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Kulicke & Soffa Industries Graham Number

: $55.27 (As of Mar. 2022)
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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 (2022-06-29), the stock price of Kulicke & Soffa Industries is $43.31. Kulicke & Soffa Industries's graham number for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was $55.27. Therefore, Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 0.78.

The historical rank and industry rank for Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Graham Number or its related term are showing as below:

KLIC' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49   Med: 1.13   Max: 6.57
Current: 0.78

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Kulicke & Soffa Industries was 6.57. The lowest was 0.49. And the median was 1.13.

KLIC's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked better than
77.17% of 679 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 1.48 vs KLIC: 0.78

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


Kulicke & Soffa Industries Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Kulicke & Soffa Industries'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.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 21.20 14.37 6.56 14.19 45.35

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
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 25.12 34.96 45.39 53.04 55.27

Competitive Comparison

For the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials subindustry, Kulicke & Soffa Industries'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.

   

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Graham Number Distribution

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Graham Number falls into.



Kulicke & Soffa Industries Graham Number Calculation

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

Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*15.817*5.78)
=45.35

Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*17.276*7.86)
=55.27

* 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.


Kulicke & Soffa Industries  (NAS:KLIC) 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.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Price to Graham number Ratio for today is calculated as

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Mar. 2022 )
=43.31/55.27
=0.78

* 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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Kulicke & Soffa Industries Business Description

Kulicke & Soffa Industries logo
Industry
Technology » Semiconductors NAICS : 334413 SIC : 3674
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
23A Serangoon North Avenue 5, No 01-01, K and S Corporate Headquarters, Singapore, SGP, 554369
Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc is a United States-based company that is principally engaged in designing, manufacturing, and selling capital equipment and expendable tools that are used for assembling semiconductor devices. The company operates through two core segments: Capital equipment, which produces and sells a series of ball bonders, wafer-level bonders, wedge bonders, APS which produces and offers various expendable tools designed for multiple semiconductor packaging applications. The Capital equipment segment contributes the majority of total revenue. The company generates the majority of its total revenue from the overseas market, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Executives
Wong Nelson Munpun officer: Senior Vice President 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Drake Stephen Ray officer: Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Chen Fusen Ernie director, officer: President and CEO 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FORT WASHINGTON PA 19034
Wong Lester A officer: Chief Financial Officer 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Chong Chan Pin officer: Executive Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Soloveizik Zamir Shai officer: Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5, #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Milzcik Gregory F director 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FORT WASHINGTON PA 19034
Yeo Mui Sung director 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Lim Chin Hu director 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Kong Peter T M director KULICKE AND SOFFA INDUSTRIES INC. 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FT. WASHINGTON PA 19034
Richardson David Jeffrey director LSI LOGIC CORP 1621 BARBER LANE MILPITAS CA 95035
Pierce Garrett E director 21839 ATLANTIC BLVD DULLES VA 20166
Bachman Brian R director 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FORT WASHINGTON PA 19034
Sood Deepak officer: Vice President 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Hoang Hoang officer: Executive Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369

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