5 Companies For Enterprising Investors Near 52 Week Lows – July 2018


Masco Corp (MAS)

Masco Corp is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings stability or growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the level of debt relative to the net current assets. As a result, all Enterprising Investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.52 in 2014 to an estimated $1.85 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 6.12% 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 Masco Corp revealed the company was trading above its Graham Number of $0. The company pays a dividend of $0.41 per share, for a yield of 1.1% Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 20.74, which was below the industry average of 26.36, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry. Finally, the company was trading above its Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $-8.65. (See the full valuation)



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