Apache Corp Valuation – March 2019 #APA

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Apache Corporation, incorporated on December 6, 1954, is an independent energy company. Both domestically and internationally, the Company explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. The Company’s production segments include: the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom North Sea. It also pursues exploration interests in Suriname.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of APA – 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 $13,221,778,646 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.22 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 -87.12% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 -20.52 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.52 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 1.22 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 16.57 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 -$1.72
MG Growth Estimate 12.93%
MG Value $0.00
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth -$24.89
MG Value based on 0% Growth -$14.59
Market Implied Growth Rate -14.51%
Current Price $35.22
% of Intrinsic Value N/A

Apache 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 PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the 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 $-12.42 in 2015 to an estimated $-1.72 for 2019. 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 Apache Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $0. The company pays a dividend of $1 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 -20.52, which was below the industry average of 58.42, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-26.46.

Apache 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) -$26.46
Graham Number $0.00
PEmg -20.52
Current Ratio 1.22
PB Ratio 1.52
Current Dividend $1.00
Dividend Yield 2.84%
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 $2,687,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $2,201,000,000
Long-Term Debt $8,054,000,000
Total Assets $21,582,000,000
Intangible Assets $0
Total Liabilities $12,770,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 381,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate -$0.32
Dec2018 $0.11
Dec2017 $3.41
Dec2016 -$3.71
Dec2015 -$27.40
Dec2014 -$21.76
Dec2013 $5.50
Dec2012 $4.92
Dec2011 $11.47
Dec2010 $8.46
Dec2009 -$0.87
Dec2008 $2.09
Dec2007 $8.39
Dec2006 $7.64
Dec2005 $7.84
Dec2004 $5.03
Dec2003 $3.43
Dec2002 $1.80
Dec2001 $2.25
Dec2000 $2.46
Dec1999 $0.75

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate -$1.72
Dec2018 -$4.90
Dec2017 -$7.87
Dec2016 -$11.83
Dec2015 -$12.42
Dec2014 -$2.71
Dec2013 $6.51
Dec2012 $6.41
Dec2011 $6.74
Dec2010 $4.63
Dec2009 $3.49
Dec2008 $5.84
Dec2007 $7.30
Dec2006 $6.22
Dec2005 $5.03
Dec2004 $3.42
Dec2003 $2.45

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Cabot Oil & Gas Corp Valuation – March 2019 #COG

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, incorporated on December 14, 1989, is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development, exploitation and exploration of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the segment of natural gas and oil development, exploitation, exploration and production, in the continental United States. Its assets are concentrated in areas with known hydrocarbon resources, which are conducive to multi-well, repeatable drilling programs. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s exploration, development and production operations were primarily concentrated in two unconventional plays: the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas. The Company also has operations in various other unconventional and conventional plays throughout the continental United States.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of COG – 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 $10,990,606,932 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.90 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 240.83% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 36.67 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 5.39 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 1.90 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 4.77 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 $0.71
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $27.26
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $10.27
MG Value based on 0% Growth $6.02
Market Implied Growth Rate 14.08%
Current Price $25.96
% of Intrinsic Value 95.24%

Cabot Oil & Gas 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 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 Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.17 in 2015 to an estimated $0.71 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 14.08% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value within a margin of safety relative to the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $12.44. The company pays a dividend of $0.25 per share, for a yield of 1% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 36.67, which was below the industry average of 58.42, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-3.61.

Cabot Oil & Gas 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) -$3.61
Graham Number $12.44
PEmg 36.67
Current Ratio 1.90
PB Ratio 5.39
Current Dividend $0.25
Dividend Yield 0.96%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 2

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $544,545,000
Total Current Liabilities $287,264,000
Long-Term Debt $1,226,104,000
Total Assets $4,198,829,000
Intangible Assets $0
Total Liabilities $2,110,670,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 433,333,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.42
Dec2018 $1.24
Dec2017 $0.22
Dec2016 -$0.91
Dec2015 -$0.28
Dec2014 $0.25
Dec2013 $0.66
Dec2012 $0.31
Dec2011 $0.29
Dec2010 $0.25
Dec2009 $0.36
Dec2008 $0.52
Dec2007 $0.43
Dec2006 $0.81
Dec2005 $0.37
Dec2004 $0.15
Dec2003 $0.05
Dec2002 $0.03
Dec2001 $0.13
Dec2000 $0.09
Dec1999 $0.02

