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Lam Research Graham Number

: $141.08 (As of Sep. 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 (2022-01-25), the stock price of Lam Research is $594.45. Lam Research's graham number for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $141.08. Therefore, Lam Research's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 4.21.

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

NAS:LRCX' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52   Med: 1.73   Max: 8.12
Current: 4.28

0.52
8.12

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Lam Research was 8.12. The lowest was 0.52. And the median was 1.73.

NAS:LRCX's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
81% of the 636 Companies
in the Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. NAS:LRCX: 4.28 )

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


Lam Research Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Lam Research'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.

Lam Research Annual Data
Trend Jun12 Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 81.69 94.99 80.31 90.85 136.78

Lam Research Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 101.82 110.68 118.26 136.88 141.08

Competitive Comparison

For the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials subindustry, Lam Research'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.

   

Lam Research Graham Number Distribution

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, Lam Research's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

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



Lam Research Graham Number Calculation

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

Lam Research's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*30.91*26.9)
=136.78

Lam Research's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*29.863*29.62)
=141.08

* 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.


Lam Research  (NAS:LRCX) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Sep. 2021 )
=594.45/141.08
=4.21

* 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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Lam Research Business Description

Lam Research logo
Industry
Technology » Semiconductors NAICS : 333249 SIC : 3559
Address
4650 Cushing Parkway, Fremont, CA, USA, 94538
Lam Research manufactures equipment used to fabricate semiconductors. The firm is focused on the etch, deposition, and clean markets, which are key steps in the semiconductor manufacturing process, especially for 3D NAND flash storage, advanced DRAM, and leading-edge logic/foundry chipmakers. Lam's flagship Kiyo, Vector, and Sabre products are sold in all major geographies to key customers such as Samsung Electronics, Micron, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.
Executives
Archer Timothy officer: President and CEO 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94538
Bettinger Douglas R officer: Chief Financial Officer & EVP C/O LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94538
Meikle Scott Gerald officer: Senior Vice President 1007 N. 17TH STREET BOISE ID 83702
Gottscho Richard A officer: Executive Vice President & CTO 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94560
Lord Patrick J officer: Executive Vice President C/O LAM RESEARCH CORP 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94538
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Vahedi Vahid officer: Senior Vice President LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94538
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Ahmed Sohail U director 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94538
Hahn Ava officer: Chief Legal Officer & SVP 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY C/O LAM RESEARCH FREMONT CA 94538
Varadarajan Seshasayee officer: Senior Vice President LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94538
Talwalkar Abhijit Y director ONE AMD PLACE PO BOX 3453 SUNNYVALE CA 94088
Tsai Lih Shyng (rick) director 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94538
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