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Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Mohanram G-Score

: 4 (As of Sep. 2022)
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Mohanram G-Score is a financial indicator developed by professor Partha Mohanram to help investors find the best investment opportunities in the growth stocks. Companies have higher G-score tends to generate higher return. According to his study, the best growth stocks that have a G-Score greater than 6 tend to beat the market, while those with a G-Score lower than 1 tend to have negative absolute returns.

Thus, the zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 6, 7, 8
Bad or low score = 0, 1

Aflac has an G-score of 4.

The historical rank and industry rank for Aflac's Mohanram G-Score or its related term are showing as below:

AFL' s Mohanram G-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3   Med: 4   Max: 6
Current: 4

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski G-score of Aflac was 6. The lowest was 3. And the median was 4.


Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Mohanram G-Score Historical Data

The historical data trend for Aflac's Mohanram G-Score 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.

Aflac Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Mohanram G-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00

Aflac Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
Mohanram G-Score 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 4.00 4.00 5.00 4.00 4.00

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Mohanram G-Score Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Life subindustry, Aflac's Mohanram G-Score, along with its competitors' market caps and Mohanram G-Score 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.

   

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Mohanram G-Score Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Aflac's Mohanram G-Score distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Aflac's Mohanram G-Score falls into.



Aflac Mohanram G-Score Calculation

The calculation of the Mohanram G-score consists of eight criteria. Assign one point for each criterion met, then add up all the points to get the G-Score.

Profitability

Question 1. Return on Assets (ROA)

ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. It measures how well a company uses its asset to generate earnings.

Score 1 if ROA > ROA Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 2. Cash ROA

Cash ROA equals to Cash Flow from Operations divided by average Total Assets. It measures how well a company uses its asset to generate cash.

Score 1 if Cash ROA > Cash ROA Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 3. CFO and Net Income

Score 1 if CFO > Net Income, 0 otherwise.

Earnings Predictability

Question 4. Earnings Variability

Earnings Variability is measured as the variance of a firm's ROA in the past five years.

Score 1 if Earnings Variability < Earnings Variability Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 5. Sales Growth Variability

Sales Growth Variability is measured as the 5-year variance in sales growth.

Score 1 if Sales Growth Variability < Sales Growth Variability Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Accounting Conservatism

Question 6. Research & Development Intensity

Research & Development Intensity is calcualted by Research & Development divided by the beginning Total Assets.

Score 1 if Research & Development Intensity > Research & Development Intensity Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 7. CAPEX Intensity

CAPEX Intensity is calcualted by Capital Expenditure divided by the beginning Total Assets.

Score 1 if CAPEX Intensity > CAPEX Intensity Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 8. Advertising Expenditure Intensity

Advertising Expenditure Intensity is calcualted by Advertising Expenditure divided by the beginning Total Assets. Note that Advertising Expenditure is not reported as a seperate line item for many companies, thus Selling, General, & Admin. Expense is used in this calculation.

Score 1 if Advertising Expenditure Intensity > Advertising Expenditure Intensity Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

* 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.

* Note that all the Industry Median used for comparison in his original research, are substituted with Sector Median due to the limitation of data within certain countries.

Good or high score = 6, 7, 8
Bad or low score = 0, 1

Aflac has an G-score of 4.

Aflac  (NYSE:AFL) Mohanram G-Score Explanation

Partha Mohanram is the John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing at Rotman and the Acting Vice-Dean of Research Strategy and Resources.

In 2000, he wrote a research paper called "Separating Winners from Losers Among Low Book-to-Market Stocks Using Financial Statement Analysis".

This paper tests whether a strategy based on financial statement analysis of low book-to-market (growth) stocks is successful in differentiating between winners and losers in terms of future stock performance. Based on the research, a strategy based on buying high G-score (6, 7 or 8) firms and shorting low G-score (0 or 1) firms consistently earns significant excess returns. Further, the results do not support a risk based explanation for the book-to-market effect as the strategy returns positive returns in all years, and firms that ex-ante appear less risky have better future returns.

To conclude, one can use a modified fundamental analysis strategy (G-score) to identify mispricing and earn substantial abnormal returns.


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Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Business Description

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Address
1932 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA, USA, 31999
Aflac Inc offers supplemental health insurance and life insurance in the two largest insurance markets in the world, the U.S. and Japan. In addition to its cancer policies, the company has broadened its product offerings to include accidents, disability, and long-term-care insurance. It markets its products through independent distributors, selling most of its policies directly to consumers at their places of work.
Executives
Collins Arthur Reginald director 3911 LORCOM LANE ARLINGTON VA 22207
Mori Nobuchika director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Kiser Georgette D. director 1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON DC 20004-2505
Beaver Steven Kent officer: SVP, CFO, Aflac US 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Williams Richard Jr officer: Executive V.P. 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Riggieri Albert officer: SVP, Corporate Actuary 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Rohrer Katherine director 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Koide Masatoshi officer: Deputy President, Aflac Japan 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Broden Max officer: Senior Vice President 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Lloyd Karole director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Fukuzawa Toshihiko director 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Daniels James Todd officer: Sr. Vice President 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Crawford Frederick John officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer AFLAC INCORPORATED COLUMBUS GA 31999
Moskowitz Joseph L director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Kenny Thomas J director FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC 901 MARINERS ISLAND BLVD 6TH FLOOR SAN MATEO CA 94404

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