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.71
Dec2018 $0.27
Dec2017 -$0.15
Dec2016 -$0.22
Dec2015 $0.17
Dec2014 $0.38
Dec2013 $0.42
Dec2012 $0.31
Dec2011 $0.33
Dec2010 $0.39
Dec2009 $0.48
Dec2008 $0.51
Dec2007 $0.46
Dec2006 $0.41
Dec2005 $0.19
Dec2004 $0.09
Dec2003 $0.06

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Concho Resources Inc Valuation – March 2019 #CXO

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Concho Resources Inc., incorporated on February 22, 2006, is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s four operating areas include the Northern Delaware Basin, the Southern Delaware Basin, the Midland Basin and the New Mexico Shelf. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s operations were focused in the Permian Basin, which underlies an area of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas approximately 250 miles wide and 300 miles long. The Permian Basin is an oil and natural gas producing region in the United States and is characterized by multiple producing horizons and enhanced recovery potential. The majority of the rigs running in the Permian Basin are drilling horizontal wells. As of December 31, 2016, the Company produced approximately 55.1 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) of oil and natural gas.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of CXO – 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 $20,771,509,312 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.04 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 97.50% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 23.04 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.10 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 1.04 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 79.13 Fail
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 $4.49
MG Growth Estimate 8.54%
MG Value $114.93
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $65.17
MG Value based on 0% Growth $38.20
Market Implied Growth Rate 7.27%
Current Price $103.55
% of Intrinsic Value 90.10%

Concho Resources 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 PEmg ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets, and 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 Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $2.86 in 2015 to an estimated $4.49 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 7.27% 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 Concho Resources Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $83.04. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 23.04, which was below the industry average of 58.42, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-30.71.

Concho Resources 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) -$30.71
Graham Number $83.04
PEmg 23.04
Current Ratio 1.04
PB Ratio 1.10
Current Dividend $0.00
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $1,409,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,356,000,000
Long-Term Debt $4,194,000,000
Total Assets $26,294,000,000
Intangible Assets $2,243,000,000
Total Liabilities $7,526,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 199,155,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $3.27
Dec2018 $13.25
Dec2017 $6.41
Dec2016 -$10.85
Dec2015 $0.54
Dec2014 $4.88
Dec2013 $2.39
Dec2012 $4.15
Dec2011 $5.28
Dec2010 $2.18
Dec2009 -$0.12
Dec2008 $3.46
Dec2007 $0.38
Dec2006 $0.59
Dec2005 -$0.70
Dec2004 -$3.48

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $4.49
Dec2018 $4.35
Dec2017 $0.16
Dec2016 -$1.90
Dec2015 $2.86
Dec2014 $3.94
Dec2013 $3.24
Dec2012 $3.44
Dec2011 $2.80
Dec2010 $1.48
Dec2009 $0.99
Dec2008 $1.05
Dec2007 -$0.32
Dec2006 -$0.69
Dec2005 -$1.16
Dec2004 -$1.16

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Valero Energy Corp Valuation – March 2019 #VLO

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Valero Energy Corporation (Valero), incorporated on June 8, 1981, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The Company’s segments include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). The refining segment includes its refining operations and the associated marketing activities. The ethanol segment includes its ethanol operations and the associated marketing activities, and logistics assets that support its ethanol operations. The Company owns logistics assets (crude oil pipelines, refined petroleum product pipelines, terminals, tanks, marine docks, truck rack bays and other assets) that support its refining operations. Some of these assets are owned by VLP, which is a midstream master limited partnership owned by the Company. VLP’s assets include crude oil and refined petroleum products pipeline and terminal systems in the United States Gulf Coast and the United States Mid-Continent regions. The Company’s refineries produce conventional gasolines, premium gasolines, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), diesel, low-sulfur diesel, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, CARB diesel, other distillates, jet fuel, asphalt, petrochemicals, lubricants and other refined petroleum products.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of VLO – 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 $35,530,599,884 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.65 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 184.13% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 12.05 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.58 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 1.65 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.28 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 $7.06
MG Growth Estimate 2.00%
MG Value $88.28
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade B
MG Value based on 3% Growth $102.38
MG Value based on 0% Growth $60.02
Market Implied Growth Rate 1.77%
Current Price $85.08
% of Intrinsic Value 96.37%

Valero Energy Corporation 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 is only concerned with the level of debt relative to the net 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 Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $6.23 in 2015 to an estimated $7.06 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 1.77% 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 Valero Energy Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $84.94. The company pays a dividend of $3.2 per share, for a yield of 3.8%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 12.05, which was below the industry average of 58.42, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-23.1.

