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IDEX (NYSE:IEX) Earnings Power Value (EPV)

: $74.11 (As of Dec23)
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As of Dec23, IDEX's earnings power value is $74.11. *

* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.

Margin of Safety is -223.43

The basic concept of EPV is that one should value a stock based on the current free cash flow of a company and not on future projections which may, or may not, come true. It is arguably a better way to analyze stocks than Discounted Cash Flow analysis that relies on highly speculative growth assumptions many years into the future. Assumption: Current profitability is sustainable.


IDEX Earnings Power Value (EPV) Historical Data

The historical data trend for IDEX's Earnings Power Value (EPV) can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

IDEX Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Earnings Power Value (EPV)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 60.78 66.40 68.17 66.79 74.11

IDEX Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Earnings Power Value (EPV) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 66.79 68.93 69.37 73.83 74.11

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Industrial Machinery subindustry, IDEX's Earnings Power Value (EPV), along with its competitors' market caps and Earnings Power Value (EPV) data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


IDEX Earnings Power Value (EPV) Distribution

For the Industrial Products industry and Industrials sector, IDEX's Earnings Power Value (EPV) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where IDEX's Earnings Power Value (EPV) falls into.



IDEX Earnings Power Value (EPV) Calculation

Earnings Power Value also known as just Earnings Power is a valuation technique popularised by Bruce Greenwald, an authority on value investing at Columbia University. It is arguably a better way to analyze stocks than Discounted Cash Flow analysis that relies on highly speculative growth assumptions many years into the future.

The basic concept of EPV is that one should value a stock based on the current free cash flow of a company and not on future projections which may, or may not, come true. This valuation tool excludes the potential growth that a company may have so that needs to be looked at separately. Since future growth is excluded from the analysis, only the maintenance capital expenditures are subtracted from after-tax EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) and growth capex is ignored.

IDEX's "Earning Power" Calculation:

Average of Last 20 Quarters Last Quarter
Revenue 2,813
DDA 107
Operating Margin % 23.41
SGA * 25% 148
Tax Rate % 21.19
Maintenance Capex 59
Cash and Cash Equivalents 534
Short-Term Debt 23
Long-Term Debt 1,423
Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 76

1. Start with "Earnings" not including accounting adjustments (one-time charges not excluded unless policy has changed). "Earnings" are "Operating Income.

2. Look at average margins over a business/Industry cycle: Average Operating Margin = 23.41%

To normalize margins and eliminate the effects on profitability of valuing the firm at different points in the business cycle, it is usually best to take a long-term average of operating margins. Ideally this would be as long as 10 years and include at least one economic downturn. However, since most of companies do not have as long as 10-year history, here GuruFocus uses the latest 5 years data to do the calculation. To smooth out unusual years but reflect recent developments, we take an average of the 5 year margin.

3. Multiply average margins by sustainable revenues and then adjust for maintenance SGA. This yields "normalized" EBIT:

To be conservative, GuruFocus uses an average of the 5 year revenues as the sustainable revenue.
EPV analysis recognises that part of SG&A expenditure is made to maintain and replace the existing assets, while part is made to grow sales. Since EPV is only interested in what it costs a going concern to maintain its existing asset base, it adds back a percentage of SG&A (between 15% and 50% - this is a matter of judgment and industry knowledge) to make up for the fact that some of this expenditure went to fund growth and shouldn't be accounted for. To start off, we assume 25% for the sake of prudence.
Sustainable Revenue = $2,813 Mil, Average Operating Margin = 23.41%, Average Adjusted SGA = 148,
therefore "Normalized" EBIT = Sustainable Revenue * Average Operating Margin + Average Adjusted SGA = 2,813 * 23.41% +148 = $806.3788432 Mil.

4. Multiply by one minus Average Tax Rate (NOPAT):

Same as average operating margin calculation, GuruFocus takes an average of the 5 years tax rates.
Average Tax Rate = 21.19%, and "Normalized" EBIT = $806.3788432 Mil,
therefore After-tax "Normalized" EBIT = "Normalized" EBIT * ( 1 - Average Tax Rate ) = 806.3788432 * ( 1 - 21.19% ) = $635.47087927798 Mil.

