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6 Companies Growing Book Value

- By Tiziano Frateschi

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book value per share (BV/S) over the past decade.

BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding. Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if a company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Since the BV/S may not reflect the company's true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.


The BV/S of Intel Corp. (INTC) has grown 8.80% over the last 10 years. The price-book ratio is 3.40 and the price to tangible book value is 6.59.

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The chipmaker has a $253.81 billion market cap.

According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 13% margin of safety at $59. The share price has been as high as $57.60 and as low as $42.36 in the last 52 weeks. As of Wednesday, the stock was trading 2.05% below its 52-week high and 33.19% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 14.52.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.56% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19% and Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Fund with 0.15%.

The Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS) BV/S has grown 5.90% over the past decade. The price-book ratio is 3.88 and the price to tangible book value is 15.89.

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The diversified worldwide entertainment company has a market cap of $233.8 billion.

According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 11% margin of safety at $130.06. The share price has been as high as $130.90 and as low as $97.68 in the last 52 weeks. As of Wednesday, the stock was trading 0.64% below its 52-week high and 33.15% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 19.04.

With 0.23% of outstanding shares, Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by PRIMECAP Management with 0.22%, Pioneer Investments with 0.18% and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%.

Wells Fargo & Co.'s (WFC) BV/S has grown 8.40% over the last 10 years. The price-book ratio is 1.23 and the price to tangible book value is 1.64.

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The bank has a market cap of $213 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 46% margin of safety at $47. The share price has been as high as $59.53 and as low as $43.02 in the last 52 weeks. As of Wednesday, the stock was trading 21.90% below its 52-week high and 8.07% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 10.86.

With 9.38% of outstanding shares, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Dodge & Cox with 1.76%, PRIMECAP Management with 1% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.63%.

The BV/S of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) has grown 8.30% over the last 10 years. The price-book ratio and the price to tangible book value are 1.79 and 2.40.

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The financial products and services provider has a market cap of $102.02 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 24% margin of safety at $57. The share price has been as high as $62 and as low as $47.73 in the last 52 weeks. The stock is currently trading 9.92% below its 52-week high and 17.01% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 12.33.

With 0.38% of outstanding shares, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%, Pioneer Investments with 0.08% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

CNOOC Ltd.'s (CEO) BV/S has grown 10.20% over the past decade. The price-book ratio is 1.39 and the price to tangible book value is 1.44.

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The oil and gas company has a market cap of $83.79 billion.

The share price has been as high as $202.38 and as low as $142.94 in the last 52 weeks. The stock is currently trading 6.35% below its 52-week high and 32.59% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 10.67.

Simons' firm is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.15% of outstanding shares, followed by Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07% and the Grantham with 0.01%.

The BV/S of Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ITUB) has grown 10.30% over the last 10 years. The price-book ratio and the price to tangible book value are 2.07 and 2.41.

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The investment bank has a market cap of $77.68 billion.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 27% of margin of safety at $8.30. The share price has been as high as $10.80 and as low as $6.57 in the last 52 weeks. The stock is currently trading 21.39% below its 52-week high and 29.29% above its 52-week low. The price-earnings ratio is 11.34.

With 0.46% of outstanding shares, Fisher the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and Marks with 0.11%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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