KLX Inc Valuation – August 2018 $KLXI

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): KLX Inc. (KLX), incorporated on July 31, 2014, is the distributor and service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables. The Company offers ranges of aerospace hardware and consumables and inventory management services across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Aerospace Solutions Group (ASG) and Energy Services Group (ESG). Through the Company’s global facilities network and information technology systems, it offers service to commercial airlines, business jet and defense original equipment manufacturers and their subcontractors (OEMs), maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operators, and fixed base operators (FBOs). Its systems support both internal distribution processes, along with customer services, including just-in-time (JIT) deliveries and kitting solutions.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of KLXI – August 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 $3,694,982,546 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 6.38 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 20766.67% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 79.99 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.61 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 6.38 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.67 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 Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $0.91
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $35.01
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $13.19
MG Value based on 0% Growth $7.73
Market Implied Growth Rate 35.75%
Current Price $72.74
% of Intrinsic Value 207.77%

KLX 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, and the poor dividend history, and the high PEmg ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the lack of earnings stability 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 growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.45 in 2015 to an estimated $0.91 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 35.75% 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 KLX Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $65.75. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 79.99, which was above the industry average of 50.18. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $10.72.

KLX 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) $10.72
Graham Number $65.75
PEmg 79.99
Current Ratio 6.38
PB Ratio 1.61
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 4/1/2018
Total Current Assets $2,109,400,000
Total Current Liabilities $330,400,000
Long-Term Debt $1,185,200,000
Total Assets $3,857,100,000
Intangible Assets $1,349,900,000
Total Liabilities $1,563,500,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 50,900,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.30
Jan2018 $1.04
Jan2017 $0.92
Jan2016 -$7.39
Jan2015 $0.00
Dec2014 $1.68

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.91
Jan2018 -$0.77
Jan2017 -$1.44
Jan2016 -$2.13
Jan2015 $0.45
Dec2014 $0.56

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KLX Inc Valuation – Initial Coverage $KLXI

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 – February 2017.  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 KLX Inc (KLXI) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): KLX Inc. (KLX) is the distributor and service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables. The Company offers ranges of aerospace hardware and consumables and inventory management services across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Aerospace Solutions Group (ASG) and Energy Services Group (ESG). The Company’s ASG segment service offerings include inventory management and replenishment, creative and differential supply chain solutions, such as third-party logistics programs, special packaging and bar-coding, parts kitting, quality assurance testing and a range of purchasing assistance programs, plus the electronic data interchange capability. The Company’s ESG segment products and services include onshore completion services, wireline services, fishing services and tools, down-hole completion and production services, pressure control, accommodations and related surface rental equipment, and remanufacturing shops.

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ModernGraham Valuation of KLXI – February 2017

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 $2,676,977,126 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 7.44 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 -16066.67% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 -53.71 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.18 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 7.44 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.69 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 -$0.94
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $9.53
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth -$13.69
MG Value based on 0% Growth -$8.02
Market Implied Growth Rate -31.10%
Current Price $50.70
% of Intrinsic Value 532.07%

KLX 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 or growth over the last ten years, 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 $0 in 2012 to an estimated $-0.94 for 2017. This level of negative earnings does not support a positive valuation.As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value below the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into KLX Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $29.7. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was -53.71, which was below the industry average of 22.25, 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 $9.53.

KLX 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) $9.53
Graham Number $29.70
PEmg -53.71
Current Ratio 7.44
PB Ratio 1.18
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 10/1/2016
Total Current Assets $1,988,500,000
Total Current Liabilities $267,300,000
Long-Term Debt $1,181,300,000
Total Assets $3,728,600,000
Intangible Assets $1,313,600,000
Total Liabilities $1,491,100,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 52,200,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.92
Jan2016 -$7.39
Dec2014 $1.68
Dec2013 $2.88

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate -$0.94
Jan2016 -$1.44
Dec2014 $1.33
Dec2013 $0.96

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TransDigm Group Inc Valuation – March 2019 #TDG

