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Hovnanian Enterprises Inc  (NYSE:HOV) Net Cash per Share: \$-13.65 (As of Jul. 2017)

Net cash per share is calculated as Cash And Cash Equivalents minus Total Liabilities and then divided by Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average). Hovnanian Enterprises Inc's net cash per share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was \$-13.65.

Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc Annual Data

 Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Oct15 Oct16 Net Cash per Share 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc Quarterly Data

 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Net Cash per Share 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Calculation

In the calculation of a company's net cash, assets other than cash and short term investments are considered to be worth nothing. But the company has to pay its debt and other liabilities in full. This is an extremely conservative way of valuation. Most companies have negative net cash. But sometimes a company's price may be lower than its net-cash.

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc's Net Cash Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2016 is calculated as

 Net Cash Per Share (A: Oct. 2016 ) = (Cash And Cash Equivalents - Total Liabilities) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = (346.765 - 2507.95) / 147.30 = -14.67

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc's Net Cash Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 is calculated as

 Net Cash Per Share (Q: Jul. 2017 ) = (Cash And Cash Equivalents - Total Liabilities) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = (278.486 - 2293.481) / 147.59 = -13.65

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

Ben Graham invested in situations where the company's stock price was lower than its net-cash. He assigned some value to the company's other current asset. The value is called Net Current Asset Value (NCAV). One research study, covering the years 1970 through 1983 showed that portfolios picked at the beginning of each year, and held for one year, returned 29.4 percent, on average, over the 13-year period, compared to 11.5 percent for the S&P 500 Index. Other studies of Graham's strategy produced similar results.

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