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Chevron Graham Number

: $160.17 (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 (2022-10-05), the stock price of Chevron is $158.53. Chevron's graham number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $160.17. Therefore, Chevron's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 0.99.

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

CVX' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57   Med: 1.09   Max: 3.29
Current: 0.99

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Chevron was 3.29. The lowest was 0.57. And the median was 1.09.

CVX's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked worse than
59.48% of 612 companies
in the Oil & Gas industry
Industry Median: 0.77 vs CVX: 0.99

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


Chevron Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Chevron'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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Chevron Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 90.70 117.18 50.72 - 113.06

Chevron Quarterly Data
Sep17 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 52.93 89.15 113.06 131.46 160.17

Competitive Comparison

For the Oil & Gas Integrated subindustry, Chevron'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.

   

Chevron Graham Number Distribution

For the Oil & Gas industry and Energy sector, Chevron's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

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



Chevron Graham Number Calculation

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

Chevron'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*69.79*8.14)
=113.06

Chevron'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*76.065*14.99)
=160.17

* 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.


Chevron  (NYSE:CVX) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=158.53/160.17
=0.99

* 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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Chevron Business Description

Chevron logo
Address
6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA, USA, 94583-2324
Chevron is an integrated energy company with exploration, production, and refining operations worldwide. It is the second- largest oil company in the United States with production of 3.1 million of barrels of oil equivalent a day, including 7.7 million cubic feet a day of natural gas and 1.8 million of barrels of liquids a day. Production activities take place in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Its refineries are in the U.S. and Asia for total refining capacity of 1.8 million barrels of oil a day. Proven reserves at year-end 2021 stood at 11.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent, including 6.1 billion barrels of liquids and 30.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
Executives
Bonner Eimear P officer: Vice President 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Hewson Marillyn A director C/O CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION PO BOX 14662 READING PA 19612-4662
Inchausti David A officer: Vice Pres. and Comptroller 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Parfitt Colin E officer: Vice President 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Morris Rhonda J officer: Vice President 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Reed Debra L director 488 8TH AVENUE SAN DIEGO CA 92101
Umpleby Iii Donald J director 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Nelson Mark A officer: Vice President 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Frank John director C/O OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 333 SOUTH GRAND 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Austin Wanda M director 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Moyo Dambisa F director 10200 S. DEANZA BOULEVARD CUPERTINO CA 95014
Ourada Jeanette L officer: Vice Pres. and Comptroller 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Thulin Inge G director 1250 5TH AVENUE SOUTH NAPLES FL 34102
Cummings Alexander B Jr director
Huntsman Jon M Jr director 500 HUNTSMAN WAY SALT LAKE CITY UT 84108

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