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Tiziano Frateschi
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5 Undervalued Stocks Growing Book Value

American Public Education tops the list

January 25, 2018 | About:

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book value per share (BV/S) over the past decade.

BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding (EOP). Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Since the BV/S may not reflect the company’s true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

The BV/S of American Public Education Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) has grown 29% over the past 10 years. The price-book (P/B) ratio is 1.5 and the price to tangible book value is 1.7.

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The education services provider has a market cap of $422.96 million.

According to the discounted cash flow (DCF) calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 18% margin of safety at $26. The stock price has been as high as $27.40 and as low as $17.40 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 5.11% below its 52-week high and above 49.43% its 52-week low. The price-earnings (P/E) ratio is 21.71.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholders among the gurus with 5.06% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.66%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.43% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado Do Sao Paolo's (NYSE:SBS) BV/S has grown 6% over the past decade. The price-book ratio is 1.4.

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The Brazilian water and waste management company has a market cap of $7.58 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 22% margin of safety at $10.85. The stock price has been as high as $11.39 and as low as $8.15 over the past 52 weeks. It is currently 4.24% below its 52-week high and 33.13% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 8.39.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Simons with 0.52% of outstanding shares, followed by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

The BV/S of Itau Unibanco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) has grown 10% over the past 10 years. The price-book ratio is 2 and the price to tangible book value is 2.3.

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The Brazilian bank has a market cap of $90.08 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 24% margin of safety at $14.9. The stock price has been as high as $16.13 and as low as $10.02 in the past 52 weeks. It is currently 1.46% below its 52-week high and 48.70% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 10.84.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.3% of outstanding shares. followed by Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%, Dodge & Cox with 0.09% and Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

NewMarket Corp.'s (NYSE:NEU) BV/S has grown 8% over the past decade. The price-book ratio is 7.5 and price to tangible book value is 9.8.

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The chemical company, which manufactures petroleum additives used in lubricating oils and fuels, has a market cap of $4.71 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 29% margin of safety at $397.57. The stock price has been as high as $483.86 and as low as $377.27 over the past 52 weeks. It is currently 17.83% below its 52-week high and 5.38% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 20.30.

With 0.3% of outstanding shares, Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder,  followed by Royce with 0.15%, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14% and Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

The BV/S of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has grown 7% over the past 10 years. The price-book ratio is 3.2.

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The asset management company has a market cap of $92.85 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 20% margin of safety at $589.68. The stock price has been as high as $594.52 and as low as $365.83 over the past 52 weeks. It is currently 0.81% below its 52-week high and 61.19% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 19.46.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned in this article.

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Tiziano Frateschi
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