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IHS Markit Graham Number

: $N/A (As of Aug. 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 (2021-12-05), the stock price of IHS Markit is $127.74. IHS Markit's graham number for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2021 was $N/A. Therefore, IHS Markit's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is N/A.

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

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of IHS Markit was 13.17. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 4.74.

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


IHS Markit Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for IHS Markit'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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IHS Markit Annual Data
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IHS Markit Quarterly Data
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Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, IHS Markit'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.

   

IHS Markit Graham Number Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, IHS Markit's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

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



IHS Markit Graham Number Calculation

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

IHS Markit's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2020 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*-13.179*2.17)
=N/A

IHS Markit's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2021 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*-9.226*1.55)
=N/A

* 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.


IHS Markit  (NYSE:INFO) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Aug. 2021 )
=127.74/N/A
=N/A

* 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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IHS Markit Business Description

IHS Markit logo
Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 561499 SIC : 7389
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
25 Ropemaker Street, 4th Floor, Ropemaker Place, London, GBR, EC2Y 9LY
IHS Markit is a leading provider of data and analytics to corporate and sovereign clients across a wide variety of industries. Financial markets accounted for 42% of fiscal 2020 revenue, transportation 27%, resources (energy and chemicals) 20%, and CMS (consolidated markets) 11%. Approximately 60% of fiscal 2020 revenue came from the United States. IHS Markit has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide. About 74% of fiscal 2020 revenue was recurring and fixed, 14% recurring and variable, and 12% non-recurring. S&P Global has offered to acquire IHS Markit, with holders of the target firm set to receive 0.2838 shares of the combined entity (a little less than one third of the total), in a deal valued at $44 billion upon announcement.

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