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Kirkland's Graham Number

: $17.92 (As of Jul. 2021)
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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 (2021-10-24), the stock price of Kirkland's is $22.90. Kirkland's's graham number for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2021 was $17.92. Therefore, Kirkland's's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 1.28.

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

NAS:KIRK' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5   Med: 1.39   Max: 6.56
Current: 1.28

0.5
6.56

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Kirkland's was 6.56. The lowest was 0.50. And the median was 1.39.

NAS:KIRK's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
90% of the 138 Companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. NAS:KIRK: 1.28 )

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


Kirkland's Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Kirkland's'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.

* Premium members only.

Kirkland's Annual Data
Trend Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 11.34 8.09 6.98 - 12.94

Kirkland's Quarterly Data
Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21
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 - - 12.16 15.65 17.92

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Retail subindustry, Kirkland's's Graham Number, along with its competitors' market caps and 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.

   

Kirkland's Graham Number Distribution

For the Retail - Cyclical industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Kirkland's's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Kirkland's's Graham Number falls into.



Kirkland's Graham Number Calculation

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

Kirkland's's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2021 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*6.642*1.12)
=12.94

Kirkland's's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2021 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*6.128*2.33)
=17.92

* 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.


Kirkland's  (NAS:KIRK) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Jul. 2021 )
=22.90/17.92
=1.28

* 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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Kirkland's Business Description

Kirkland's logo
Industry
Consumer Cyclical » Retail - Cyclical NAICS : 442299 SIC : 5999
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
5310 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN, USA, 37027
Kirkland's Inc is a specialty retailer of home decor and gifts in the United States. Its stores provide various merchandise, including holiday decor, framed arts, furniture, ornamental wall decor, fragrance and accessories, mirrors, lamps, decorative accessories, textiles, housewares, gifts, artificial floral products, frames, clocks, and outdoor living items. Its stores also offer an assortment of holiday merchandise in seasonal periods, as well as items that are suitable for gift-giving.
Executives
Martin Jeffrey T. officer: Sr. VP of Omni-Channel Retail 5310 MARYLAND WAY BRENTWOOD TN 37027
Collins Steven J director 29 VINTON STREET, #5 BOSTON MA 02127
Woodward Steven C director, officer: President and CEO 550 BAILEY AVENUE FORT WORTH TX 76107
Strain Nicole Allyson officer: Chief Financial Officer 5310 MARYLAND WAY BRENTWOOD TN 37027
Pleas Charles Iii director 123 S. FRONT STREET DEPT. 8074 MEMPHIS TN 38103
Lanigan Susan S director 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Cairnes Mike officer: President and COO 5310 MARYLAND WAY BRENTWOOD TN 37027
Sandfort Gregory A director TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY 5401 VIRGINIA WAY BRENTWOOD TN 37027
Spain Murray director C/O B&M LEASING 283 2ND STREET PIKE SUITE 110 SOUTHAMPTON PA 18966
Parks Ralph T director 451 INDUSTRIAL LANE BIRMINGHAM AL 35211
Global Private Equity Ii Limited Partnership other: Member of Group > 10% C/O ADVENT INTERNATIONAL CORP 75 STATE ST 29TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02104
Advent Direct Investment Program Limited Partnership other: Member of Group > 10% C/O ADVENT INTERNATIONAL CORP 75 STATE ST 29TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02104
Advent Partners Limited Partnership other: Member of Group > 10% C/O ADVENT INTERNATIONAL CORP 75 STATE ST 29TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02104
Advent International Limited Partnership other: Member of Group > 10% C/O ADVENT INTERNATIONAL CORP 75 STATE ST 29TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02104
Advent International Corp/ma other: Member of Group > 10% 800 BOYLSTON STREET SUITE 3300 BOSTON MA 02199

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