Valero Energy Corporation performs fairly well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring a B.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$23.10
Graham Number $84.94
PEmg 12.05
Current Ratio 1.65
PB Ratio 1.58
Current Dividend $3.20
Dividend Yield 3.76%
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 $17,675,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $10,724,000,000
Long-Term Debt $8,871,000,000
Total Assets $50,155,000,000
Intangible Assets $567,000,000
Total Liabilities $27,424,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 422,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $6.28
Dec2018 $7.29
Dec2017 $9.16
Dec2016 $4.94
Dec2015 $7.99
Dec2014 $6.85
Dec2013 $4.97
Dec2012 $3.75
Dec2011 $3.68
Dec2010 $0.57
Dec2009 -$3.67
Dec2008 -$2.16
Dec2007 $8.88
Dec2006 $8.64
Dec2005 $6.10
Dec2004 $3.27
Dec2003 $1.27
Dec2002 $0.21
Dec2001 $2.21
Dec2000 $1.40
Dec1999 $0.06

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $7.06
Dec2018 $7.38
Dec2017 $7.21
Dec2016 $6.06
Dec2015 $6.23
Dec2014 $4.89
Dec2013 $3.22
Dec2012 $1.71
Dec2011 $0.95
Dec2010 $0.54
Dec2009 $1.54
Dec2008 $4.41
Dec2007 $7.00
Dec2006 $5.34
Dec2005 $3.33
Dec2004 $1.86
Dec2003 $1.11

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Occidental Petroleum Corp Valuation – March 2019 #OXY

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Occidental), incorporated on April 9, 1986, is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company operates through three segments: oil and gas, chemical (OxyChem), and midstream and marketing. The oil and gas segment explores for, develops and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas. The OxyChem segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals and vinyls. The midstream and marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide (CO2) and power. It also trades around its assets, including transportation and storage capacity. Additionally, the midstream and marketing segment invests in entities that conduct similar activities. Occidental’s domestic upstream oil and gas operations are located in New Mexico and Texas. Its international operations are located in Bolivia, Colombia, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of OXY – 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 $48,967,841,552 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.34 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 -55.40% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 42.46 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.31 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 1.34 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 4.05 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 $1.54
MG Growth Estimate 15.00%
MG Value $59.24
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $22.31
MG Value based on 0% Growth $13.08
Market Implied Growth Rate 16.98%
Current Price $65.33
% of Intrinsic Value 110.28%

Occidental Petroleum 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 PEmg ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the 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 $-0.42 in 2015 to an estimated $1.54 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 16.98% 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 Occidental Petroleum Corporation revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $32.19. The company pays a dividend of $3.1 per share, for a yield of 4.7%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 42.46, which was below the industry average of 58.42, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-16.66.

Occidental Petroleum 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) -$16.66
Graham Number $32.19
PEmg 42.46
Current Ratio 1.34
PB Ratio 2.31
Current Dividend $3.10
Dividend Yield 4.75%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 17

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $9,932,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $7,412,000,000
Long-Term Debt $10,201,000,000
Total Assets $43,854,000,000
Intangible Assets $0
Total Liabilities $22,524,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 755,800,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.63
Dec2018 $5.39
Dec2017 $1.70
Dec2016 -$0.75
Dec2015 -$10.23
Dec2014 $0.79
Dec2013 $7.32
Dec2012 $5.67
Dec2011 $8.32
Dec2010 $5.56
Dec2009 $3.58
Dec2008 $8.34
Dec2007 $6.44
Dec2006 $4.87
Dec2005 $6.48
Dec2004 $2.80
Dec2003 $1.98
Dec2002 $1.31
Dec2001 $1.55
Dec2000 $2.13
Dec1999 $0.62

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.54
Dec2018 $0.79
Dec2017 -$1.09
Dec2016 -$1.47
Dec2015 -$0.42
Dec2014 $4.83
Dec2013 $6.60
Dec2012 $6.25
Dec2011 $6.51
Dec2010 $5.66
Dec2009 $5.79
Dec2008 $6.52
Dec2007 $5.25
Dec2006 $4.26
Dec2005 $3.58
Dec2004 $2.07
Dec2003 $1.64

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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.

