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Unum Group Graham Number

: $75.77 (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 (2022-08-17), the stock price of Unum Group is $39.36. Unum Group's graham number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $75.77. Therefore, Unum Group's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 0.52.

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

UNM' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21   Med: 0.79   Max: 4.17
Current: 0.52

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Unum Group was 4.17. The lowest was 0.21. And the median was 0.79.

UNM's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked better than
75.67% of 374 companies
in the Insurance industry
Industry Median: 0.85 vs UNM: 0.52

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


Unum Group Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Unum Group'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.

Unum Group 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 63.78 45.17 74.39 66.96 70.06

Unum Group 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 63.25 67.98 70.06 71.94 75.77

Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Life subindustry, Unum Group'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.

   

Unum Group Graham Number Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Unum Group's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

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



Unum Group Graham Number Calculation

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

Unum Group'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*54.273*4.02)
=70.06

Unum Group'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*46.733*5.46)
=75.77

* 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.


Unum Group  (NYSE:UNM) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=39.36/75.77
=0.52

* 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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Unum Group Business Description

Unum Group logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1 Fountain Square, Chattanooga, TN, USA, 37402
Unum Group is a provider of group and individual income protection insurance products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, and other countries. It is the largest domestic disability insurer, with the majority of premiums generated from employer plans. The company also offers a complementary portfolio of other insurance products, including long-term care insurance, life insurance, and employer- and employee-paid group benefits. It has the following operating business segments: Unum US, Unum International, and Colonial Life. The majority of the revenue is earned from the Unum US segment. The firm markets its products primarily through brokers.
Executives
King Gale V. director 123 SOUTH FRONT STREET MEMPHIS TN 38103
Till Mark Paul officer: EVP & CEO Designate, Unum Intl 1 FOUNTAIN SQUARE LAW DEPARTMENT (E7N200) CHATTANOOGA TN 37402
Pashley Cherie officer: SVP, Chief Accounting Officer 1 FOUNTAIN SQUARE LAW DEPT. 7N200 CHATTANOOGA TN 37402
Pyne Christopher W officer: EVP, Group Benefits 1 FOUNTAIN SQUARE LAW DEPT. (7N200) CHATTANOOGA TN 37402
Leiper Martha officer: EVP, Chief Investment Officer 9800 FREDERICKSBURG ROAD SAN ANTONIO TX 78288
Zabel Steven Andrew officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer 1 FOUNTAIN SQUARE LAW DEPT. (7N200) CHATTANOOGA TN 37402
Keaney Timothy F director 1 FOUNTAIN SQUARE LAW DEPT. 7S730 CHATTANOOGA TN 37402
Devore Susan D. director C/O PREMIER, INC. 13034 BALLANTYNE CORPORATE PLACE CHARLOTTE NC 28277
Egan Cynthia director 7117 BELLONA AVENUE BALTIMORE MD 21212
Bunting Theodore H Jr director P. O. BOX 61000 NEW ORLEANS LA 70161
Shammo Francis director 1 FOUNTAIN SQUARE CHATTANOOGA TN 37402
Echevarria Joseph director 225 LIBERTY STREET NEW YORK NY 10286
O Hanley Ronald P director C/O UNUM GROUP, 1 FOUNTAIN SQUARE LAW DEPT. 7S730 CHATTANOOGA TN 37402
Bhasin Puneet officer: Chief Info & Digital Officer 1001 FANNIN, SUITE 4000 HOUSTON TX 77002
Cross Susan Lee director XL HOUSE ONE BERMUDIANA ROAD HAMILTON D0 HM 11

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