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Moderna Graham Number

: $184.04 (As of Jun. 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 (2022-08-13), the stock price of Moderna is $171.18. Moderna's graham number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $184.04. Therefore, Moderna's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 0.93.

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

MRNA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78   Med: 2.86   Max: 7.98
Current: 0.93

During the past 6 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Moderna was 7.98. The lowest was 0.78. And the median was 2.86.

MRNA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked better than
82.48% of 274 companies
in the Biotechnology industry
Industry Median: 2.26 vs MRNA: 0.93

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


Moderna Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Moderna'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.

Moderna Annual Data
Trend Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Graham Number
Premium Member Only - - - - 149.47

Moderna Quarterly Data
Dec16 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
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 54.79 95.78 149.47 180.79 184.04

Competitive Comparison

For the Biotechnology subindustry, Moderna'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.

   

Moderna Graham Number Distribution

For the Biotechnology industry and Healthcare sector, Moderna's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

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



Moderna Graham Number Calculation

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

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

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*35.099*28.29)
=149.47

Moderna's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*45.88*32.81)
=184.04

* 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.


Moderna  (NAS:MRNA) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=171.18/184.04
=0.93

* 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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Moderna Business Description

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Address
200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA, USA, 02139
Moderna is a commercial-stage biotech that was founded in 2010 and had its initial public offering in December 2018. The firm's mRNA technology was rapidly validated with its COVID-19 vaccine, which was authorized in the United States in December 2020. Moderna had 44 mRNA development programs as of early 2022, with 25 of these in clinical trials. Programs span a wide range of therapeutic areas, including infectious disease, oncology, cardiovascular disease, and rare genetic diseases.
Executives
Gomez Jorge M officer: See Remarks C/O DENTSPLY SIRONA INC 13320 BALLANTYNE CORPORATE PLACE CHARLOTTE NC 28277
Burton Paul officer: Chief Medical Officer 200 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
Klinger Shannon Thyme officer: Chief Legal Officer 200 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE SUITE 300 CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
Le Goff Corinne officer: Chief Commercial Officer 200 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE SUITE 300 CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
Tallett Elizabeth E director 6705 ROCKLEDGE DR SUITE 900 BETHESDA MD 20817
Meline David W officer: Chief Financial Officer 3M COMPANY 3M OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL ST PAUL MN 55144-1000
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Zaks Tal Zvi officer: Chief Medical Officer C/O ADAPTIMMUNE THERAPEUTICS PLC 60 JUBILEE AVE, MILTON PARK ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE X0 OX14 4RX
Nabel Elizabeth G director BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL 75 FRANCIS ST BOSTON MA 02115
Hoge Stephen officer: President C/O MODERNA, INC. 200 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
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