Phillips 66 Valuation – March 2019 #PSX

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

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of PSX – March 2019

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

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $44,040,480,834 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 1.48 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Fail
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 343.98% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 11.54 Pass
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.66 Pass
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 1.48 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 2.60 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $8.39
MG Growth Estimate 3.34%
MG Value $127.43
Opinion Fairly Valued
MG Grade C-
MG Value based on 3% Growth $121.72
MG Value based on 0% Growth $71.35
Market Implied Growth Rate 1.52%
Current Price $96.89
% of Intrinsic Value 76.04%

Phillips 66 does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings stability over the last ten years, and the poor dividend history. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should explore other opportunities at this time or proceed cautiously with a speculative attitude.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Fairly Valued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $6.87 in 2015 to an estimated $8.39 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth supports the market’s implied estimate of 1.52% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value within a margin of safety relative to the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Phillips 66 revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $93.06. The company pays a dividend of $3.1 per share, for a yield of 3.2%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 11.54, which was below the industry average of 58.42, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-30.01.

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

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

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

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

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

Earnings Per Share History

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

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

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

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Halliburton Co Valuation – March 2019 #HAL

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Halliburton Company, incorporated on November 7, 1996, is a provider of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir, from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the field. The Company operates through two segments: the Completion and Production segment, and the Drilling and Evaluation segment. The Completion and Production segment delivers cementing, stimulation, intervention, pressure control, specialty chemicals, artificial lift and completion services. The Drilling and Evaluation segment provides field and reservoir modeling, drilling, evaluation and wellbore placement solutions that enable customers to model, measure, drill and optimize their well construction activities.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of HAL – 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 $26,987,755,256 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 2.32 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 -70.87% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 -134.48 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 2.83 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 2.32 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 1.64 Fail
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
5. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Fail

 

Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg -$0.23
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $0.00
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth -$3.34
MG Value based on 0% Growth -$1.96
Market Implied Growth Rate -71.49%
Current Price $30.93
% of Intrinsic Value N/A

Halliburton Company 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 level of debt relative to the net current assets, and the lack of earnings stability or growth over the last five years. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should explore other opportunities at this time or proceed cautiously with a speculative attitude.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Overvalued after seeing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) decline from $1.89 in 2015 to an estimated $-0.23 for 2019. 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 Halliburton Company revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $15.24. The company pays a dividend of $0.72 per share, for a yield of 2.3%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was -134.48, which was below the industry average of 58.42, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-6.06.

Halliburton Company scores quite poorly in the ModernGraham grading system, with an overall grade of D+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) -$6.06
Graham Number $15.24
PEmg -134.48
Current Ratio 2.32
PB Ratio 2.83
Current Dividend $0.72
Dividend Yield 2.33%
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 $11,151,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $4,802,000,000
Long-Term Debt $10,421,000,000
Total Assets $25,982,000,000
Intangible Assets $2,825,000,000
Total Liabilities $16,438,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 872,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.95
Dec2018 $1.89
Dec2017 -$0.53
Dec2016 -$6.69
Dec2015 -$0.79
Dec2014 $4.11
Dec2013 $2.36
Dec2012 $2.84
Dec2011 $3.08
Dec2010 $2.01
Dec2009 $1.27
Dec2008 $2.45
Dec2007 $3.68
Dec2006 $2.23
Dec2005 $2.27
Dec2004 -$1.12
Dec2003 -$0.95
Dec2002 -$1.16
Dec2001 $0.94
Dec2000 $0.56
Dec1999 $0.50

