Today we are spotlighting shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) and looking at how the firm stacks up in terms of valuation by the numbers. One of the most important ratios to look at when weighing an investment decision is the Return on Equity of the company. At the time of writing NXP Semiconductors N.V. has an ROE of 0.218561. With ROE, Investors can see if they’re getting a good return on their money, while a company can evaluate how efficiently they’re utilizing shareholder’s equity.
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Drilling down into some additional metrics, we note that NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) has a Price to Book ratio of 2.937234. This ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by the book value per share. Investors may use Price to Book to display how the market portrays the value of a stock. Checking in on some other ratios, the company has a Price to Cash Flow ratio of 7.073324, and a current Price to Earnings ratio of 13.438984. The P/E ratio is one of the most common ratios used for figuring out whether a company is overvalued or undervalued.
After a recent scan, we can see that NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.157839 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of 0.15421. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. This may occur at the same time. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.
The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) is 0.135081. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. The ROIC is calculated by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital. The employed capital is calculated by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company’s ROIC over the course of five years. The ROIC Quality of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) is 1.921088. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC 5 year average of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) is 0.172670.
The Earnings to Price yield of NXP Semiconductors N.V. NasdaqGS:NXPI is 0.074410. This is calculated by taking the earnings per share and dividing it by the last closing share price. This is one of the most popular methods investors use to evaluate a company’s financial performance. Earnings Yield is calculated by taking the operating income or earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and dividing it by the Enterprise Value of the company. The Earnings Yield for NXP Semiconductors N.V. NasdaqGS:NXPI is 0.016684. Earnings Yield helps investors measure the return on investment for a given company. Similarly, the Earnings Yield Five Year Average is the five year average operating income or EBIT divided by the current enterprise value. The Earnings Yield Five Year average for NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) is 0.022068.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) currently has a Montier C-score of 2.00000. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.
At the time of writing, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) has a Piotroski F-Score of 6. The F-Score may help discover companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the company financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.
Shifting gears, we can see that NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) has a Q.i. Value of 41.00000. The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four ratios. These ratios consist of EBITDA Yield, FCF Yield, Liquidity, and Earnings Yield. The purpose of the Q.i. Value is to help identify companies that are the most undervalued. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be.
Volatility
Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI), we can see that the 12 month volatility is presently 37.994600. The 6 month volatility is 39.803600, and the 3 month is spotted at 34.865700. Following volatility data can help measure how much the stock price has fluctuated over the specified time period. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period.
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Placing Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) shares under the microscope we note that the firm has a current Return on Equity of 0.183446. Simply put, this ratio determines how well the firm uses investment funds to generate profit. This ratio is often considered “the mother of all ratios” as it often reveals how well a company is operating.
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In additiona to ROE, investors might also take into consideration some other ratios. One of the most popular ratios is the “Return on Assets” (aka ROA). This score indicates how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The Return on Assets for Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 0.069946. This number is calculated by dividing net income after tax by the company’s total assets. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.
The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 0.140868. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. The ROIC is calculated by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital. The employed capital is calculated by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company’s ROIC over the course of five years. The ROIC Quality of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 2.210419. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC 5 year average of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 0.154817.
After a recent scan, we can see that Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.029874 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of 0.00405. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. This may occur at the same time. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.
Quant Scores
Checking in on some valuation rankings, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a Value Composite score of 25. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. These ratios are price to earnings, price to cash flow, EBITDA to EV, price to book value, and price to sales. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a company with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued company. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is currently sitting at 20.
Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). The name currently has a score of 46.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.
Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a current MF Rank of 4615. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.
Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a current ERP5 Rank of 5498. The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. This ranking uses four ratios. These ratios are Earnings Yield, ROIC, Price to Book, and 5 year average ROIC. When looking at the ERP5 ranking, it is generally considered the lower the value, the better.
Price Index & Volatility
Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 33.711200. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 28.289700. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 35.068100.
Strictly technical traders typically don’t pay a whole lot of attention to fundamental factors such as value, competition, or company management. Technical analysts want to figure out trends based on indicators, charts, and prior price data. These types of traders are usually highly active and hold positions for short periods of time in order to capitalize on short-term price fluctuations. Active traders may be quick to unload a position if it does not pan out as expected. Technicians often pay a great deal of attention to support and resistance levels. These are levels where traders believe a specific stock will either see a bounce or a pullback.
We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.57350. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.50673, the 24 month is 0.59878, and the 36 month is 0.72477. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.89378, the 3 month is 0.86656, and the 1 month is currently 0.83731.