdvisor, Inc., incorporated on July 20, 2011, is an online travel company which owns and operates a portfolio of online travel brands. TripAdvisor, the Company’s brand, is a travel site. The Company operates through two segments: Hotel and Non-Hotel. The Company’s platform also enables users to compare real-time pricing and availability for these experiences, as well as to book hotels, flights, cruises, vacation rentals, tours, activities and attractions, and restaurants, on either a TripAdvisor site or application, or a travel partner site or application. As of December 31, 2017, the Company’s TripAdvisor-branded Websites included tripadvisor.com in the United States and localized versions of the TripAdvisor Website in 48 markets and 28 languages around the world. As of December 31, 2017, the Company featured approximately 600 million reviews and opinions on 7.5 million places to stay, places to eat and things to do, including 1,060,000 hotels and accommodations and 835,000 vacation rentals, 4.6 million restaurants and 915,000 activities and attractions around the world.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of TRIP – January 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 $7,712,066,189 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.04 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 9.09% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 84.28 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 5.48 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 2.04 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.00 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Fail
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Fail

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $0.66
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $1.25
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $9.64
MG Value based on 0% Growth $5.65
Market Implied Growth Rate 37.89%
Current Price $56.02
% of Intrinsic Value 4487.97%

Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock 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 or growth over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the lack of earnings stability or growth over the last five years, 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 seeing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) decline from $1.34 in 2014 to an estimated $0.66 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 37.89% 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 Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $12.95. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 84.28, which was above the industry average of 38.01. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $1.25.

Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock 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) $1.25
Graham Number $12.95
PEmg 84.28
Current Ratio 2.04
PB Ratio 5.48
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 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $926,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $453,000,000
Long-Term Debt $0
Total Assets $2,192,000,000
Intangible Assets $889,000,000
Total Liabilities $750,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 141,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.76
Dec2017 -$0.14
Dec2016 $0.82
Dec2015 $1.36
Dec2014 $1.55
Dec2013 $1.41
Dec2012 $1.37
Dec2011 $1.32

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.66
Dec2017 $0.74
Dec2016 $1.23
Dec2015 $1.42
Dec2014 $1.34
Dec2013 $1.10
Dec2012 $0.81
Dec2011 $0.44

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Disclaimer:

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