Harley-Davidson Inc Valuation – April 2019 #HOG

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Harley-Davidson, Inc., incorporated on March 8, 1991, is the parent company for the groups of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company (HDMC) and Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS). The Company operates in two segments: the Motorcycles & Related Products (Motorcycles) and the Financial Services.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of HOG – April 2019

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $5,914,027,961 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.25 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 53.65% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 11.78 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 3.42 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 1.25 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 5.51 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 $3.16
MG Growth Estimate -1.28%
MG Value $18.74
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade B-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $45.79
MG Value based on 0% Growth $26.84
Market Implied Growth Rate 1.64%
Current Price $37.19
% of Intrinsic Value 198.44%

Harley-Davidson Inc 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, and the lack of earnings growth over the last five years. 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 Overvalued after seeing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) decline from $3.45 in 2015 to an estimated $3.16 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 1.64% 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 Harley-Davidson Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $26.38. The company pays a dividend of $1.48 per share, for a yield of 4%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 11.78, which was below the industry average of 22.44, 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 $-27.04.

Harley-Davidson Inc performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$27.04
Graham Number $26.38
PEmg 11.78
Current Ratio 1.25
PB Ratio 3.42
Current Dividend $1.48
Dividend Yield 3.98%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 8

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $4,484,442,000
Total Current Liabilities $3,597,600,000
Long-Term Debt $4,887,667,000
Total Assets $10,665,664,000
Intangible Assets $61,046,000
Total Liabilities $8,891,715,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 162,973,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.84
Dec2018 $3.19
Dec2017 $3.02
Dec2016 $3.83
Dec2015 $3.69
Dec2014 $3.88
Dec2013 $3.28
Dec2012 $2.72
Dec2011 $2.55
Dec2010 $0.62
Dec2009 -$0.24
Dec2008 $2.79
Dec2007 $3.74
Dec2006 $3.93
Dec2005 $3.41
Dec2004 $3.00
Dec2003 $2.50
Dec2002 $1.90
Dec2001 $1.43
Dec2000 $1.13
Dec1999 $0.86

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.16
Dec2018 $3.39
Dec2017 $3.50
Dec2016 $3.66
Dec2015 $3.45
Dec2014 $3.09
Dec2013 $2.40
Dec2012 $1.86
Dec2011 $1.59
Dec2010 $1.46
Dec2009 $2.16
Dec2008 $3.37
Dec2007 $3.54
Dec2006 $3.28
Dec2005 $2.79
Dec2004 $2.31
Dec2003 $1.83

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Charles Schwab Corp Valuation – March 2019 #SCHW

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): The Charles Schwab Corporation (CSC), incorporated on November 25, 1986, is a savings and loan holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services. The Company provides financial services to individuals and institutional clients through two segments: Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services and other corporate brokerage services. The Advisor Services segment provides custodial, trading, and support services as well as retirement business services. The Company’s subsidiaries include Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (Schwab), which is a securities broker-dealer with over 335 domestic branch offices in 46 states, as well as a branch in each of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and London, England, and serves clients in Hong Kong through one of the Company’s subsidiaries, as of December 31, 2016; Charles Schwab Bank (Schwab Bank), which is a federal savings bank located in Nevada, and Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. (CSIM), which is the investment advisor for Schwab’s mutual funds referred to as the Schwab Funds, and Schwab’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs), referred to as the Schwab ETFs.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of SCHW – 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 all 6 of the following tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $55,714,926,383 Pass
2. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
3. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Pass
4. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 279.10% Pass
5. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 19.89 Pass
6. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.74 Fail
Enterprising Investor; must pass all 3 of the following tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
2. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
3. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $2.10
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $80.93
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $30.48
MG Value based on 0% Growth $17.87
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.69%
Current Price $41.80
% of Intrinsic Value 51.65%

Charles Schwab Corporation Common Stock is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the high PB ratio. The Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns. As a result, all Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.89 in 2015 to an estimated $2.1 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 5.69% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on Benjamin Graham’s formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value above the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Charles Schwab Corporation Common Stock revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $28.09. The company pays a dividend of $0.46 per share, for a yield of 1.1% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 19.89, which was below the industry average of 21.22, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry.

