SECTOR: [PASS] TKH formerly Twentse Kabelfabriek Holding is in industry. Technology and financial stocks were considered too risky to invest in when this methodology was published.
SALES: [PASS] The investor must select companies of "adequate size". This includes companies with annual sales greater than €260 million. TKH's sales of € 1 341 million based on 2016 sales, passes this test.
CURRENT RATIO: [PASS] The current ratio must be greater than or equal to 2. Companies that meet this criterion are typically financially secure and defensive. TKH's current ratio 590m/214m of 2,8 passes this test.
LONG-TERM DEBT IN RELATION TO NET CURRENT ASSETS: [PASS] For industrial companies, long-term debt must not exceed net current assets (current assets minus current liabilities). The long-term debt for TKH is 214 million, while the net current assets are 376 million. TKH passes this test.
LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH: [PASS] Companies must increase their EPS by at least 30% over a ten-year period and EPS must not have been negative for any year within the last 5 years. Companies with this type of growth tend to be financially secure and have proven themselves over time. TKH's earnings have increased 100% since 2006.
Earnings Yield: [FAIL] The Earnings/Price (inverse P/E) %, based on the lesser of the current Earnings Yield or the Yield using average earnings over the last 3 fiscal years, must be "acceptable", which this methodology states is greater than 6,5%. Stocks with higher earnings yields are more defensive by nature. TKH's E/P of 5,5% (using the average of the last 3 years Earnings) is a bit too low for this test.
Graham Number value: [FAIL] The Price/Book ratio must also be reasonable. That is the Graham number value must be greater than the market price. TKH has a Graham number of √ (15 x 2,2 EPS x 1,5 x 14 Book Value) = € 26,50
Dividend: TKH 1.1/ 44,6 =2.5%
A bit expensive for the Graham Investor. Check again if price falls under € 31.
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