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): TransDigm Group Incorporated, incorporated on July 8, 2003, is a global designer, producer and supplier of engineered aircraft components for commercial and military aircraft in service. Through its subsidiary, Skandia Inc., the Company provides seating foam, foam fabrication, flammability testing and acoustic solutions for the business jet market. The Company operates through three segments: Power & Control, Airframe and Non-aviation.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of TDG – 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 $23,267,803,131 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 4.13 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 249.49% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 32.92 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 -14.85 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 4.13 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 4.20 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 $13.36
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $514.39
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $193.73
MG Value based on 0% Growth $113.57
Market Implied Growth Rate 12.21%
Current Price $439.87
% of Intrinsic Value 85.51%

TransDigm Group Incorporated 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 $4.94 in 2015 to an estimated $13.36 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 12.21% 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 TransDigm Group Incorporated revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $0. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 32.92, which was below the industry average of 51.79, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-180.03.

TransDigm Group Incorporated 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) -$180.03
Graham Number $0.00
PEmg 32.92
Current Ratio 4.13
PB Ratio -14.85
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 $3,926,618,000
Total Current Liabilities $951,266,000
Long-Term Debt $12,507,616,000
Total Assets $12,389,278,000
Intangible Assets $8,001,467,000
Total Liabilities $14,056,171,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 56,266,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $16.67
Sep2018 $16.20
Sep2017 $7.88
Sep2016 $10.39
Sep2015 $7.84
Sep2014 $3.16
Sep2013 $2.39
Sep2012 $5.97
Sep2011 $3.17
Sep2010 $2.52
Sep2009 $3.10
Sep2008 $2.65
Sep2007 $1.83
Sep2006 $0.53
Sep2005 $0.75
Sep2004 $0.29
Sep2003 -$10.92
Sep2002 $221.95

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $13.36
Sep2018 $10.84
Sep2017 $7.55
Sep2016 $6.90
Sep2015 $4.94
Sep2014 $3.48
Sep2013 $3.57
Sep2012 $3.93
Sep2011 $2.82
Sep2010 $2.48
Sep2009 $2.23
Sep2008 $1.60
Sep2007 $0.21
Sep2006 $13.78
Sep2005 $27.74
Sep2004 $41.57
Sep2003 $55.55

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Northrop Grumman Corp Valuation – March 2019 #NOC

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Northrop Grumman Corporation, incorporated on August 4, 2010, is a global security company. The Company provides products, systems and solutions in autonomous systems; cyber; command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); strike, and logistics and modernization. The Company’s segments include Aerospace Systems, Mission Systems and Technology Services. The Company participates in a range of defense and government programs in the United States and abroad. The Company also conducts business with foreign, state and local governments, as well as commercial customers.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of NOC – 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 $47,326,350,403 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.17 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 138.28% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 17.02 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 5.88 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 1.17 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 9.87 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 $16.38
MG Growth Estimate 11.49%
MG Value $515.91
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $237.57
MG Value based on 0% Growth $139.26
Market Implied Growth Rate 4.26%
Current Price $278.82
% of Intrinsic Value 54.04%

Northrop Grumman Corporation does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, high PB ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should explore other opportunities at this time or proceed cautiously with a speculative attitude.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $9.28 in 2015 to an estimated $16.38 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 4.26% 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 Northrop Grumman Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $139.21. The company pays a dividend of $4.7 per share, for a yield of 1.7% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 17.02, which was below the industry average of 51.79, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-114.5.

Northrop Grumman 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) -$114.50
Graham Number $139.21
PEmg 17.02
Current Ratio 1.17
PB Ratio 5.88
Current Dividend $4.70
Dividend Yield 1.69%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 15

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $9,680,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $8,274,000,000
Long-Term Debt $13,883,000,000
Total Assets $37,653,000,000
Intangible Assets $20,044,000,000
Total Liabilities $29,466,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 172,800,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $17.95
Dec2018 $18.49
Dec2017 $16.34
Dec2016 $11.32
Dec2015 $10.39
Dec2014 $9.75
Dec2013 $8.35
Dec2012 $7.81
Dec2011 $7.52
Dec2010 $6.82
Dec2009 $5.21
Dec2008 -$3.77
Dec2007 $5.12
Dec2006 $4.37
Dec2005 $3.85
Dec2004 $2.97
Dec2003 $2.09
Dec2002 $1.84
Dec2001 $2.37
Dec2000 $4.29
Dec1999 $3.35

