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Evolution Petroleum (AMEX:EPM) Graham Number

: $5.30 (As of Dec. 2023)
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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 (2024-02-28), the stock price of Evolution Petroleum is $5.76. Evolution Petroleum's graham number for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $5.30. Therefore, Evolution Petroleum's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 1.09.

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

EPM' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62   Med: 1.75   Max: 6.7
Current: 1.09

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Evolution Petroleum was 6.70. The lowest was 0.62. And the median was 1.75.

EPM's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked worse than
65.81% of 658 companies
in the Oil & Gas industry
Industry Median: 0.815 vs EPM: 1.09

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


Evolution Petroleum Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Evolution Petroleum'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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Evolution Petroleum Annual Data
Trend Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21 Jun22 Jun23
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.00 3.27 1.90 7.30 7.93

Evolution Petroleum Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Graham Number 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 8.76 9.74 8.02 6.69 5.30

Competitive Comparison

For the Oil & Gas E&P subindustry, Evolution Petroleum'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.


Evolution Petroleum Price-to-Graham-Number Distribution

For the Oil & Gas industry and Energy sector, Evolution Petroleum's Price-to-Graham-Number distribution charts can be found below:

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



Evolution Petroleum Graham Number Calculation

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

Evolution Petroleum's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2023 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*2.77*1.01)
=7.93

Evolution Petroleum'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*2.61*0.479)
=5.30

* 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.


Evolution Petroleum  (AMEX:EPM) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=5.76/5.30
=1.09

* 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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Evolution Petroleum (AMEX:EPM) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
1155 Dairy Ashford Road, Suite 425, Houston, TX, USA, 77079
Evolution Petroleum Corp is an independent oil and gas company operating in the US. It is engaged primarily in the acquisition, exploitation, and development of properties for the production of crude oil and natural gas, onshore in the United States. The company's revenues are primarily generated from its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production from the Jonah Field in Sublette County, Wyoming; the Williston Basin in North Dakota; the Barnett Shale located in North Texas; the Hamilton Dome Field in Wyoming; and the Delhi Field in Northeast Louisiana. The revenue generated by the company includes royalty, mineral and working interests.
Executives
John Mark Bunch officer: COO 1155 DAIRY ASHFORD RD., SUITE 425, HOUSTON TX 77079
Kelly Beatty officer: Principal Accounting Officer 1155 DAIRY ASHFORD RD., SUITE 425, HOUSTON TX 77079
Myra C Bierria director 1155 DAIRY ASHFORD, SUITE 425, HOUSTON TX 77079
Ryan Stash officer: SVP & CFO 1155 DAIRY ASHFORD ROAD, SUITE 425, HOUSTON TX 77079
Roderick A. Schultz officer: Chief Accounting Officer 4621 PINERIDGE STREET, HOUSTON TX 77009
Marjorie Anne Hargrave director 999 18TH STREET, SUITE 1925N, DENVER CO 80202
Jason E. Brown officer: President & CEO 1000 LOUISIANA, SUITE 6700, HOUSTON TX 77002
Marran H. Ogilvie director 599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10022
David Joe officer: VP, Chief Admin. Officer 2500 CITYWEST BLVD., SUITE 1300, HOUSTON TX 77042
Jvl Advisors, L.l.c. 10 percent owner 10,000 MEMORIAL DRIVE, SUITE 550, HOUSTON TX 77024
Randall D Keys officer: President, CFO & Treasurer 3 HICKORY SHADOWS DR, HOUSTON TX 77055
Peninsula Capital Management Inc director 235 PINE STREET, SUITE 1600, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
Kelly William Loyd director 10000 MEMORIAL DRIVE, SUITE 550, HOUSTON TX 77024
William Dozier director 3000 SAGE #1312, HOUSTON TX 77056
Gene G Stoever director 5415 GRAYSTONE LANE, HOUSTON TX 77069