Charles Schwab Corporation Common Stock performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Graham Number $28.09
PEmg 19.89
PB Ratio 2.74
Dividend Yield 1.10%
TTM Dividend $0.46
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 3

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation $6,878,000,000
Total Assets $296,482,000,000
Intangible Assets $1,379,000,000
Total Liabilities $275,812,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,355,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.65
Dec2018 $2.45
Dec2017 $1.61
Dec2016 $1.31
Dec2015 $1.03
Dec2014 $0.95
Dec2013 $0.78
Dec2012 $0.69
Dec2011 $0.70
Dec2010 $0.38
Dec2009 $0.68
Dec2008 $1.05
Dec2007 $1.97
Dec2006 $0.95
Dec2005 $0.55
Dec2004 $0.21
Dec2003 $0.35
Dec2002 $0.08
Dec2001 $0.14
Dec2000 $0.51
Dec1999 $0.49

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.10
Dec2018 $1.71
Dec2017 $1.27
Dec2016 $1.05
Dec2015 $0.89
Dec2014 $0.78
Dec2013 $0.68
Dec2012 $0.65
Dec2011 $0.74
Dec2010 $0.84
Dec2009 $1.06
Dec2008 $1.15
Dec2007 $1.07
Dec2006 $0.56
Dec2005 $0.33
Dec2004 $0.23
Dec2003 $0.27

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Hormel Foods Corp Valuation – March 2019 #HRL

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Hormel Foods Corporation, incorporated on September 20, 1928, is engaged in the production of a range of meat and food products and the marketing of those products throughout the United States and internationally. The Company is a processor of branded and unbranded food products for retail, foodservice and fresh product customers. The Company operates through four segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store (JOTS) and International & Other. The Company’s Grocery Products segment is engaged in the processing, marketing and sale of shelf-stable food products sold for the retail market and also consist of health and nutrition products, including Muscle Milk protein products. The Grocery Products segment also includes the Company’s MegaMex Foods, LLC (MegaMex) joint venture. The Company’s Refrigerated Foods segment consists of the processing, marketing and sale of branded and unbranded pork, beef, chicken and turkey products for retail, foodservice and fresh product customers. The Company’s JOTS segment consists of the processing, marketing and sale of branded and unbranded turkey products for retail, foodservice and fresh product customers. The Company’s International & Other segment includes Hormel Foods International Corporation (HFIC), which manufactures, markets and sells the Company’s products internationally. The International & Other segment also includes the Company’s international joint ventures.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of HRL – 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 $23,494,749,686 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.46 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Pass
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 104.74% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 25.84 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 4.20 Fail
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 1.46 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.38 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 $1.70
MG Growth Estimate 8.16%
MG Value $42.10
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade B
MG Value based on 3% Growth $24.60
MG Value based on 0% Growth $14.42
Market Implied Growth Rate 8.67%
Current Price $43.84
% of Intrinsic Value 104.13%

Hormel Foods Corp is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the low current ratio. 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 $1.1 in 2015 to an estimated $1.7 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 8.67% 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 Hormel Foods Corp revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $20.32. The company pays a dividend of $0.75 per share, for a yield of 1.7% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 25.84, which was below the industry average of 26.89, 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 $-0.64.

Hormel Foods Corp performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$0.64
Graham Number $20.32
PEmg 25.84
Current Ratio 1.46
PB Ratio 4.20
Current Dividend $0.75
Dividend Yield 1.71%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 20

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 1/1/2019
Total Current Assets $2,100,686,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,435,812,000
Long-Term Debt $250,000,000
Total Assets $8,155,398,000
Intangible Assets $3,921,741,000
Total Liabilities $2,449,619,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 547,118,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.75
Oct2018 $1.86
Oct2017 $1.57
Oct2016 $1.64
Oct2015 $1.27
Oct2014 $1.12
Oct2013 $0.98
Oct2012 $0.93
Oct2011 $0.87
Oct2010 $0.73
Oct2009 $0.63
Oct2008 $0.52
Oct2007 $0.54
Oct2006 $0.51
Oct2005 $0.46
Oct2004 $0.42
Oct2003 $0.33
Oct2002 $0.34
Oct2001 $0.33
Oct2000 $0.30
Oct1999 $0.28

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.70
Oct2018 $1.61
Oct2017 $1.43
Oct2016 $1.30
Oct2015 $1.10
Oct2014 $0.98
Oct2013 $0.89
Oct2012 $0.81
Oct2011 $0.72
Oct2010 $0.62
Oct2009 $0.56
Oct2008 $0.51
Oct2007 $0.49
Oct2006 $0.44
Oct2005 $0.40
Oct2004 $0.36
Oct2003 $0.32