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $16.38
Dec2018 $14.82
Dec2017 $12.40
Dec2016 $10.13
Dec2015 $9.28
Dec2014 $8.50
Dec2013 $7.63
Dec2012 $6.42
Dec2011 $5.21
Dec2010 $3.88
Dec2009 $2.59
Dec2008 $1.69
Dec2007 $4.18
Dec2006 $3.48
Dec2005 $2.90
Dec2004 $2.52
Dec2003 $2.46

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc Valuation – February 2019 $HII

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., incorporated on August 4, 2010, is a military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. The Company’s business consists of the design, construction, repair and maintenance of nuclear-powered ships and non-nuclear ships for the United States Navy and coastal defense surface ships for the United States Coast Guard, as well as the refueling and overhaul and inactivation of nuclear-powered ships for the United States Navy. The Company operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding (Ingalls), Newport News Shipbuilding (Newport News) and Technical Solutions. The Company’s Ingalls segment includes its non-nuclear ship design, construction, repair and maintenance businesses. The Company’s Newport News includes all of its nuclear ship design, construction, overhaul, refueling, and repair and maintenance businesses. The Company’s Technical Solutions segment provides a range of professional services, including fleet support, integrated missions solutions, and nuclear and environmental and oil and gas services, to the governmental, energy, and oil and gas markets. The Company conducts majority of its business with the United States Government, principally the Department of Defense (DoD).

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of HII – 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 $9,109,897,923 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.14 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 6282.54% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 17.17 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 5.16 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 1.14 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 5.62 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 $12.66
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $487.38
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $183.56
MG Value based on 0% Growth $107.60
Market Implied Growth Rate 4.34%
Current Price $217.42
% of Intrinsic Value 44.61%

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings stability over the last ten years, and the 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 $4.16 in 2014 to an estimated $12.66 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 4.34% 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 Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $124.28. The company pays a dividend of $2.52 per share, for a yield of 1.2% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 17.17, which was below the industry average of 53.93, 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 $-58.08.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc receives an average overall rating in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a C-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$58.08
Graham Number $124.28
PEmg 17.17
Current Ratio 1.14
PB Ratio 5.16
Current Dividend $2.52
Dividend Yield 1.16%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 6

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $1,859,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,631,000,000
Long-Term Debt $1,282,000,000
Total Assets $6,199,000,000
Intangible Assets $1,697,000,000
Total Liabilities $4,374,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 43,300,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $17.61
Dec2017 $10.46
Dec2016 $12.14
Dec2015 $8.36
Dec2014 $6.86
Dec2013 $5.18
Dec2012 $2.91
Dec2011 -$2.05
Dec2010 $2.68

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $12.66
Dec2017 $9.66
Dec2016 $8.53
Dec2015 $5.90
Dec2014 $4.16
Dec2013 $2.45
Dec2012 $0.96
Dec2011 $0.03
Dec2010 $0.89

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L3 Technologies Inc Valuation – January 2019 $LLL

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): L3 Technologies, Inc., formerly L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., incorporated on March 20, 1997, is a prime contractor in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, aircraft sustainment, simulation and training, night vision and image intensification equipment and security and detection systems. The Company provides a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. It operates through three segments: Electronic Systems, Communication Systems and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems segment. The Company’s customers include the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and its prime contractors, the United States Government intelligence agencies, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), foreign governments, and domestic and international commercial customers.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of LLL – 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 $14,315,953,468 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.96 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 20.03% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 21.88 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 1.96 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.53 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 Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $8.31
MG Growth Estimate 0.42%
MG Value $77.57
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth $120.44
MG Value based on 0% Growth $70.60
Market Implied Growth Rate 6.69%
Current Price $181.70
% of Intrinsic Value 234.24%

L3 Technologies Inc does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings stability or growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the net current assets, and the lack of earnings stability 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 growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $8.08 in 2014 to an estimated $8.31 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 6.69% 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 L3 Technologies Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $134.83. The company pays a dividend of $3 per share, for a yield of 1.7% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 21.88, which was below the industry average of 47.17, 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 $-38.26.

