Company Description: Chevron Corporation (formerly ChevronTexaco) is a global integrated oil company that has interests in exploration, production, refining and marketing, and petrochemicals.
Fair Value: I consider four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:
- Avg. High Yield Price
- 20-Year DCF Price
- Avg. P/E Price
- Graham Number
Dividend Analytical Data: In this section I consider five factors, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:
- Rolling 4-yr Div. > 15%
- Dividend Growth Rate
- Years of Div. Growth
- 1-Yr. > 5-Yr Growth
- Payout 15% of avg.
Dividend Income vs. MMA: Why would you assume the equity risk and invest in a dividend stock if you could earn a better return in a much less risky money market account (MMA)? This section compares the earning ability of this stock with a high yield MMA. Two items are considered in this section, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:
- NPV MMA Diff.
- Years to >MMA
Other: CVX is a member of the S&P 500, a Dividend Aristocrat and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers™ Index. The oil and gas industry in which CVX operates is both cyclical and capital-intensive. CVX's diversified and strong business profile help to partially mitigate this environment. The 2001 Texaco merger has helped improve CVX's returns and earnings stability. CVX's three-year (2004-2006) reserve replacement rate was good but below the peer average while associated costs were above the peer average..
Conclusion: CVX earned one Star in the Fair Value section, earned one Star in the Dividend Analytical Data section and did not earn any Stars in the Dividend Income vs. MMA section for a net total of two Stars. This quantitatively ranks CVX as a 2 Star-Weak stock.
Using my D4L-PreScreen.xls model, I determined the share price would have to drop to $57.57 before CVX's NPV MMA Diff. increases to the $7,500 NPV MMA Diff. I like to see. At that price CVX would yield 4.39%. From a value standpoint, CVX maybe worth a second look. It closed on 8/15/2008 below its Graham Number.
As a potential dividend investment, CVX shows much more promise than Exxon (XOM). While XOM is an Aristocrat and thus has a lower NPV MMA Diff. target, XOM's calculated value is negative. CVX will need to increase dividends for 4 more years before it is eligible to be become an Aristocrat.
Disclaimer: Material presented here is for informational purposes only. The above quantitative stock analysis, including the Star rating, is mechanically calculated and is based on historical information. The analysis assumes the stock will perform in the future as it has in the past. This is generally never true. Before buying or selling any stock you should do your own research and reach your own conclusion. See my Disclaimer for more information.
Full Disclosure: At the time of this writing, I had no position in CVX (0.0% of my Income Portfolio).
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