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate -$0.23
Dec2018 -$0.68
Dec2017 -$1.41
Dec2016 -$1.11
Dec2015 $1.89
Dec2014 $3.11
Dec2013 $2.51
Dec2012 $2.50
Dec2011 $2.39
Dec2010 $2.14
Dec2009 $2.26
Dec2008 $2.47
Dec2007 $2.06
Dec2006 $0.92
Dec2005 $0.18
Dec2004 -$0.70
Dec2003 -$0.33

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Kinder Morgan Inc Valuation – February 2019 $KMI

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Kinder Morgan, Inc., incorporated on August 23, 2006, is an energy infrastructure company in North America. The Company operates through five segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines and Kinder Morgan Canada. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned an interest in or operated approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 155 terminals. The Company’s pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, condensate, carbon dioxide (CO2) and other products, and its terminals transload and store petroleum products, ethanol and chemicals, and handle such products as steel, coal and petroleum coke. The Company is a producer of CO2, which others utilize for enhanced oil recovery projects in the Permian basin.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of KMI – 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 $43,382,969,312 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.76 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 46.79% Pass
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 36.31 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.25 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 0.76 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -18.49 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 $0.53
MG Growth Estimate -1.73%
MG Value $2.67
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $7.66
MG Value based on 0% Growth $4.49
Market Implied Growth Rate 13.90%
Current Price $19.17
% of Intrinsic Value 719.30%

Kinder Morgan 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 PEmg ratio. The Enterprising Investor has concerns regarding the level of debt relative to the current assets, and the lack of earnings growth over the last five years. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should explore other opportunities at this time or proceed cautiously with a speculative attitude.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Overvalued after seeing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) decline from $0.6 in 2015 to an estimated $0.53 for 2019. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 13.9% 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 Kinder Morgan Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $17.87. The company pays a dividend of $0.73 per share, for a yield of 3.8%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 36.31, which was below the industry average of 43.92, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-17.17.

Kinder Morgan 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) -$17.17
Graham Number $17.87
PEmg 36.31
Current Ratio 0.76
PB Ratio 1.25
Current Dividend $0.73
Dividend Yield 3.78%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 1

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $5,722,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $7,557,000,000
Long-Term Debt $33,936,000,000
Total Assets $78,866,000,000
Intangible Assets $24,845,000,000
Total Liabilities $44,335,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 2,249,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.93
Dec2018 $0.66
Dec2017 $0.01
Dec2016 $0.25
Dec2015 $0.10
Dec2014 $0.89
Dec2013 $1.15
Dec2012 $0.35
Dec2011 $0.74

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.53
Dec2018 $0.35
Dec2017 $0.29
Dec2016 $0.46
Dec2015 $0.60
Dec2014 $0.77
Dec2013 $0.62
Dec2012 $0.31
Dec2011 $0.25

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National Oilwell Varco Inc Valuation – February 2019 $NOV

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV), incorporated on July 14, 1995, is an oilfield equipment manufacturer and technology provider. The Company operates through four segments: Rig Technologies, Wellbore Technologies and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Technologies segment designs, manufactures, sells, and supports land rigs, offshore drilling equipment packages, and drilling rig components. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents and sells a range of equipment and technologies used to perform drilling operations. The Completion & Production Solutions segment integrates technologies for well completions and oil and gas production.

 

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ModernGraham Valuation of NOV – February 2019

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

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass 6 out of the following 7 tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $10,920,171,664 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 3.11 Pass
3. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Fail
4. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Pass
5. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end -106.13% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 -23.84 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 0.78 Fail
Enterprising Investor; must pass 4 out of the following 5 tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 1.5 3.11 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 0.55 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 -$1.19
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $3.63
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade D
MG Value based on 3% Growth -$17.32
MG Value based on 0% Growth -$10.15
Market Implied Growth Rate -16.17%
Current Price $28.48
% of Intrinsic Value 784.65%

National-Oilwell Varco, 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, 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 $3.07 in 2015 to an estimated $-1.19 for 2019. 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 National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $0. The company pays a dividend of $0.2 per share, for a yield of 0.7% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was -23.84, which was below the industry average of 43.92, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $3.63.

