SALES: [PASS] The investor must select companies of "adequate size". This includes companies with annual sales greater than €260 million. Vopak's sales of €1 650 million, based on 2016 sales, pass this test.
CURRENT RATIO: [FAIL] The current ratio must be greater than or equal to 2. Companies that meet this criterion are typically financially secure and defensive. Vopak's current ratio €608m/€534m of 1.1 fails the test.
LONG-TERM DEBT IN RELATION TO NET CURRENT ASSETS: [FAIL] For industrial companies, long-term debt must not exceed net current assets (current assets minus current liabilities). Companies that do not meet this criterion lack the financial stability that this methodology likes to see. The long-term debt for Vopak is €2 429 million, while the net current assets are €74 million. Vopak fails 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. Vopak's EPS growth over that period of 141% passes the EPS growth test.
EARNINGS YIELD: [PASS] 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. Vopak's E/P of 8% (using the average of last 3 years earnings) passes this test.
DIVIDEND €1,05/€36 = 3%
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