Ford Motor designs, manufactures, markets, and services a line of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, electrified vehicles, and Lincoln vehicles, as well as provides financial services through its subsidiary, Ford Motor Credit Company LLC. The company is engaged in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services. The company has three operating segments: Automotive, which includes the sale of Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories; Mobility, which includes its autonomous vehicles and its investment in mobility through Ford Smart Mobility LLC; and Ford Credit, which includes vehicle-related financing and leasing activities.
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The general evaluation of FORD MOTOR (US), a company active in the Automobiles industry, has been upgraded by the independent financial analyst theScreener with the addition of a star. Its fundamental valuation now shows 3 out of 4 possible stars while its market behaviour can be considered as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the additional star(s) merits the upgrade of its general evaluation to Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date September 24, 2021, the closing price was USD 13.78 and its potential was estimated at USD 16.13.
Ford Motor Company (F:USA) currently trades below corporate averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 15.2x Uniform P/E. Even at these levels, the market is pricing in expectations for inflect positively. Although management's concerns about demand for their EVs, growth opportunities in China, and chip availability suggest the potential for near-term headwinds, market expectations are still too pessimistic, and longer-term equity upside remains warranted. Specifically, management may be concerned about the alignment of their capital and HR investments with their EV strategy,...
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW:USA) currently trades at a recent high relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 52.6x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market is pricing in bullish expectations for the firm, but management may have concerns about their SASE product, new security market entrants, and the One Palo Alto Network strategy. Specifically, management may lack confidence in their ability to maintain the growth of their SASE product category and customers spend on the SASA network, and they may be downplaying concerns about the threat posed by cloud security startups. Furtherm...
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI:USA) currently trades above historical averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings with a 24.5x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market is pricing in bullish expectations for the firm, but management may be concerned about FCF margins, their capital allocation strategy, and finished goods inventory. Specifically, management may lack confidence in their ability to sustain FCF margin expansion, keep buybacks and dividends at current rates, and maintain adjusted EPS growth. In addition, they may be exaggerating the shareholder focus of their capital allocation ...
VMware, Inc. (VMW:USA) currently trades above corporate averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 33.0x Uniform P/E. Even at these levels, the market is pricing in bearish expectations for the firm, but management is confident about their SaaS offerings, VMware Cloud products, and Workspace solutions. Specifically, management generated an excitement marker when saying their SaaS offering increases upselling and cross-selling opportunities across their portfolio. In addition, they are confident VMware Cloud Foundation can modernize client businesses and VMware Cloud Universal...
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