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Resources Connection Earnings Power Value (EPV)

: $19.33 (As of Aug21)
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As of Aug21, Resources Connection's earnings power value is $19.33. *

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

Margin of Safety is 9.52

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.


Resources Connection Earnings Power Value (EPV) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Resources Connection'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.

Resources Connection Annual Data
Trend May12 May13 May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19 May20 May21
Earnings Power Value (EPV)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 16.89 16.31 18.71 20.40 18.87

Resources Connection Quarterly Data
Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21
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 20.59 18.13 17.56 18.87 19.33

Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Resources Connection'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.

   

Resources Connection Earnings Power Value (EPV) Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Resources Connection's Earnings Power Value (EPV) distribution charts can be found below:

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



Resources Connection 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.

Resources Connection's "Earning Power" Calculation:

Average of Last 20 Quarters Last Quarter
Revenue 667.8
DDA 7.9
Operating Margin % 5.35
SGA * 25% 53.1
Tax Rate % 32.39
Maintenance Capex 3.4
Cash and Cash Equivalents 61.9
Short-Term Debt 9.8
Long-Term Debt 51.9
Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 33.3

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 = 5.35%

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 = $ Mil, Average Operating Margin = 5.35%, Average Adjusted SGA = 53.1,
therefore "Normalized" EBIT = Sustainable Revenue * Average Operating Margin + Average Adjusted SGA = 667.8 * 5.35% +53.1 = $88.783266346 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 = 32.39%, and "Normalized" EBIT = $88.783266346 Mil,
therefore After-tax "Normalized" EBIT = "Normalized" EBIT * ( 1 - Average Tax Rate ) = 88.783266346 * ( 1 - 32.39% ) = $60.030805539848 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) = 7.9 * 0.5 * 32.39% = $1.27713486 Mil.
"Normalized" Earnings = After-tax "Normalized" EBIT + Excess Depreciation = 60.030805539848 + 1.27713486 = $61.307940399848 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.
Resources Connection's Average Maintenance CAPEX = $3.4 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. Resources Connection's current cash and cash equivalent = $61.9 Mil.
Resources Connection's current interest bearing debt = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation = 51.9 + 9.8 = $61.689 Mil.
Resources Connection's current Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = 33.3 Mil.

Resources Connection's Earnings Power Value (EPV) for Aug21 is calculated as:

EPV = ( ( Norm. Earnings-Maint. CAPEX *) / WACC + CashandEquiv - Int. Bearing Debt ) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
= ( ( 61.307940399848 - 3.4)/ 9%+61.9-61.689 )/33.3
=19.33

Margin of Safety (EPV)=( Earnings Power Value (EPV)-Current Price )/Earnings Power Value (EPV)
=( 19.331305563009-17.49 )/19.331305563009
= 9.52%

* 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.


Resources Connection  (NAS:RGP) 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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Resources Connection Business Description

Resources Connection logo
Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 561499 SIC : 7389
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
17101 Armstrong Avenue, Suite 100, Irvine, CA, USA, 92614
Resources Connection Inc provides consulting and business initiative support services primarily through its operative subsidiary, Resources Global Professionals. The company offers transformation and improvement, financial reporting and analysis, strategy development, and program and project management services and support. Its clients operate in the accounting, finance, corporate governance, risk and compliance management, corporate advisory, strategic communications and restructuring, information management, human capital, supply chain management, and legal and regulatory sectors.
Executives
Duchene Kate W director, officer: President & CEO C/O RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CENTER DR COSTA MESA CA 92626
Ryu Jennifer Y officer: CFO 17101 ARMSTRONG AVENUE IRVINE CA 92614
Pisano A Robert director C/O RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CENTER DR COSTA MESA CA 92626
Von Maltzan Marco director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVE #100 RGP IRVINE CA 92614
Crawford Susan J director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVE IRVINE CA 92614
Shih Anne director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVENUE IRVINE CA 92614
Wargotz Michael H director AXCESS WORLDWIDE 515 MADISON AVE., 15TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Cherbak Anthony director 695 TOWN CENTER DRIVE SUITE 600 COSTA MESA CA 92626
Kistinger Robert F director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVE IRVINE CA 92614
Sykes Jolene director 695 TOWN CENTER DRIVE SUITE 606 COSTA MESA CA 92626
Dimick Neil F director BUILDING 4, TRIDENT PLACE MOSQUITO WAY HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE X0 AL10 9UL
Brackney Timothy L officer: President and COO 12 ANDERSON WAY MENLO PARK CA 94025
Bower John D officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CENTER DR COSTA MESA CA 92626
Murray Donald B director RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CTR DR STE 600 COSTA MESA CA 92626
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