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American Airlines Group Inc Valuation – March 2019 #AAL

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): American Airlines Group Inc., incorporated on February 16, 1982, is a holding company. The Company’s primary business activity is the operation of a network air carrier, providing scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The Company operates through American segment, which provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. Together with its regional airline subsidiaries and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle, its airline operated an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries, principally from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, District of Columbia, as of December 31, 2016. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, approximately 199 million passengers boarded its mainline and regional flights.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of AAL – 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 $14,392,244,457 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.12 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 -141.07% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 7.09 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.26 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 1.12 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 9.67 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 $4.52
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $174.07
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade C+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $65.56
MG Value based on 0% Growth $38.43
Market Implied Growth Rate -0.71%
Current Price $32.04
% of Intrinsic Value 18.41%

American Airlines Group 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 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 Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $1.37 in 2015 to an estimated $4.52 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 0.71% annual earnings loss 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 American Airlines Group Inc revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $55.21. The company pays a dividend of $0.4 per share, for a yield of 1.2% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 7.09, which was below the industry average of 10.49, 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 $-86.27.

American Airlines Group 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) -$86.27
Graham Number $55.21
PEmg 7.09
Current Ratio 1.12
PB Ratio 1.26
Current Dividend $0.40
Dividend Yield 1.25%
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 $19,257,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $17,121,000,000
Long-Term Debt $20,650,000,000
Total Assets $70,878,000,000
Intangible Assets $15,322,000,000
Total Liabilities $59,108,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 461,916,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.50
Dec2018 $3.03
Dec2017 $2.61
Dec2016 $4.65
Dec2015 $11.07
Dec2014 $3.93
Dec2013 -$6.54
Dec2012 -$7.52
Dec2011 -$15.83
Dec2010 -$3.78
Dec2009 -$13.36
Dec2008 -$21.85
Dec2007 $4.77
Dec2006 $2.62
Dec2005 -$13.87
Dec2004 -$12.69
Dec2003 -$20.78
Dec2002 -$60.46
Dec2001 -$30.60
Dec2000 $13.47
Dec1999 $16.76

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.52
Dec2018 $4.37
Dec2017 $4.41
Dec2016 $3.91
Dec2015 $1.37
Dec2014 -$4.30
Dec2013 -$8.75
Dec2012 -$10.72
Dec2011 -$11.55
Dec2010 -$8.38
Dec2009 -$9.90
Dec2008 -$8.18
Dec2007 -$3.56
Dec2006 -$12.16
Dec2005 -$22.26
Dec2004 -$25.04
Dec2003 -$26.25

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Southwest Airlines Co Valuation – March 2019 #LUV

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest), incorporated on March 9, 1967, operates Southwest Airlines, a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. Southwest provides point-to-point service. As of December 31, 2016, Southwest operated a total of 723 Boeing 737 aircraft and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and eight near-international countries: Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize and Cuba. During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, the Company commenced international service out of Los Angeles International Airport by introducing service to Liberia, Costa Rica, and later to three airports in Mexico’s coastal regions: Cancun, San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Southwest bundles fares into three categories: Wanna Get Away, Anytime and Business Select.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of LUV – 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 $28,679,031,872 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.64 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 922.14% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 11.74 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.94 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 0.64 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -0.96 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 $4.42
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $170.14
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade B-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $64.08
MG Value based on 0% Growth $37.56
Market Implied Growth Rate 1.62%
Current Price $51.88
% of Intrinsic Value 30.49%

Southwest Airlines 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 $1.83 in 2015 to an estimated $4.42 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 1.62% 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 Southwest Airlines Co revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $41.89. The company pays a dividend of $0.61 per share, for a yield of 1.2% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 11.74, which was above the industry average of 10.49. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-20.33.

