As more and more data becomes accessible, especially through Calcbench via XBRL, the ability of people to do more becomes apparent. Over the last few years, Calcbench has made tools available to our users to do more. One of the tools was our Excel Add-in. Another was our footnote query tool which our clients use extensively.
Now that all of these items exist, what can you do that to date has not been possible?
Wait for it!
Calcbench has built a small valuation model template. This template can be made available to customers.
Q: What does it do?
A: Many things.
Users may want to do something like a DuPont Analysis. Our Excel Add-In supports this kind of exercise.
Q: What if the end-user wants to do more than that? Like make adjustments to account for off-balance sheet activity like Operating Leases and Pensions and Adjustments to inventory (e.g. LIFO)?
A: Look at the table. Calcbench makes some of these adjustments in the template and reports back the results.
We also report the ‘as-reported’ numbers for someone to compare.
So let’s summarize what we have done and what the users can do with a little bit of work.
Q: Why did we do this?
A: We learned early on (from some great people at a terrific firm) that adjustments needed to be made to make apples-to-apples comparisons. Without these adjustments, you really aren’t doing justice to valuation.
Without further ado, here are the results of our analysis for a handful of firms
Please note that all Dollar values are reported in millions
|Firm||Return on Equity (ROE)||Adjusted ROE||Rtn on Net Operating Assets (RNOA)||Return From Leverage||Return From Other||Adjusted Net Income||Reported Net Income||Adjusted Stockholders Equity|
|Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.||13.5%||6.7%||3.7%||-5.8%||8.7%||$1,071||$4,220||$16,075|
|CVS HEALTH Corp||14.1%||19.3%||31.2%||25.6%||-37.5%||$4,972||$5,237||$25,744|
|Wal Mart Stores Inc||17.6%||17.6%||8.2%||-2.0%||11.4%||$13,130||$14,694||$74,555|
|Jpmorgan Chase & Co||9.9%||11.0%||4.1%||18.1%||-11.1%||$24,780||$24,442||$224,520|
|Verizon Communications Inc||100.2%||179.0%||16.4%||163.4%||-0.7%||$16,216||$17,879||$9,058|
|Crown Castle International Corp||21.5%||43.3%||4.4%||1.8%||37.1%||$1,531||$1,521||$3,539|
|Home Depot Inc||111.0%||235.0%||33.1%||189.5%||12.4%||$7,115||$7,009||$3,027|
|Whole Foods Market Inc||14.2%||42.7%||121.7%||-66.3%||-12.7%||$308||$536||$721|
What is the takeaway? First, do your homework. Firms report their results many different ways. Know where the profits are coming from. Operations? Financing? Management??
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