L3 Technologies 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) -$38.26
Graham Number $134.83
PEmg 21.88
Current Ratio 1.96
PB Ratio 2.53
Current Dividend $3.00
Dividend Yield 1.65%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 14

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $4,435,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $2,260,000,000
Long-Term Debt $3,320,000,000
Total Assets $13,184,000,000
Intangible Assets $7,248,000,000
Total Liabilities $7,473,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 79,400,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $12.38
Dec2017 $8.51
Dec2016 $9.01
Dec2015 -$2.97
Dec2014 $7.56
Dec2013 $8.24
Dec2012 $8.03
Dec2011 $9.05
Dec2010 $8.25
Dec2009 $7.61
Dec2008 $7.59
Dec2007 $5.98
Dec2006 $4.22
Dec2005 $4.20
Dec2004 $3.33
Dec2003 $2.62
Dec2002 $1.93
Dec2001 $1.47
Dec2000 $1.19
Dec1999 $0.88
Dec1998 $0.63

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $8.31
Dec2017 $6.20
Dec2016 $5.36
Dec2015 $4.35
Dec2014 $8.08
Dec2013 $8.31
Dec2012 $8.26
Dec2011 $8.15
Dec2010 $7.38
Dec2009 $6.60
Dec2008 $5.75
Dec2007 $4.58
Dec2006 $3.67
Dec2005 $3.17
Dec2004 $2.47
Dec2003 $1.90
Dec2002 $1.43

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Textron Inc Valuation – January 2019 $TXT

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Textron Inc., incorporated on July 31, 1967, is a multi-industry company engaged in aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with products and services across the world. The Company operates through five segments: Textron Aviation, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial and Finance.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of TXT – 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 $11,701,001,722 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.06 Pass
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 891.58% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 15.69 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.17 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 2.06 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.06 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 $3.07
MG Growth Estimate 12.07%
MG Value $100.14
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B
MG Value based on 3% Growth $44.50
MG Value based on 0% Growth $26.08
Market Implied Growth Rate 3.60%
Current Price $48.16
% of Intrinsic Value 48.09%

Textron Inc. qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is only initially concerned with the insufficient earnings stability over the last ten years. The Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns. 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 $1.7 in 2014 to an estimated $3.07 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 3.6% 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 Textron Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $48.04. The company pays a dividend of $0.08 per share, for a yield of 0.2% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 15.69, which was below the industry average of 47.17, 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 $-8.3.

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

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$8.30
Graham Number $48.04
PEmg 15.69
Current Ratio 2.06
PB Ratio 2.17
Current Dividend $0.08
Dividend Yield 0.17%
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 $7,055,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $3,423,000,000
Long-Term Debt $3,857,000,000
Total Assets $14,669,000,000
Intangible Assets $2,209,000,000
Total Liabilities $9,126,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 249,378,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.75
Dec2017 $1.14
Dec2016 $3.53
Dec2015 $2.50
Dec2014 $2.13
Dec2013 $1.75
Dec2012 $2.00
Dec2011 $0.79
Dec2010 $0.28
Dec2009 -$0.12
Dec2008 $1.94
Dec2007 $3.60
Dec2006 $2.31
Dec2005 $0.75
Dec2004 $1.31
Dec2003 $0.95
Dec2002 -$0.45
Dec2001 $0.58
Dec2000 $0.75
Dec1999 $1.91
Dec1998 $1.37

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.07
Dec2017 $2.22
Dec2016 $2.64
Dec2015 $2.07
Dec2014 $1.70
Dec2013 $1.30
Dec2012 $1.05
Dec2011 $0.81
Dec2010 $1.08
Dec2009 $1.56
Dec2008 $2.26
Dec2007 $2.20
Dec2006 $1.33
Dec2005 $0.76
Dec2004 $0.72
Dec2003 $0.54
Dec2002 $0.50

