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Franklin Covey Co Earnings Power Value (EPV)

: $31.81 (As of Aug21)
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As of Aug21, Franklin Covey Co's earnings power value is $31.81. *

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

Margin of Safety is -42.31

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.


Franklin Covey Co Earnings Power Value (EPV) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Franklin Covey Co'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.

Franklin Covey Co Annual Data
Trend Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18 Aug19 Aug20 Aug21
Earnings Power Value (EPV)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 15.19 12.15 13.95 25.06 31.81

Franklin Covey Co 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 25.06 26.17 26.08 32.03 31.81

Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Franklin Covey Co'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.

   

Franklin Covey Co Earnings Power Value (EPV) Distribution

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

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



Franklin Covey Co 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.

Franklin Covey Co's "Earning Power" Calculation:

Average of Last 20 Quarters Last Quarter
Revenue 208.6
DDA 10.6
Operating Margin % -0.50
SGA * 25% 34.5
Tax Rate % -46.66
Maintenance Capex 7.4
Cash and Cash Equivalents 47.4
Short-Term Debt 8.7
Long-Term Debt 24.1
Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 14.2

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 = -0.50%

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 = -0.50%, Average Adjusted SGA = 34.5,
therefore "Normalized" EBIT = Sustainable Revenue * Average Operating Margin + Average Adjusted SGA = 208.6 * -0.50% +34.5 = $33.491377976 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 = -46.66%, and "Normalized" EBIT = $33.491377976 Mil,
therefore After-tax "Normalized" EBIT = "Normalized" EBIT * ( 1 - Average Tax Rate ) = 33.491377976 * ( 1 - -46.66% ) = $49.118957310271 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) = 10.6 * 0.5 * -46.66% = $-2.4789855105 Mil.
"Normalized" Earnings = After-tax "Normalized" EBIT + Excess Depreciation = 49.118957310271 + -2.4789855105 = $46.639971799771 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.
Franklin Covey Co's Average Maintenance CAPEX = $7.4 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. Franklin Covey Co's current cash and cash equivalent = $47.4 Mil.
Franklin Covey Co's current interest bearing debt = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation = 24.1 + 8.7 = $32.858 Mil.
Franklin Covey Co's current Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = 14.2 Mil.

Franklin Covey Co's Earnings Power Value (EPV) for Aug21 is calculated as:

EPV = ( ( Norm. Earnings-Maint. CAPEX *) / WACC + CashandEquiv - Int. Bearing Debt ) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
= ( ( 46.639971799771 - 7.4)/ 9%+47.4-32.858 )/14.2
=31.81

Margin of Safety (EPV)=( Earnings Power Value (EPV)-Current Price )/Earnings Power Value (EPV)
=( 31.810078474542-45.27 )/31.810078474542
= -42.31%

* 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.


Franklin Covey Co  (NYSE:FC) 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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Franklin Covey Co Business Description

Franklin Covey Co logo
Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 541611 SIC : 8742
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
2200 West Parkway Boulevard, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 84119-2331
Franklin Covey Co is a global company focused on organizational performance improvement. It focuses on providing time management and effectiveness training for individuals and corporations via online training as well as in-person workshops and events. The company provides training and consulting services in the areas of leadership, execution, productivity, trust, sales performance, customer loyalty, and educational improvement. It operates in the business segments of Direct Offices, Education practice and International Licensees. The company derives revenue from providing training and consulting services, and through the selling of books, audio media, and other related products. It has a business presence in the United States and other international countries.
Executives
Whitman Robert A director, officer: Chief Executive Officer 4200 TEXAS COMMERCE TOWER WEST 2200 ROSS AVE DALLAS TX 75201
Young Stephen D officer: Chief Financial Officer PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: YOUNG STEPHEN D a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Davis Clifton Todd officer: VP People Services 2200 WEST PARKWAY BLVD. SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119
Covey Michael Sean Merrill officer: SVP Innovations and Marketing 2200 WEST PARKWAY BLVD. SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119
Miller Scott Jeffery officer: EVP Bus Development/Marketing 2200 WEST PARKWAY BLVD. SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119
Dom Colleen D officer: EVP Operations 2200 WEST PARKWAY BLVD SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119
Walker Paul S officer: EVP, Direct Offices Division 2200 WEST PARKWAY BLVD. SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119
Stepp Esther Kay director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: STEPP ESTHER KAY a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Phillips Nancy R director 1515 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10036
Fung Michael director 2200 WEST PARKWAY BLVD SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119
Mcnamara Donald J director 4200 TEXAS COMMERCE TOWER WEST 2200 ROSS AVE SUITE 4200 DALLAS TX 75201
Chow Anne H director 2200 WEST PARKWAY BLVD. SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119
Heiner Dennis Grant director 2220 WEST PARKWAY BLVD SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119
Van Bever Derek C M director 2200 WEST PARKWAY BLVD. SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119
Peterson Joel Clinton director C/O JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION 27-01 QUEENS PLAZA NORTH LONG ISLAND CITY NY 11101

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