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Steelcase Graham Number

: $4.09 (As of May. 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 (2022-08-07), the stock price of Steelcase is $11.34. Steelcase's graham number for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 was $4.09. Therefore, Steelcase's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 2.77.

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

SCS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82   Med: 1.54   Max: 6.84
Current: 2.77

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Steelcase was 6.84. The lowest was 0.82. And the median was 1.54.

SCS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked worse than
76.62% of 2062 companies
in the Industrial Products industry
Industry Median: 1.44 vs SCS: 2.77

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


Steelcase Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Steelcase'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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Steelcase Annual Data
Trend Feb13 Feb14 Feb15 Feb16 Feb17 Feb18 Feb19 Feb20 Feb21 Feb22
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.11 9.95 14.21 5.30 1.78

Steelcase Quarterly Data
Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22
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 6.14 2.44 3.40 1.78 4.09

Competitive Comparison

For the Business Equipment & Supplies subindustry, Steelcase'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.

   

Steelcase Graham Number Distribution

For the Industrial Products industry and Industrials sector, Steelcase's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

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



Steelcase Graham Number Calculation

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

Steelcase's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*4.673*0.03)
=1.78

Steelcase's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*4.37*0.17)
=4.09

* 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.


Steelcase  (NYSE:SCS) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: May. 2022 )
=11.34/4.09
=2.77

* 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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Steelcase Business Description

Steelcase logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
901 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, 49508
Steelcase Inc is a furniture company primarily based in the United States and has operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Steelcase markets its products primarily through a network of independent and company-owned dealers. The company operates through the Americas segment, the EMEA segment and the Other category. The Americas segment offers architecture, furniture and technology products is marketed to corporate, government, healthcare, education and retail customers, EMEA segment provides furniture systems, storage and seating solutions.
Executives
Miller Steven Douglas officer: VP, Chief Technology Officer 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Zondervan Robin L officer: Corporate Controller and CAO 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Williams Linda K director 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Flynn Donna K officer: VP, Global Talent Management 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Schmelter Triona director 2021 SPRING ROAD SUITE 600 OAK BROOK IL 60523
Niemann Jennifer C director 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Kelsey Todd P. director 55 JEWELERS PARK DRIVE NEENAH WI 54956
Brown Timothy C. E. director 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Krestakos Robert G officer: VP, Global Operations 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Lenhardt Terrence J officer: VP, Chief Information Officer 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Moutrey Gale officer: VP, Communications 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Khorramian Hamid officer: Senior VP, Global Operations 901 - 44TH STREET, SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Schmitt Eddy F officer: Senior VP, Americas 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Alvarez Guillaume M officer: Senior VP, EMEA 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Ludwig James N officer: VP, Global Design & Prod Eng 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508

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