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Lockheed Martin Corp Valuation – January 2019 $LMT

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Lockheed Martin Corporation, incorporated on August 29, 1994, is a security and aerospace company. The Company is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of technology systems, products and services. The Company operates through four segments: Aeronautics; Missiles and Fire Control (MFC); Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), and Space Systems. The Company also provides a range of management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistics, system integration and cybersecurity services. Its main areas of focus are in defense, space, intelligence and homeland security. The Company serves both the United States and international customers with products and services that have defense, civil and commercial applications, with its principal customers being agencies of the United States Government.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of LMT – 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 $74,735,778,537 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.11 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Pass
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 80.05% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 19.56 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 75.23 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 1.11 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 8.15 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 $13.44
MG Growth Estimate 6.44%
MG Value $287.46
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $194.94
MG Value based on 0% Growth $114.27
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.53%
Current Price $262.92
% of Intrinsic Value 91.46%

Lockheed Martin Corporation does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, high PB ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should explore other opportunities at this time or proceed cautiously with a speculative attitude.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $9.41 in 2014 to an estimated $13.44 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 5.53% 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 within a margin of safety relative to the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Lockheed Martin Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $0. The company pays a dividend of $7.46 per share, for a yield of 2.8%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 19.56, which was below the industry average of 47.17, 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 $-96.39.

Lockheed Martin 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) -$96.39
Graham Number $0.00
PEmg 19.56
Current Ratio 1.11
PB Ratio 75.23
Current Dividend $7.46
Dividend Yield 2.84%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 15

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $16,859,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $15,204,000,000
Long-Term Debt $13,486,000,000
Total Assets $45,495,000,000
Intangible Assets $14,358,000,000
Total Liabilities $44,493,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 286,700,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $17.50
Dec2017 $6.89
Dec2016 $17.49
Dec2015 $11.46
Dec2014 $11.21
Dec2013 $9.13
Dec2012 $8.36
Dec2011 $7.81
Dec2010 $7.81
Dec2009 $7.64
Dec2008 $7.86
Dec2007 $7.10
Dec2006 $5.80
Dec2005 $4.10
Dec2004 $2.83
Dec2003 $2.34
Dec2002 $1.11
Dec2001 -$2.45
Dec2000 -$1.29
Dec1999 $0.99
Dec1998 $2.63

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $13.44
Dec2017 $11.36
Dec2016 $12.90
Dec2015 $10.27
Dec2014 $9.41
Dec2013 $8.39
Dec2012 $7.97
Dec2011 $7.74
Dec2010 $7.55
Dec2009 $7.11
Dec2008 $6.41
Dec2007 $5.27
Dec2006 $3.98
Dec2005 $2.57
Dec2004 $1.38
Dec2003 $0.48
Dec2002 -$0.23

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United Technologies Corp Valuation – November 2018 $UTX

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): United Technologies Corporation, incorporated on July 21, 1934, is engaged in providing high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries around the world. The Company operates through four segments: Otis; UTC Climate, Controls & Security; Pratt & Whitney, and UTC Aerospace Systems. Otis, UTC Climate and Controls & Security (collectively, referred to as the commercial businesses) serve customers in the commercial, government, infrastructure and residential property sectors and transport and refrigeration businesses around the world. Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems (collectively referred to as the aerospace businesses) primarily serve commercial and government customers in both the original equipment and aftermarket parts and services markets of the aerospace industry.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of UTX – November 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 $101,829,144,572 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.52 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 32.06% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 18.91 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.98 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 1.52 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 2.79 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 $6.72
MG Growth Estimate 1.48%
MG Value $77.03
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade B
MG Value based on 3% Growth $97.49
MG Value based on 0% Growth $57.15
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.20%
Current Price $127.13
% of Intrinsic Value 165.03%

United Technologies Corporation is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not 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 is only concerned with the level of debt relative to the net current assets. 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 Overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $6.12 in 2014 to an estimated $6.72 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 5.2% 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 United Technologies Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $77.1. The company pays a dividend of $2.72 per share, for a yield of 2.1%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 18.91, which was below the industry average of 52.6, 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 $-50.49.