Southwest Airlines Co performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$20.33
Graham Number $41.89
PEmg 11.74
Current Ratio 0.64
PB Ratio 2.94
Current Dividend $0.61
Dividend Yield 1.17%
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 $5,028,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $7,905,000,000
Long-Term Debt $2,771,000,000
Total Assets $26,243,000,000
Intangible Assets $1,369,000,000
Total Liabilities $16,390,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 559,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.45
Dec2018 $4.29
Dec2017 $5.57
Dec2016 $3.45
Dec2015 $3.27
Dec2014 $1.64
Dec2013 $1.05
Dec2012 $0.56
Dec2011 $0.23
Dec2010 $0.61
Dec2009 $0.13
Dec2008 $0.24
Dec2007 $0.84
Dec2006 $0.61
Dec2005 $0.60
Dec2004 $0.38
Dec2003 $0.46
Dec2002 $0.23
Dec2001 $0.63
Dec2000 $0.79
Dec1999 $0.59

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.42
Dec2018 $4.15
Dec2017 $3.72
Dec2016 $2.53
Dec2015 $1.83
Dec2014 $1.01
Dec2013 $0.64
Dec2012 $0.40
Dec2011 $0.35
Dec2010 $0.44
Dec2009 $0.40
Dec2008 $0.53
Dec2007 $0.64
Dec2006 $0.52
Dec2005 $0.47
Dec2004 $0.43
Dec2003 $0.49

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Ralph Lauren Corp Valuation – March 2019 #RL

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Ralph Lauren Corporation, incorporated on March 20, 1997, is engaged in the design, marketing and distribution of lifestyle products, including apparel, accessories, home furnishings and other licensed product categories. The Company operates in three segments: Wholesale, Retail and Licensing. Wholesale business consists of sales made to department stores and specialty stores around the world. Retail business consists of sales made directly to consumers through retail channel, which includes Company’s’ retail stores, concession-based shop-within-shops and e-commerce operations around the world. Licensing business consists of royalty-based arrangements, under which the Company licenses to unrelated third parties for specified periods the right to operate retail stores and/or to use its various trademarks in connection with the manufacture and sale of designated products, such as certain apparel, eyewear, fragrances and home furnishings.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of RL – 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 $9,698,017,412 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.90 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 -63.32% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 37.12 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.99 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 2.90 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.28 Pass
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 $3.32
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $11.80
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth $48.19
MG Value based on 0% Growth $28.25
Market Implied Growth Rate 14.31%
Current Price $123.35
% of Intrinsic Value 1045.19%

Ralph Lauren Corp 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 high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding 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 $7.81 in 2015 to an estimated $3.32 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 14.31% 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 Ralph Lauren Corp revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $73.79. The company pays a dividend of $2 per share, for a yield of 1.6% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 37.12, which was below the industry average of 47.57, 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 $11.8.

Ralph Lauren Corp 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) $11.80
Graham Number $73.79
PEmg 37.12
Current Ratio 2.90
PB Ratio 2.99
Current Dividend $2.00
Dividend Yield 1.62%
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 $3,696,400,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,273,700,000
Long-Term Debt $686,800,000
Total Assets $6,092,000,000
Intangible Assets $1,094,300,000
Total Liabilities $2,738,100,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 81,200,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $5.69
Mar2018 $1.97
Mar2017 -$1.20
Mar2016 $4.62
Mar2015 $7.88
Mar2014 $8.43
Mar2013 $8.00
Mar2012 $7.13
Mar2011 $5.75
Mar2010 $4.73
Mar2009 $4.01
Mar2008 $3.99
Mar2007 $3.73
Mar2006 $2.87
Mar2005 $1.83
Mar2004 $1.69
Mar2003 $1.76
Mar2002 $1.75
Mar2001 $0.58
Mar2000 $1.45
Mar1999 $0.91

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.32
Mar2018 $2.87
Mar2017 $4.07
Mar2016 $6.87
Mar2015 $7.81
Mar2014 $7.45
Mar2013 $6.62
Mar2012 $5.66
Mar2011 $4.76
Mar2010 $4.13
Mar2009 $3.65
Mar2008 $3.26
Mar2007 $2.72
Mar2006 $2.13
Mar2005 $1.68
Mar2004 $1.56
Mar2003 $1.42

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Whirlpool Corp Valuation – February 2019 $WHR

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Whirlpool Corporation, incorporated on August 10, 1955, is a manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. As of December 31, 2016, the Company manufactured products in 14 countries and markets products throughout the world under brand names, such as Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air and Indesit. The Company’s segments include North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Latin America, and Asia. The Company manufactures and markets a line of home appliances and related products. Its principal products are laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers and other small domestic appliances. It also produces hermetic compressors for refrigeration systems.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of WHR – 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 $9,071,438,805 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.82 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 -9.60% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 19.89 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.86 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 0.82 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -2.27 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 $7.17
MG Growth Estimate -2.36%
MG Value $27.16
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $104.01
MG Value based on 0% Growth $60.97
Market Implied Growth Rate 5.70%
Current Price $142.70
% of Intrinsic Value 525.45%

Whirlpool 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, insufficient earnings stability or 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 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 $8.51 in 2015 to an estimated $7.17 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 5.7% 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 Whirlpool Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $107.36. The company pays a dividend of $4.55 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 19.89, which was below the industry average of 24.63, 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 $-112.83.

