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Patterson (NAS:PDCO) Graham Number

: $17.14 (As of Jul. 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 (2022-12-02), the stock price of Patterson is $29.30. Patterson's graham number for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2022 was $17.14. Therefore, Patterson's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 1.71.

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

PDCO' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67   Med: 2.89   Max: 25.76
Current: 1.71

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Patterson was 25.76. The lowest was 1.67. And the median was 2.89.

PDCO's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked worse than
66.67% of 57 companies
in the Medical Distribution industry
Industry Median: 0.95 vs PDCO: 1.71

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


Patterson (NAS:PDCO) Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Patterson'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.

Patterson Annual Data
Trend Apr13 Apr14 Apr15 Apr16 Apr17 Apr18 Apr19 Apr20 Apr21 Apr22
Graham Number Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 11.47 8.07 - 14.26 17.62

Patterson Quarterly Data
Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22 Jul22
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 14.81 15.04 15.93 17.67 17.14

Patterson (NAS:PDCO) Graham Number Competitive Comparison

For the Medical Distribution subindustry, Patterson'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.

   

Patterson (NAS:PDCO) Graham Number Distribution

For the Medical Distribution industry and Healthcare sector, Patterson's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

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



Patterson Graham Number Calculation

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

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

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*6.701*2.06)
=17.62

Patterson's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*6.63*1.97)
=17.14

* 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.


Patterson  (NAS:PDCO) 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.

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

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Jul. 2022 )
=29.30/17.14
=1.71

* 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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Patterson (NAS:PDCO) Business Description

Patterson logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1031 Mendota Heights Road, Saint Paul, MN, USA, 55120
Patterson is a leading dental distributor and wholesaler of consumable products and equipment operating through two business segments, Patterson Dental and Patterson Animal Health. The firm offers dental and veterinary practice management products, including office software products, technical, financial, and educational services, primarily to two highly fragmented market segments throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company began as a dental distributor in 1877 and expanded to become a major supplier of animal health products to vets and production companies through an acquisition of Animal Health International in 2015. Patterson also has a presence in the U.K. animal health market.
Executives
Mckoy Philip director 120 BROADWAY SUITE 200 SANTA MONICA CA 90401
Rogan Timothy E officer: President - Dental 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55120
Shirley Eric R officer: President-Patterson Dental 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55120
Zurbay Donald officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. ONE ST JUDE MEDICAL DRIVE ST. PAUL MN 55117
Malecha Francis Joseph director 9900 WEST 109TH STREET, SUITE 100 OVERLAND PARK KS 66210
Frohning Andrea L. officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 13515 BALLANTYNE CORPORATE PLACE CHARLOTTE NC 28277
Frenzel Robert director 414 NICOLLET MALL MINNEAPOLIS MN 55401
Goedken Dennis W officer: Interim CFO 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55120
Walchirk Mark S director, officer: President & CEO 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55120
Pohlman Kevin M officer: President - Animal Health 822 7TH STREET, SUITE 740 GREELEY CO 80631
Blanco Alex N director ONE BAXTER PARKWAY DEERFIELD IL 60015
Misiak David G officer: President, Patterson Dental 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55120
Baker Kelly A officer: CHRO 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ST. PAUL MN 55120
Korsh Les B officer: VP, General Counsel 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS ROAD ST. PAUL MN 55110
Adent John Edward officer: CEO - Subsidiary 822 7TH STREET, SUITE 740 GREELEY CO 80631

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