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Lennar Graham Number

: $128.75 (As of Feb. 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 (2022-05-23), the stock price of Lennar is $74.44. Lennar's graham number for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2022 was $128.75. Therefore, Lennar's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 0.58.

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

LEN' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31   Med: 0.86   Max: 2.89
Current: 0.58

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Lennar was 2.89. The lowest was 0.31. And the median was 0.86.

LEN's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked better than
56.52% of 92 companies
in the Homebuilding & Construction industry
Industry Median: 0.63 vs LEN: 0.58

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


Lennar Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Lennar'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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Lennar Annual Data
Trend Nov12 Nov13 Nov14 Nov15 Nov16 Nov17 Nov18 Nov19 Nov20 Nov21
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 49.32 64.15 70.89 90.07 135.74

Lennar Quarterly Data
May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22
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 103.58 111.33 127.75 135.79 128.75

Competitive Comparison

For the Residential Construction subindustry, Lennar'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.

   

Lennar Graham Number Distribution

For the Homebuilding & Construction industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Lennar's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

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



Lennar Graham Number Calculation

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

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

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*57.389*14.27)
=135.74

Lennar's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*57.691*12.77)
=128.75

* 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.


Lennar  (NYSE:LEN) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Feb. 2022 )
=74.44/128.75
=0.58

* 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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Lennar Business Description

Lennar logo
Industry
Address
700 Northwest 107th Avenue, Miami, FL, USA, 33172
After merging with CalAtlantic in February 2018, Lennar has become the largest public homebuilder (by revenue) in the United States. The company's homebuilding operations target first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers mainly under the Lennar brand name. Lennar's financial-services segment provides mortgage financing and related services to its homebuyers. Miami-based Lennar is also involved in multifamily construction and has invested in numerous housing-related technology startups.
Executives
Bessette Diane J officer: VP/CFO/Treasurer LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVE 4TH FLR MIAMI FL 33172
Collins David M officer: Controller LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVENUE STE 400 MIAMI FL 33172
Jaffe Jonathan M director, officer: President LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVE 4TH FLR MIAMI FL 33172
Mccall Jeffrey Joseph officer: Executive Vice President 26 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE IRVINE CA 92618
Stowell Scott D director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: STOWELL SCOTT D a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Gerard Steven L director P.O. BOX 554 MILWAUKEE WI 53201-0554
Bolotin Irving director LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVE 4TH FLR MIAMI FL 33172
Sustana Mark officer: VP/General Counsel/Secretary LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVE 4TH FLR MIAMI FL 33172
Beckwitt Richard director, officer: Chief Executive Officer LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVE 4TH FLR MIAMI FL 33172
Olivera Armando J director C/O FLUOR CORPORATION 6700 LAS COLINAS BLVD IRVING TX 75039
Gilliam Theron I director GMS INC. 100 CRESCENT CENTRE PARKWAY, SUITE 800 TUCKER 2Q 30084
Mcclure Teri P director 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Sonnenfeld Jeffrey director 14 WALL ST 13TH FL NEW YORK NY 10005
Hudson Sherrill W director 201 SOUTH BISCAYNE BOULEVARD 34TH FLOOR, MIAMI CENTER MIAMI FL 33131
Lapidus Sidney director 466 LEXINGTON AVENUE FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10017

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