National-Oilwell Varco, 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) $3.63
Graham Number $0.00
PEmg -23.84
Current Ratio 3.11
PB Ratio 0.78
Current Dividend $0.20
Dividend Yield 0.70%
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 0

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 12/1/2018
Total Current Assets $7,279,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $2,341,000,000
Long-Term Debt $2,704,000,000
Total Assets $19,796,000,000
Intangible Assets $9,284,000,000
Total Liabilities $5,907,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 378,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate -$0.18
Dec2018 -$0.08
Dec2017 -$0.63
Dec2016 -$6.41
Dec2015 -$1.99
Dec2014 $5.82
Dec2013 $5.44
Dec2012 $5.83
Dec2011 $4.70
Dec2010 $3.98
Dec2009 $3.52
Dec2008 $4.90
Dec2007 $3.76
Dec2006 $1.94
Dec2005 $0.91
Dec2004 $0.67
Dec2003 $0.47
Dec2002 $0.45
Dec2001 $0.64
Dec2000 $0.08
Dec1999 -$0.07

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate -$1.19
Dec2018 -$1.35
Dec2017 -$1.18
Dec2016 -$0.39
Dec2015 $3.07
Dec2014 $5.45
Dec2013 $5.07
Dec2012 $4.79
Dec2011 $4.24
Dec2010 $3.88
Dec2009 $3.55
Dec2008 $3.19
Dec2007 $2.07
Dec2006 $1.11
Dec2005 $0.68
Dec2004 $0.53
Dec2003 $0.41

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Concho Resources Inc Valuation – June 2018 $CXO

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): Concho Resources Inc., incorporated on February 22, 2006, is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s four operating areas include the Northern Delaware Basin, the Southern Delaware Basin, the Midland Basin and the New Mexico Shelf. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s operations were focused in the Permian Basin, which underlies an area of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas approximately 250 miles wide and 300 miles long. The Permian Basin is an oil and natural gas producing region in the United States and is characterized by multiple producing horizons and enhanced recovery potential. The majority of the rigs running in the Permian Basin are drilling horizontal wells. As of December 31, 2016, the Company produced approximately 55.1 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) of oil and natural gas.

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ModernGraham Valuation of CXO – June 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 $18,954,472,477 Pass
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Current Ratio > 2 0.65 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 -119.89% Fail
6. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 136.72 Fail
7. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 1.94 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 0.65 Fail
2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition Debt to NCA < 1.1 -6.08 Fail
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 $0.93
MG Growth Estimate -4.25%
MG Value $0.00
Opinion Overvalued
MG Grade F
MG Value based on 3% Growth $13.49
MG Value based on 0% Growth $7.91
Market Implied Growth Rate 64.11%
Current Price $127.15
% of Intrinsic Value N/A

Concho Resources 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, and the high PEmg 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, 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 $3.94 in 2014 to an estimated $0.93 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth does not support the market’s implied estimate of 64.11% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on the Benjamin Graham value investing formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value below the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into Concho Resources Inc revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $63.4. The company does not pay a dividend. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 136.72, which was above the industry average of 87.76. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-26.43.

Concho Resources 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) -$26.43
Graham Number $63.40
PEmg 136.72
Current Ratio 0.65
PB Ratio 1.94
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 3/1/2018
Total Current Assets $719,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $1,109,000,000
Long-Term Debt $2,370,000,000
Total Assets $14,381,000,000
Intangible Assets $22,000,000
Total Liabilities $4,643,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 148,462,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $2.98
Dec2017 $6.41
Dec2016 -$10.85
Dec2015 $0.54
Dec2014 $4.88
Dec2013 $2.39
Dec2012 $4.15
Dec2011 $5.28
Dec2010 $2.18
Dec2009 -$0.12
Dec2008 $3.46
Dec2007 $0.38
Dec2006 $0.59
Dec2005 -$0.70
Dec2004 -$3.48

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $0.93
Dec2017 $0.16
Dec2016 -$1.90
Dec2015 $2.86
Dec2014 $3.94
Dec2013 $3.24
Dec2012 $3.44
Dec2011 $2.80
Dec2010 $1.48
Dec2009 $0.99
Dec2008 $1.05
Dec2007 -$0.32
Dec2006 -$0.69
Dec2005 -$1.16
Dec2004 -$1.16

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