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Latest Valuentum Commentary
Jun 5, 2023
ALERT: Going to “Fully Invested” in the Best Ideas Newsletter Portfolio
Image: Since the publishing of the first edition of the book Value Trap, the stylistic area of large cap growth (SCHG) has meaningfully outperformed both the equal-weight S&P 500 (SPY) and small cap value (IWN).With the debt-ceiling debate behind the markets, the regional banking crisis largely in the rear-view mirror, and the Fed winning the fight against inflation, a continuation of the strength in the markets as witnessed from the October 2022 lows can probably be expected. We're going to "fully invested" in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio today and expect to do the same in the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio and High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio soon.
May 30, 2023
Paper: Value and Momentum Within Stocks, Too
Abstract: This paper strives to advance the field of finance in four ways: 1) it extends the theory of the “The Arithmetic of Active Management” to the investor level; 2) it addresses certain data problems of factor-based methods, namely with respect to value and book-to-market ratios, while introducing price-to-fair-value ratios in a factor-based approach; 3) it may lay the foundation for academic literature regarding the Valuentum, the value-timing, and ultra-momentum factors; and 4) it walks through the potential relative outperformance that may be harvested at the intersection of relevant, unique and compensated factors within individual stocks.
May 17, 2023
Our Reports on the Health Care Bellwethers Industry
Our reports on the Health Care Bellwethers industry can be found in this article. Reports include JNJ, CVS, ABT, ABBV, LLY, AMGN, MRK, PFE, VRTX, UNH, BMY, GILD, ISRG, MDT, WBA, ZTS.
Apr 14, 2023
UnitedHealth Group Raises Guidance for 2023
Image: We view valuation as a range of probable fair value outcomes. The high end of the fair value estimate range for UnitedHealth Group stands north of $600. Shares are currently trading at ~$520 each at the time of this writing. We’re huge fans of entities that generate strong free cash flow and boast a healthy net cash position on the books, and that includes UnitedHealth Group. During the first quarter of 2023, the company returned $3.5 billion to shareholders via dividends and buybacks. UnitedHealth remains one of our top dividend growth ideas, and while the company yields just ~1.3% at this time, we expect its future pace of dividend growth to be robust, especially in light of its strong potential earnings expansion that is backed by robust free cash flow generation and a net-cash-rich balance sheet. It’s simply hard not to like UnitedHealth Group.
Apr 6, 2023
Legacy of Benjamin Graham
Legacy of Benjamin Graham: The Original Adjunct Professor. This film, brought to you by the Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing, Columbia Business School, premiered on February 1, 2013 at the 16th Annual Columbia Student Investment Management Association conference. Produced by: Louisa Serene Schneider. Shot & Edited by: Christina Choe.
Mar 13, 2023
ICYMI: How Big Is Your "Too Hard" Bucket?
Image Source: Christian Schnettelker. In investing, it's okay to admit that there are some things that investors can't know. It's not a poor reflection of one's analytical ability or a possible shortcoming of one's experience, but rather quite the contrary: Understanding and accepting that some things are "unknowable" is a sign of the quality of one's judgment. Quite simply, certain critical components of the equity evaluation process are more "unknowable" than others. The intelligent investor recognizes the variance (fair value estimate ranges) and the magnitude of the "unknowable" between companies and generally tries to identify entities that have the least "unknowable" characteristics as possible or situations where the "unknowable" might actually be weighted in their favor (an asymmetric fair value distribution).
Feb 13, 2023
The Dividend Cushion Ratio Warned of Risk to V.F. Corp’s Dividend
Image: The Dividend Cushion ratio is one of the most powerful financial tools an income or dividend growth investor can use in conjunction with qualitative dividend analysis. The ratio is one-of-a-kind in that it is both free-cash-flow based and forward looking. Since its creation in 2012, the Dividend Cushion ratio has forewarned readers of approximately 50 dividend cuts. We estimate its efficacy at ~90%.V.F. Corp cut its quarterly dividend by more than 40% on February 7, to a quarterly rate of $0.30 per share from $0.51 per share previously. The cut is yet further evidence of the importance of paying attention to the cash-based sources of intrinsic value--net cash on the balance sheet and future expected free cash flow--when it comes to evaluating dividend health. Please be sure to pay attention to the Dividend Cushion ratios of firms that you follow. Even if you are not a dividend growth or income investor, the Dividend Cushion ratio provides an assessment of the cash-based sources of intrinsic value relative to future potential outlays in the form of the dividend.
Jan 13, 2023
UnitedHealth Is A Free Cash Flow Powerhouse; Shares Yield ~1.3%
Image Source: UnitedHealth Group. Very few firms have the type of free cash flow conversion as that of UnitedHealth Group, and the company’s free cash flow coverage of its cash dividends remains phenomenal, all the while its balance sheet remains as strong as ever. We expect the firm to continue to raise its 2023 guidance throughout the year as momentum behind its UnitedHealthcare and Optum divisions accelerate. The executive team remains confident that it will achieve its long-term goal of growing earnings per share in the range of 13%-16% per annum, and while that may seem aggressive, it is achievable, in our view. Healthcare spending remains a large part of U.S. GDP, and we expect overall spending on healthcare to continue to expand at a rapid clip in coming years. We continue to like UnitedHealth Group as a dividend growth idea, and its financials speak to tremendous payout support.
Dec 27, 2022
Exclusive Call: What To Expect From Valuentum in 2023
Video: 2022 was a successful year by almost every measure from the simulated Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio and simulated Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio to the simulated High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio and Exclusive publication and beyond. There were some disappointments in 2022, of course, but the year showed the value of a Valuentum membership. Join President of Investment Research Brian Nelson on this year's Exclusive conference call to learn what to expect from Valuentum in 2023. Cheers!
Dec 10, 2022
NEW: Subscribe to the Valuentum ESG Newsletter!
There may be no greater or better investment than becoming more exposed to the sustainable trend of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, where ESG research points to key risks of a company that could have tremendous implications on its intrinsic value or fair value estimate distribution. Subscribe to the monthly Valuentum ESG Newsletter today!
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