5. Add back Excess Depreciation (after tax at 1/2 average tax rate). This yields "normalized" Earnings:

Excess Depreciation = Average DDA * % of Excess Depreciation (after tax at 1/2 average tax rate) = 107 * 0.5 * 21.19% = $11.3432964 Mil.
"Normalized" Earnings = After-tax "Normalized" EBIT + Excess Depreciation = 635.47087927798 + 11.3432964 = $646.81417567798 Mil.

6. Adjusted for Maintenance Capital Expenditure:

First, calculate the revenue change regarding to the previous year. If the revenue decreased from the previous year, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
Second, if the revenue increased from the previous year, then calculate the percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue.
Third, calculate Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase.
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase] was negative, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase] was positive, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase.
Fourth, GuruFocus uses an average of the 5 year maintenance capital expenditures as maintenance CAPEX.
IDEX's Average Maintenance CAPEX = $59 Mil *.
* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.

7. Investors require a return of "WACC" for the risk they are taking: WACC = 9%

8. IDEX's current cash and cash equivalent = $534 Mil.
IDEX's current interest bearing debt = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation = 1,423 + 23 = $1445.8 Mil.
IDEX's current Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = 76 Mil.

IDEX's Earnings Power Value (EPV) for Dec23 is calculated as:

EPV = ( ( Norm. Earnings-Maint. CAPEX *) / WACC + CashandEquiv - Int. Bearing Debt ) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
= ( ( 646.81417567798 - 59)/ 9%+534-1445.8 )/76
=74.11

Margin of Safety (EPV)=( Earnings Power Value (EPV)-Current Price )/Earnings Power Value (EPV)
=( 74.106642611327-239.68 )/74.106642611327
= -223.43%

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.


IDEX  (NYSE:IEX) Earnings Power Value (EPV) Explanation

Assumption: Current profitability is sustainable.

Earnings power value (EPV) uses a very basic equation which assumes no growth, although it does rely on an assumption about the cost of capital as well as the fact that current earnings are sustainable. It also involves several adjustments to clean up the underlying Earnings figures.


Be Aware

Though using today's earnings in calculating Earnings Power Value, GuruFocus is normalizing these earnings to the business cycle. This eliminates the effects on profitability of valuing the firm at different points in the business cycle. This means that we are considering the average earnings over 5 years.


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IDEX (NYSE:IEX) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
3100 Sanders Road, Suite 301, Northbrook, IL, USA, 60062
Idex manufactures pumps, flow meters, valves, and fluidic systems for customers in a variety of end markets, including industrial, fire and safety, life science, and water. The firm's business is organized into three segments: fluid and metering technologies, health and science technologies, and fire and safety and diversified products. Based in Lake Forest, Illinois, Idex has manufacturing operations in over 20 countries and has over 7,000 employees. The company generated $3.2 billion in revenue and $763 million in adjusted operating income in 2022.
Executives
Alejandro Quiroz director 3100 SANDERS ROAD, SUITE 301, NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Roopa Unnikrishnan officer: SVP, Strategy&Corp Development 3100 SANDERS ROAD, SUITE 301, NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Marc Uleman officer: Senior VP, Group Executive HST 3100 SANDERS ROAD, SUITE 301, NORTHBROOK IL 60062
William K Grogan officer: SVP - Chief Financial Officer 3100 SANDERS ROAD, SUITE 301, NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Melissa Aquino officer: Former SVP, Group Exec FMT&FSD 3100 SANDERS ROAD, SUITE 301, NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Livingston Satterthwaite director 1925 WEST FIELD COURT, SUITE 200, LAKE FOREST IL 60045
Eric D Ashleman officer: SVP - Chief Operating Officer 3100 SANDERS ROAD, SUITE 301, NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Stanfield Paris Watts director 3100 SANDERS ROAD, SUITE 301, NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Carl R Christenson director C/O ALTRA INDUSTRIAL MOTION INC., 300 GRANITE STREET, BRAINTREE MA 02184
Katrina L Helmkamp director 1925 WEST FIELD COURT, SUITE 200, LAKE FOREST IL 60045
William M Cook director 1925 WEST FIELD COURT, SUITE 200, LAKE FOREST IL 60045
Mark A Buthman director P O BOX 619100, DALLAS TX 752619100
Lakecia N Gunter director 3100 SANDER ROAD, SUITE 301, NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Mark A Beck director 2200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW, SUITE 800W, WASHINGTON DC 20037
David C Parry director 155 HARLEM AVE., GLENVIEW IL 60025