United Technologies Corporation performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$50.49
Graham Number $77.10
PEmg 18.91
Current Ratio 1.52
PB Ratio 2.98
Current Dividend $2.72
Dividend Yield 2.14%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 20

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $40,204,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $26,504,000,000
Long-Term Debt $38,275,000,000
Total Assets $114,939,000,000
Intangible Assets $43,380,000,000
Total Liabilities $80,689,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 801,800,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $7.13
Dec2017 $5.70
Dec2016 $6.12
Dec2015 $8.61
Dec2014 $6.82
Dec2013 $6.25
Dec2012 $5.66
Dec2011 $5.49
Dec2010 $4.74
Dec2009 $4.12
Dec2008 $4.90
Dec2007 $4.27
Dec2006 $3.71
Dec2005 $3.03
Dec2004 $2.64
Dec2003 $4.69
Dec2002 $2.21
Dec2001 $1.92
Dec2000 $1.78
Dec1999 $1.51
Dec1998 $0.63

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $6.72
Dec2017 $6.58
Dec2016 $6.91
Dec2015 $7.06
Dec2014 $6.12
Dec2013 $5.60
Dec2012 $5.17
Dec2011 $4.86
Dec2010 $4.48
Dec2009 $4.23
Dec2008 $4.09
Dec2007 $3.68
Dec2006 $3.35
Dec2005 $3.07
Dec2004 $2.95
Dec2003 $2.87
Dec2002 $1.85

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Boeing Co Valuation – November 2018 $BA

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): The Boeing Company, incorporated on July 19, 1934, is an aerospace company. The Company is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, sale, service and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight and launch systems and services. The Company’s segments include Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security (BDS), including Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA), Network & Space Systems (N&SS) and Global Services & Support (GS&S), and Boeing Capital (BCC). The Company is also a defense contractor in the United States.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of BA – November 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 $209,742,821,842 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.10 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 224.42% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 30.40 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 -177.25 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 1.10 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.27 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 $12.15
MG Growth Estimate 14.98%
MG Value $467.24
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $176.18
MG Value based on 0% Growth $103.28
Market Implied Growth Rate 10.95%
Current Price $369.34
% of Intrinsic Value 79.05%

Boeing Co does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, high 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 Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $6.08 in 2014 to an estimated $12.15 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 10.95% 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 Boeing Co revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $15.02. The company pays a dividend of $5.68 per share, for a yield of 1.5% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 30.4, which was below the industry average of 59.09, 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 $-48.57.

Boeing Co 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) -$48.57
Graham Number $15.02
PEmg 30.40
Current Ratio 1.10
PB Ratio -177.25
Current Dividend $5.68
Dividend Yield 1.54%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 6

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Total Current Assets $87,686,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $79,417,000,000
Long-Term Debt $10,487,000,000
Total Assets $114,659,000,000
Intangible Assets $8,252,000,000
Total Liabilities $115,868,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 580,200,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $16.69
Dec2017 $13.43
Dec2016 $7.61
Dec2015 $7.44
Dec2014 $7.38
Dec2013 $5.96
Dec2012 $5.11
Dec2011 $5.34
Dec2010 $4.45
Dec2009 $1.84
Dec2008 $3.67
Dec2007 $5.28
Dec2006 $2.85
Dec2005 $3.20
Dec2004 $2.30
Dec2003 $0.89
Dec2002 $0.61
Dec2001 $3.41
Dec2000 $2.44
Dec1999 $2.49
Dec1998 $1.15

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $12.15
Dec2017 $9.38
Dec2016 $7.13
Dec2015 $6.68
Dec2014 $6.08
Dec2013 $5.13
Dec2012 $4.51
Dec2011 $4.18
Dec2010 $3.60
Dec2009 $3.24
Dec2008 $3.78
Dec2007 $3.53
Dec2006 $2.42
Dec2005 $2.17
Dec2004 $1.74
Dec2003 $1.63
Dec2002 $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.

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