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Seaboard (Seaboard) Graham Number : $4,298.53 (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Seaboard 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 (2024-06-19), the stock price of Seaboard is $3013.08. Seaboard's graham number for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $4,298.53. Therefore, Seaboard's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 0.70.

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

SEB' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48   Med: 0.95   Max: 6.91
Current: 0.7

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Seaboard was 6.91. The lowest was 0.48. And the median was 0.95.

SEB's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked better than
62.29% of 350 companies
in the Conglomerates industry
Industry Median: 0.875 vs SEB: 0.70

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


Seaboard Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Seaboard'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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Seaboard Graham Number Chart

Seaboard Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Graham Number
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,902.30 3,724.92 5,531.43 7,838.78 3,857.33

Seaboard Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
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 6,794.13 5,527.02 5,144.52 3,830.34 4,298.53

Competitive Comparison of Seaboard's Graham Number

For the Conglomerates subindustry, Seaboard'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.


Seaboard's Price-to-Graham-Number Distribution in the Conglomerates Industry

For the Conglomerates industry and Industrials sector, Seaboard's Price-to-Graham-Number distribution charts can be found below:

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



Seaboard Graham Number Calculation

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

Seaboard's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*4562.025*144.955)
=3,857.33

Seaboard's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*4606.307*178.281)
=4,298.53

* 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.


Seaboard  (AMEX:SEB) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=3013.08/4,298.53
=0.70

* 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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Seaboard (Seaboard) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
9000 West 67th Street, Merriam, KS, USA, 66202
Seaboard Corp is a diversified group of companies that operate in agricultural and ocean transport businesses. The company is engaged in hog production and pork processing in the United States; commodity trading and grain processing in Africa and South America; cargo shipping services in the U.S., Caribbean and Central and South America; sugar and alcohol production in Argentina; and electric power generation in the Dominican Republic. It also has an equity method investment in Butterball, LLC, a producer and processor of turkey products. The group operates six business segments: pork, commodity trading and milling, marine, sugar and alcohol, power, and turkey. It operates in 45 countries, with a concentration in the U.S. and countries in Central and South America and Africa.
Executives
Cerezo Baena Laura P officer: Assistant Secretary 9000 W 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Barbara M Smith officer: Interim Controller and PAO 9000 W 67TH STREET, MERRIAM KS 66202
Frances B Shifman director 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Vacas Jacques Emma Alejandra officer: Assistant Treasurer 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
James T Hubler officer: Assoc. Gen Counsel & Asst. Sec 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Benjamin R Hodes officer: Vice President, Finance 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Elizabeth A Loudon officer: Vice President, Tax 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
John B Warner officer: Vice President-Human Resources 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Adriana N Hoskins officer: Vice President and Treasurer 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, MERRIAM KS 66202
Peter B Brown officer: Pres. & CEO, Seaboard Foods 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Jacob A. Bresky officer: Vice Pres-Business Development 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, 3RD FLOOR, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Ellen S. Bresky director, 10 percent owner 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, 3RD FLOOR, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Douglas W Baena director
Darwin E Sand officer: Pres. & CEO, Seaboard Foods 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202
Winfield Ivan J. Jr officer: VP-Information Technology 9000 WEST 67TH STREET, SHAWNEE MISSION KS 66202

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