Whirlpool Corporation 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) -$112.83
Graham Number $107.36
PEmg 19.89
Current Ratio 0.82
PB Ratio 2.86
Current Dividend $4.55
Dividend Yield 3.19%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 8

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $7,898,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $9,678,000,000
Long-Term Debt $4,046,000,000
Total Assets $18,347,000,000
Intangible Assets $4,747,000,000
Total Liabilities $15,142,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 64,200,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $14.31
Dec2018 -$2.72
Dec2017 $4.70
Dec2016 $11.50
Dec2015 $9.83
Dec2014 $8.17
Dec2013 $10.24
Dec2012 $5.06
Dec2011 $4.99
Dec2010 $7.97
Dec2009 $4.34
Dec2008 $5.50
Dec2007 $8.01
Dec2006 $5.67
Dec2005 $6.19
Dec2004 $5.90
Dec2003 $5.91
Dec2002 -$5.79
Dec2001 $0.31
Dec2000 $5.20
Dec1999 $4.56

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $7.17
Dec2018 $4.50
Dec2017 $8.37
Dec2016 $9.79
Dec2015 $8.51
Dec2014 $7.66
Dec2013 $7.11
Dec2012 $5.56
Dec2011 $5.92
Dec2010 $6.36
Dec2009 $5.68
Dec2008 $6.32
Dec2007 $6.60
Dec2006 $5.12
Dec2005 $4.07
Dec2004 $2.77
Dec2003 $1.49

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc Valuation – February 2019 $HLT

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., incorporated on March 18, 2010, is a hospitality company. The Company is engaged in owning, leasing, managing and franchising hotels and resorts. The Company’s segments include ownership, and management and franchise. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned, leased, managed or franchised 4,875 hotel and resort properties, totaling 796,440 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Its brand portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio-A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of HLT – 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 $23,940,242,250 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.76 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 281.62% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 29.32 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 43.81 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 0.76 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -11.50 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 $2.79
MG Growth Estimate 2.12%
MG Value $35.55
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth $40.44
MG Value based on 0% Growth $23.70
Market Implied Growth Rate 10.41%
Current Price $81.75
% of Intrinsic Value 229.93%

Hilton Hotels Corporation 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 low current ratio, poor dividend history, 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 $2.44 in 2015 to an estimated $2.79 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 10.41% 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 Hilton Hotels Corporation Common Stock revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $11.44. The company pays a dividend of $0.6 per share, for a yield of 0.7% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 29.32, which was below the industry average of 31.44, 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 $-38.31.

Hilton Hotels Corporation Common Stock 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) -$38.31
Graham Number $11.44
PEmg 29.32
Current Ratio 0.76
PB Ratio 43.81
Current Dividend $0.60
Dividend Yield 0.73%
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 $1,983,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $2,615,000,000
Long-Term Debt $7,266,000,000
Total Assets $13,995,000,000
Intangible Assets $11,316,000,000
Total Liabilities $13,437,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 299,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.11
Dec2018 $2.50
Dec2017 $3.32
Dec2016 $1.03
Dec2015 $4.26
Dec2014 $2.05
Dec2013 $1.35
Dec2012 $1.14
Dec2011 $0.81
Dec2010 $0.39

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.79
Dec2018 $2.63
Dec2017 $2.60
Dec2016 $2.15
Dec2015 $2.44
Dec2014 $1.41
Dec2013 $0.97
Dec2012 $0.67
Dec2011 $0.37
Dec2010 $0.13

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc Valuation – February 2019 $CHRW

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (C.H. Robinson), incorporated on August 11, 1997, is a third-party logistics company. The Company provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies of a range of industries. The Company’s segments include North American Surface Transportation (NAST), Global Forwarding, Robinson Fresh, and All Other and Corporate. It operates through a network of offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America. The Company also develops global transportation and distribution networks to provide transportation and supply chain services throughout the world.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of CHRW – 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 $12,424,861,523 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.92 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 50.12% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 21.34 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 7.88 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 1.92 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.02 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 $4.23
MG Growth Estimate 4.99%
MG Value $78.27
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade B-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $61.40
MG Value based on 0% Growth $35.99
Market Implied Growth Rate 6.42%
Current Price $90.36
% of Intrinsic Value 115.45%

