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Ralph Lauren (Ralph Lauren) Graham Number : $73.62 (As of Dec. 2023)


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What is Ralph Lauren Graham Number?

Graham Number is a figure that measures a stock's fundamental value by taking into account the company's earnings per share and book value per share. The Graham number is the upper bound of the price range that a defensive investor should pay for the stock. According to the theory, any stock price below the Graham number is considered undervalued, and thus worth investing in.

As of today (2024-04-25), the stock price of Ralph Lauren is $168.21. Ralph Lauren's graham number for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $73.62. Therefore, Ralph Lauren's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 2.28.

The historical rank and industry rank for Ralph Lauren's Graham Number or its related term are showing as below:

RL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03   Med: 1.78   Max: 5.45
Current: 2.28

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Ralph Lauren was 5.45. The lowest was 1.03. And the median was 1.78.

RL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked worse than
79.36% of 688 companies
in the Manufacturing - Apparel & Accessories industry
Industry Median: 1.155 vs RL: 2.28

Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation. It is a very conservative way of valuing a stock.


Ralph Lauren Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Ralph Lauren's Graham Number 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.

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Ralph Lauren Graham Number Chart

Ralph Lauren Annual Data
Trend Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar21 Mar22 Mar23
Graham Number
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 65.14 54.81 21.79 64.71 63.53

Ralph Lauren Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Graham Number Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 62.47 63.38 66.19 65.37 73.62

Competitive Comparison of Ralph Lauren's Graham Number

For the Apparel Manufacturing subindustry, Ralph Lauren's Price-to-Graham-Number, along with its competitors' market caps and Price-to-Graham-Number 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.


Ralph Lauren's Price-to-Graham-Number Distribution in the Manufacturing - Apparel & Accessories Industry

For the Manufacturing - Apparel & Accessories industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Ralph Lauren's Price-to-Graham-Number distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Ralph Lauren's Price-to-Graham-Number falls into.



Ralph Lauren Graham Number Calculation

Graham Number is a concept based on Ben Graham's conservative valuation of companies.

Ralph Lauren's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2023 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*21.992*8.157)
=63.53

Ralph Lauren's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*24.93*9.662)
=73.62

* 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.


Ralph Lauren  (NYSE:RL) Graham Number Explanation

Ben Graham actually did not publish a formula like this. But he wrote in The Intelligent Investor (1948 version) regarding to the criteria for purchases:

Current price should not be more than 15 times average earnings of the past three years.

Current price should not be more than 1.5 times the book value last reported. However, a multiplier of earnings below 15 could justify a correspondingly higher multiplier of assets. As a rule of thumb we suggest that the product of the multiplier times the ratio of price to book value should not exceed 22.5. (This figure corresponds to 15 times earnings and 1.5 times book value. It would admit an issue selling at only 9 times earnings and 2.5 times asset value, etc.)

Unlike valuation methods such as DCF or Discounted Earnings, the Graham number does not take growth into the valuation. Unlike the valuation methods based on book value alone, it takes into account the earnings power. Therefore, the Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation.

In general, the Graham number is a very conservative way of valuing a stock. It cannot be applied to companies with negative book values.

Ralph Lauren's Price to Graham number Ratio for today is calculated as

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=168.21/73.62
=2.28

* 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.


Be Aware

Please keep these in mind:

1. Graham Number does not take growth into account. Therefore it underestimates the values of the companies that have good earnings growth. We feel that if the earnings per share grows more than 10% a year, Graham Number underestimates the value.
2. Graham Number punishes the companies that have temporarily low earnings. Therefore, an average of earnings makes more sense in the calculation of Graham Number.
3. Graham Numbers underestimates companies that are light with book.


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Ralph Lauren (Ralph Lauren) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
650 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, USA, 10022
Founded by designer Ralph Lauren in 1967 in New York City, Ralph Lauren Corp. designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its products include apparel, footwear, eyewear, jewelry, handbags, home goods, and fragrances. The company's brands include Ralph Lauren Collection, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Lauren Ralph Lauren. Distribution channels for Ralph Lauren include wholesale (department stores and specialty stores), retail (company-owned retail stores and e-commerce), and licensing.
Executives
Halide Alagoz officer: Chief Product Officer RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION, 650 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10022
Patrice Louvet director, officer: President and CEO ONE PROCTER & GAMBLE PLAZA, CINCINNATI OH 45202
Wei Zhang director RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION, 650 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10022
Debra S. Cupp director RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION, 650 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10022
Andrew Howard Smith officer: EVP, Chief Commercial Officer RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION, 650 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10022
Hubert Joly director C/O BEST BUY CO, INC., 7601 PENN AVENUE SOUTH, RICHFIELD MN 55423
Jane Nielsen officer: Corp. Sr. Vice President, CFO 516 WEST 34TH STREET, NEW YORK NY 10001
Michael A George director
Valerie B Jarrett director USG CORPORATION, 125 SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET, CHICAGO IL 60606
Darren Walker director PEPSICO, INC., 700 ANDERSON HILL ROAD, PURCHASE NY 10577
Lauren Family, L.l.c. 10 percent owner 1065 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, 12TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY 10018
David R. Lauren director, officer: Vice Chair, Chief Innovation RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION, 650 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10022
Joyce F Brown director C/O RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION, 650 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10022
Valerie Hermann officer: Pres., RL Luxury Collections RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION, 650 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10022
Ricky Lauren 10 percent owner C/O TIEDEMANN ADVISORS, 520 MADISON AVE, NEW YORK NY 10022

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