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns. As a result, all Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Overvalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $3.18 in 2015 to an estimated $4.23 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 6.42% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value below the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $34.8. The company pays a dividend of $1.88 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 21.34, which was above the industry average of 18.52. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-0.57.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B-.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$0.57
Graham Number $34.80
PEmg 21.34
Current Ratio 1.92
PB Ratio 7.88
Current Dividend $1.88
Dividend Yield 2.08%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 20

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $2,753,074,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,433,323,000
Long-Term Debt $1,341,352,000
Total Assets $4,427,412,000
Intangible Assets $1,446,037,000
Total Liabilities $2,832,325,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 139,182,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.64
Dec2018 $4.73
Dec2017 $3.57
Dec2016 $3.59
Dec2015 $3.51
Dec2014 $3.05
Dec2013 $2.65
Dec2012 $3.67
Dec2011 $2.62
Dec2010 $2.33
Dec2009 $2.13
Dec2008 $2.08
Dec2007 $1.86
Dec2006 $1.53
Dec2005 $1.16
Dec2004 $0.79
Dec2003 $0.62
Dec2002 $0.52
Dec2001 $0.47
Dec2000 $0.41
Dec1999 $0.32

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.23
Dec2018 $3.92
Dec2017 $3.43
Dec2016 $3.34
Dec2015 $3.18
Dec2014 $2.96
Dec2013 $2.84
Dec2012 $2.81
Dec2011 $2.32
Dec2010 $2.11
Dec2009 $1.92
Dec2008 $1.70
Dec2007 $1.41
Dec2006 $1.09
Dec2005 $0.82
Dec2004 $0.62
Dec2003 $0.51

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O’Reilly Automotive Inc Valuation – February 2019 $ORLY

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., incorporated on December 20, 2010, is a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States. The Company sells its products to both do-it-yourself (DIY) and professional service provider customers. The Company’s product line includes new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, brake system components, batteries, belts, hoses, temperature control, chassis parts, driveline parts and engine parts; maintenance items, such as oil, antifreeze, fluids, filters, wiper blades, lighting, engine additives and appearance products, and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers and truck accessories. It operated 4,829 stores in 47 states, as of December 31, 2016.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of ORLY – 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 $27,776,062,000 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.91 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 343.42% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 27.57 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 56.64 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 0.91 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -9.20 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 $12.58
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $484.20
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $182.36
MG Value based on 0% Growth $106.90
Market Implied Growth Rate 9.54%
Current Price $346.75
% of Intrinsic Value 71.61%

O’Reilly Automotive 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 PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the 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 Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $5.7 in 2014 to an estimated $12.58 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 9.54% 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 O’Reilly Automotive Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $52.84. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 27.57, which was above the industry average of 21.23. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-47.12.

O’Reilly Automotive 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) -$47.12
Graham Number $52.84
PEmg 27.57
Current Ratio 0.91
PB Ratio 56.64
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 $3,560,031,000
Total Current Liabilities $3,905,081,000
Long-Term Debt $3,174,327,000
Total Assets $7,894,714,000
Intangible Assets $832,750,000
Total Liabilities $7,396,335,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 81,410,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $16.02
Dec2017 $12.67
Dec2016 $10.73
Dec2015 $9.17
Dec2014 $7.34
Dec2013 $6.03
Dec2012 $4.75
Dec2011 $3.71
Dec2010 $2.95
Dec2009 $2.23
Dec2008 $1.48
Dec2007 $1.67
Dec2006 $1.55
Dec2005 $1.45
Dec2004 $0.63
Dec2003 $0.92
Dec2002 $0.77
Dec2001 $0.63
Dec2000 $0.50
Dec1999 $0.46
Dec1998 $0.18

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $12.58
Dec2017 $10.30
Dec2016 $8.61
Dec2015 $7.10
Dec2014 $5.70
Dec2013 $4.56
Dec2012 $3.56
Dec2011 $2.78
Dec2010 $2.20
Dec2009 $1.78
Dec2008 $1.48
Dec2007 $1.40
Dec2006 $1.20
Dec2005 $0.98
Dec2004 $0.72
Dec2003 $0.73
Dec2002 $0.60

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